Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine September 2011

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September 2011

In this issue…

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Dear Neighbors: Last month marked the beginning of our seventh year of publishing The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine with our 73rd issue. Holly and I want to thank all of you, readers and advertisers, for making it a successful component of our community. The Best of Warrenton Awards contest winner was Toni Evans; her name was randomly chosen out of over 5,100 ballots and she received $300 that we hope she is going to spend locally. This September marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic 9/11. While the media will most likely bombard us with the horrific images of that day, I hope we could all take some time to recall the events that occurred locally and displayed who we truly are. There are images of my father-in-law, George, standing on Rt. 29 in New Baltimore waving an American flag to those returning home from the DC area that afternoon. He said he didn’t know what to do except show support to those civilians who serve our country. His image was captured on the front page of the paper and is most representative of how we all felt. Our crew at Piedmont Press stayed late on the night of September 12th and printed 6,700 flags, 1,700 of which were distributed, still wet, to the crowd that gathered in Courthouse Square that night. Candles, prayer and patriotic songs brought us closer together than ever before. Then there were people like Andy Budd who rallied all of his business friends to buy up every shovel, pair of gloves, flashlight, batteries, bottled water, flags, etc that Warrenton had. He loaded them in a big panel truck and drove it to NYC with a friend. I believe Andy gave the vehicle, fully loaded with supplies, to a firehouse. For a long time, we were one heart, one spirit, one community. Everyone here had someone close to them that was in the military, State Department, a fire department or law enforcement. We were one family. We will never forget where we were when the terrorists struck. Let’s do our best to recall the feelings we had afterwards towards our community and the people that live in it. We can use that spirit to strengthen our local economy and camaraderie regardless of what is going on in the rest of the Country. Warrenton lost two great leaders last month. Pick up where they left off. Make someone laugh like Archie Edwards or build a bridge like Les Nichols.


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Christ Church of Warrenton ‘All Welcome’ reads the black letters against the crisp white sign on the quiet cross streets of Green Street and East Franklin Street. On the corner sits an elegant white church with large stained glass windows framed by black shutters, Christ Church of Warrenton. It was established on September 12, 1982 as a result of the withdraw of the Book of Common Prayer in the Episcopal Church. Twelve members attended the initial service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church and by December of that year had a growing congregation of fifty. The church worked hard to find itself a permanent home and within one year the church claimed residency on Green Street in a renovated carpenter’s workshop. “Christ Church of Warrenton’s purpose is to share the love of Jesus Christ throughout the Warrenton region,” said the Reverend Jeff Anderson, PhD. “We do that through regular traditional worship services.” This is the eleventh in a series of articles about local churches and houses of worship. The purpose is to introduce you to the distinct features of each congregation, their philosophy and atmosphere. We believe that churches, temples, synagogues, etc are some of our best community centers. As you read about them each month we hope you will find one that interests you and your family. This month, we take a look at Christ Church of Warrenton.


This very traditional house of worship focuses on providing services that have been long established creating a comfortable and anticipated delivery of the Lord’s word. Hundreds of years old, these services still bring a clear and thoughtful message to their members. While the delivery of the message is traditional, their form of celebration is quite unique. The annual Fourth of July service is quite spectacular, using an identical service that would have been used in Virginia in 1776. There has been a major progression since our emancipation from England, but it hasn’t changed the way they celebrate. “We have people dressing in period clothes,” Father Anderson explained. “It’s not uncommon to see Uncle Sam, Revolutionary Soldiers, Members of the Highland Guards of the British Army, wives of British Soldiers, and Women of the Elite Virginia Society.” Paired with the 1770’s attire and powdered wigs the service is delivered from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This service being familiar to those who signed the Declaration of Independence including George Washington as well as all other Anglicans of that day. Modified slightly for the current year, the prayer for the health of King George was politely omitted. Christ Church continued on page 10 Warrenton Lifestyle

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The annual Fourth of July service is quite something to see. Pictured (left) Dave Mailler as Uncle Sam; (Center) The Rev. Jeff Anderson preaching, with from left to right Dave Mailler, Betsy Hostrup, Betsy Raich, Doug Campbell, and Bruce Raich; (Right) Bruce and Betsy Raich

