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The Scoop on Warrenton’s Celebrities Throughout its history and during the 27 years I have called it home, Warrenton has hosted many celebrities in the area. We are fascinated with celebrities as is evident by the preponderance of television, magazines and websites devoted to these people. The issue of how many ‘famous’ people we see here came up after a recent return from Los Angeles where I grew up. Folks tend to ask if we saw anyone famous while we were in the City of Angels. Sometimes I get to give them a tasty tidbit like when Steve Carell (The Office) and his wife sat next to us at a deli in Studio City and John played a little peek-a-boo with him. Or, the time we saw Jamie Gertz (The Neighbors) near Malibu or Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) at another deli (yes, we like to eat when we are in California). My sisters still live there and have regular stories about actors, singers and the Kardashians. Celebrity sightings in Warrenton are different. Sure, we have the occasional actor that graces our town – Robert Duvall is a county resident and can travel serenely through the area. Clint Eastwood was here to film a movie and that caused quite a ruckus. Years ago I ran into Dan Akroyd smoking a cigar with a local friend. We have visiting, nationally famous celebrities, too. In Warrenton, I’ve met a newly elected President, First Lady and Vice President of the United States. I’ve had the opportunity to shake hands with at least two Senators, a Governor and a few Congressmen plus a few state senators and many delegates.
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One Hundred Welcomes Washington A Warrenton Resident turns 100 in October
The centenarian club will welcome a new member this month; Reverend Alphonso Washington of Warrenton will celebrate his one-hundredth birthday on October 18, 2013. Born in 1913 to parents Kate Washington Burrell and Deacon French Poles SR of Hume, Washington spent a significant portion of his childhood playing, growing, learning and working in Fauquier County. His experiences here allowed him to develop into a dynamic man who has lead a life of leadership and activism across the country. He
wrote and released a book of memoirs at the age of 95, recalling some of his life’s fondest and hardest memories. He is ready to embrace his latest accomplishment and looks forward to 100 more years. With the support and supervision of his maternal grandparents, Washington was raised in Hume as a toddler into his teens. He was greatly influenced early on by his Grandfather who was a firm, but kind and fair man. Washington gained two valuable attributes while in
the small farming village: responsibility and a sense of community. He learned responsibility by completing household chores. “Everybody in the house had a chore to perform after breakfast. My job was to take out the chamber pots every morning. You could forget to do your chore if you wanted to, but you wouldn’t forget it again! Grandfather would see to that.” Washington wrote in his book, All In God’s Time, Memoirs From My Life’s Journey. A sense of community was born by helping with the church garden his Grandfather built in addition to participating in the annual harvest where he and his Grandfather would help neighbors cut crops for the upcoming colder seasons. The relationship he had with this Grandfather was significant and that connection would help guide his decisions later in life. He recalls in his book, “When we needed flour my Grandfather would take a load of wheat to the mill in Delaplane where he would exchange it for a big barrel of flour. I went with my Grandfather once, and it was an all day trip. From before day till after dark, we made this trip and I really felt like a man, like I was really doing something when I was with him.”
Deacon Miguel Williams on left, Pastor Lindsay O. Green center, and Rev. Alphonso Washington right, receiving an award for his work in the church and our 2nd National Ketoctan Baptist Association. 8
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His Grandfather, Elder Phillip Washington, was the third pastor at Mount Morris Baptist Church - the first being his Great-Grandfather, Elder Cornelius Gaddis, who was the very first pastor at MMBC and a former slave. Being raised in the church made a lasting impact on Washington especially with a long lineage of spiritual leaders. “I believe all Preachers are called, not by I want to do it, but by a higher power,” Reverend Washington said. Washington’s Grandfather passed away early in Washington’s life leaving him with an intuition and desire to lead. Washington got his call and delivered his first sermon in Orlean in 1935. “Now I’m telling you, in that part of the country beginning preachers had a terrible time. The congregation did everything they could to try to make you prove that you had been called,”
he mentions in his memoirs. “In the first six months or a year, the young preacher would experience situations in which he would have to overcome great difficulties.” Moving from Hume, he started his life preaching and working in Loudoun County until he was requested to go to Texas by the United States Air Force. His time in the south was filled with leadership, service and family. In San Marcos, Texas he met and married his first wife the late Rosa Mae Johns and had three children, a daughter Mabeleen, and two sons Sam and Willie. Upon returning from World War II as a veteran and an Air Force Assistant Chaplain he joined the American Legion and served at the same post for over fifty years. He would travel with Legion officers to attend several hundred military funerals. As the Chaplain, he would bring a sense of hope and peace to families of lost loved ones.
He actively served on the School Board and the City Planning and Zoning Commission for twelve years as well as the Community Action of Hayes, Caldwell and Blanco Counties for twenty-five years. Continuing to pastor he was a leader of three churches for a total of thirty-five years. Working to make a more equal country and provide necessary rights for African Americans he was the President of the NAACP for ten years. He also owned and operated Washington Plumbing for over thirty-four years. The Community Action Board recognized him in 1992; they named their new head start school the “A. Washington Child Development Center.” His service work continued to be noticed because ten years later the State of Texas and the City of San Marcos issued a declaration stating that June 13th would be named Rev. Alphonso Washington Day. washington continued on page 12
Ministers of Mount Morris Baptist Church in Hume, Virginia. Left to right: Rev.’s Ralph Williams, Jeffrey Hackley, Jim Oyster, Dr. Lindsay Green, Alphonso Washington and Walden Carter (deceased). All honored on an annual church day. 10
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They connected over God’s word and through many surprising and delightful family relations. Washington returned to Texas with Whitmore on his mind and began writing her through email and reaching out to through the phone. “I knew that I would have to move quickly because at my age life comes at you fast and you don’t waste time,” Washington references in his book. Whitmore accepted his courtship and through emails, phone calls and packages they build a solid foundation on trust, support and God. In July of 2002 at the age of eighty-nine Reverend Washington married his third wife, Carol Whitmore. Rev. Washington has returned to Fauquier and made it his home once again; this time with a loving wife, a large family, supportive church and the energy to be involved locally. He incorporated his leadership and service abilities by joining the MMBC, the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International and the Second National Ketoctan Baptist Association. He provided counseling services to WorkPlace in Warrenton and obtained his Virginia Clergy License in 2005. Along with the help of his wife Carol, Rev. Washington, approaching the age of ninety-five, released a book noting his memoirs many of which have stories and chapters based in Fauquier County. While the end of his book stops shortly after his nuptials to Carol, the two are currently creating memories for his next chapter.
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In 2002 Washington was called back to Virginia due a death in the family and reconnected with the current pastor of Mount Morris Baptist Church, Rev. Lindsay O. Green. Rev. Green extended an invitation to Washington requesting that he preach their revival in September. Washington accepted and anxiously awaited his trip in September to lead MMBC, the same way his Grandfather and Great Grandfather did. 12
The preparation of the revival put Washington in contact with Carol Whitmore, who at the time was the secretary at the church. “I was attracted to Carol after the first moment I heard her voice.” He said in his book. “She was completely unaware, and I was going to keep it that way.” Whitmore welcomed Washington to the church and welcomed him into her home for the duration of the revival.
When asked what his plans are for his birthday, “All of this planning they have done, I didn’t start it but I’m going along with it…I don’t know what I’m suppose to do or how I’m suppose to act, I’m just going.” Washington laughed about his birthday plans. Friends and family will celebrate Washington’s one-hundredth at the Family Life Center next to the First Baptist Church on Alexandria Pike later this month. For more information on Reverend Alphonso Washington’s very full life please consider picking up his book All In God’s Time: Memories From My Life’s Journey. Warrenton Lifestyle
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Beginning and ending at the Old Jail Museum, the tour includes about a dozen stops and incorporates some of Warrenton’s best loved ghost stories alongside tales of the macabre history of the area. As you follow our costumed guides, you’ll hear stories of murders, mob violence and the seedier side of our quaint little town’s past in addition to tales of haunted homes and poltergeist activity. Those who love a good ghost story will enjoy hearing tales such as the following, an excerpt from last year’s tour.
