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October 2012

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2012 Contributing Writers: Frances Allshouse Liz Casazza Robin Earl Lou Emerson Kim Forsten Lydia Gardner

Erin Gorman Dr. Robert B. Iadeluca Andreas Keller Krysta Norman Shelly Ross George Rowand

Jennifer Scheulen Mark Smith Tutt Stapp-Harris John Toler Barbara Weldon

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A Focus on October through a pink-colored lens My column was the last piece missing from the issue you’re holding (or maybe it was Krysta’s surprise article near the end). It’s happened before but looking at the proof of this issue before going to press got my fingers pecking. This magazine is special, inspirational. Our managing editor, Krysta Norman, had talked about a ‘pink’ issue most of this year. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, her vision is printed. The center of the magazine features four articles focusing on issues that many women and their families have faced and celebrates the positivity put forth by our caring community. Noted breast cancer surgical specialist, Dr. John Williams, writes of an issue he is passionate about: screening as a source of early detection. Next, the innovative Cancer Center at Lake Manassas is featured, a blessing for anyone that needs exceptional treatment, close to home and provided in conjunction with our own Fauquier Health and Prince William Hospital. Following that story, we preview this year’s Bras for a Cause competition held by the American Cancer Society and hosted by Salon Emage. Finally, Fauquier Hospital’s Breast Imaging Services and Dr. Salman Ali discuss the diagnostic programs available here in Warrenton. Besides the focus on breast cancer awareness, there are several other feature articles you are going to want to read beginning with the ghostly stories from the Old Jail Museum. Hope Christian Fellowship is this month’s featured house of worship. Celebrated local author, Susan McCorkindale, shares with us one of her writing camp student’s pieces that is a delight. Nutritional Consultant, Shelly Ross, teaches us the value of natural vitamin supplements. Of course, no month would be complete without a history lesson from John Toler who brings to light the work of the Warrenton Antiquarian Society and their efforts at farmstead of Weston. My mother, Carolyn, is celebrating her birthday this first week of October. As a breast cancer survivor herself of several years, we dedicate the hard work that our entire crew and community put into this issue to her. Early detection is the key to her being cancer free now. We hope this publication can help inspire more of you to be proactive with your health.

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ghostly encounter s Every year about this time, as the muggy heat of the Virginia summer slowly fades away to be replaced by crisp autumn mornings, we begin to hear them – eerie legends whispered from one person to the next and filled with the ghosts and hobgoblins that send chills down the spines of young and old alike. Some believe such tales to be fact, others believe them works of pure fantasy. Whether you believe or not, it’s hard to deny that ghost stories are part of what gives a community its character – its spirit if you will, and in Warrenton there are plenty of spooky tales to be told.

Ghosts at the Old Jail With over 200 years of history under its belt, the old Fauquier County jail, now the Old Jail Museum, has seen the world change. In its 150 years as a jail, it housed hundreds of prisoners . . . thieves, bootleggers, arsonists, murderers – some, it is said, never left. Here are just two of the Old Jail’s many ghost stories.

Mr. Mc G Mr. McGracken (everyone calls him Mc G) came to the jail in the early 1920’s after burning down his own home. You see, Mr. Mc G was convinced that his family was conspiring against him to seize his home. He decided that the best way to prevent this from happening was to set fire to his house and in so doing commit suicide. Despite his plans, the old man was rescued from the burning building and delivered to the old jail. He was charged with attempted suicide and arson. Upon arrival he was in a terrible state, his long white beard darkened by smoke, his hair unwashed and streaked with grease. Not long after he was imprisoned, Mc G contracted pneumonia and died in the second floor holding cell of the 1823 prison. But that is not the end of our tale. You see, months passed and Mr. Mc G had been all but forgotten when a young woman was arrested for a misdemeanor and was placed in the very cell where Mc G had taken his last breath. During her trial, the young woman had only

one complaint. It seemed that while in prison she received no visitors during the day, but each night the same man returned to her cell; a little old man with a long, charcoal stained white beard and greasy unwashed hair; and each night he tried to steal her blankets. The judge questioned the young lady about this man and she descried in detail Mr. Mc G’s appearance despite never hearing of or seeing Mc G before. Since the jail was opened as a museum, numerous visitors claim to have seen the mournful figure of a man on the second floor of the jail. His description is always the same: small man, greasy hair, long stained white beard. If you see Mr. Mc G during one of your visits to the Old Jail, tell him to keep warm.

Unwelcome Despite the jail’s dark past, most who work in the buildings report feeling safe and comfortable. Most feel welcome, but one was urged to leave.

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In 2007, the museum had been undergoing various repairs. Chief among these was a complete repainting of the 1808 jail. Repainting had meant that every artifact had had to be carefully wrapped, boxed up and stored in another area of the museum. After weeks of work, the display cabinets were finally restored to their original places and the long task of refilling them could begin. There was just one problem. Weeks before, a local boy scout troop had arranged for a tour of the museum. Thinking that the repairs would be completed well before the tour date, museum staff had agreed. But the work had taken a bit longer than expected, and the result was that one room, the War Room, remained without its artifacts and the scouts would be there tomorrow. There was nothing for it. Someone would need to stay late and finish the room. One worker agreed. It was nothing really. She had stayed late many times before for various programs or to finish one project or another. She knew where the artifacts were stored and the order in which they needed to go back into the cases. No

problem. If she was lucky, she figured she’d be home before midnight. As the last rays of daylight faded away, she retrieved the first set of boxes from their storage place in the 1823 jail. Those boxes went quickly and soon she needed to retrieve another set. But as she entered the old stone jail this time, the feeling in the building had changed. It was eerie and claustrophobic and she kept feeling as though the big steel doors were about to be slammed and locked behind her. But, of course, that didn’t make any sense. The huge skeleton keys needed to lock the doors were tucked away in her back pocket. Her imagination was getting the better of her. It was an old jail with a history of violence and hauntings . . . of course it was a little creepy at night when she knew she was alone. So with that she collected her boxes and returned to the task at hand. When those boxes had been emptied and she returned for more she noted that the feeling hadn’t gone away. It had gotten stronger. She simply didn’t want to enter the jail at all. But it was silly not to, so she strode in and picked up the next stack. She wouldn’t allow the scouts to be disappointed by unfinished displays just because she was

getting creeped out. Besides there were just a couple big boxes left. If she made two more trips now, she wouldn’t have to go back again later. That seemed like a good idea. But when she returned she could barely force herself to enter and the farther she went the more she wanted to leave. Standing in the 1823 cell and picking up the second to last box, a single thought suddenly pierced her mind as if it had come from someone else “You do not belong here.” And a moment later, “Get out!” She didn’t need to be told again. If someone truly didn’t want her there, she had no business invading their space. She took her box and locked the door behind her realizing too late that she hadn’t turned off the lights, but knowing that no force could compel her to reenter the building that night. Arriving early the next morning just as the sky began to lighten, she unlocked the building she had half fled the night before only to find the atmosphere calm and peaceful. The final box was retrieved without incident and the display made ready just in time to greet the scouts.