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In observation of Saint Andrew’s Day, the church welcomes its members with “The Skirl of Pipes” by a talented bag piper. He continues to play the processional for the service. The service is followed by a coffee hour that amuses members by continuing the Scottish theme with Haggis and other Scottish trimmings. The day is concluded with a group sing along of favorite Scottish tunes. A peaceful garden is the setting for their intimate Live Sermon on the Mount. This service has a very special guest featured: Jesus. The presenter comes dressed as Jesus and delivers the sermon, probably very similar to how Jesus delivered his message to the people. This idyllic garden with a prayer circle and comfortable benches will be hosting many more services in the fall and spring when the weather is much more suitable. Christ Church of Warrenton and the Women of Christ Church (WOCC) provide outreach not only to our community and Fauquier but their generosity and kind-heartedness extends far. They offer services to residents of assisted living communities at Saint Anthony’s Anglican Mission in Warrenton and Blue Ridge Christian Mission in Bealeton. Visiting the members regularly at each facility gives the residents a chance to get out of their rooms to interact with others and worship. 10

“We go and visit those who cannot leave their rooms,” Father Anderson said. “We go and pray for them, pray with them, and some of them want communion.” They actively offer assistance to the Fauquier Community Food Bank, a 501(c)(3) organization. This organization serves less fortunate individuals and families by providing emergency assistance in times of need. Support of the armed forces is a major outreach program for this congregation with many of their members previously serving in the armed forces. They’ve

Christ Church of Warrenton’s purpose is to share the love of Jesus Christ throughout the Warrenton region,”

— Reverend Jeff Anderson, PhD worked with Wounded Warriors organization, sent care packages to Iraq and Afghanistan, help retired military personnel, and provide assistance to the Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center. Christ Church of Warrenton gives our community a traditional service that does not deviate from historically Christ Church continued on page 12 Warrenton Lifestyle

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Christ Church of Warrenton’s Annual Parish Picnic will be held October 8, 2011 beginning at 5pm. For more information please contact the church. A little church trivia: What is Saint Ralph’s? Christ Church of Warrenton has a nickname, Saint Ralph’s. Their current building was previously Ralph Appleton’s Woodworking Shop and people still tend to call it that.

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witness to history as well as part of it by John T. Toler The Warren Green Building, situated strategically behind Courthouse Square in Warrenton, has a long and exciting history. Until the existing structure was purchased by Fauquier County in 1960 and converted to office space, the Warren Green Hotel and the earlier establishments on the site defined Warrenton for over 140 years. The present building, erected in 1876, was built on the site of the Norris Tavern, which opened on July 26, 1819 – the year Fauquier County observed its 60th anniversary, and Warrenton, just its tenth. Operated by Thaddeus Norris, it was the site of the reception for General Lafayette in 1825. Other important figures to stop there were President Andrew Jackson, on his way from Washington, D.C., to his home in Nashville, and Henry Clay who visited the town in 1840 when he was considering a run for the presidency. Following Norris death in 1843, the tavern was converted to a school called the Warren Green Academy, named in honor of Revolutionary war hero Gen. Joseph Warren. Specializing in preparing boys headed 22

to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., the school was operated by R. M. Smith and Gen. G. C. Wharton until 1850. The property was then sold to J. G. Beckham, who established the first “Warren Green Hotel” on the site. During the Civil War, two significant events took place at the hotel: the organization of Fauquier’s Black Horse Troop, which gathered in the street next to the hotel in 1861, and Union Gen. George McClellan’s farewell to his troops in November 1862, after being relieved of his command of the Army of the Potomac by President Abraham Lincoln. The hotel was sold to Louis G. Shafer in 1869, and was destroyed in a disastrous fire in November 1874. The burned building and the lot it stood on was purchased from Shafer by James Cochran for $5,000 in 1875, and work was started on the original hotel building that we see today. It was completed in 1876. Warren Green continued on page 24 Warrenton Lifestyle

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(Left) The Warren Green burned in 1874, but was later rebuilt. Photographed in 1880, the main building retains many of its exterior architectural features to this day. (Right) Photograph from the 1950s shows the extent of the Warren Green Hotel complex, including its parking lot and swimming pool (far right, off Lee Street.).

Warren Green continued from page 22 A second serious fire in 1879 damaged the upper floor of the hotel, and after it was repaired, it was used as a girls’ school. In March 1897, Caroline Rindsberg Ullman purchased the building from Cochran for $10,000. A member of a prominent family that had been in the retail business in Warrenton since the 1840s, Caroline Ullman and her heirs would own the Warren Green until it was sold to Fauquier County in 1960. Two significant events occurred in Warrenton in 1909. Early on the morning of Jan. 13, 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt and his entourage left Washington, D.C., for Warrenton on horseback, to prove that requiring officers to be able to 100 miles in three days was not an unreasonable requirement. They stopped at the Warren Green for lunch before returning to Washington, having proven their point. By the end of 1909, the hotel would once again be the victim of fire. On the night of Nov. 23-24, the west end of Warrenton was ablaze, and while the main hotel building was spared, the three-story annex with 12 guest rooms, pool parlor and heating plant was lost, at an estimated value of $3,000. The loss was covered by insurance, and the annex rebuilt by 1911. The hotel continued to prosper, offering accommodations for travelers, vacationing families, and local people when their homes were too small to fit their guests. Sunday dinners were as popular as always, and the Warren Green was used for exhibits, dances and other entertainments. 24