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streetscape, he saw a figure seated on the post office steps. He studied the man on the steps idly for a moment or two, noting that he wore a green wool jacket. It was not at all fashionable, but the man had obviously taken great care to keep his jacket clean and pressed. He noticed that the gentleman’s pants where of the same color and pressed just as carefully. He looked plainly anxious as he sat there on the stairs seemingly waiting on someone or for something. The young man could not shake the idea that this person just looked somehow out of place. Confused, but hoping to be helpful, or at least get a better look, he left the store to talk to the man on the steps.
what had just happened. He was sure they would think he was crazy . . . sure they would make fun of him. But as he related his encounter to his coworkers, they simply smiled and nodded. They had all seen the soldier too. Not tonight, but on different days . . . different years. All described the same scene. Some seventy years out of place, the serviceman, it seems, is trapped in an endless, anxiety-riddled wait though for what it is impossible to say.
Outside the shop, he got a clearer view. There was definitely something very peculiar about the way the man was dressed but oddly it seemed familiar, too, like something he’d seen in a book long ago. Then all at once he recognized the outfit. It was a uniform. But not just any uniform . . . it was a WWII army uniform . . . just as crisp and clean as any good military man would keep it. Before he could reach the other side of the street, the gentleman in the uniform leapt up and dashed into the Post Office. Perplexed, the young man sprinted up the steps and threw open the doors, but no one was in sight. The soldier was gone.
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Don’t believe in ghosts? No problem, there’s plenty of macabre history included in the tour for you to enjoy. During the Civil War, countless scenes of horror played out in the streets of Warrenton, but none were more chilling than the tale of Thomas Jewitt. Jewitt was a young captain connected with a Maine regiment. In the summer of 1862, he was accused of desertion to the enemy and was remanded to the Warrenton jail. Tried and found guilty, he was sentenced to be executed. But the sentence went beyond just Jewitt’s fate. His death was to be a spectacle that his entire division would be forced to witness. At half past eleven on the morning of August 14, Jewitt was taken from the jail. He was loaded into a four-horse wagon and was ordered to be seated. His seat was his own coffin and his
only companion was his regimental chaplain. Driven a short distance from the Jail, Jewitt was met with the sight of the three brigades of his regiment forming three sides of a square. They were on an elevated piece of ground from which the execution could be seen from every direction. The wagon entered the hollow square and drove all around the periphery so that each man could clearly see the condemned. The wagon came to a stop and Jewitt was led out, the coffin unloaded onto the ground and Jewitt ordered once again to be seated atop it. The chaplain spoke a few quiet words, offered a prayer, shook Jewitt’s hand and walked away. A few feet away, ten muskets lay stacked on the ground. Eight were loaded with powder and shot, two had only blanks. Ten men from his regiment were called forward and ordered to pick up a musket, none knowing if the weapon he held would be deadly or not. “Ready, Aim, Fire!” came the order and the report of ten muskets rent the air. Across the hollow square, the force of the shots lifted Jewitt from his seat on the coffin and threw him to the ground. As the regiments filed past his body, the message was clear . . . this was the fate of all traitors. Yes, we have a fascination with the unknown that exists in the shadows. This October, why not indulge your dark side and find out more about Warrenton’s eerie history and haunted places with the Warrenton Ghost Tour.
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My Behind-the-Wheel sessions begin tomorrow. Normally, I am not nervous for traditionally big days: first day of school, SAT Test, AP Test, etc. I do not let myself think about them too much, mostly because I see no true productivity in overthinking. Now, I wish the norm held true for tomorrow. I find myself anxious about my first day of driving with an instructor. What I am trying to figure out, besides what could possibly go wrong, is why? Perhaps I am nervous about ultimately failing the test. Or maybe I do not want to make a bad impression on the instructor (who is my best friend’s mother). But I think my subtle fears go a lot deeper than that. Obtaining one’s license and driving independently is a huge step for any teenager. A lot of us share how excited we are or how easy we find driving to actually be. It really is not that hard. But what I find to be my biggest roadblock (no pun intended) is the massive responsibility it carries. Not only am I responsible for a very expensive vehicle, but I hold responsibility for the lives of all those in the car as well as those on the road. I am afraid that, amongst all the decisions I will be making, I will make one that ruins the life of someone, somewhere in unspeakable ways. Maybe I am not scared for tomorrow, but for what tomorrow means for the rest of my life. This fear is probably healthy and sensible. What I pray is that it does not grow. Rather, I want it to remain a useful and ever-present reminder that keeps me safe, responsible, and happy as I develop my confidence in driving. The rest of my life officially begins. Wish me luck, dear reader.
August 14, 2013 “The First Day”
Today went pretty well in the grand spectrum of first days. My instructor was wonderful and one of my friends my partner. The nerves died soon after we began. Among the constant laughter and conversation in the car, my partner and I both drove pretty well. However, I messed up significantly only once. I was trying to cross a divided highway on 17 and turn left. My instructor thought I was going to stay in the middle and wait for a large group of cars to pass. However, I thought the group of cars was far away enough that I could turn left quickly and without trouble. I also thought I heard my instructor say “straight ahead” when she actually said “straight [in the middle]”. I quickly did the turn and nearly gave her and my friend a heart attack. I had forgotten that our student-driving car has absolutely no pick-up. I immediately apologized to no end. My instructor laughed very cheerfully and loudly, explaining why what I did was not safe (I cut everybody off at 55 mph) and told me to not do it again. Her smiley demeanor calmed my flaring worry. She also said we will do that divide highway again as well as on test day. I have time to redeem myself, and I will. I just hope I did not leave a bad impression on her. From now on, whenever I cross a divided highway, I will remember how cautious my instructor wanted me to be on my first day of behind the wheel.
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August 15, 2013 “The Second Day”
Today we drove on all back roads. I did not give my instructor a heart attack today! I consider that a small victory in itself. On these particular back roads, there were several intersections that consisted of a hidden stop sign and speeding drivers. I was sure to point out I would not pull what I did yesterday. I did have the instructor warn me of an incoming car to my left, but it was casual and without panic. At the end, we pulled into one of the Liberty parking lots and I parked perfectly. If I do nothing else in my lifetime worth mentioning, I will die happy because I parked that well. The instructor said that everything was great and she wants me to practice making sure that I double check to the left at every intersection. I sheepishly obliged. Yes, today, dear reader was a good day.
August 16, 2013 “The Third Day”
Today we drove the route that, as our instructor informed us, makes her the most nervous. This route goes through most of our town of Warrenton. She was very concerned for the pedestrians and children who tend to run out in front of vehicles. Remember my huge mistake on day one? Well, my partner had an error of similar proportions. There is a horrible three-way stop with a hidden stop sign on the outskirts of Old Town Warrenton. My partner, having only driven in Warrenton once, did not see this hidden secret. He accidentally ran right through the stop sign. No cars were coming, thankfully, 28
but he still beat himself up over it. That is what sticks out at me most about today: that nearly everyone who has a license has a story in which they messed up driving: cutting people off, denting someone’s car, running a stop sign or a red light. That might seem like an alarming fact, but I think what differentiates good drivers from bad is that good drivers only mess up with small things. I never gave that much thought before today.