Warrenton Ghost Tour There are countless stories of strange and macabre happenings and ghostly sightings in our quaint little town of Warrenton. If you would like to hear more about Warrenton’s haunted history, join us for the Old Jail Museum’s annual “Warrenton Ghost Tour: Tales of the Odd, Macabre and Supernatural.” During the hour-long walking tour, guides will lead you through the streets of Warrenton, shining some light on our town’s darker history and haunted places. Tours will be held October 5, 20, 26 and 27. Tickets are available at the Old Jail Museum. $10 per adult $5 per child ages 7-12. Purchase yours today to ensure your spot! Contact the Old Jail Museum at (540)347-5525 or oldjailmuseum@rcn. com for more information. 10

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Families 4 Fauquier will be hosting a Community Trunk or Treat in celebration of the two year anniversary of the Claude Moore Fun-For-All Playground on Friday, October 26th from 4:45-6:30pm at the Warrenton Aquatic Recreational Facility (WARF). Please visit our website for additional information, event rules, terms and our registration form. PLEASE NOTE: All families must register to participate in the event. Event details are subject to change without notice. A look ahead at some wonderful upcoming holiday family theatre plays! St. Johns Torch Group Velveteen Rabbit November 17, 2012 2pm & 7pm St. Johns School

F4F is currently working on setting up a babysitting directory for families in the Fauquier Community to find good, quality babysitters in our area. If you would be interested in being added to our directory listing please email us with all your details (times available and fees) in a word document so that our families may contact you directly. Email us at: info@families4fauquier.com

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Families 4 Fauquier is your link to family resources in Fauquier County and beyond. F4F is committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of children and families that live right here in our own community. For additional information about joining our membership program, receiving our monthly community newsletter or any of the events listed above please visit our website at www.families4fauquier.com or email us at info@families4fauquier.com. We now offer monthly advertising, website sponsorships and community event sponsors. If your organization has an interest in helping to support our community projects, events and programs please contact us today because together we can make a difference in little ways that can add up big! 12

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This is the twentieth in a series of articles about local churches and houses of worship. The purpose is to introduce you to the distinct features of each congregation, their philosophy and atmosphere. We believe that churches, temples, synagogues, etc are some of our best community centers. As you read about them each month we hope you will find one that interests you and your family. This month, we take a look at Hope Christian Fellowship. 14

The teaching each week draws attention to a specific passage or theme from the Bible, demonstrating how timeless truth relates to everyday living. There is a recurring emphasis on God’s grace and the freedom that is experienced from living faithfully surrendered to Christ. Though messages are presented with an uncompromising and scholarly commitment to the accuracy and authority of the Bible, the relaxed, conversational style makes the content compelling and easy-tounderstand, even for those who may be new to a church experience. Senior Pastor Scott Heine joined Hope in 2007, after two decades of serving churches around the country and launching a successful, growing congregation in Arizona. “I have a real passion for helping people discover just how much God loves them,” Dr. Heine says. “We live in a world that is filled with persuasive messages of condemnation or moral compromise. Too many people spend their lives trying to cope with a burdensome sense of shame, or else they redefine right and wrong while ignoring God altogether. But we were created to experience God’s love and redemption, to be set free from guilt and judgment, and to live with delight and eternal purpose. All of history has been an invitation for mankind to find forgiveness, outrageous love, and limitless joy. That message is at the heart of all we do at Hope. God doesn’t ask us to change in order to come to him; he meets us right where we are and then begins the process of transforming us into all he intends for our lives.” Families will appreciate Hope’s commitment to offering outstanding, engaging programs for children and youth. In addition to providing a safe, nurturing nursery for infants and toddlers, the Hope Kids gathering on Sundays is a place where preschool and elementary-age children develop loving relationships with adult mentor-teachers while learning about God through hands-on activities that engage their curiosity. Hope is committed to the safety of every child, and volunteers undergo a background check as part of their careful screening and training. hope fellowship continued on page 16 Warrenton Lifestyle

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hope fellowship continued from page 14 On Wednesday nights, a large, enthusiastic gathering of middle school and high school students meet for loud fun, building friendships, student-led worship, Bible study, and discovering God’s plan for living authentic, faithful, contagious relationships with the Lord. An evening typically involves large group activities, games, and teaching, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion with adult leaders. Youth Pastor Chris Pierce says, “I’m really excited to watch what God is doing in the lives of teens each week. We’re providing an effective setting for them to ask tough questions, encounter God’s love in a tangible way, embrace his challenge for their lives, and cultivate life-long friendships.” In addition to meeting weekly, teens enjoy a tremendous variety of events throughout the year, from trips to fun destinations, service projects in the community, themed celebrations, and retreats that inspire them to develop a deeper, more intimate connection to God. Perhaps Hope’s best-known youth project is its annual Drama Camp. Every summer, high school and college-age participants gather on a Monday morning to begin rehearsals for a full-blown Broadway musical. After just five days or preparation, the show is held on Friday night with free admission for the community. Shows are selected for their thoughtprovoking storylines centered on themes like the intrinsic value of every life or the importance of trusting God’s plan for our lives. The yearly Drama Camp also provides an opportunity for Hope to showcase one of their ministry partners in the community: CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center, which assists couples facing unexpected pregnancies or recovering from the heartache of previous abortions. Each year Hope’s Drama Camp raises thousands of dollars of support and exposes participants to CareNet’s important work in the community. Hope’s commitment to both theater and community service continue throughout the year as they provide free facilities for Fauquier


Community Theater’s auditions and rehearsals. As Pastor Heine explains, “We’re thrilled to offer opportunities for the community to come together and feel at home in our space. We still remember the struggles we faced not long ago with being ‘homeless’ ourselves and having to rent a school gymnasium each week.” In addition to hosting FCT, Hope has provided a setting for private school holiday programs, wedding receptions, multi-church training events, homeschool classes, and more. They also host an annual event each fall offering thousands of items of free clothing to those facing financial struggles. As serious as Hope is about extending compassion and a warm welcome to the community, they’re just as serious about having fun together and making memories. Throughout the year, Hope holds Mystery Dinners (you won’t know who you’ll be dining with ‘til you arrive!), family board game nights, picnics, and more. For New Year’s Sunday, everyone came in the pajamas for breakfast during the service and watched the pastor flip pancakes while he preached! And one week every October, they convert the entire auditorium into “an outdoor woodsy” setting, complete with chirping crickets, tasty s’mores, and sitting around a fire singing old camp songs to accompaniment by guitars and banjos. At the heart of Hope’s ministry within the community are the various small groups that meet in homes throughout the week. They are a place for people to encourage one another, pray together, and consider how to live out what they’re learning from the Bible. “It’s easy to feel lost in a crowd,” one participant shared. “But our small group is what makes church feel like a family. We’ve developed really deep bonds with each other, and I look forward to that time as the highlight of my week.” Hope Christian Fellowship meets each Sunday at 10:00am at 4173 Bludau Drive in Vint Hill in Warrenton. For more information, including recordings of recent messages, please visit their website at www.HopeCF.net.