The Ullman era The Warren Green entered a new era when Caroline Ullman’s sons Herman and Joseph became involved in the hotel after the reconstruction. Herman Ullman (1882-1956) had been part of the family department store on Lee Street since he was 15 years old, but the brothers soon found that making a profit in the hotel business was more difficult than they anticipated. Rather than running the hotel themselves, the Ullmans leased the property to others with experience in the business. In the years before the Great Depression that started in 1929, business at the hotel increased steadily. Perhaps the most famous guest of the hotel arrived in October 1925. Wallace Warfield Spencer – who later became the woman at the center of the abdication of England’s King Edward VIII – stayed at the hotel for a year during 1925-26, establishing Virginia residency so she could divorce her first husband, Winfield Spencer. In 1927-28, the Ullmans built a large wing on the back of the hotel facing Culpeper Street, increasing the number of rooms available to 50. In addition there was a five-room apartment with bath, five offices and three meeting/dining rooms that could serve from 250 to 400 guests. In September 1930, President Herbert Hoover and his staff stopped at the Warren Green for breakfast while en route to the presidential retreat in the mountains near Madison, Va.

Fauquier County residents enjoyed the facilities at the Warren Green as well. It was a favorite gathering place for meetings, parties and receptions. The last reunion of former cadets of Bethel Military Academy met there, and a lawn party was held on the grounds of the hotel every year benefiting St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Some residents who lived out in the countryside would close up their homes during the cold winter months, and stay at the hotel until the thaw. The decade of the 1930s was particularly rough on the Warren Green Hotel. The economic impact of the Great Depression on travel and entertainment caused a dramatic reduction in business, and several different manager/operators came and went as the hotel struggled to stay open. Ralph McKee managed the hotel during the 1930s, striving to attract business by improving the interior with new paint and carpeting, and installing showers in the bathrooms. In the dining room, the hotel began offering European and American plans and a businessmen’s lunch. Things began to change in 1940 when the Ullmans hired Barney Harris, then a partner in the Harris-McCarthy hotel chain and manager of the Stonewall Hotel in Danville, to manage the Warren Green. Beginning in September, Mr. Harris initiated a serious revitalization program, based on giving guests better service and value than they expected when they came to the hotel. Six bellmen were hired to Warren Green continued on page 26 Warrenton Lifestyle

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Warren Green continued from page 24 meet the guests, and two full-time room service waiters were on hand to cater to every need. In addition, the hotel operated its own laundry, and had an arrangement with the Warrenton Supply across Ashby Street to park guests’ cars overnight. There was a barbershop and doctor’s office in the west wing of the hotel. The food prepared in the kitchen was likely the best to be found in Warrenton at the time, and dinners cost just $1.00. On Sundays, as many as 500 people dined at the hotel. Mr. Harris’ plan worked, but with the outbreak of World War II in December 1941, business again declined, as the nation’s focus was on the war effort, resulting in shortages of fuel for non-essential travel and food staples. In 1943, the dining room closed. Part of the hotel was used to house the families of soldiers stationed at Vint Hill, and Warrenton’s first USO lounge was located in the hotel until moving to Main Street. After the war was over, the office of the Sub-District of the Third Military Area operated out of rooms

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The hotel’s decline, sale and reuse Early in 1957, Mr. Harris left the Warren Green to pursue other business interests, and operation of the hotel was assumed by Joseph W. and Evelyn “Billie” Elliott, who negotiated a $200,000 contract to purchase the property from the Ullman estate. They reopened the dining room and promoted the hotel as “The Little Waldorf,” but by then, times had changed. The high operating costs of a “luxury” hotel, combined with competition from the new motels - some of which were conveniently located on the Warrenton Bypass and catered to the traveling public – spelled the end of the hotel in Old Town Warrenton. The Elliotts closed the Warren Green Hotel on June 28, 1960, and the National Bank of Commerce of Norfolk immediately offered the property for sale, the executors of the Ullman estate. The executors asked former Warren Green employee Luther Dressler to stay in the hotel while it was offered for sale, but it quickly became clear that keeping the hotel open was a futile effort. However, a potential serious buyer – Fauquier County Government - was waiting in the wings. Among those appointed to study the county’s acquisition of the hotel property was Fauquier National Bank President Louis B. Stephenson, who enthusiastically endorsed the plan. “Any enlargement of the present county office space would probably not county needs in our lifetime,” said Mr. Stephenson. “The hotel would probably meet the county’s office space needs for the next 200 years.” Negotiations were started, and in what was surely one of the county’s best real estate acquisitions got the land, buildings and furnishings for $110,000 – far less than the insurance appraisal of $270,000, or even the $200,000 contract between the Elliotts and the Ullman estate. The unneeded hotel furniture and fixtures were sold at auction in late 1960 and early 1961, and over $9,200 in revenue was realized, bringing the cost of the property to just over $100,000. Transition of the Warren Green to county ownership was not without controversy. It had been suggested that