August 19, 2013 “The Fourth Day”
Today we went to Vint Hill. It was quite similar to yesterday, without errors on me or my partner’s behalf.
August 21, 2013 “The Fifth Day”
Today I drove the fastest I have ever driven in my life. The new elements my instructor incorporated today were acceleration and deceleration lanes. The highway in which these lanes were found had a speed limit of 70 mph. That type of speed was new to me, but that did not stop me from actually enjoying it!
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August 23, 2013
“The Seventh (Test!) Day” I kept thinking about the test all day. Finally, after a fourth block that seemed to stretch for an eternity, school ended and our final Behind-the-Wheel session began. My partner drove first, as he always does. During his turn, a surprise ambulance appeared, to which he dutifully yielded to. This kid is just great in unexpected situations. He did not commit any of the mistakes he did yesterday. Needless to say, he passed with only one error. The wave of relief that visibly came over his entire being was priceless. Then, it was my turn. I remember how quickly my heart was beating in my chest as I positioned myself behind the wheel. Seconds into driving, however, a new feeling of naturalness came over me and I felt confident. No ambulances appeared during my turn, sadly, but there was a quick red light and a sudden stop I had to do to yield to incoming cars. My instructor said I handled that very well, for if I had continued, it would have been an automatic fail. I decided to reflect upon that in the most positive way possible. As we came to the last portion of the test, I was faced with my paved nemesis: the divided highway. I utilized my newfound confidence as much as possible. I actually talked myself through it out loud, telling myself and my passengers what I was doing. As soon as I made the turn safely, a huge smile broke out on my face, and I just knew. Four minutes and one great parking later, my instructor uttered the fateful, lifechanging words… Hannah Borja is a current junior at Liberty High School. Warrenton Lifestyle
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Local landscape architecture firm has earned national recognition By John T. Toler For nearly four decades, the landscape architects at Earth Design Associates (EDA) at Auburn have been creating nature-focused landscapes, winning national acclaim and international recognition for a wide range of projects. Locally, EDA has been involved with numerous and varied projects, including the Northern Fauquier Community Park near Marshall, Monroe Park and the John Marshall Birthplace Park near Midland, and the Hill School and National Sporting Library in Middleburg. The founder and president of Earth Design Associates is Barry W. Starke, 69, who grew up near Short Pump, outside of Richmond. From an early age, he felt the calling to become a landscape architect, but it wasn’t until he got into his formal training that he realized that true landscape architecture was more than planning gardens or streetscapes. In high school, Starke was exposed to the works of Richmond landscape architect Charles Gillette, which strengthened his desire to enter that field. In those days, only a few universities offered landscape architecture programs. In the fall of 1962, he enrolled in the program offered at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed the requirements for his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1967. While studying at Berkeley, the most important textbook used in his coursework was Landscape Architecture, A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design, by John O. Simonds (1913-2005) which had just come out in 1961. After graduation, Starke enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Returning to civilian 32
life in 1969, he worked for a year as a planning intern for the Richmond Regional Planning Commission, where he conducted environmental analysis in preparation for Richmond’s Open Space Resources Plan. In 1970, Starke joined the landscape architecture firm of Meade Palmer FASLA in Warrenton, where he was a landscape architect and project manager for numerous environmental studies and site development projects. Notable projects included work at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Greensprings, America’s first rural historic district. Wishing to form their own design firm, Starke and co-worker Fred Kines left Mr. Palmer in 1974 to establish Earth Design Associates Inc. Their last project with Palmer’s firm was the design of the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove. The time they spent working with Palmer taught both men invaluable lessons, not the least of which
was to offer diversified services. “Meade did a lot of different things, and when we started Earth Design, so did we,” recalled Starke. The first office of EDA was in a spare room in Kines’ house on Lickin’ Run, near Germantown. The firm later moved to a rental house owned by Kines. Their first big job came in 1975, with an outdoor design project at Wexford, the country home of Bill Clements, Deputy Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford. The home near Middleburg was originally built in 1963 for Pres. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, but the First Family spent only two weekends at Wexford before the President was assassinated in November 1963. Clements took Starke and Kines aside, and simply told them, “I want a earth designs continued on page 34
In 1976, newlyweds Barry and Laurie Starke honeymooned in Japan, where Barry studied Japanese gardens in preparation for a project at Maymont Park, Richmond. Sites included the Shugakuin Imperial villa, in the background. Photo by Laurie Starke.
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swimming pool, tennis court, and plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. So you guys have at it!” The new elements had to fit comfortably in the difficult, varied terrain surrounding the house. “What we came up with was an elaborate scheme of terraces going down the hillside, with simulated rock outcroppings,” recalled Starke. “It was really quite an opportunity for us.” The overriding challenge was to blend the new elements into the natural setting without overpowering or destroying it.
One of Earth Design Associates first big jobs was the outdoor entertainment area at Wexford near Middleburg, which included a swimming pool and tennis court. Wexford was originally built in 1963 for Pres. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy.
“Bruce Hanback was the general contractor, and he hired the best masons and other subcontractors,” said Starke. “It turned out very well, and Earth Design got a lot of publicity in articles published in national landscape architecture magazines.” Sadly, before the project was completed, Kines died of cancer. After the work was finished in 1978, Clements had a party at Wexford, and invited Starke and his wife Laurie, a California native, to join the festivities. Upon arrival, they were greeted by George H.W. Bush, then the head of the Central Intelligence Agency. “A lot of Washington dignitaries were there, and it was quite an experience,” recalled Starke. “We had just gotten married, and Laurie turned to me and said, ‘Is this what life is going to be like in Virginia?’” Soon after the firm was started, EDA began a long association with Maymont Park in Richmond, and over the next 25 years would be involved in over 30 projects in the park, beginning with the park Master Plan in 1976.
The arched bridge in the Japanese garden at Maymont Park is one of the striking elements designed by Earth Design Associates. Over the years, the firm has been involved in more than 30 design projects in the park.
One of the most significant projects was Maymont’s Japanese garden, which originated in a conceptual plan drawn up in 1977. Commissioned by the Maymont Foundation, design and construction drawings for the garden were completed in 1981. The first phase of construction followed in 1985-86, and other parts of the plan were implemented between 1987-95. The new Japanese garden was a challenge. The existing 6½-acre garden, dating back to the 1920s, was in poor condition, and with two lakes and concrete sidewalks, it was more like an English park. In preparation for the project, the Starkes went to Japan for their honeymoon, where they visited the native gardens. “The honeymoon turned out to be a trek through all those gardens,” he noted. “It was really a great experience.” Starke returned with a master plan that created a “strolling” garden that fit in nicely at Maymont. The design called for entry through a wooden archway, leading visitors to meandering walkways. They would then pass through carefully placed trees and shrubs, around green-planted hills, and over an arched Japanese-style moon bridge. Other remarkable features in the garden were the existing waterfall coming off a rock cliff, flowing into interlocking pools and a small stream. But there was something more that made the Japanese garden project special.