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It was the last day of school at Taylor Middle. Freedom and anticipation hung in the warm June air. The day had gone fairly well so far, but I couldn’t wait for it to be over and for summer vacation to start. It was sixth period. I was in math class with my friends and my lovely math teacher was going around the room signing her students’ yearbooks. That’s when I realized I had left mine in science for my science teacher to sign. No biggie, I thought, I’ll just ask to go get it. My teacher agreed to let me go, but she warned me that students were not supposed to wander the halls on the last day of school. I guess they thought we would wreak havoc on innocent teachers and students, or pull pranks or something of that nature. In any case, my math teacher gave me the hall pass and told me if I were to see anyone, to duck into the nearest room. Weird, right? But whether she was kidding or not, I still don’t know. I took her instructions very seriously. I moved swiftly and quickly, but quietly. I hugged the wall the whole time and may or may not have done some pretty awesome barrel rolls. I mean, I was in stealth mode. I made it out of the classroom, through the deserted halls, and down the old stairs without being seen or approached. So far, so good, I thought to myself as I gracefully opened the door to the science room. I was greeted warmly by my science teacher and was able to snag my yearbook and talk to her for a few minutes before I left. However, as I stepped through the door I heard the jingling of keys followed by heavy footsteps. I recognized the sound immediately. I turned to my right and caught a glimpse of him; the assistant principal, the very strict assistant principal, a guy who definitely seems to enjoy his work. This wasn’t good. For starters, I was already on his naughty list. Not for being bad of course, just for being a little too free spirited for him to handle. Not wanting to get caught, I did what I was told and ducked into the nearest room. Thankfully that particular room

was a mere two feet from where I was standing. Whew! I was feeling great about my quick escape until I realized to my horror that I was in the boys’ bathroom. And to make matters worse? I could hear more footsteps. I charged into the nearest stall and locked the door. I was standing there, staring at my feet, trying to calm myself down when it dawned on me that boys don’t wear hot pink Aeropostale flip flops with perfectly polished blue toes. This was bad, very bad. I could hear the mystery person getting closer and I was sure my life was over and I was going to be found out. My mind raced and then Bam! I had the brilliant idea to take off my shoes and stand on the toilet. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience (I’m not a big germ fan), but it was the best solution I could think of at the time. I was far too tall to stand up straight on the toilet without my head peeking out, so I had to bend over. And with my arms full of shoes, I couldn’t comfortably hold my yearbook, so I balanced it on my head. I can only imagine what I looked like. Just as I got situated, the person walked in. I stayed calm, quiet, and collected while the intruder did his business (yuck, trust me) and while they took their time admiring themselves in the mirror. I stayed in the stall until whoever it was left without washing their hands, and then I ran out of that horrid place, flew up the stairs (accidently leaving behind my prized flip flops) and bolted back into the algebra room shouting, “You have NO idea what I just went through!” I tried to explain to my classmates what had just happened, but the words flew out of my mouth so fast I could barely understand them myself. So, I started again, this time much slower. They soon began to get the gist of what I was saying and appreciate my misadventure. They laughed, but my math teacher laughed even harder. I never did find out why we weren’t supposed to be in the hallways, and the rest of the day was kind of a boring blur, but for me that was a day at Taylor Middle School I will not soon forget. Warrenton Lifestyle

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Toe-tapping music, lively dancing, comedy and romance all come together in “The Music Man,” the beloved Tony Awardwinning musical that opens Fauquier Community Theatre’s new season on Oct. 5. “The Music Man” will have performances Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Curtain time on Fridays and Saturdays is 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. On Oct. 14, theatergoers can purchase a combined ticket to watch the show, then have dinner at the Inn at Vint Hill. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit FCTstage.org

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“Vitamins are a vital necessity and play an essential role in your body by boosting the immune system and preventing disease.” This is a common question in this day and age where vitamin supplements are ubiquitous in our culture. Most of us would rather not have the added expense of and/or take the trouble to take a pill or a bunch of pills every day….doesn’t really sound very appealing, does it? In fact, if you look at the design of the big picture, nature provided vitamins in our foods….we shouldn’t have to take all those pills and it just doesn’t feel natural! Here comes the but...unfortunately we don’t live in a natural world anymore. Consequently we need to do something to counteract the many deleterious factors at play in our food supply and our lifestyles by supplementing our food intake with some important nutrients. Yet, vitamins are not a substitute to make up for poor food choices. The wise choice is to incorporate both organic, clean, fresh food, and adding power-packed nutrients to fill in the many gaps. First and foremost, most of us don’t eat all organic….we don’t live on small family farms anymore. Our grocery store food comes from industrialized agriculture (if you want a concise view of what that entails, read this eye-opening booklet “On The Future 22

of Food,” a speech by HRH The Prince of Wales, who is an incredibly progressive visionary.) Our commercial food is grown in nutrient-depleted, chemicalized soil, rendering the nutrient value minimal and even harmful. That there is a correlation between the growing abundance of poisons we ingest and an increasing incidence of degenerative disease is hard to deny. Lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking alcohol in excess, neglecting your caloric needs through over indulgence as do lack of exercise, overexercise, over-work, stress, obsess,…. all create nutritional gaps. Aging, pregnancy, specific dietary regimens, diseases and environmental exposure to toxins also create nutritional needs that can be supported by the gift of vitamin supplementation. Vitamins are a vital necessity and play an essential role in your body by boosting the immune system and preventing disease. They aid the normal body functions by keeping us growing, alive, healthy, and strong. Vitamins regulate metabolism reactions, while the absence of a vitamin may block specific metabolic reactions in a cell and eventually disrupt the