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Warren Green continued from page 26 the county sub-lease the modern kitchen and dining room to an out-of-town operator, but when local restaurant owners learned of the proposal they vigorously protested, saying it was not the county’s role to bring new competition into their market. In early 1961, the Town of Warrenton contacted the county about renting space in the old hotel for some of its public safety personnel, including the police department, who had been working on the cramped second floor of the Warrenton Fire House at the corner of North Fourth and Main streets. The county rented the town a nine-room suite with bath, on the Hotel Street section, as well as use of the old “Stirrup Room” for Town Council Meetings, for $175 per month. County agencies that also rented space from time-to-time, including the county Welfare Office and School Board. The Planning Commission, Economic Development Office, Water and Sanitation Authority and Civil Defense Coordinator soon followed. In 1966, Ansley Hulfish was appointed Fauquier County’s first General Registrar of Voters, and her first office was at the top of the stairs in the old hotel. Fauquier Family Guidance, the county’s first facility for the treatment of mental illness, opened in the hotel in August 1968. Transition from hotel to office complex was gradual, but obviously, changes had to be made. The old hotel swimming pool was filled

with gravel and paved over for parking in October 1967, and by late 1968, it had become apparent that the hotel structure could not provide the space needed in the future.

The new courthouse and other changes A special needs committee was set up to come up with a proposal, which would provide new facilities for the Circuit Court, Treasurer’s Office, Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, Office of the County Clerk, and the County Records Room. Plans were soon developed to demolish the 1927 annex at the rear of the original main hotel building, and erect a two-story, 40,000 square foot multipurpose structure. Provision was made that as many as three more floors could be added at a later date, but it was soon determined that the most efficient plan would be to build a fourstory structure, leaving the two upper floors unfinished until needed. Once approved, the project moved ahead, with the Warren Green annex and the 124-year-old Wallach Building (originally a Methodist church) at the corner of Culpeper and Lee streets were demolished in early 1971. Construction on the $1.67 million Circuit Court and county office building began shortly afterward. It was occupied by the end of 1973. Within a few years, the unfinished third and fourth floors were occupied, with various county agencies moving from other offices into the “new” Circuit Courthouse. In a related move, in November 1973 the Warrenton Police Warren Green continued on page 30

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Warren Green continued from page 28 Department moved from the Warren Green to space in the former Fauquier National Bank Building, which had been given to the town by the bank and philanthropist Edward L. Stephenson for use as the Warrenton’s Municipal Building. The old hotel – now known as the Warren Green Building – and the new courthouse/office structure that was built on the rear of the property – continued to be used for county offices for many years. In 2002, a project was started that would shift some offices out of the Circuit Courthouse and Warren Green and other locations, as well as providing more room in the courthouse for court functions. A two-year project was begun to totally renovate the Warren Green, which was gutted from the basement to the roof and carefully rebuilt. Piecemeal changes and deterioration that had damaged the building over the preceding 40 years of county ownership were addressed, and installation of new a HVAC and pre-wiring for

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computers and data were installed before the new walls went up. A citizens’ committee and members of the Fauquier Historical Society worked with the county and the general contractor on decorating and historic preservation issues. The renovation was considered a success. Today, the offices of the Board of Supervisors, County Administration, County Attorney, Commissioner of the Revenue and Department of Community Development (Planning) are located the Warren Green. The dining room is now the Board of Supervisor’s meeting room. While Louis B Stephenson’s prediction that the old hotel would provide enough space for county offices for the next two centuries was a bi off the mark, the renovations to the Warren Green and the newer facilities built on the property have served the citizens of Fauquier County well for the last half-century.