The Japanese garden won an award from the American Association of Nurserymen in 1982, which was presented to Barry Starke by thenFirst Lady Nancy Reagan. 34
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Conservation Corps grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and along with some private funds, the money was used to hire dropouts and at-risk youngsters to work on the first phase of the project. While there was initial skepticism about how this would work, the youngsters performed their jobs well. Recently, the Maymont Japanese garden was recognized as one of the 25 most significant Japanese-style gardens North America in Quiet Beauty, The Japanese Gardens of North America (2013), by Kendell H. Brown, “the foremost scholar of Oriental art in the U.S.,” according to Starke. In addition, the Maymont garden earned an award from the American Association of Nurserymen for “nationally significant works in landscape design,” which was presented by thenFirst Lady Nancy Reagan at the White House. Starke earned the 1982 Tucker Award from the Building Stone Institute for his work on the garden. Another significant project involving EDA was the design and placement of the Arthur Ashe monument in Richmond, which started in 1994 and completed in 1996. Landscape planning included the selection of an appropriate site, and the design of a stone base for a statue of the famous African-American tennis star sculpted by Paul DiPasquale. In what the Richmond TimesDispatch called “the most controversial project of the 20th century,” the site selected for the Ashe monument was on the city’s Monument Avenue, a boulevard where heroes of the Confederacy were honored. “The project got into the political arena, and then went absolutely crazy,” said Starke. After much turmoil, the project was approved to be built on Monument Avenue, at the end of the historic district. At this location, it marks the starting point where new monuments honoring other Richmond heroes will be built. Closer to home, in 1994 EDA was selected by Fauquier County to lead a project to evaluate the county’s planning and land use controls, following the controversial Disney’s America Theme 36
Park project. Called the Rural Areas Land Use Plan, others working on the project were John Coughlin of Coughlin/ Keene and Associates, and Randall Arendt, of the Natural Lands Trust. Viewed as an opportunity to advance rural preservation, the results of the study, which included a sitespecific model, provided a range of recommendations. However, “Like any planning study, it didn’t get fully implemented,” said Starke.
Professional advances Starke’s participation in professional landscape architecture organizations goes back to 1972, when he became a member, and later a fellow, of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Over the years, he served on various committees and rose through the ranks. He was elected Vice President for Communications in 199596, and President of the ASLA for the organization’s Centennial Year in 1999. Regionally, he was a member of the Potomac Chapter of the ASLA, starting as an associate member in 1972 and becoming a regular member in 1974. When the Virginia Chapter was formed in 1978, he served as Charter Vice President in 1979, and President in 1980. Starke was also involved in the process of establishing landscape architecture as a recognized profession. For many years, landscape architecture as a profession had been “totally misunderstood, and almost suppressed,” he recalled.
Earth Design Associates was involved with the site selection, design of the base, and the landscaping surrounding the monument honoring tennis star Arthur Ashe in Richmond. Barry Starke (left) and sculptor Paul DiPasquale attended the unveiling in 1996.
When he came to Warrenton in 1970, Meade Palmer was already working on state legislation to establish landscape architecture certification. It was a long process, and by the time Starke was the President-Elect of the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA, he and others successfully pushed for state certification of landscape architects. Certification was important to the profession, authorizing landscape architects to sign off on site plans and other legal documents involving their work on projects. As president of the Virginia Chapter, in 1980 Starke was appointed to serve on the Virginia State Board of Architects, Professional earth designs continued on page 38
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Engineers, Land Surveyors and Certified Landscape Architects. He served as chairman of the Landscape Architecture Section for several terms, and was the first landscape architect elected president of the board, serving two terms. The next step was full licensure of landscape architects in Virginia, which took much longer. “It was quite a battle,” Starke recalled. The process was completed in 2012, and Starke was designated “Commonwealth of Virginia Licensed Landscape Architect #1.” Over the years, Starke still found time to serve other committees and organizations, including the Town of Warrenton Architectural Review Board (2003-2005); the Fauquier County ARB (1989-2001); and the International Federation of Landscape Architects, which involved travel to Jesus College, Cambridge, in the U.K.
Moving into a new phase Recently, EDA has undergone a downsizing, moving from the historic Nevill’s Mill building in Auburn it has occupied since 1977 to smaller quarters in the building next door. While not retiring, Starke is selectively taking on new projects, and devoting more time to professional writing.
Remarkably, Starke has already significantly contributed to the body of knowledge of landscape architecture. This started when he was contacted by John Simonds in 2004, who asked him to revise and co-author the fourth edition of Landscape Architecture, A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design – a new version of the textbook Starke had used in college. They had worked together in 1999, when Starke was president of ASLA, and asked Simonds to write the prologue for the ASLA Centennial book. Due to his age and health problems, Simonds declined, but they had stayed in touch. Work on the fourth edition of Landscape Architecture began in 2004, and proved to be extremely demanding. In addition to the necessary revisions, new content was added, including current works of contemporary landscape architects, and the new technologies that had become available. “What John Simonds originally wrote was timeless, as applicable today as it was in the early 1960s,” noted Starke. “There have been many changes, but the underlying philosophy of the profession – living in concert with nature - hasn’t changed, and won’t change. The challenge for me was how to update the book, while preserving the integrity of what he wrote.”
Artwork selection included going through over 2,000 photographs; 400 color photos were used, including 80 taken by Starke. Once the manuscript was completed in 2006, it required only light editing, and the artwork supplied was easily embedded in the text. The fourth edition grew to 21 chapters, and was soon published and in the hands of landscape architecture students and professionals. His work on the fourth edition earned Starke an invitation to speak at the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Beijing University in 2007, where he also had a book signing. McGraw-Hill considered Landscape Architecture to be one of its best titles, and contacted Mr. Starke in 2011, requesting that he produce a fifth edition, which he agreed to do. This time, revisions were focused on current land use planning concepts, and such emerging topics as “greening and sustainability,” storm water management, urban forestry, and bringing people and nature into balance. The fifth edition has received 15 five-star reviews on Amazon.com, coming from all over the world. “That being said, I still haven’t made minimum wage on the project,” Starke added with a chuckle. earth designs continued on page 40
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Simonds and Palmer By now accustomed to working with publishers and book designers, Starke is planning to write about the lives of John O. Simonds (1913-2005) and M. Meade Palmer (1916-2001).
M. Meade Palmer, FASLA, designed many projects in the region, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove, and Historic Greensprings, the first rural historic district established in the U.S.
A native of North Dakota, Simonds grew up in Michigan, where became interested in natural landscapes while staying at the family home on a lake. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, he was scheduled to spend a semester in Borneo working for a timber company. However, the company wanted him to sign a one-year contract, which he could not do. Instead, he was befriended by a native who spoke English, and lived with a family in Borneo for six months. It was there that he experienced a culture that was tied to the land. Also while an undergraduate, Simonds later studied a Japanese culture and philosophy that called for closeness to the Earth, and later pursued a career path focused on environmental preservation. “John Simonds was a towering figure in landscape architecture, a national icon,” said Mr. Starke. “The first edition of Landscape Architecture was a huge step forward, in that until that time, no one had written about landscape architecture in the context of the environment.” His contribution to landscape architecture earned Mr. Simonds the ASLA’s Centennial President’s Medal in 1999, a one-time award.
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In contrast with John Simonds, Meade Palmer’s influence was much more regional, but no less important. After earning a degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University in 1939, he worked for the Arlington County Department of Planning for a year before serving an internship under Charles Gillette – the same landscape architect who inspired young Barry Starke years later. Palmer’s career was put on hold during World War II, during which he served as a naval officer in the South Pacific.
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After the war, he came to Warrenton and opened his landscape architecture firm on Culpeper Street. He was instrumental in the founding of the University of Virginia’s Department of Landscape Architecture in 1961, and taught planting design and plant identification at UVA for several years. Mr. Palmer was known for his relatively minimalist designs, which blended in with their natural surroundings, or maintained an historical context. Notable projects include Bull Run Regional Park, Mount Rogers State Park, and the Carter’s Grove Country Road. He received numerous awards and recognitions during his lifetime, and after his death, the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA created the M. Meade Palmer Medal in his honor, given to fellow colleagues for “outstanding achievements in landscape architecture.” Starke was the first recipient. While not planning a big step like full retirement, Starke is looking forward to a time when he won’t be “so hard at it.” But he notes that like Meade Palmer’s firm, “Your business is you,” adding that there is still a lot of local work out there, particularly at local parks and area horse farms, the specialty of Earth Design Architect Tommy Beach, AIA. While he may be thinking of slowing down, Mr. Starke still cannot resist the opportunity to get involved with issues that are important to him. Currently, as president-elect of Scenic Virginia Inc., where he and others are working on a project to identify the most significant scenic assets in the state, and is in the process of developing a Viewshed Registry. “It’s a daunting task, and we’re trying to get our arms around it,” he explained. “But it will be an exciting project.” In examining the careers of Simonds, Palmer and Starke, important characteristics become apparent: decide what you are passionate about, always give it your best – and you will get to do it for a long time.
