Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine September 2007

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September 2007


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Publishers Tony & Holly Tedeschi for Piedmont Press & Graphics tony@piedmontpress.com Advertising Cindy McBride CindyMcBride@piedmontpress.com Subscriptions Shannon Mullan shannon@piedmontpress.com The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine c/o Piedmont Press & Graphics 404 Belle Air Lane Warrenton,Virginia 20186 540.347.4466 Ph 540.347.9335 Fx www.warrentonlifestyle.com For general inquiries, advertising, editorial, listings or technical support: E: WarrentonLifestyle@piedmontpress.com Tel: 540.347.4466 • Fax: 540.347.9335 Editorial & Advertising office: Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday 404 Belle Air Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly and distributed to all its advertisers and selected addresses. While reasonable care is taken with all material submitted to The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any such material. Opinions expressed in articles are strictly those of the authors. While ensuring that all published information is accurate, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or omissions. Reproduction in whole or part of any of the text, illustration or photograph is strictly forbidden. ©2007 Piedmont Press & Graphics Printed in Warrenton, Virginia. USA • Photography for the Best of Warrenton photos were taken by Karl Pittelkau of Imagic Photography. www.imagicphoto.com • Coffee Shop photos by Holly Tedeschi. • Motorcycle photos by Sunny Reynolds. www.biotrektours.com. • Football photos by Glenn Petty (Thank you to coach Chris Pearson, assistant coach Alan Krajewski and all the Broncos of the Fauquier Youth Football League for posing as ACC stars.

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Mot o Mad rcycl

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by Sunny Reynolds


f you have been by Molly’s Pub lately on a Friday evening or the Frost Diner on weekend mornings, you’ll know that motorcycle madness has reached Warrenton. I have married into this motorcycle

a whiny, high-pitched noise that most homeowners hate on a Sunday morning. The BMW’s, on the other side, are whisper-quiet for a motorcycle. Then there are the Harleys! If you have ever had the opportunity to see or ride in “rolling thunder” every year on Memorial Day you will know what I mean. There is absolutely nothing like thousands of Harleys belting out that strong, earthy rumble.

the money to buy the company and the business has since soared. HOG is selling on the US stock exchange for $57.00 plus change per share. The two closest Harley dealerships are Whitt’s in Manassas and Grove’s in Winchester. Whitts Harley-Davidson/Buell is located in Manassas and managed by Chris Taylor. www.whittshd.com

Motorcycles are very specialized today. There are sport bikes, cruisers, racing, touring, off road, and naked categories, leading to diverse mechanics and design features. Here is a small sampling. The Harley-Davidson is probably the most recognizable and popular Staging for Rolling Thunder Memorial Day 2007 Harleymotorcycle in the US. Davidson Dealership, Fairfax. Harley-Davidson long ago Sean Smith with his 2000 Harley-Davidson lost most of its “bad boy” Electra Glide, Warrenton. persona with selling prices up to $35,000 on some models while appealing to lifestyle. Taking a summer evening business professionals. The promotion ride down Rogues Road instead of of their accessory line is exceptionally watching TV is what we like to do, strong from leather jackets, boots, tee full moon, fireflies, the smell of fresh shirts and even a baby line. Today, mowed pastures and honeysuckle. On these cycles are leaders in chrome, a hot nights we can feel the temperature classic look and a sharp customized changes, as we lean into the curves of feel. Back in 1902, William Harley and the road. Arthur Davidson built their first model Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson/ The sounds of motorcycles are engine. After some financial difficulty Buell is managed by Jake Rickard. www. distinct. The “crotch rockets” have in the 1970s the management raised hdwinchester.com 6

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G. V. “Dink” Godfrey, Jr. with his 2007 Harley-Davidson Champion Triko Kit, Warrenton Cemetary.

BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) is loved for its long-distance reliability and specialized look. In 1923 BMW presented their first motorcycle at the German Motor Show in Berlin. For a company that was routed in the business of aircraft production this showing was a huge success. Riders began to appreciate the experience that the aircraft manufacturer gave to motorcycle production, light alloy which was used on the pistons for the first time, and a high standard of construction and extreme reliability. See Motorcycle on page 8

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Motorcycle continued from page 7 Ducati is a breed of bikes dominated by race victories and super bike design exploding into the world of superbike racing in 1968. The Ducati brothers in Italy founded the electrical components company in 1926. But during WWII the Italian government took over the company and began the development of motorcycles. Cagiva purchased the company in 1985. Since its beginning, Ducati has gone from power to power plus. You can always recognize a Ducati without ever seeing the name on the tank. Ducati today has success in design, power and riding comfort. The closest dealer is Duc Duc Pond Motorsports is located in Pond Motorsports in Winchester and owned by Donnie and Winchester. Julie Unger. www.ducpond.com

Moto Guzzi is an outstanding choice for design, color and performance. Bright red is the signature color of the Guzzi. After WWI, three Italian air corps buddies started this motorcycle company and the first Guzzi was produced in 1922. Even with the death of one of the friends they kept the company going and adapted the eagle symbol in his honor, establishing a legend that has never been surpassed in motorcycle history. Tradition and innovation still are the focus of the company in today’s competitive motorcycle market. The closest dealer is American Road Motorcycles, www.americanroadmotorcycles. net, in Amissville. Owned and operated by Bill and Ginger See Motorcycle on page 42

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hen Monica, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Chandler and Joey began their weekly visits to Central Perk coffeehouse in 1994, no one could have predicted what would come next. Friends all around the United States started to culminate at coffee shops and tea rooms. Since then, thousands of new businesses have sprung up around the coffee and tea market, including several in the Warrenton area. Each coffeehouse and tea room here seems to have its own unique atmosphere, specialty and purpose. At Black Wolf Coffee, which is attached to Foster’s Grille on Lee H i g h w a y,


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visitors enter through the side door into a comfy-cozy room filled with oversized sofas and chairs, reminiscent of Central Perk. The home-style décor is also apparent in the antique hutch set up for customers to fix up their cups o’ Joe, the artwork hung for enjoyment, the coat rack and the baskets and shelves that line the seating area, stuffed with board games and reading material.

Not only is Black Wolf Coffee a place to sit and relax with a latte and a good book, it’s also a Wi-Fi hot spot, enabling the public to pull up a chair, boot up their laptops and access the Internet. “A lot of people come here to work,” said Lisa Kay Howard, Manager, “especially on weekdays.” Lisa says that Black Wolf serves a lot of “regulars” every day but also sees a multitude of new faces including customers from the local Howard Johnson hotel located just behind the coffee shop and students and teachers from the nearby high school. Business groups hold several meetings there each month. “I’m a customer here, too,” said Lisa. “I come here on my days off. The coffee is the best, the atmosphere is great and the people who come here are fantastic.” Ruth Boddery of Amissville could not agree more. “I come here all the time after I go to the gym,” she said “I like to treat myself and Lisa always greets me See Coffee on page 12

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Coffee continued from page 10 with a smile and a sugar-free toffee and vanilla iced coffee. It’s THE best coffee in town – worth going over the speed bumps for,” Ruth jokes, referring to the asphalt jolts customers stride across on their way into the shop to get their iced or steaming jolts of caffeine. Not far from Black Wolf Coffee, just caddycorner across the street, is a whole different experience in coffee at Café Torino. This bistrostyle establishment is bright, airy and full of laughter and love, especially when owners Andréa and Amber Ferrero, are present. The obviously happily married couple love owning a local business that mirrors Andréa’s Italian heritage and it trickles down to their employees and customers. The café is decorated rather simply with tables and chairs around the room and walls lined with Warrenton photographer Jordan Koephe’s framed photos. However, the simplicity does not breed a quiet crowd, the café is often filled with groups of people chatting amongst themselves or across the tables to other gatherers.

“It’s a very laid back atmosphere,” said Amber. “Most of the customers can just sit down and we already know what they want.” Café Torino started out as a coffee shop and bakery in 2001, but the Ferrero’s soon found their customers wanting more, so they evolved into a “restaurant and bakery that also serves coffee,” said Amber. Andréa boasts that he and Amber make the best coffee and breakfast. “We use the Italian espresso bean,” he explained, “it’s very flavorful without tasting burnt.” As for the breakfast – “You can have whatever you want – as long as it’s scrambled eggs and bacon, or bacon and scrambled eggs,” he jokes. Of course, being in a bakery, one can always opt for the more sinful breakfast with five different types of croissants, made fresh daily, to choose from.