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with each passing season planting a variety of annuals to create depth, dimension and vividness. Community members have already acknowledged their thoughtfulness and diligence. “I’ve heard ‘Oh thank you so much for the pretty flowers,’ from people playing there and mother’s with their kids,” Wachtmeister smiled. The club plans to expand this effort and tie in an educational element. This project presented itself with an opportunity to create signage to explain the plant materials, how they are used in that environment and what wildlife that would be commonly seen in the area. The signs will be added in the future when the plantings have been well established and more funds have been accumulated. “One of our goals is to help educate others and to help instill love of beauty through flowers,” Wachtmeister added. That very same objective was used 100 years ago to help create the Warrenton Garden Club. In May of 1911, a tiny group of women established the club, three years earlier than the Garden Club of America (1913) and nine years earlier than the creation of the Garden Club of Virginia (1920). Early on Warrenton’s Garden Club was active in building a reference library and hosting competitions, but more so were they influential on the first highway beautification program. With planting continued on page 34

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the creation of the Ford Model T, Fauquier was building highways to accommodate and keep up with the progression. Once the highways were complete they left baron roadsides, and the Garden Club took on the responsibility to fill the blank canvas with handsome oak, hickory, sweet gum, dogwood and judas. World War I shifted the clubs ideas from aesthetically pleasing projects to necessary ones as the government was asking for help with food production. Vegetables gardens became the clubs answer; they held a vegetable show and collected wartime recipes that would be sold for twenty-five cents to benefit the Red Cross.

Just as it originated, the club still meets regularly in the homes of its fellow members, exchange plants and discuss upcoming or ongoing projects. It is through their hard work and dedication they have helped countless organizations. Warrenton’s Garden Club for 100 years has been the energizing force keeping Warrenton and Fauquier lovely. The Warrenton Garden Club is always accepting ideas for projects as well as donations for current projects. If you would like to contact them please write to them at: POB 1073, Warrenton, VA 20188.

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Now that the war was behind them, the club reclaimed their campaign to beautify Warrenton. They planted trees in the town square, planted at the Poor Farm and at Rosenwald High School. It was at this time that Mrs. Fletcher, a club member was recognized for hybridizing a peony, which was accepted and registered as a Wonder Lea. The clean up the town project was put on hold, and their efforts were connected to the war. The club took on the massive job of designing and planting a garden at the new Signal Corps Post at Vint Hill. Around the holidays they trimmed 12 Christmas trees and hung 60 wreaths. In the years to come with the war they made over 80 Christmas decorations for Fort Belvoir as well as furnishing the planting materials around the hospital. Continuing forward with their determination to glamour Warrenton with beautification projects they turned a dump behind a store into a favorable garden. They moved forward generating brilliant flower boxes in the town and creating a beautiful rear entrance behind a bank. “It is a pleasure to cross the parking lot provided by the bank and go inside with a picture of a Peace roses in one’s mind’s eye, instead of yards of bare cement,” mentioned Sally Mitchell member of the club in the 1950’s.

Happy Birthday! For one year the Claude Moore Fun For All Playground has been providing fun for everyone within the region. This accessible playground is located on the grounds of the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility. The playground was designed to help all children with their physical, social and psychological development in an inclusive environment. They created a park where all children, regardless of their cognitive and physical abilities, can come together and have fun! Only the second boundless playground to exist in the state, families from Culpeper, Prince William, Rappahannock, Orange, Spotsylvania, Fairfax and Loudoun counties come to play. The playground was built on nearly all private donations and still has a $15,000 remaining balance to pay off. Once settled the organization can focus on adding the necessary shade around the playground for it’s users. If you are interested in making a donation or becoming involved please contact the Fun For All Playground by at information@funforallplayground.com, by visiting their website at www.funforallplayground.com or by mail at Warrenton Fields Association, POB 1247, Warrenton, VA 20188.

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Traditionally, smaller schools like these were known as junior colleges, providing a small number of general knowledge classes to those interested. As the years passed and enrollment grew so did the focus of the colleges; moving from generalized classes to including concentrations in workforce programs that fulfilled the specific job requirements such as heating and air conditioning, construction, mechanics, and carpentry. These programs would equip students with the knowledge necessary to enter into their desired field. From there, the growth continued and a new changed was embraced. Students began seeking associate degrees in order to achieve their career goals as well as collegiate goals. The junior college title would not be sufficient anymore; these schools were to be recognized as community colleges. “You saw people that were saying let me take some general courses, let me learn about history, math, science and English and then go to that four year [college] because I know I can get the same information there,” explained David Urso, Director of Development at LFCC. Now, LFCC has excellent programs available for any potential student. Beginning with high school juniors or seniors, with the approval from their school, they have the option to participate in the Dual Enrollment program. This program allows qualified high school students to enroll in select LFCC courses that award cr edit hours to those who successfully complete the course while simultaneously meeting the requirements set by the high school for graduation. This opportunity for younger students earns them transferable credits to other


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It is not possible to review the book 500 Acres And No Place To Hide without dropping names. How often do The Fauquier Livestock Exchange and Takeout Taxi get into the same publication? Who else can make Bebe Neuwirth and Claude Thompson trip off her tongue with equal style?