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You will need: 2 slices bacon cooked and chopped (reserve drippings) 5 chicken breasts (skinned and boned) (Rinse and dry on paper towels) ½ onion chopped 2 carrots diced in large chunks 3 garlic cloves minced 1-tablespoon olive oil 1 - 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes 2½ cups chicken broth (can be low sodium) 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Several dashes of Tabasco sauce 1 -14 oz. can of washed and drained white beans (Cannellini or northern) ½ teaspoon sugar 1-tablespoon garlic pepper 1-teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon seasoning salt Pepper and salt to taste Optional: spinach or arugula
Cook bacon in large sauté pan – remove from pan and chop – set aside. Using a very small amount of bacon drippings (just enough for flavoring), sauté onion and carrot for about 3-4 minutes. Add minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds – remove from pan and set aside. Add the olive oil to your pan. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on chicken breasts. Add chicken breasts to sauté pan– browning on each side for about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, garlic pepper, basil, sugar and salt and pepper. Add chopped bacon and beans. Sauté until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and cut into pieces – return to pan. Optional: Add arugula or spinach about 1 minute prior to serving. This recipe makes about 8 servings.
Final Thought Most of us think we do not have enough will power to eat healthfully on a consistent basis; however, developing consistent habits may negate the need for will power at all! Recent research suggests that when making changes, habits may be more important than will power. So, start by focusing on changes that are relatively easy to make and that can become part of your daily/weekly routine. For example, make a pot of soup every Sunday and use it throughout the week for lunches and quick evening meals. By making the soup every Sunday, you will create new and healthy habits throughout the entire week. You can do it! Kim Forsten owns and operates Old Town Athletic Club, Parisi Speed School and Warrenton Pilates. She has been a certified personal trainer, master group fitness trainer, master step instructor and certified nutritionist since 2000. Her specialty certifications include Pilates, senior fitness, pre/post natal exercise, Body Training Systems, and Zumba, to name a few. Kim maintains business affiliations with IDEA, IHRSA, NFBA and served as a Board Member of the Fauquier Hospital from 2002-2008. Old Town Athletic Club has received “Best Health Club in Warrenton” recognition for six consecutive years, and has been recognized regionally for its outstanding group fitness programming.
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save our home BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF FAUQUIER STRUGGLES AMID FUNDING GAP by: Rachel Samlall
Imagine a fun and safe place in Fauquier County where the young people in our community could go after school (instead of the alternative of staying at home alone until their parents get home from work) to start on their homework, have tutors available, play recreational sports, hang out with friends, join leadership clubs and more, all at an affordable price. Can you believe that this already exists in two locations in Fauquier County? With one location in the heart of Warrenton, and the other in the southern end of the county in Bealeton, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fauquier offer all of those ideal things. As someone who grew up in Fauquier County her whole life, I was shocked to find out how little I actually knew about the Boys and Girls Club located right here in my hometown. I had the opportunity to visit the Club this month and was able to meet some very inspirational boys and girls who were incredibly eager to tell me about their favorite activities at the Club, and how much the Club means to them. It truly is a second home to many young people in our county. When I entered the lobby of the Club, I was greeted by a spirited volunteer working at the front desk. As I started walking down the hallway, approaching the indoor gymnasium, I could hear the echoes of bouncing basketballs and children’s laughter. I walked into the gym in the middle of a five-on-five basketball game. In the rooms off of the gymnasium other members were working
on their homework, playing foosball and having fun with their friends. Initially, I was approached by Program Director, Angel Washington, who has been working part-time at the Club for ten years this September. “It (the Boys and Girls Club) gives the kids a safe and fun place to go after school and keeps them off the streets or from being at home alone,” she said. When asked what one of her favorite aspects of working at the Club was, Angel told me, “I love when the kids arrive smiling after school and can’t wait to tell me about their day.” During my visit, I was also introduced to a Club alumna, Megan Wallace who earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia and just recently earned her Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Wallace grew up coming to the Club and when she turned 18 she started volunteering to help out with the younger kids. She has returned to volunteer every summer while in college and is now working part-time at the Club as a Program Director. She told me that the most rewarding experience was when she was nominated for the “Youth of the Year” award through the Boys and Girls Club. “It was an intense process, I had to write seven essays (which was a struggle for me at the time), and attend a panel interview. In the end it prepared me for job interviews, college essays and laid the foundation for my professional outlook.” I also met 10-year-old Monique who is in the 5th grade at C.M. Bradley Elementary School this year and attends the Club every day after school along with her older brother, Anthony who is in the 8th grade at Warrenton Middle School. Monique was save our home continued on page 46
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extremely eager to tell me about how much she enjoys playing in the indoor gymnasium after she finishes doing her homework while at the Club. “I want to keep coming here through high school. It’s safe, there are fun things to do and the people are really nice,” said Anthony. Walking out of the Boys and Girls Club all I could think about was how devastating it would be to our community if it were no longer here. Currently, the Club is at risk of closing its doors forever, which will affect hundreds of young people in our community. Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Connecticut who believed that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative. They organized the first Club and a cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston were formed with 53 member organizations. In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America. Then, in 1990, to recognize the fact that girls are a part of their cause, the national organization’s name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 1994, a number of prominent Fauquier citizens met to discuss potential programs that could be introduced to girls and boys in our community. Public sentiment led the group to believe that they were facing a major community challenge—there was nothing organized for young people in our community to do after school on a daily basis. After visiting and considering a number of programs, the group decided a Boys and Girls Club would be the right fit for Fauquier County. It took almost three years to get the project off the ground and, finally, in November of 1997 the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fauquier opened its doors at Taylor Middle School. From 1997 to 2004 the Club struggled—succeeding only because of a handful of dedicated people such as Buddy Curtis, Executive Director Jon Gregory, Jerry Wood, Robert Wiles, John Morgan, Sarah Rossi, and Jerry Medlock. Help was tough to find and money was even harder to come by. Then along came Stephen Athey, who donated his time, money and influence to the Club and suddenly the positive changes began. Rachel Samlall, a Fauquier native, is a 2013 graduate of Bethany College. She is currently working as a Digital Strategist at McKinsey Development. 46
The club soon outgrew its Taylor Middle School home and began turning away 200 to 300 young people each year. It was time to look for a new home. When the opportunity to purchase Old Town Athletic Club’s former 15,000 square foot home on Keith Street in Warrenton presented itself, the Boys & Girls Club was ecstatic. It was the perfect space at the perfect time. There were high hopes for the Club when it moved into its Keith Street location in December of 2009. A number of monetary gifts and enthusiastic pledges promised in the years leading up to the grand opening were understandably rescinded in light of the 2009 recession. While the Club’s leadership made a valiant effort to bridge the funding gap with a Capital Campaign initiative, the project fell dramatically short of its goals in the wake of the recession. The Club is now at a pivotal crossroad – raise $1.6 million by the end of this year – or close its doors. “It’s a big goal. It’s an ambitious goal. But, this campaign is our sole hope of keeping this program alive in our community for our children and our children’s children,” said Boys and Girls Club Board President Wayne Harne. Eighth grader and Club participant Anthony summed up the sense of urgency around this need simply: “If the Club closes, I will feel so sad for all the kids who haven’t gotten the chance to come here yet to do all of the things I’ve gotten to do and meet all of the nice people I’ve met here.” As a young Fauquier-born professional coming home to her first job in Warrenton out of college…I’d be sad if the club closes too. Because I’ve seen our community pull together to accomplish great things in the past, and I know that together, we can preserve the history of the Boys and Girls Club in our community, and keep the doors open for the next generation.