Andréa Ferrero, Café Torino

“A lot of people use Café Torino as a meeting place and most of the customers know each other,” said Amber. “It’s a very social place,” added Andréa.


Amber noted that there are usually several people waiting outside when they open in the morning. The early-comers normally rush in, grab a coffee, maybe some pastries, and rush off again, but by mid-morning the café is buzzing again with the after-the-bus-takes-the-kids-to-school crowd who come to enjoy the ambiance, the company, the food and drink and just hang out.

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Street is Old Town Warrenton, home to another specialty coffee shop, Bartleby’s Café and the town’s sole tea room, Madison Tea Room. Almost hidden under the sidewalk on Main Street is Bartleby’s – in fact the only visible trace of the café from the road is the business’s sign attached to the brick façade of the quaint office building. But Bartleby’s is no secret to local businesses See Coffee on page 14

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Coffee continued from page 13 and visitors who frequent the café for it’s unique menu of gourmet coffees, smoothies, pastries, ice cream and lunch items, including their famous chicken salad. Manager Richard Cole said that many locals stop by in the morning for a coffee and newspaper on their way to work and several of the Old Town shops hold business meetings there. He mentioned that he sees a lot of the staff from Hartman Jewelers, which is directly across Main from the café. “We live over there,” said Ashley Norris, manager of Hartman Jewelers, “literally, we are there two to three times a day for coffee, lunch, snacks, ice cream, smoothies.” Ashley said that they have grown fond of the Coles. “They are really super people – they always put me in a good mood,” she noted, “and their coffee is awesome.” Richard also sees a good deal of workers stop in to take advantage of their Wi-Fi capabilities. Bartleby’s is great for working, said Richard, customers can get on the Internet and do their business while helping themselves to the brewed coffee refill station during their stay. Much like Café Torino, Bartleby’s has a bright and energetic atmosphere, but this café is filled with amusing dog and coffee art, a tribute to the business’s mascot – co-owner Ralph Nussbaumer’s German Shepherd named (what else?) Bartleby. Café-style tables and chairs are also set up outside Bartleby’s below, on and above sidewalk level for unique views of the town and different perspectives for people-watching. Additionally, the café has erected a mini-stage outside for live entertainment. “Sometimes on Friday nights we have a DJ or a guitar player,” said Richard. Just a few short blocks away the Madison Tea Room is providing customers a very different atmosphere, one more


synonymous with the days of yesteryear. Madison Tea Room is multi-dimensional and laden with Warrenton history. The tea room was originally the town’s best known barber shop, also called Madison, and was notably the town’s sole African-American-owned business for quite some time, said the current owner Georgia Deardoff. Madison remained a barber shop, although changing management several times, until 2001 when its owner decided to turn it into a tea room. Georgia bought the tea room just a year ago along with Jimmie’s Market right next door – a business that has been a staple of Main Street for the past 68 years. To visit the tea room, patrons enter through Jimmie’s, but upon walking through the side entrance they simultaneously step into Madison Tea Room and back in time to a slower, more Victorian time. The room is ornately decorated with elegantly-clothed tables, fine China and antique silver. Surrounding the seating area are antique tables, shelves and banquets laden with antiquities for sale. Sitting near the center of one wall, completely out of place and yet looking very natural in its location is a barbershop chair – a tribute to the history of Madison. Georgia likes serving tea in the traditional style and calls her tea room “a quiet, sophisticated retreat from your hectic day.” She sees a lot of groups at the tea room for business meetings, collaborative sessions, celebrations like bridal and baby showers, Secretary’s Day as well as people just looking for a quiet social gathering place for no specific reason at all. “We’ve had lots of showers here as well as Red Hat groups, Daughters of the American Revolution and etiquette lessons,” said Georgia. She noted fondly how fun it is to see young boys and girls come in for birthday parties where they are treated to etiquette lessons and taught “how to sit still, the history of tea, and what to do with table utensils. We have some very See Coffee on page 16

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old silverware and old doilies.”

sophisticated young ladies in this area,” boasted Georgia.