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Her first book, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, described her family’s move from urban New Jersey to a farm in Fauquier. It careened from culture to country with outrageous wit and social commentary that no transplant to Fauquier could fail to recognize and no native could resist enjoying. She’s self-deprecating but we’re listening – she commands respect. She tells the truth, the whole truth, with nothing held back – Erma Bombeck in stillettos. This new book is more than a sequel, it’s an evolution: from counterfeit to commitment to the lifestyle and the community she’s chosen.

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Let me acknowledge it at the outset. Perhaps due to the teachings of my parents, perhaps due to my formal education, the U.S. Constitution, whether on my level of awareness or not, has been an important part of my life.

superior officers were telling me how to do it. I was issued a Garand rifle and told that until my discharge it should be considered my “best friend.” It was at my side for two years of maneuvers and two more years in combat.

Twice in my lifetime I have stood at attention, raised my right hand, and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

I would be testing your credulity if I were to say that the Constitution was constantly on my mind or that of my comrades. At no time, I assure you, did we fire our rifles in the direction of the enemy crying: “There - take this for the Constitution; take that for the Constitution!” Uppermost in our thoughts were two major goals -- ‘stay alive’ and ‘return home.’ But when there were quiet moments - combat has been described as 90% boredom interrupted by 10% terror -we huddled in foxholes chomping on our K rations and often discussing serious topics.

I vividly remember the first time, on June 10, 1942, at the Army recruiting station on Whitehall Street in New York City. I repeated after the Sergeant: “I, Robert Iadeluca, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” As I walked out of that building with my head high, feeling so different from the men in the passing crowd, I wondered why no one was able to see that I was now a GI defending their nation, although I was still dressed in civvies exactly like theirs. The second time was when at the age of almost 60 and a World War II veteran, I joined the federal Government as a civilian research psychologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Behavioral Sciences. Making the same vow, I again swore to “support and defend.” A bit too old to fight as I did in my youthful days, I was still able to support. In each case I was pledging not to support the nation or the flag representing it or any individual but instead a document that has been described as the fulfillment of the promise given in the Declaration of Independence. “Support and defend.” What were the meanings of those words? On December 7, 1941 the nation had been attacked and the term “defend” was abundantly clear to myself and millions of other Americans. In no time at all the President as Commander-in-Chief was ordering me what to do and my 48

We knew why we were there. We heard Allied radio programs being jammed by Nazi interference and remembered our Constitutionally guaranteed free speech at home. We were perfectly aware of the Nazi attitude toward the Jewish people from hearing Hitler’s ranting speeches as we sat surrounded by soldiers of all religions. There was no such thing as our enlistment running out. Our personnel records stated that we were in the military “for the duration” and though outwardly grousing like any typical soldier, we knew exactly why we were there. Not necessarily saying out loud that we were fighting for free speech, free assembly free press, and free choice of religion, nevertheless the theme of the Constitution was ever present. And this is what we were defending. Four decades passed. I was now back in the Army, this time as a civilian and long past the age of physical prowess, yet making the same vow. This time, however, a long lifetime of experience had brought the Constitution closer to my daily activities. I had become more aware of its significance in my life.

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It was time to concentrate on “supporting.” But how does one go about doing this? As I speak to people of all ages, some of them my patients and some not, I am astounded by the number who have never read the Constitution, not even once. This includes numerous high school students. Reading it, I assume, would be the first step toward understanding it, never mind supporting it.

I have found that discussion makes it easier to remember. Repetition, which often is part of a discussion, leads to a strong commitment to memory. The more I talk about various aspects of the constitution, the more the salient facts remain in my mind -- the fact that the very first item in the very first Article lays out the Legislative Powers - the Congress - not the office of the Presidency. To my mind this means our founders laid a heavy responsibility upon the wise creation of the laws, their execution to come later. Only in Article II was there mention of an executive power Even there - referring to the Congress -- the Founders emphasized that the President would be chosen by electors whose total equaled the number of Senators plus Representatives.

Over the years I have returned to study all the Articles and Amendments in detail in order to better understand their meaning. For example WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE -- the much discussed Second UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO Amendment stating in part “the right of the people to keep FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The introduction to ESTABLISH JUSTICE, INSURE that amendment referring to “a well regulated militia” has led to DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, innumerable bitter discussions. I question to what degree the Constitution is studied in our local elementary and high schools whether public or private. Our Founders were serious students of history and highly knowledgeable about the ideas held by scholars in ancient Greece and Rome and in the later Age of Enlightenment. The Iroquois Constitution uniting six tribes, known as the Great Law of Peace, also influenced our Founders.