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the components critical for their effectiveness. As synthetics are not absorbed properly, they can actually harm the body. The materials used may not be high quality and have many harmful additives, chemicals, excipients and binders. The sources of the particular nutrients in cheap synthetics are not usually the effective form of the vitamin. Your body will fight hard to expel these “toxins” and create stress within. Synthetic vitamins are most commonly found in drugstores, grocery stores, big box stores and vitamin chains. Yes, they are cheap, but you know the old saying…”you get what you pay for”… and more… as you are also adding harm to your body. Buy your vitamins at places that also sell organic food, such as Whole Foods type stores, small family owned health food stores and co-ops. You will be getting quality and potential effectiveness for your money. These stores have specific standards they use when deciding what supplements to buy and they are educated as to which vitamin companies have the best reputations. There are a number of small health food stores in the area. The second most important item is the majority of your simple supplements can be found as food-sourced. Sometimes we need the megadoses of specific nutrients, prescribed by our holistic physicians, but overall, it is good to start out with some real potent basics that come in food form. Examples of this are bee pollen, probiotics, green powders/capsules, omega-3 oils, aloe, herbs, protein powders (not soy!), anti-oxidant super fruit powders and juices and immune building mushroom complexes, just to name a few. As far as pills go, the most exciting and effective form of vitamin supplementation is the food-based

vitamin. Our bodies have evolved over millions of years to digest fruits and vegetables. As opposed to isolated nutrients, vitamins that are found naturally in whole foods and your natural quality individual nutrients such as Vitamin E and D, for example, come with all of their necessary components to make these particular forms of supplements useable by the body to their fullest potential. A good example is Vitamin C: The majority of the supplements contain only ascorbic acid or ascorbate. This is NOT Vitamin C. It is the outer ring that serves as a protective shell for the entire Vitamin C complex. Real Vitamin C is contained IN the fruit and vegetable. Ascorbic acid itself does not provide most of the health benefits that the full vitamin C food complex does. Vitamin C and almost all other vitamins offer their full vitamin activity when they are in the presence of a number of enzymes, co-enzymes, cofactors and minerals. Clearly, it is best to get your vitamins from whole food supplements rather than from fractions of them. There are a handful of basics that anyone wanting to maximize their vitality might want to consider as a starter program such as a Multiple with Minerals, a B Complex (or bee pollen,) Vitamin D, Omega-3 Oil,

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Sutton, working closely with Cancer Center Medical Director and radiation oncologist Sanjeev Aggarwal, M.D., played a key role in the introduction of high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, an advanced treatment of breast cancer and certain gynecological cancers that is an option for a select group of women. “Expanding our capabilities to include treatments like brachytherapy allows us to offer more options to our patients,” says Dr. Sutton. “Maximizing options and educating our patients about them means they can select the treatment plan that’s most appropriate for their circumstances.” Breast cancer makes up about 35 percent of all Cancer Center cases, making it the most common fight that the facility’s patients face. The combination of this demand and the specialized care that breast cancer requires helped create The Breast Center at Lake Manassas, which is an integral part of the Cancer Center. The facility is equipped with the most advanced technologies for treating breast cancer, but one of its most effective tools is its human approach to care. Jackie Glenn serves as the Cancer Center’s Patient Navigator and often is the first person at the center that a patient gets to know. Glenn, who started the Center’s Patient Navigator program, shepherds patients through the entire cancer treatment process, helping patients understand their diagnosis, assist in coordinating their care and help ease the burden a diagnosis of breast cancer brings. “For newly diagnosed patients, it often starts with addressing the emotional shock,” Glenn explains. “Once that initial phase has passed, a lot of my focus is on helping patients overcome barriers. Sometimes it’s as fundamental as helping arrange transportation for a patient without means.” The Cancer Center’s comprehensive, collaborative treatment approach includes a multidisciplinary philosophy that sees all physicians sharing information about their cases. Every month, a dozen or so physicians gather to share new techniques and compare notes on their patients’ surgical, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. “Breast cancer is very complex,” explains breast surgeon John Williams, M.D. “I need to know how my surgery is going to affect a patient’s radiation or chemotherapy treatment, particularly when I use a new technique. That’s why we make this effort to talk to one another. The more reconstruction cancer center continued on page 32 30

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you do at the time of the initial surgery, the more difficult it can make radiation treatments.” Adds breast surgeon Cynthia Dougherty, M.D.: “Our jobs are very specialized, and don’t overlap very much. But many of our patients see at least three different specialists throughout the course of their treatment. It’s important that we communicate.” While the collaboration helps keep the physicians connected and informed, it’s the patients who benefit most from the multidisciplinary approach. “Every person is different,” says Salman Ali, M.D., of Fauquier Health Hematology/Oncology. “Through the Breast Center’s interdisciplinary team, the medical needs of every breast cancer patient are considered from every perspective.” Beyond introducing new treatments, the Cancer Center has been busy accomplishing several significant administrative milestones. In April 2011, the Breast Center was granted full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. In July 2012, the Cancer Center welcomed new leadership when Judy Handshy, B.S., R.T.T, joined the organization as its executive director. A radiation therapist by trade, Handshy’s career includes 30 years on both the clinical side, where she spent many years treating cancer patients, and on the business side, where she held senior management positions at cancer centers in Texas and Nebraska. 32

“I am passionate about radiation oncology and have been touched by so many incredible patients over the years,” explains Handshy. “My hope is to take my experience from all the facilities I have been associated with and, together with the superb team of healthcare professionals currently working at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, put my Oncology stamp on the facility and help it increase its standing as one of the region’s preeminent cancer treatment facilities.”

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Founded in 1949, the original purpose of the Warrenton Antiquarian Society was to provide opportunities for literary and cultural pursuits for likeminded women living in the Warrenton area. Membership at the time was limited to 25 ladies, and reads like a Who’s Who of Fauquier County society. Among the early Antiquarians were Virginia Eastham Carter, Evalyn Douglas Ceballos, Dorothea Lane Cutts, Emily North Church Hutchison, Audrey Meyer Mars, Arvia Brower Mills, Eleanor K. Neilson, Katherine B. R. Spencer, Lelia Aiken Friend Turner, Mabel Cary Sholtz, and Mary Tyler McCormick Wilbur. “They were the ‘white glove ladies’ of Warrenton, and they met once a month,” recalls Blair Walker Lawrence, a long-time member of the Antiquarians and daughter-in-law of the late Lelia A. F. Turner. “Their motto was,

‘The preservation of the artistry and the furtherance of the spirit of our forefathers.’” Over the first ten years of the organization, this was done through the writing and sharing of the histories of local landmarks, field trips to museums and art galleries, and hosting cultural events featuring well-known experts in the fields of arts and letters. One particularly memorable event planned and executed by the Antiquarians was an art show held at Neptune Lodge in 1958 that featured many examples of fine art loaned by local families and others. The following year, an opportunity – or challenge – would drastically expand the range and scope of the Warrenton Antiquarian Society. In August 1959, they accepted the gift of the farmstead at Weston and ten acres at Casanova, as provided in the

will of Miss Charlotte St. George Nourse (pronounced “Nurse”), who had died on July 29, 1959. Weston has proven to be a wideranging project, involving many aspects of historic preservation, archeology, research and genealogy. The simple bequest by Charlotte Nourse to protect the family home in perpetuity has become a decades long passion for generations of members of the Warrenton Antiquarian Society. Through their efforts, Weston was not only saved, but the work continues to preserve or rebuild the old farmstead. Even more is discovered about this significant historic treasure and the families who lived there each year.