“The service was lovely,” said Martha, “they explained all of the different teas to us and the ladies had a great time.” Martha said that not only did the group enjoy tea and lunch, they also enjoyed perusing the antiques in the room.

The tea room now uses all loose leaf teas to give customers a more ceremonial aspect of the whole tea experience, but they also serve coffee (local from Sperryville), cappuccinos, lattes and a lunch menu full of soups, sandwiches, quiche, sweets and bread – all made in the Madison Tea Room kitchen. “They have such a good selection to choose from,” said Martha Collins who is new to Warrenton, “from the very basic to the very elaborate.” Martha was part of the Chantilly Red Hat Mamas, who like to have a unique outing once a month. After marrying a Warrenton man, Martha convinced her group to come to the Madison Tea Room for one of their outings and the group “just fell in love with it”. Although the group was new to the Madison Tea Room, they are no strangers to tea rooms in general, and they gave Georgia high praise for her shop, food, presentation and service. They especially enjoyed “the quaintness of it – the

“I’m sure they’ll be back,” averred Martha, “They really fell in love with the whole town. The whole experience was very pleasant, Georgia set aside that time just for us, there was no rush.” Warrenton can hardly be considered run-of-the-mill. While all the conveniences of modern times and busy lives are present, the town has so much more to offer and every locally-owned coffee shop and tea room offers its own unique experience. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat, a peaceful work-away-from-home-office, a social gathering place, live entertainment or just good coffee, tea and treats you will never be disappointed in this town. Jennifer Heyns is a resident of Delaplane, where she enjoys country life with her husband, two young sons, two dogs and her mother-in-law. She has been published in many local, regional and national publications and is currently working on her first book.


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Fauquier Community Theatre Begins 30th Season with Great Line Up by Dr. Robert Iadeluca In succession throughout the fall and winter, FCT will present “The Crucible,” “A Christmas Story,” and “Steel Magnolias.”


he Fauquier Community Theatre is celebrating its 30th season as it prepares for a smash 2007-2008 lineup beginning with the Broadway hit musical, “Damn Yankees” in September and concluding with the ever popular “Annie” in May.

Mark your calendars for the initial three-weekend performances of Damn Yankees, the winner of the 1956 Tony Award for Best Musical, which opens on Friday, September 7th. Directed by Evelyn Rice, this classic Broadway hit tells the story of Joe Boyd, played by veteran actor and FCT newcomer, Justin Timpane, who sells his soul to a devilish salesman, Applegate (veteran Allen McRae) to ensure the Washington Senators baseball team

wins the league pennant against the Yankees. Damn Yankees holds the honor of being the second presentation to be performed by the Fauquier Community Theatre shortly after the organization’s creation in the summer of 1978. Light and fast-paced, the two acts contain a total of 15 musical presentations including “Heart,” “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo,” and the well-known “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,” sung by Aubrey Stanton. Following this is the award-winning play, The Crucible, by renowned playwright Arthur Miller. This will open Friday, October 19th. The Crucible is generally regarded as one of the best plays of the modern era, due to its deep and captivating plot. Set against the backdrop of the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century, it is about a town which begins a mad hunt for witches that did not exist. Miller brings out the absurdity of the incident with the theme of truth and righteousness. Check out the theater’s website for their holiday schedule. Beginning February 29, 2008 the FCT will delight local audiences with Steel Magnolias, a comedy-drama set in a Louisiana hair salon about the bond among a group of six neighborhood regulars. Written by Robert Harling, it spans 16 months in the lives of these Southern ladies exposing their rivalries and eccentricities and those of their ancestors. Families, feelings, pasts, futures, hopes, and dreams are shared with each other and with the audience. There are plenty of jokes by people of every age and gender. Those who saw See Theatre on page 20


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Theatre continued from page 18 the 1989 film version starring Sally Field may enjoy seeing the live onstage version. Bringing this season of well-known hits to a close will be Annie, opening in mid spring of 2008. It tells the story of an 11-year-old orphan girl living in Depression era New York City. She goes through various obstacles trying to locate her parents and, in the process, ends up being adopted by billionaire Oliver Warbucks. It is renowned for its story line and its catchy songs recognizable to this day. Winner of the 1977 Tony Award for Best Musical, Annie is based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie.”