Whether in my office or not, my use of the term “system of checks and balances” usually brings blank stares to teenagers. The majorities of young people with whom I speak neither like nor understand civics or history. To them the passage of time is unintelligible. Knowing I was a combat veteran, I have been asked about my experiences in the Revolutionary War. Perhaps this should not have surprised me. According to the report of the State of America’s Children presented by the Children’s Defense Fund, a majority of children in all racial groups across the nation cannot read at grade level in the fourth, eighth or 12th grades. To my mind, it is vital that the creation of our constitution be constantly discussed - among our friends, at meetings of local organizations, or with fellow car, airline or train passengers. Studying is important but the exchange of opinions is imperative. We need to know how our view of this document differs from that of others. 50

Except for those entering the military and those becoming citizens, the majority of Americans, because they wee born here, have never raised their right hands and sworn their allegiance to this most important of documents. Teaching its content and meaning is, in my opinion, urgent during these dangerous times. As farsighted as were the creators of the constitution, they may not have visualized that the oceans would no longer be large enough to protect us from such an attack as will be remembered on the 11th of this month. In my opinion this document is best supported - as required in the vow -- by reading, studying, discussing, remembering, and teaching its Articles and Amendments.

Our Constitution was signed 224 years ago on the 17th of September. Friday the 16th of this month will be a federal holiday and classes in schools across the nation will dedicate this day toward better understanding the meaning of this document. Next year the Monument to the Constitution will embark on a Spirit of Freedom tour to 20 cities. How fortunate we are to live just minutes away from the homes of these very founders of whom we have been speaking. In this celebratory month, even if we have already done so, let us visit Washington’s Mount Vernon, Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, and Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County. As citizens enjoying the benefits of this magnificent document, we owe it to ourselves. Warrenton Lifestyle

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By: Charles Hilleary Being on the Fauquier Falcon Varsity football team has been a memorable and amazing experience. Football changes attitudes and creates respect. We as a team have come to understand the compassion and the bond we have developed playing together. For the season, my teammates and Ia have shed blood and sweat. We have tackled, shoved and picked one another up. In all of that aggression, we have become a family. The first four days of the week, we prepare for our game on Friday. Conditioning is on Monday is or what our team calls track day. Our coach was a track star, and he knows what it takes to get our bodies in tip top shape. Tackling and defense is the focus on Tuesday. Wednesday we concentrate on scoring with offensive and special team drills. We repeat our offensive plays making sure we run them precise with no errors. Thursday we relax but we stay mentally sharp by going over our assignments to make sure we know exactly what we are doing. After practice, the whole team heads to Foster’s Grill, where we all sit around and eat our meals and talk about the week. We talk about a lot of things but mostly the big game the next night. Friday is here and the whole school is excited. Everybody is asking, “are you going to the game tonight?” The whole team dresses in their Sunday best. We are easily recognized by how

nice we are dressed. We can hardly pay attention in our classes. We try to focus but we keep thinking about the game. Finally, school is over. We hang out in the locker room and get our gear together. Everybody is nervous, but it keeps us sharp. Together we all go to the cafeteria for team dinner. We sit and laugh at one another’s jokes and just talk about whatever to settle down. We got back to the locker room and gear up, we blast some random music that pumps us up. We get taped up and cover our cuts or fix our helmets and shoulder pads. We gather, ready. Our coaches make a speech that gets us jumping and shouting, then we pray and walk towards the field. On the way out to the field, there is a sign that says “We Believe,” everybody slaps that sign. It’s for luck, but it is also what guys did every Friday night, before we stepped onto our field. As we approach the stairs that lead to the field, our team holds hands. We hold hands as a symbol of family, of unity, we are a team. As we run up the stairs, we hear the announcer say “here comes your Fauquier Falcons!” Our hearts start to race. The whole stadium starts to cheer, there are people who give us high fives or pats on our shoulders wishing us good luck. We rush onto the field where we form a circle and the captains are the middle. We

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start to jump and shove one another to get fired up. We break down and run to the sidelines. The feeling of being on the field in the middle of the game is phenomenal. We can hear the other team getting ready to snap the ball and in the background the cheer and chatter of the crowd. As the ball is snapped all of the sounds disappear, and we focus on getting the ball carrier. We feel the grass under out feet as we run, the swishing of shoulder pads, the acceleration of breath. We make the hit, and instantly the noise comes roaring back and the

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crowd is screaming with approval. It is exhilarating. After the game ends we head to McDonald’s for an after game snack. We reflect on the game, what we did right and what we did wrong. We joke and laugh at one another. We congratulate the guys who scored for us and say things that pick us up off of our feet. After everyone is full we give a couple of high fives say “what a game” and we head home to rest for Monday.