The Nourse Family Remembered By any measure, the Nourse family was deeply involved in American history from the birth of the nation. Joseph Nourse

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emigrated to from England to the Colonies in 1769, and served in the Revolutionary War as Gen. Charles Lee’s secretary. He later served as the first Register of the U.S. Treasury under President George Washington, and the next five presidents as well. When the U.S. capital was moved to Washington City (later D.C.) in 1800, Joseph Nourse and his wife, the former Maria Bull, settled in upper Georgetown. In 1804, they purchased Cedar Hill (later renamed Dumbarton House, and is the headquarters of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America), and in 1817 bought a 200-acre property along Tenleytown Road, which he called Mount St. Alban. After Joseph’s death, St. Alban’s Church was erected on the property, followed later by the National Cathedral. Joseph’s son, Charles Josephus Nourse, was born in 1786, and weston continued on page 40 Warrenton Lifestyle

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weston continued from page 38 served as a major under Gen. Winfield Scott in the War of 1812. He married Rebecca Wistar Morris, and the couple lived at The Highlands in upper Georgetown, where they raised eleven children. Today, the main house at The Highlands is the administrative building of Sidwell Friends School. In 1859, their son, Charles Nourse Jr., and his wife, the former Margaret Tillotson Kemble, acquired property at Three Mile Switch (later called Melrose Station, and today is known as Casanova). The property was originally part of a large land grant to the Carter family, and was purchased by Thomas Fitzhugh in 1817. Thomas never married, and upon his death in November 1843, his large holdings were divided in chancery court. The property that would later become Weston passed to Thomas’ brother Giles, who also never married. After Giles’ death in February 1853, his niece, Harriet Ward (1800-1871), inherited the land. According to Antiquarian Anne Van Ryzin, the group’s archivist who has researched the land transfers, existing statutes called for the property to be deeded to her husband Berkeley Ward (1789-1860), a prosperous farmer who lived in Warrenton. Berkeley Ward formally deeded the land back to Harriet. Thus it was Harriet Ward who sold the 468-acre property to Charles Nourse Jr. for $8,441.50. Charles named his new home “Weston,” recalling Weston Hall, the Nourse family ancestral home in Herefordshire, England. A year into the Civil War, Charles and Margaret left their home in New York for Weston. Charles’ brother Pemberton Nourse had been killed in the First Battle of Manassas, and the farm needed to be run to pay off the mortgage. While they we living there, the Nourses added three downstairs rooms and an upstairs bedroom to the original log building. However, their stay at Weston would be brief. “For the next eight months, Margaret kept a diary of life at Weston, documenting the depredations of the Civil War – shortages 40

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of every kind, disease, bands of marauding soldiers, seizure and slaughter of livestock, and destruction of property,” according to Jericho Turnpike, The Storied Route of Foxhunting from New York to Virginia, published by the Antiquarians in 2005. “The diary ends in midsentence on Nov. 11, 1863.” The family moved back north for the duration of the war, and Charles Nourse supervised the Chestnut Hill Iron Ore Company, owned by Moses Taylor in Pennsylvania. During this time, Weston was managed by Charles C. Simms (18241884), who was married to his sister, Elizabeth James Nourse. Lt. Simms, USN and CSN, fired the first shot from the C.S.S. Virginia (better known as the Merrimac) on the U.S.S. Monitor in the historic battle at Hampton Roads on March 8-9, 1862, according to Mrs. Van Ryzin.

Return to Weston After an absence of 16 years, the Nourse family returned to live at Weston. Margaret died in 1883, and two years later, Charles married Annie Carroll Simpson, who had come to Casanova to tutor the children of the Hicks family, then living at Poplar Springs. Charles and Annie Nourse had four children: Anne Constance (1886-1959), Mary Pemberton (1891-1916), Walter Burton (1893-1949), and Charlotte St. George (1894-1959). A new kitchen wing and two more bedrooms were added in 1870, and the present-day dining room and master bedroom

During the 1920s, Mrs. Anne Nourse and her daughters ran a summer boarding camp for girls at Weston, with activities focused on horseback riding and outdoor activities like swimming. Sometimes, the activities were combined, as shown in this photograph. completed in 1893, before the birth of their last child. “Later additions gave Weston its distinctive ‘Carpenter Gothic’ architectural style,” according to Jericho Turnpike. Following the death of Charles Nourse in 1906, Annie and the four children were left with a large farm to operate and expenses to meet. To this end, hey started a school at Weston in 1907. Sadly, Mary P. Nourse, a graduate of Vassar College who was training to be a doctor, died suddenly of a heart attack in 1916 while swimming in Turkey Run. Even with the death of Mary and the responsibilities of the farm and the school, Annie and her two daughters established the first American Red Cross Chapter in Fauquier County. After the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, they worked as YWCA hostesses at Camp Lee, near Richmond. Walter, a graduate of Cornell University, was a skilled county agriculture agent, and lived at Weston with his wife and daughter. Among his accomplishments were starting 15 TVA demonstration farms in Fauquier County during the Great Depression. Charlotte and Constance never married, and it may be said that Weston was the center of their universe. “During the 1920s, Constance and Charlotte assisted their mother in several incomeproducing endeavors, including a summer camp,” according to Jericho Turnpike. “Here, for two months (July and August)

at a cost of $200, girls of eight to 16 years from all over the Mid-Atlantic would come with their horses, learn to ride, and experience the rural charm of life at Weston.” Annie Nourse was later bedridden with heart problems, and after three summers, the camp was discontinued in 1924. Annie died in 1935. Later commercial endeavors included the Black Horse Gift Shop in the old Weston gatehouse, where Constance and Charlotte displayed and sold original artwork and crafts. Both talented artists, their favorite subjects were horses, hounds and foxhunting scenes. Charlotte enjoyed creating pictures of animals, and Constance focused on house and nature scenes, which were the more salable. In the early 1940s, the Nourse sisters and Weston would provide yet another selfless public service – this time opening their doors for U.S. Army personnel stationed at Vint Hill Farms Station northeast of Warrenton during World War II. Soldiers on leave came to Weston to enjoy the peace and tranquility. A ledger kept by Constance Nourse shows that more than 1,000 soldiers visited Weston during World War II, and over 11,000 meals were served to the men. In return, the soldiers did chores around the farm, feeding livestock, gardening and making simple repairs. Some were skilled engineers, and brought the first electrical lines to Weston. weston continued on page 42 Warrenton Lifestyle


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weston continued from page 40 Among the artifacts found at Weston are letters sent to the Nourse sisters by the men who enjoyed the respite they provided, or letters from their children, who had been told of their father’s memorable experiences there. In the years after the war, the Nourse sisters struggled financially, and were forced to sell family properties in Georgetown, D.C., in order to keep Weston going. By the end of the 1950s, they were trying to find ways to save the old farmstead after they were gone – an issue that came to the forefront following the death of Constance Nourse in June 1959.

Antiquarians Acquire Weston Aware of her own mortality, Charlotte began seeking persons, or a group, that could assume ownership and maintain the farmstead she had called home her entire lifetime.