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Fiddler on the Roof Fauquier Community Theatr October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 Fridays & Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00 pm Vint Hill - 4225 Aiken Drive (540) 349-8760 www.fctstage.org. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
The Great Pumpkin Ride Saturday, October 26 Old Town Warrenton Registration: 8:00am Ride starts: 9:00am (540) 428-2901 www.fauquiertrails.com The Great Pumpkin Ride is a fully supported bicycle ride that starts and ends in historic Warrenton. With route options of 3, 24, 48, and 72 miles, the ride appeals to a range ofriders and levels of experience. Fully stocked rest stops along the way will ensure you’rewell nourished. The ride benefits the Fauquier Trails Coalition, supporting further construction of a multi-use trails network throughout Fauquier County. Registration: Prior to October 13th - $35 After - $40 Day of the Ride - $45 3 Mile Fun Ride... $5 without t-shirt or $10 with t-shirt. ANSI/ SNELL Helmets required.
First Fridays in Old Town Warrenton Friday, October 4th - 6:00pm-9:00pm Old Town Warrenton - Main Street (540) 349-8606 www.partnershipforwarrenton.org Join us and enjoy live music, ghost tours, demonstrations, information, giveaways, performances, vendors, kids crafts, wine tastings and more! This is the last First Friday event for 2013! Sponsored by the Partnership for Warrenton Main Street Program.
CM Bradley’s Shiver Me Timbers 5k Sunday, October 6 9:00am www.raceit.com The race starts at Bradley Elementary, 5k at 9am. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society in honoring the families of our community touched by cancer!!Register and Pay online at registration fee is $30. Race Packet Pick-up will be before and after school October 3rd and 4th. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to walk and/or run with their child. Parents, please make sure your child can complete 3.1 miles if he/she is registering for the 5K. For questions please email at email@example.com.
Fall Festival at Airle Saturday, October 26 2:00pm - 5:00pm Airlie Center - 6809 Airlie Road (540) 341-3283 www.airlie.com/LFPLectures Cost: $10. Delight in the arrival of fall and get tips on winterizing your garden from Local Food Project Head Gardener, Kae Yowell, while exploring Airlie’s organic corn maze with the whole family. All workshops will include light refreshments and the opportunity to connect with other gardeners in the community. For more information contact Breanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunted Hollow at Maple Tree Farm Weekends in October 8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton VA 20188 (540) 522-9183 www.hauntedhollowva.com Get ready to be scared! Visit this haunted farm just outside the town of Warrenton. Read about the creepy history of this old farm, and then pay a visit. If you dare! The Civil War Through Archeology Exhibit Opens at the Old Jail Museum Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm Old Jail Museum - 10 Ashby Street (540) 347-5525 www.fauquierhistory.com Open Free admission. 48
Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company Sunday, October 20 10:00am - 2:00pm Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company - 167 West Shirley Avenue Station www.warrentonfire.org WVFC is hosting their annual open house. The organization will welcome citizens and visitors of the community to tour the state-of-the-art station, interact with their members and other personnel from local public safety agencies. Free refreshments and activities for the family include moon bounce, educational items, child safety/ identification and more.
Trick-or-Treating Old Town Warrenton Sunday, October 27 1:30pm Old Town Warrenton - Main Street (540) 347-6725 Dress the kids in costume and come trick or treat down Main Street as participating shop-owners provide Halloween treats. Kids and pets assemble at the corner of 5th and Main and proceed up Main Street to Courthouse Square, where The Fauquier Bank will greet them with treat bags and send them on their way to scare up goodies. Sponsored by The Partnership for Warrenton and Community Volunteers. Warrenton Lifestyle
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The Most Interesting People Living in the Moment By George Rowand One wrong turn, and his life was changed. One wrong turn, and other lives were changed. One wrong turn, and maybe your life will be changed. One. Wrong. Turn. “I took a wrong turn in Warrenton and ended up in front of the Hospice Support,” said Eric Lindner. “Knocked on the door. Walked inside. Started talking to the director. It was an accident.” Accident or not, Lindner liked what he heard from Joy LeBaron, the director, and volunteered on the spot. After training in Haymarket, Lindner was given his first patient. And then another. And another. And now he’s written a book called “Hospice Voices – Lessons for Living at the End of Life” that tells his experiences and their stories.
“When I met my first patient the first day, I was hooked, I mean hooked,” Lindner said. “It was unbelievable. Like me, the guy was blinded in his left eye. He spoke six languages, a Fulbright Scholar, was a runner of marathons. He was fighting Alzheimer’s, fighting cancer. Upbeat, happy, wiser than any professor I’ve had, including Nobel laureates. I was thinking, ‘Where does this come from?’ After he died, I went on to others and every single one I’ve met was like that, and from each one of them, I began to learn something.” His patients have all lived in and around Warrenton. Lindner wrote about a patient’s husband – named Elmer – who grew up during the Great Depression. When
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One of Lindner’s patients featured in the book, tiny Cricket Cooper, the crack shot from North Carolina who lugged her fearsome five-pound Dan Wesson 44 mag, long-barrel, with her everywhere she went—especially to family reunions.
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World War II came, Elmer found himself riding beach patrol at Virginia Beach for the Coast Guard. At night, he shot squirrels and usually took them down with one shot. Marksmanship like that tends to get noticed, and the next thing he knew, he was on Iwo Jima, shooting down Japanese Zeros. Once, Zeros came buzzing around in such a heavy formation that it sounded like hornets, but Elmer suspected something else. The Zeros were a diversion. There was a Japanese bomber, moving slow and low, avoiding radar, and almost out of range of his machine guns. He drew a bead and took it out, just before it could hit an American landing craft.
end of the Cold War, he set up a business in Poland, and that kept him extremely busy, but he kept up his volunteer work with hospice. One day, the connections he made in hospice were needed in his own family.
“Every single one tells stories like this,” Lindner stated. “I believe that everyone has an unbelievable narrative to tell, and at the end of life, it’s concentrated. It’s concentrated wisdom. People don’t have to show off any more. They just want to tell somebody, and if you get that narrative, it’s unbelievable.”
Lindner replied that Sarah was pretty emotional at that point, and the woman responded, “I’m sure she is. That’s exactly why it’d be great for her to shoot the crap out of something.”
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Lindner had volunteered with a family in Bealeton. The father was dying and the daughter had cancer and was dying as well. When Sarah, Lindner’s own college-age daughter, was diagnosed with a possible case of cancer of the thyroid, the daughter of his patient had a suggestion. “I know Sarah’s worried, so let’s go shooting,” she said.
So the two women with cancer went to Clark Brothers and spent the morning blasting away. When it was over, they went to lunch, and one veteran cancer patient told the new girl about the disease … how to ask for second opinions, to push the doctors and to not let cancer rule her life. The relief was
palpable. “I felt lighter,” Sarah said, “as if some of the worry had been shot away.” “The stress level just went way down,” Lindner added. Her operation was a complete success, and Sarah is cancer-free. Lindner relates the seven most relevant stories from his patients in his book. As he says in the preface, there is a purpose behind that. “In contemporary society, famous voices are ubiquitous, and so often boring, whereas the voices of the common folk are inspiring but muzzled. This book lets them speak for a change.”