The FCT is especially grateful to Ed Moore and Brookside Communities for their generous gift of $5,000 toward the initial three-weekend performance. Mr. Moore’s daughter and friends were active in FCT and he often attends what he describes as fantastic performances. Director Evelyn Rice says that the cast is already investing the money toward costumes, set expenses, lights, sound and special effects. “I decided to become a sponsor,” Mr. Moore said, “because I believe in the long-term commitment to the community.” In the early years, FCT performed in a number of schools, eventually moving in 1980 to what was labeled “The Loft” above the old movie theatre on North Third Street in Warrenton. It remained there for sixteen years. With the closing of the Vint Hill Farms Army base in 1996 its movie theatre became

available. A lease was signed and after tremendous volunteer help and many months of renovations, FCT opened that Fall season with the Broadway hit Evita. The Fauquier Community Theatre welcomes people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to be involved in a broad spectrum of quality community theatre productions, training opportunities and educational programs that will improve the appreciation and understanding of the arts. Its vision, according to Don Richardson, President, is to own a permanent home, become one of the top rated community theatres in Northern Virginia, and to be recognized for the quality of its productions, educational programming, and welcoming atmosphere. FCT is outgrowing the old Vint Hill movie theater. Negotiations are currently taking place to obtain a permanent home. Ticket prices are $14 for plays and $16 for musicals. Seniors (60 and over)



On its way to success, the Theatre was incorporated as a 501[C]3 taxexempt membership organization and a board of directors was elected. FCT is now an established part of the cultural fabric of Northern Virginia. Show sponsors receive much recognition and sponsorships range from $300

to $10,000. Individual contributions to this non-profit group are always welcome and needed.



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and full-time students (up to age 23) pay $12. Tickets may be ordered online at www.fctstage.org, by mail (PO Box 3046, Warrenton, VA 20188), by phone (540-349-8760), or at the door. Some shows, especially musicals, tend to sell out. So buying tickets in advance is strongly suggested. Many “regulars” are subscribers, paying $60 each season and seeing all of FCT’s regular productions at a discounted rate. For seniors and students the rate is $50. A subscriber may designate which seats are preferred. All Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. All Sunday performances are matinees at 2 p.m.

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And the Award Goes To…

he Best of the Best. That is what we are calling the winners of the second annual Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine’s Best of Warrenton Awards as chosen by thousands of our readers. A few months ago we sent out over 12,000 ballots asking our readers to tell us what they felt were the best of our great Warrenton area businesses, people, places and organizations in 78 categories. The citizens responded well, both online and in writing and we officially announced the winners at a party at the Holiday Inn Express on August 16th. All of the winners were invited along with members of the Town government and VIPs and all were treated to a fun evening with food and beverages provided by the team at Legends Catering. One of our intentions with The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is to continually celebrate all of the terrific things we have in Warrenton. Another is to give greater exposure of our

businesses and organizations to the people that live here, over half of whom are commuters, without promoting their competition from other tax bases. We also think it is important to continually revisit our community as changes occur on a daily basis. Piedmont Press & Graphics President and Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine Co-Publisher, Tony Tedeschi, opened the evening with encouraging remarks for all businesses in Warrenton, complimenting everyone on their excellence in business performance. Councilman John “Sparky” Lewis, this year’s Favorite Elected Official, added his thoughts for the brighter future that Warrenton holds for all of us while disclosing near-term projects of both the Town and the Partnership for Warrenton, including an outdoor amphitheater. We quickly moved into announcing the runners-up and winners while guests cheered each other as names were announced. We decided to publish two runners-up as well as the winners. They represent the many more wonderful businesses and people that did not finish first but are obvious winners also.