Shortly after Constance’s passing, Charlotte met with three friends on the porch of Weston, and offered the property to them. Her lifelong friends, Theresa “Jimmy” Ambler and Frances Carter Ritter appreciated the offer, but neither felt they had the resources to preserve the old house and outbuildings, fields and gardens. Also present was Elizabeth Eastham “Nikki” Carter, a member of the Warrenton Antiquarian Society. Charlotte was aware of the Antiquarians’ interest in history, and offered to bequeath Weston to the group, if they were interested. Mrs. Carter brought the question back to Antiquarians, who met and discussed the idea at length. “Practically no one wanted it,” recalled Antiquarian Betty Gookin, who grew up in Casanova and had visited Weston many times when the Nourses lived there. “They were more oriented to the fine arts than a tumble-down old house.”

Sisters Charlotte (background, left) and Constance Nourse and their dogs posed with U.S. Army personnel from Vint Hill Farms Station during World War II. 42

However, the plan to accept Weston and ten acres surrounding the farmstead passed, and the Antiquarians embarked on a bold, new mission: preserving Weston and maintaining the house and grounds as a museum. Under the terms of the will, the rest of the surrounding land, amounting to about 270 acres, was given to the Commonwealth of Virginia as a wildlife preserve. On Sept. 8, 1959, the Antiquarians met at Weston, where the will of Charlotte Nourse, who had died the previous July was read. It was noted that among the new responsibilities shouldered by the Antiquarians was paying a caretaker $10 a month to look after the place, with an additional $5 a month for food for the two dogs left by Miss Charlotte. Other expenses included the telephone at $5 a month, and electricity costing $4 every two months. By the time of their visit, the Antiquarians were aware of two new challenges they would face as the owners of Weston. In addition to the work needed on the well-worn buildings, it was obvious that the Nourses accumulated many things over the years, and rarely threw anything away. Rooms and hallways were stacked high with old furniture, books, papers, photograph and other memorabilia, some of which could be valuable. A massive search-and-pitch effort had to be started. “We had to roll up our sleeves and started dealing with it,” recalled Mrs. Gookin. “Your housewife instincts had to fight with your preservation instincts.” While the organization was easily self-sustaining before the Weston acquisition, now money – and a lot of it – would have to be raised from outside sources. Among the suggestions acted upon at the September 8 meeting was raising the society’s dues from $10 to $15 annually, and setting up a committee that would offer paid tours of Weston. More significantly, the idea of involving the community-at-large in the project and forming a new class of associate members to support the effort would bring in more funds.

The most lasting result was the establishment of the Friends of Weston, started by Mrs. Audrey Mars and Mrs. Gerry Turner, which numbers over 350 people. Qualification for membership in the Friends of Weston is solely based on making a contribution to the Antiquarians to be used for Weston; as one of the benefits of membership, Friends are invited to an annual tea at Weston. For more information, visit www.historicweston.org. A public auction of some of the contents of the house was held in 1960, and while the proceeds generated were helpful, it was an action that the Antiquarians would later regret. Another fundraising effort was the publication of The Hunt Country Cookbook in 1963, which featured culinary advice from Mrs. William E. Doeller and recipes from then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The cookbook has since gone through five printings and is still available. In addition, Jericho Turnpike, The Storied Route of Foxhunting from New York to Virginia, and Weston: A Place Apart, compiled by Mrs. Richard Anderson, are also available.

Achieving Historic Designation Starting in 1978, the Antiquarians sought to have Weston registered as an historic landmark, but at the time, the priority of those handling the Virginia Landmarks Register were grand old estates, not middle-class working farms. In addition, there were problems verifying some of the early dates connected with Weston. Finally, in 1996, a delegation of Antiquarians made a trip to weston continued on page 44 Warrenton Lifestyle

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weston continued from page 42 Richmond. Using the argument made by noted local landscape architect Meade Palmer that if for nothing else, Weston was deserving of the historic designation due to the number of original outbuildings on the property. Weston was finally given the state-level recognition it deserved in 1998, when the property was included in both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. At about this time, a third component of the Antiquarian society was added: an Advisory Board made up of experts in the fields of architecture, history, finance and construction whose advice would be sought on the Antiquarians’ larger projects. Among those currently serving are Louis J. Malon, of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Eric Graap of The Fauquier Bank; and local historians Mrs. Robert Riddell and Mrs. Julian Scheer. Meetings are held at the call of the society. Weston’s connection with the Casanova Hunt, founded in 1909, goes back to Charlotte Nourse’s early involvement in the

sport. She served as the hunt’s MFH (Master of Foxhounds) from 1927-32. In 1963, the Casanova Hunt Kennels were moved from Meetze to rented space at Weston. “The relationship has been mutually beneficial,” remarked Mrs. Robert DeT. Lawrence IV, who served as the president of the Antiquarians in 1999-2000. “The hunt has a protected location, and we have the presence of the hunt, which is not only protection for Weston, but also an historic presence.” Often, when schoolchildren visit Weston, Huntsman Tommy Lee Jones is on hand to show them the hounds. Weston was a stop on the annual Virginia Garden Week in 1987 and 1993, and in addition to tours arranged by appointments, Weston is available for special events, including weddings. In fact, in April 2012, Weston tenant David Dye and Miss Bethany Ann Jenkins were married on the front lawn.

Into the Future In 2000, Meade Palmer devised a master plan for the buildings and grounds, which is being followed as structures are rebuilt and gardens restored. Recently completed projects include Weston’s corncrib and timber-

During a recent visit to Weston, Weston archivist Anne Van Ryzin (left) talks with Antiquarians Blair Lawrence, Laurie Starke, and current WAS president Sherry Twining. frame barn. In August 2012, Dr. Douglas Sanford of the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington and Dr. Dennis Pogue, Vice President for Preservation, Historic Mount Vernon visited Weston to appraise the condition of the c. 1850 Overseer’s Cabin. Adding to a survey conducted by Architectural Historian Cheryl H. Shepherd, they concluded that the cabin, which was originally a duplex structure housing two enslaved families, was in restorable condition.

The Advisory Committee will review the Overseer’s Cabin project, and as in the past, a plan put together to provide the necessary funding. Another ongoing project is finding and securing the return of items once belonging to the Nourse family that were sold at the 1960 auction, “…including furniture, paintings and things that they made,” according to Mrs. Lawrence. “Most of these items were purchased by local people, and we’d love to get them back.”

Celebrating Weston | 150 Years Ago

Photographed in 1947, the main house at Weston, with its front porch covered by wisteria, was clearly showing its age.

On Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Warrenton Antiquarian Society will host “Civil War Memories” at Weston, featuring reenactments, interpretations by Margaret and Charles Nourse, fun, food and games. There will also be farm animals, a demonstration by a local blacksmith using a bellows, and displays of Civil War artifacts. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children; those under age five admitted free. Weston is located in Casanova at the end of Weston Road.