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half years ago.” One friend had a revealing response to the stories. “We drove past a small, rundown house, and she said, ‘Who knew that there are more interesting people who live in places like that than are on those reality shows?’” Lindner said that he intends to donate all profits from the sale of the book to organizations committed to improving the lives of hospice patients and their families, including Hospice Support of Fauquier County. The book’s
release date is October 6. He doesn’t expect to go on book tours. “A friend said, ‘Book tours are passe. It’s all social media these days. It’s goodreads.com.’” “I’m hoping to make a lot of money to give it away,” he added, “because there is a lot of need out there … millions of people a year who are dying alone or who lose loved ones, and a little money in hospice goes a long way.” Lindner said that he had found working as a hospice volunteer incredibly rewarding.
“Talking to someone who I don’t know is going to be there the next time, I mean talk about being present, about being in the moment.” He hopes to inspire others to volunteer. “I want more people to volunteer, not because I want to lecture people, but because they will love it. It’s unbelievable entertainment.” “People come to me and say, ‘Wow, I didn’t know this existed. My mother passed away or my father passed away. They were supposed to last two months, but they lasted a year-and-a-half because the hospice people added a qualitative dimension.’” Lindner sold his business. “These experiences have been transformative. This is what I’m doing now. It’s a full-time job. Lindner said that some of his patients have been in their 30s, while others have been in their 90s, but the majority are in their 70s and 80s. Working with the patients has changed his life. “It’s enhanced my life in one way for sure,” he said. “I hope it’s helped me become a better son to my parents. They’re 87, and it’s helped me understand what’s going on in their lives. When you see your parents, when you see your loved ones, you should be happy.” And he is grateful for the life lessons he has picked up. “There’s a special place at that cusp before and after death that I think is a holy place. I really do. I’m blessed to just be in that space.” “Hospice Voices – Lessons for Living at the End of Life” is being released on October 6. All profits will be donated to organizations committed to hospice care.
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Jimmie’s Market & The Madison Tea Room Combining the comforts of a time passed with the luxuries of today, Jimmie’s Market and The Madison Tea Room offer Warrentontians a place filled with local history and familiarity. Opening in 1939, owner Jimmie Kidwell wanted to provide his customers with fine personal service and quality food. Fast forward 74 years and current owners Jim and Susan Feeley have preserved this notion and expanded the original market to include The Madison Tea Room. Their décor, fare and friendly staff together make Jimmie’s Market and The Madison Tea Room a fantastical old town fixture. High-top tables, leather armchairs and Georgia O’Keefe prints line the walls and create an open atmosphere for coffee shop-like conversation. The Café at Jimmie’s Market is a comfortable and eclectic place for guests to enjoy gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches and aromatic coffees. Make a stop for the Country Ham Biscuit at breakfast or their flavorful 3 Egg Frittata with bacon or Swiss Cheese. They have bagels all day long and can be served with European style butter, butter and jam, cream cheese, or Havarti cheese. Their Soup
De Jour is always a mystery, as it is made with love the night before. Try the Vegan Salad that is full of natural goodies like greens, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, walnuts, coconut and dressing. The Café has almost 20 different sandwiches to choose from. The Virginia Gent is simple and tasty with stacked turkey and country ham on wheat bread with mayonnaise. A frequent favorite is the Piccadilly that combines rare roast beef, Havarti cheese, tomato and tiger sauce on marble rye bread. Finish up with an espresso, craft beer, lemon bar or gelato.
Indian tea with character that is likened to the Muscatel grape. Gunpowder is a rich blend of green tea from the Orient with a clean fragrant liquor. Pair your tea with their savory and sweet treats. The Madison is a favorite with a scone and croissant served with clotted cream and jam. The Garden Club offers a chicken salad-filled croissant, a scone served with clotted cream and lemon curd, plus two tiny desserts and tea. The Madison Tea Room also serves exquisite coffee concoctions and glasses of wine.
Ladies and gentlemen alike will be pleased with The Madison Tea Room. Once a long-standing barbershop, the space is now a polished reserve for those seeking a moment of refinement. Tables dressed with floral cloths and accenting chairs fill the Tea Room while antiques and distinctive items adorn the walls like serving silver, teapots, cups, saucers and sugar dishes. It’s quite a collection and almost all of it is available to purchase. Catch up with friends or family over a spot of tea like their English Breakfast, that is a blend of black teas, creating a rich and satisfying taste. Their Darjeeling is a delicate
Jimmie’s Market and The Madison Tea Room are located at 22 Main Street near The Black Bear Bistro. Both the Market and the Tea Room are open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Pick-up and delivery services are available as well as catering for large parties and events under Kidwell Caterers. Give them a call at (540) 347-1942 to place your order. For more information on Jimmie’s Market and The Madison Tea Room please visit their website at www.jimmiesmarket.net or email at email@example.com.
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A Taste of Warrenton The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and non-advertisers. Please contact us if you believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
Claire’s at the Depot
Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and CarsideTo-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress.
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.
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.
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Cold Stone Creamery
Soft-serve, milkshakes, fried-oreo’s, smoothies, hot dogs, grilled cheese and boardwalk fries.
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.
(540) 341-2044 105 W Lee Highway www.applebees.com
Black Bear Bistro
(540) 428-1005 2/34 Main Street www.blackbearbistro.com
Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one floor below.
The Brick at Black Bear Bistro (540) 216-3940 34 Main Street
Offering wood-fired brick oven pizzas, Italian inspired appetizers and desserts.
Broadview Lanes (540) 878-5383 272 Broadview Avenue
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.
(540) 347-3199 34 Broadview Avenue www.bk.com
Locally owned and operated Burger King. Home of the Whopper. Have campaign to promote a more healthy lifestyle of eating to kids. Kid’s play area available. Casual dress.
(540) 347-2713 388 Waterloo Street cafetorinoandbakery.com
(540) 351-0004 346 Waterloo Street www.carouselfrozentreats.com
(540) 347-9791 256 W Lee Highway www.chick-fil-a.com/warrenton
All Chicken products are prepared by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
(540) 349-1382 275 W. Lee Highway
(540) 351-1616 65 S Third Street www.clairesrestaurant.com
(540) 349-0300 183 W Lee Highway www.coldstonecreamery.com
(540) 349-9120 623 Frost Avenue www.countrycookin.com
Hearty portions, made-to-order entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, bread, soup, and dessert bar available for $5.59.
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.
Serving up home-style, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, sweets like gobs and muffins, and side items like potato and macaroni salad.
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).
(540) 351-0580 589 Frost Avenue www.chinarestaurantva.com
(540) 351-6155 7168 Lineweaver Road www.covertcafe.com
(540) 347-0401 7323 Comfort Inn Drive www.dennys.com
Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi.
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Domino’s Pizza (540) 347-0001 81 W Lee Highway www.dominos.com
Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches.
(540) 351-0011 251 W Lee Highway www.el-agave.com
Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out.
(540) 341-0126 86 Broadview Avenue
Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out.
Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar (540) 341-8800 251 W Lee Highway #177
Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.
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Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room (540) 347-4205 9236 Tournament Drive www.fauquiersprings.com
Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends.
Five Guy’s Restaurant
(540) 878-2066 6441 Lee Highway www. fiveguys.com
Burgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Uses fresh, never frozen, ground beef.
(540) 349-5776 20 Broadview Avenue www.fostersgrille.com
Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available.
(540) 428-1999 73 Main Street
Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.
(540) 347-3047 55 Broadview Avenue
24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.
Great Harvest Bread Co. (540) 878-5200 108 Main Street www.warrentonbread.com
Loaves of bread handcrafted using whole grain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery.