The list of winners is as varied as Warrenton itself. National chains, mom and pop businesses, new stores and long-time landmarks were all winners. For example, 35 different restaurants received votes in the Best All-Around Restaurant category. So consider the Best Of list as just a “slice” of the thousands of wonderful businesses, places, and people we have to offer. People will debate the winners. The most important thing is that local residents have an opinion and passion about our great Town and region. We believe most competition makes for better business and better choices for our citizens. In no categories were the winners anywhere near unanimous although there were some clear winners. In others, there were tightly contested races that came down to the final days. There were some great surprises, but, in our opinion, no real disappointments. So, agree with the people who voted or not, but we urge you to take the time to find out your own favorites for next year. It could be someplace you haven’t even heard of until today. Thank you to our team at Piedmont Press & Graphics and especially to you, the readers of The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine for caring enough to vote.

And now to the winners… Mike and Kim Forsten own and operate Old Town Athletic Club (voted Best Health Club) on Keith Street, Warrenton. They plan to move to Walker Drive next year when the new club building is finished.

Elaine Lutz (voted Best Veterinarian) treats dogs and cats Piedmont Pets Veterinary Care on West Shirley Avenue. Georgia Deardoff, owner Jimmies Market/Kidwell Caterers (voted Best Deli Food & Best Caterer), Laura Gibson and Sherry Hume, catering coordinator. Georgia bought the business in August 2006 from Sue Feeley, after working as an employee for a number of years.

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Annette Johnson, owner of the Town Duck, receives an enthusiastic ovation. The Town Duck was voted Best Gift/Home Décor and Best Specialty Store. 23

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1st Acclaim Cleaners 2nd Waterloo Cleaners 3rd Warrenton Center Cleaners


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What the professional sports writer wants to say, but can’t ACC…C’mon.” Unfortunately, somewhere in that 8:09 to 8:23 pm time slot during the At this very same time, Seminole aforementioned game against Clemson, Nation will be nervous, but still every single FSU student, faculty member, reveling in the assumption of a return alum and fan will suddenly HATE to ACC power. After all, until Virginia DREW WEATHERFORD’S GUTS after he either Tech and Miami fumbles or throws showed up, it was an interception in pretty much their each of FSU’s first playground. At two possessions. game’s beginning, These turnovers will Weatherford is lead to two quick hailed as the Tiger touchdowns, “next big thing” and an early and that will lead the insurmountable ‘Noles back to 14-0 lead. Clemson their rightful spot Every major college football program has offwill win the game, as ACC Champs season training programs. UVA is no different. Bowden will say, and National “Dagummit,” and C h a m p i o n Seminole Nation will be rattled. contenders. “We’ve got the band back emphatically demonstrate to Fisher that his talent at FSU isn’t up to snuff of what he had down in the bayou at LSU.

by Glenn Petty (WARNING: This article includes satire. If you are sensitive about your Wahoos, your Hokies or your Terps, stop reading now. Don’t keep reading and then write a bunch of complaint letters. You’ve been warned. Don’t try legal action as we have a bevy of lawyers, many of whom went to ACC schools. They are required by law and a $1 retainer to defend us. When we get in a real pinch, we call in the boys from the Southeastern Conference. We weren’t born yesterday. After all, it’s college football.)

It will happen on Monday, September 3rd, somewhere between 8:09 and 8:23 p.m. during Florida State’s ill-advised opener against conference rival and early season stalwart Clemson. An affable fellow named Drew Weathorford, the Seminoles starting quarterback, will cause new offensive coordinator Jumbo Fisher to cry. Weatherford, who barely beat out some other kid named Lee, will

together. This could be the year we can take our God given rightful place back at the top of the ACC,” said Warrenton attorney and FSU grad John Clark. “It was Bizarro ACC last year, where perennial loser Cake Forest wins the

The official 2007 football season will be officially underway. (See, some Florida State folks are already mad…We warned you.) See Football on page 30

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All the while, Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer will be laughing. And God bless him. Beamer and all of Hokie Nation deserve a laugh or two. The Hokies will get started on September 1 with a home game against the East Carolina Pirates/Christians. After what happened in Blacksburg last April, saying the first game will be emotional is an understatement. The Hokies are well known for great pre-game tailgates and ravenous, loyal fans. Don’t be surprised if good old Lane Stadium comes right up off the ground the first time Beamer’s Boys make a big play. “We are looking forward to playing the Lions, er…um, I mean Hokies,” said East Carolina Skip “Are You Sure This Going To Help Me Recruit Next Year” Holtz.

Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glenn evades a would-be tackler.

But seriously, Tech is the class of this year’s ACC. Pundits and pollsters consistently have them in the top ten in all preseason polls. No other ACC teams crack the top 25 consistently except Florida State. “We think we have a really good team, and we are hoping to have a really good season – maybe even a run at the BCS Championship. Subsequently, not a single Hokie I know can think of anything funny to say…Oh, UVA football? Now that’s funny” said Hokie Dr. Rob Flikeid of Warrenton. The Hokies bring back 8 starters on offense and 8 on defense. The last two years, it’s seemed like leading tackler, linebacker Vince Hall, was in on EVERY tackle. This year, every member of the linebacker core and secondary has legally changed his name to Vince Hall to make it official. “He’s really good,” said Tech Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster, who has been with the Hokies since the Korean War. The Hokies offense should be rock solid behind their usual giant wall of humanity known as an offensive line, and the wonderfully talented sophomore Brandon Ore who racked See Football on page 32 Warrenton Lifestyle

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Football continued from page 30 up 1,137 yards and 6 touchdowns as a sophomore. A lot rests on the shoulders of junior QB Sean Glennon, but that puts Tech in the same boat with all the other major college football teams that rise and fall with the play of their quarterback. Like their rival down in Tallahassee, which likes to have a nice dose of Miami or Florida or some other out-of-conference wake-up-call to start their season, the Hokies will take on the LSU Tigers week two. Because they like a challenge, they will do this in Baton Rouge. Not to worry, LSU is only picked #2 nationally and to win the SEC in EVERY SINGLE POLL on radio, television, in print and/ or on the internet. There are folks out there who say you can lose an early non-conference game to a power house school and still make the BCS Championship if you run the table. There are also people who said that making a movie about a dysfunctional cartoon family with a patriarch fond of donuts and beer was a bad idea, and other people who still think there are big piles of big rockets and bombs in Iraq. These people are all knuckleheads. If Tech beats LSU, they are on the fast track to a potential BCS Championship bid. Of course, Clemson, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami and Virginia round out their schedule, so go easy on the chicken (Hokie) counting if they slip by the Tigers.


Virginia Tech will win the Coastal Division of the ACC for two reasons: 1) They’re really good; and 2) according to Map Quest, Virginia Tech is a scant 324.92 miles from the “coast.” Since Sports Illustrated’s pre-season picks are always wrong, let’s use their top 100 poll to evaluate the rest of the league. The SI dudes have Boston College ranked 21st in the Top 119 List in their college football issue. The Boston College ranking is based on overall quality, and the simple fact that the Eagles have the best quarterback in Matt Ryan. A bunch of people with actual press credentials think he’s better See Football on page 34 32

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Football continued from page 32 than Chad Henne at Michigan, Colt Brennan at Hawaii, and John David Booty at USC. “Yeah, that’s nice, but Colt and John David have really cool names,” said Ryan. BC goes 9-3 and sits atop the Atlantic Division with Florida State. Georgia Tech comes in at SI27 and Wake Forest at SI30. The Jackets lost star receiver Calvin Johnson to the NFL, but they still have second team All-American punter Durant Brooks. If you have been a Washington Redskins fan for the postGibbs 1.0 era and the current Gibbs 2.0 era, you know that sometimes your punter is, in fact, your best player. Wake Forest shocked everybody winning the ACC last season; that is NOT going to happen again. Clemson (SI37)? Miami (SI39)? Who knows? Clemson can come out strong and fade (2006) or come out slow and finish strong (2005). Tommy Bowden is on the hot seat again for about 243rd year in a row. He does have “Thunder