Blacksmith Stephen Crist will return to Weston on Oct. 20 to demonstrate use of a bellows and anvil as part of the ‘Civil War Memories.’

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


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Warrenton is known for its quaintness, its gracious locals and its abounding history. Within that history we have civil war stories, family diaries, firsthand accounts, government documentation and more of the events and the people that have helped establish our home. Most can be considered factual or playful, but what about the whispers of ghosts or tales of haunting – these are often foolishly acknowledge or ignored. Fauquier past could have easily created ghost-like creatures that make mysterious appearances in the night. Luckily, there is a local group dedicated to unearthing the unknown; their knowledgeable teams have been recording activity here since 2010.

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The Warrenton Paranormal Research Society (WPRS) has over fifty active members engaging in monthly meetings, research and investigations. As a ghost-hunting unit, they’ve worked locally in the Warrenton Cemetery, at the Old Jail Museum, and few popular historic sites as well as privately owned residences. Validation is their goal; the investigation of properties allows them to confirm a claim or to provide a reasonable explanation for the perceived experience.

Monthly meetings for the group are for reflection, preparation, and recreation. They acknowledge the work they’ve recently conducted and review the final reports of each case. The meeting transitions to potential or requested investigations and those currently pending. Preparation is a huge element when hunting ghosts. They make arrangements to conduct research and organize a small team to perform the investigation. Their meetings aren’t all business; they share a meal together and connect with one another…maybe even swap a ghost story or two.

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“The second time we did the interview we got the answer to one of our questions,” Keesling mentioned. “And we recorded it on audio.”

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“If a client needs us, we do the pre-interview and drop off our equipment,” Keesling explained. “We leave our equipment there for 24 hours.” The equipment is left for the entities to become acquainted with it and potentially record any activity. If activity is documented, then a formal investigation is planned. A formal investigation includes two small teams (2-7 people) and two consecutive nights. Each team positions themselves in areas within the building where reports have been made. They are equipped with their technology and sit patiently, waiting for an electronic voice phenomenon or photo opportunity. They attempt to engage with the entity by asking them to respond to a series of questions and hoping that their digital recorders can catch a bleep. Engaging is entirely different than provoking – they do not find that practice acceptable and prefer a more friendly approach. The WPRS has developed their own rating system to define the level of activity at a property. These ratings are represented on each report. The Paranormal Level Rating chart begins at P1-Minimal Activity like feelings; then progresses to P2-Active meaning a few noises; then P3Substantial Activity including footsteps; next is P4-Haunted

with disembodied voices, shadows and moving objects; and finally P5-Very Haunted with apparitions. “Usually, we get 1-3’s but we’ve had a few people experience a 5,” Keesling said. “I’ve been scratched before but I wasn’t scared, we have to remain calm - we are there for the experiences.” The organization is interested in investigating all types of phenomena in the area, including historic properties, commercial buildings, residential homes and more. If you know of an interesting location or would like your property investigated please reach out to the WPRS. The Warrenton Paranormal Research Society meets the first Sunday of every month around 2:30pm at Denny’s located near the Warrenton Toyota/Scion dealership. The meetings are open to anyone interested. On October 26, 2012 at 5pm, swing by the Giant in the Oak Springs Plaza shopping center for their bake sale fundraiser. The funds will help support the group in equipment purchases and travel expenses for their investigations. For more information on the WPRS please friend them on Facebook or visit their website at http:// thewarrentonparanormalresearchsociety.webs.com.

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El Agave – Authentic Mexican Food Chatter, laughter, and smiles are found here amongst the strong smell of blended seasonings. Add an even mix of families connecting, friends catching up and a dash of super friendly service and it is the perfect recipe for a casual-family restaurant. El Agave is Warrenton’s hot spot for authentic Mexican food. Owned and operated by the Villasenor Family this restaurant proudly offers friendly service and home-style meals that will satisfy any Mexican craving. Warm tortilla chips and handmade salsa welcome each guest to the table. Their appetizers are tantalizing teasers of their delicious meals. Try the Nachos, they are a great choice to share with the whole table and you can top them with frijoles (beans), carne (beef) or pollo (chicken). Their Bean Dip and their Cheese Dip are also customer favorites for sharing. If you prefer to start your meals with bright leafy greens, order salad and top it with chicken, steak or shrimp. In addition to the regular menu, El Agave provides close to 20 Lunch Specials that are under $11 and in midday meal proportions. Topping the list in popularity is the Speedy Gonzales that features one taco, one enchilada and a choice of rice or beans. The Huevos Con Chorizo is a

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

(540) 341-2044 • 105 W Lee Hwy M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm12am Sun: 11am-10pm Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and Carside-To-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress. www.applebees.com

Black Bear Bistro

(540) 428-1005 • 32/34 Main St. Sun - Thu: 11 am - 9 pm; Fri - Sat 11 am - 10 pm Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one floor below. www.blackbearbistro.com

Broadview Lanes

(540) 878-5383 272 Broadview Ave. M - Thu 8:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 8:30am - 2am; Sun 11am - 10pm The grill at the local bowling alley provides a great grill at great prices for any meal including breakfast. Sandwiches, subs, burgers and hotdogs along with side dishes from onion rings to chicken tenders. Children’s menu. Beer and wine available.

Burger King

(540) 347-3199 34 Broadview Ave. Locally owned and operated Burger King. Home of the Whopper. Have campaign to promote a more healthy lifestyle of eating to kids. Kid’s play area available. Casual dress. www.bk.com

Café Torino

(540) 347-2713 388 Waterloo St M 7am-4pm; Tue-W 7am-5pm; Thu-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 9am - 9pm Restaurant offering authentic Italian pasta, seafood, appetizers, and desserts. Breakfast served in the morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, pasta, and more. Dinner usually requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress. http://cafetorinoandbakery.com

Carousel Frozen Treats

(540) 351-0004 346 Waterloo St. Hours vary. Open early spring to late fall. Soft-serve, milkshakes, and more www.carouselfrozentreats.com


(540) 347-9791 • 256 W Lee Hwy All Chicken products are prepared by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner? http://www.chick-fil-a.com/ warrenton

China Jade

(540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Hwy M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat Noon 11pm; Sun Noon - 10pm Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Casual dress.

China Restaurant

(540) 351-0580 589 Frost Ave. M - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 12-10pm Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius). www.chinarestaurantva.com

Claire’s at the Depot

(540) 351-1616 • 65 S. Third St Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tue-Thu 5pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm - 10pm; Brunch: Sun 10:30am - 2pm Casual yet elegant restaurant offering locally inspired seasonal American cuisine. The service is as first rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine list and craft beers available. www.clairesrestaurant.com

Cold Stone Creamery

(540) 349-0300 183 W. Lee Hwy. Sun - Thu Noon - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat Noon - 10pm Offers unique, custom ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family environment. Cakes and ice cream by the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home. www.coldstonecreamery.com

Country Cookin’

(540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Ave Sun - Thu - 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat - 7am - 10pm Hearty portions, made-to-order entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, bread, soup, and dessert bar available for $5.59. www.countrycookin.com


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Domino’s Pizza

(540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Hwy. Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am1am Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches. www.dominos.com

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(540) 351-0011 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out. www.el-agave.com

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. Dine-in or take-out.

Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar

(540) 341-8800 251 W. Lee Hwy, #177 Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.

Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room

(540) 347-4205 9236 Tournament Dr. Tues - Wed 11am - 8pm; Thu - Fri 11am - 9pm; Sat 7am - 9pm; Sun 7am - 8pm Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends. www.fauquiersprings.com

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Five Guy’s Restaurant

(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

Foster’s Grille

(540) 349-5776 • 20 Broadview Ave Sun - Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available. www.fostersgrille.com


(540) 428-1999 •73 Main Street M - Fri 8am - 3pm; Sat 8am - 2pm Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.

Frost Diner

(540) 347-3047 • 55 Broadview Ave 24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.

Great Harvest Bread Co.

(540) 878-5200 • 108 Main Street Loaves of bread handcrafted using wholegrain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery. www.warrentonbread.com

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

(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

Jimmies Market Cafe/Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room

(540) 347-1942 • 22 Main Street Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm Fri Open til 8pm for supper Restaurant offering sandwiches, subs, and other daily specials. Also sell wine. Catering available. The Madison Tea Room is also available for time away from a hectic day. Casual dress.

Joe & Vinnie’s

(540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Hwy M-Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon-10pm Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice. www.joeandvinniespizza.net

KFC/Long John Silver

(540) 428-0044 • 251 W Lee Hwy Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.

(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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(540) 428-1820 • 6445 Lee Hwy M–Sun 6am - 10pm Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. for lunch and dinner. www.ihop.com

Iron Bridge Wine Co.

(540) 349-9339 • 29 Main Street Lunch: M - Sat 11am-2pm; Dinner: M-Sat 5pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-5pm Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress. www.ironbridgewines.com


505 Fletcher Dr • (540) 341-0392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, handseasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com

Mandarin Buffet & Sushi

(540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Dr Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.

Main St. Grill & Mexican Food

(540) 351-0550 • 79 Main Street • M 11am - 9pm; Tue - Thu 11am - 9:30pm; •Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm; Sun 11am9pm Attached to Rhodes Drug Store. Offers appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, larger entrees as well as traditional Mexican favorites. Specials change daily. Full bar. Casual dress.


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(540) 347-7888 351 Broadview Ave. 24 HR Fast food chain known for Big Mac and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now serving McCafé beverages. Kids play area available. www.mcdonalds.com

(540) 347-7200 • 380 Broadview Ave. M-Fri 11am - 2am; Fri-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am-2am Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Relaxed environment offering traditional Irish favorites. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining room available. Full bar area with happy hour specials and appetizer menu. Valet Parking Friday and Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. Live entertainment. Casual dress. www.mcmahonsirishpub.com

Mojitos & Tapas

(540) 349-8833 251 W. Lee Hwy #157 M-Thu: 11am-9pm, F-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm The only true Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the state of Virginia. Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. Family owned, smoke-free. Open for lunch and dinner. Known for their signature Cuban sandwich and seafood Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress. www.mojitosandtapas.com

Molly’s Irish Pub

(540) 349-5300 • 36 Main Street M-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am-2pm Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, fun environment. Traditional Irish fare and lots of sandwiches available. Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full bar. Live entertainment four nights a week. www.mollysirishpub.com

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(540)349-4111 • 5 Diagonal Street M–F 9am to 5 pm; Sat 9am-4pm Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

(540) 349-5050 • 139 W. Lee Hwy M-Sat 11:30am - 10pm; Sun 11:30am - 9pm Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.

(540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Hwy M - Fri 4pm - 10pm; Sat 2pm - 11pm; Sun 2pm - 9pm Australian steakhouse. Also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Carry out available. www.outback.com (540) 341-4362 • 251 W. Lee Hwy M-Sat 6:30am - 9pm; Sun 7:30am - 8pm Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great bread selection. Gourmet coffee and tea also available. Dine in or carry out. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. ww.panerabread.com

Papa John’s Pizza

(540) 349-7172 • 322 W. Lee Hwy Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, and dessert also available. Daily specials and features. www.papajohns.com

Pizza Hut

(540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview Ave Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. Online ordering available. Choose from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, p’zone pizzas, and more. www.pizzahut.com


(540) 349-7171 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available. www.pizzarama.com

Red Truck Bakery

(540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo St Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available. www.redtruckbakery.com

Red, Hot & Blue

(540) 349-7100 • 360 Broadview Ave Sun-Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm Southern Grill and Barbeque restaurant. Offers dine-in, take out, and catering. Large menu with options for ribs, sandwiches, salads, platters, and southern entrées. Casual dress. www.redhotandblue.com

Renee’s Gourmet To Go

(540) 347-2935 • 15 S. Third St. M - Fri 10am - 3pm Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-andgo options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.

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(540) 341-4912 74 Blackwell Park Lane American chain restaurant serving your favorite hamburgers, pastas, steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual dress. www.rubytuesday.com

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(540) 349-0950 41 W. Lee Highway #53 102 Broadview Ave Restaurant offering subs and pizza. Home of the $5 footlong. Food is prepared after you order, and everything is prepared fresh daily. Available for dine-in or takeout. www.subway.com

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Sweet Frog (540)359-6401 488 Fletcher Dr Sun-Th 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri&Sat 11:30am-10:30pm 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. www.sweetfrogyogurt.com

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(540) 341-4206 316 W. Lee Hwy Open late for fourthmeal cravings. Now offering frutista freeze drinks and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco menu (low fat). www.tacobell.com

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Top’s China Restaurant

(540) 349-2828 185 W. Lee Hwy Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.

Tropical Smoothie Café

(540) 428-1818 251 W. Lee Hwy #679 Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available. Casual dress. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

Twisted Sister Seafood

(540) 347-3663 6806 James Madison Hwy Offering classic seafood dishes like fried oysters, crab cake sandwiches, salads, shrimp, scallops and fish with plenty of homemade recipes.

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(540) 349-5031 484 Blackwell Rd Sun. - Thu. 11am - 10pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 11pm. Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Check for lunch and combo specials. www.vocellipizza.com

Waterloo Café

(540) 349-8118 352 Waterloo St Asian food available for dinein, take-out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.


(540) 347-5528 281 Broadview Ave Fast food chain offering hamburgers, salads, and chicken nuggets. Also offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Frosty’s available as desert. Casual dress. www.wendys.com

Yen Cheng

(540) 347-4355 • 294 W. Lee Hwy With Coupon - Expires 10/31/12 M - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm Join one coupon per table on regular prices onlythe conversation! First Chinese Restaurant in Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties and daily combos. Also offer a healthy food section and thai food options. www.yencheng.com

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