Hidden Julles Café
(540) 316-3121 70 Main Street #22
A cafe serving a wide selection of fresh and organic foods like stacked sandwiches, fruit smoothies, salads and more.
Honeybaked Ham Company (540) 428-0044 251 W Lee Highway
Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.
(540) 428-1820 6445 Lee Highway www. ihop.com
Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. For lunch and dinner.
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
(540) 349-9339 29 Main Street www. ironbridgewines.com
Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress.
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McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
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.
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.
Australian steakhouse. Also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Carry out available.
(540) 349-4900 177 W Lee Highway www.jerrysusa.com
Jimmies Market Cafe/Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room (540) 347-1942 22 Main Street
(540) 347-7200 380 Broadview Avenue www.mcmahonsirishpub.com
(540) 349-0457 6419 Lee Highway www.outback.com
(540) 341-4362 251 W Lee Highway www.panerabread.com
Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great bread selection. Gourmet coffee and tea also available. Dine in or carry out. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available.
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.
Mojitos & Tapas
Joe & Vinnie’s
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.
Papa John’s Pizza
Molly’s Irish Pub
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.
Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. Online ordering available. Choose from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, p’zone pizzas, and more.
(540) 347-0022 385 Shirley Highway www.joeandvinniespizza.net
Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice.
KFC/Long John Silver (540) 347-3900 200 Broadview Avenue www.kfc.com
KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken and home-style sides. Long John Silver’s is a quick service seafood restaurant. Located in the same building to provide diners with a wider variety of choices.
(540) 341-0392 505 Fletcher Drive www.longhornsteakhouse.com
LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, hand-seasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress.
Mandarin Buffet & Sushi (540) 341-1962 514 Fletcher Drive
Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.
(540) 347-7888 351 Broadview Avenue www.mcdonalds.com
Fast food chain known for Big Mac and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now serving McCafé beverages. Kids play area available.
(540) 349-8833 251 W Lee Highway #157 www.mojitosandtapas.com
(540) 349-5300 36 Main Street www.mollysirishpub.com
The Natural Marketplace (540)349-4111 5 Diagonal Street
Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.
(540)347-3704 5037 Lee Highway
(540) 349-7172 322 W Lee Highway www.papajohns.com
Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, and dessert also available. Daily specials and features.
(540) 347-5444 95 Broadview Avenue www.pizzahut.com
(540) 349-7171 251 W Lee Highway www.pizzarama.com
Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available.
Red Truck Bakery
(540) 347-2224 22 Waterloo Street www.redtruckbakery.com
Comfort food at its best. Featuring Greek/ American specialities this restaurant is family owned and operated. Banquet room available.
Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available.
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
Red, Hot & Blue
(540) 349-5050 139 W Lee Highway
Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.
(540) 349-7100 360 Broadview Avenue www.redhotandblue.com
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.
Renee’s Gourmet To Go (540) 347-2935 15 S Third Street
Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-and-go options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.
(540) 341-4912 74 Blackwell Park Lane www.rubytuesday.com
American chain restaurant serving your favorite hamburgers, pastas, steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual dress.
Sibby’s Restaurant & Lounge (540) 347-3764 11 S. 2nd Street www.sibbysbbq.com
Catering - Banquet Room. Home of Boss Hawg BBQ
(540) 349-0950 41 W Lee Highway #53 102 Broadview Avenue www.subway.com
Restaurant offering subs and pizza. Home of the $5 foot-long. Food is prepared after you order, and everything is prepared fresh daily. Available for dine-in or takeout.
(540)359-6401 488 Fletcher Drive www.sweetfrogyogurt.com
A self serve frozen yogurt shop, serving all natural frozen yogurt with a toppings bar that is full of sweet treats to customize your creation.
Open late for fourthmeal cravings. Now offering frutista freeze drinks and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco menu (low fat).
Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Check for lunch and combo specials.
Tippy’s Taco House
(540) 341-4206 316 W Lee Hwy www.tacobell.com
(540) 349-2330 147 W Shirley Avenue www.tippystacohouse.com
Mexican restaurant offering different quality specials everyday. Menu offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts and more. Dine-in or takeout. Open for Breakfast at 7am. Casual dress.
Top’s China Restaurant (540) 349-2828 185 W Lee Highway
Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.
Tropical Smoothie Café (540) 428-1818 251 W Lee Hwy #679 www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available. Casual dress.
(540) 349-5031 484 Blackwell Road www.vocellipizza.com
(540) 349-8118 352 Waterloo Street
Asian food available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.
(540) 347-5528 281 Broadview Avenue www.wendys.com
Fast food chain offering hamburgers, salads, and chicken nuggets. Also offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Frosty’s available as desert. Casual dress.
(540) 347-4355 294 W Lee Highway www.yencheng.com
First Chinese Restaurant in Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties and daily combos. Also offer a healthy food section and thai food options.
(540) 347-9669/9666 5063 Lee Highway
Authentic hand-tossed New York style pizza. Dough made fresh daily on premise. Family owned and operated since 1974 - three generations. Voted Best Pizza in 2012.
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COBBLER MOUNTAIN CELLARS Oh the Taste of a Local Wine!
And now we head back to Delaplane, Virginia for another great local wine tasting! The winery, Cobbler Mountain Cellars, is located about an hour outside of Washington D.C. by way of Route 66 in Delaplane. From there it is just off of State Road 55 at Ramey Road, continue to Moreland Road and then Long Fall Lane - you have arrived! Cobbler Mountain Cellars is family owned and operated by Jeff Louden and Laura McCarthy Louden. Jeff is also the winemaker and he does a fabulous job! The family has been a part of Big Cobbler Mountain since 1959 and it seems they will be here for a long time to come. Cobbler Mountain Cellars makes an abundance of wines including: Estate Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Meritage, Malbec, Vidal Blanc, Estate Chardonnay and Estate Hard Apple Cider. Each of these is delicious
in their own right and plenty more to choose from including some sparkling and port/brandy style. My favorite was the Estate Cabernet Franc, I picture it paired with seared pork tenderloin over sweet potatoes and sautéed Brussel sprouts with a touch of local bacon, yummy! The oak and stainless aged Chardonnay is very nice showing some crisp apple and pear notes and it should go well with most of your chicken and fish dishes especially if you sear and finish them in the oven. Remember Cobbler Mountain Cellars is child and pet friendly. They have trails minutes away for you to enjoy hiking or biking as well as space for picnics. Live music is available on the first and third Saturday of the month as well. You may want to call ahead and let them know you are coming to see them, as it can be a bit tough to find. Jeff and Laura will make you feel very
comfortable once you are there and you will forget all about the voyage there with the two rights and a left… or was it two lefts and a right? Oh, yes, it is time for brats and apple cider! Cheers, Bob Cobbler Mountain Cellars is located at 5909 Long Fall Lane (10363 Moreland Road for the GPS) in Delaplane, Virginia. For more information about the winery please visit their website at www.cobblercellars.com, like them on Facebook or follow their border collie Corky on Twitter at corkyatcobbler. Give them a call (540)364-2802 for larger parties or just to say hello! Cobbler Mountain Cellars is open Monday 11:00am until 5:00pm all year long.
Bob Grouge has been a resident of Fauquier County since the fall of 1988 from his move from Vienna, Virginia. He has 21 years of restaurant experience and 12 years of automobile experience prior to becoming the General Manager of “The Bridge,” and currently now the owner as of October 2012. He has a full family being married to Kimberly with two children Kelsey and Grayson, daughter and son respectively. He also has 1 dog, Lily, along with two cats buried in the backyard and 1 fish in an empty hummus cup... buried with the cats! 62
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