they are strong, and they are fast. They start every practice with each player throwing a football at a zigzagging grad assistant in a desperate attempt to find a starting quarterback. Head Coach Ralph “Honey I Ate the Kids” Friedgen has narrowed it down to Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen keeps rotating quarterbacks. senior Jordan Steff, transfer Josh Portis, and Lightning” in running backs James sophomore Chris Torne, and that left Davis and C.J. Spiller, and those two handed kid from Prince George’s County can win most games by themselves. over in the Chemistry Lab. According New head coach Randy Shannon takes to long-time Terp fan, Tom Blaser of over the Hurricanes, and the first order Nokesville, “I think the Terps will finish of business is don’t get arrested and strong in the ACC’s new Norris Division. don’t embarrass yourself against Florida However with their inexperienced QBs, International (ranked 119th and last in I don’t think they will be able to satisfy Division 1 by SI) like you did last year. Coach Fridge’s appetite for winning…” Maryland? Maryland (SI52) looks See Football on page 36 pretty good on paper. They are big,

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Football continued from page 34 Oh by the way, North Carolina, save Wake Forest at the moment, remains basketball, lacrosse, tennis, golf and baseball country. UNC (SI84) has a new big name coach in Butch Davis, and he is a phenomenal recruiter (28 first round NFL draft picks while at Miami). Look for the Heels to improve on their 2006 record of 3-9, but not this year. “Look, we should have gone to the Final Four last year,” said long-time Tar Heel Amy Petty, “and since our two best players skipped on the NBA draft, we should…did you say football? Oh, football…3-9 tops.”

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NC State (SI69) has a new coach and is coming off a strong finish, but they still lack the skilled players to have an impact.

“Hey, in my day, the lacrosse team didn’t invite ‘exotic dancers’ to our parties or get arrested,” said Jon Beirman of Warrenton, a legend in Duke lacrosse during the 1980s (14th in all time points – 75 goals, 71 assists – 146 points). “If the football team could put together a decent throw down, they’d be better, but until that happens it’s all Mike Nifong’s fault.”

And then there is Duke (SI100). Last year the Blue Devils almost beat league champ Wake Forest, and they return all 11 starters on offense including a talented quarterback. Duke recently made a long overdue first step toward becoming a legitimate Division I football school when they suspended leading

In Charlottesville, and everywhere else, there’s a tendency to think Virginia will be as good as quarterback Jameel Sewell. According to Wahoo alum Dr. Al Griffin, “We are cautiously optimistic. We have a number of returning starters, and an exciting entering class.” According to Griffin,


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James and Joya Hricko with his 1979 Triumph Bonneville 750 and her 2002 Honda Rebel, Warrenton.

Motorcycle continued from page 42 motorcycle dealer in Warrenton or Fauquier County. Rick Blalock started selling Yamaha ATV’s in 1989 and motorcycles in 1999. He grew up riding Yamahas and says that selling Yamahas is easy because of the reliability of the product. He explains that his customers are a free spirited


type interested in what the motorcycle will do for them. In recent years he says that there has been a big increase in business especially with women riders. The Yamaha Stratoliner is a sharply designed bike with Art Deco lines, and voted the cruiser of the year in 2006 by the editors of all the major motorcycle media. He has one on the dealership floor and I suggest you stop by just to take a look!

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Yamaha Stratoliner, Rick Blalock’s, Blalock Cycle Co., located in Warrenton. www.blalockcycle.com

Bike owners are just as varied as the machines they drive. Some like to ride in groups and join clubs, some prefer to ride alone. They all are interested in the “twisties” though, of which Fauquier has many. All cyclists are looking for that quite, lonely curving byway. Riders I have met are safety minded and courteous. The fun part is stopping along the ride or going to a rally just to hear the “bench racing” (tall

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tales) stories. If you are a new rider or planning to get into the motorcycle family I do recommend you take the safety course. The ones nearest us are Apex Cycle Education in Manassas, NVCC in Sterling and Germanna CC in Locust Grove. See Motorcycle on page 46


Motorcycle continued from page 45 For me, as a photographer, I’m in love with the colors, chrome and serpentine lines of the machines, the riders dressed in all the jazzy motorcycle accessories and the fabulous custom paint jobs. In fact I found BC Choppers, www.bcchoppers. net, a new custom motorcycle shop that opened in Warrenton last January. They offer custom paint and custom designs that are incredible works of art. Friends ask me when I will get my own bike. I say for now I’m content to be a passenger, wearing my bright red motorcycle jacket and my Harley boots with flames!

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