We move across the field at an astonishing pace, synchronized down to the last beat. Sweat drips from our brows into our eyes, but we do not falter. We, each of us, is the best member. If a drill is not perfect, it is our fault and no one else’s. Perfection is our aim and make no mistake, we will obtain it. Every day, every hour, even off this field, we are perfection personified. In our speech. In our movements. In everything. We. Are. Perfection. You think it’s easy? You try it. Step one: two weeks of camp. Sounds fun, right? You’re half wrong. Ten days of seven in the morning to five at night, one break for lunch. One mile in the morning the first five days. Five on the field all the rest. You forgot your hat? Run a lap. Forgot a drill book? Run a lap. Forgot your music? Run a lap. Forgot your water? Let’s hope not. If you’re out of tune, you better fix it fast, but don’t get out of step. Get out of step? Fix it before they notice. If they notice, be ready to get called out and sent back to the beginning of the set. Your music better be memorized by day ten, or else. Step two: practice. Two hours. Three days a week. No breaks. Start with a block. Forward eight, right eight, back eight, left eight. You better still be in line. Roll your feet. Don’t let your heels touch going back. Snap your horn up. They don’t care how heavy it is, faster! One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Are you on the line? No? Again. Are you on the line? Yes? Again. Repetition is your friend. Your music is your life. Tempo commands all movement. The one on the podium is your ruler. The one above him controls your life. Forgot your hat? Lap. Forgot your drill book? Lap. Forgot your water? Lap, tomorrow. After the director sends you from the field, ten push-ups, ten sit-ups, ten baritone lifts. Step three: pre-game. Shoes? Shined. Instrument? Sparkling. Uniform? Wrinkle free. Drill? Oh, you know it’s down. Music? Please, had it done in camp. March up to the field, hear the fans roaring. It’s for you. September 2011


better own that field like it’s your own by the time you march off with your trophies in hand. Good bye Saturday. Hello Pride

Not those boys with the ball that you support even if they lose, for you. Yeah, you. You in the uniform. You with the flag. You with the flute. You with the drum. You with the tuba. Play loud the anthem of our proud nation. Four count turn to the left! Dut. Dut. Roll. Two. Three. Four. Dut. Dut. Roll. Two. Three. Four. Get in the stands. Play only when you are told. Drink at least two bottles of water before half-time. Take off the cover when you are told and not a second before. Step four: half-time. Out of the stands. Get in step. Tune away from the field. Please don’t get hit with a football. Wish me luck, you don’t need it. High-five the directors and wish them luck. WE don’t need it. Band parade rest! Snap! March out. Get to beat twenty eight, then go to your first set. Don’t stop rolling your feet. Don’t you dare get out of step. Do not talk. Band parade rest! Snap. The drum major salutes. Band ten hut! GREEN! Band horns up! Snap! He starts conducting. Go. Sixty sets. Four songs. Three visuals. Hundreds of notes. Thousands of steps. All in time. All memorized. And guess what? There goes your Friday. Here comes school spirit. Step five: competition. Wake up early. Shorts. Pajama pants. GREEN shirt. Black socks. Marching shoes. Hair up. Three hair bands, twelve bobby pins. Mouth piece. Instrument. If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, you’re left behind. Get in uniform. Warm up. Tune. Marching warm ups on a field or in a parking lot. It doesn’t matter. Just do it and do it right. Feel the pressure yet? You know you are as you walk onto the field of another school. This isn’t Cougar Stadium anymore, and now you know that there’s no place like home. But even if you land wrong, you make that space of grass look like it’s worth a million dollars. At the end of the day, you have better have knocked those judges off their feet. You 56

Step six: parade. One piece of music. One mile. In step. Not just your high school. Stay in step. Stay in line. Peripheral vision, people. Don’t turn your head. Don’t slow down. Don’t get out of step. Drink the water they give you when they give it to you, no questions asked. Your eyes do not leave your drum major. Your hands do not leave your instrument. Your mind does not leave the music. Your feet do not leave the tempo. Keep in on corners. Don’t be right behind the person in front of you as you turn. Do not swing out! Horns snap down. End parade. Start cheers. Go home. Step seven: festival. Liberty High. Astroturf. Pouring rain. Thunder. Lightning. Don’t stop. The rain beats down, glasses covered in droplets. Visibility is gone. Feet slide, but you do not fall. Steps falter, but you right yourself. Thunder crashes, you can’t hear it. Lightning flashes, you don’t see it. Sweat and rain mix, flooding your eyes, but you will not falter. Feel the beat. It’s your heart beat now. The break-neck pace of Mission Impossible. The slow grace of Harlem Nocturne. The swing of Soul Bossa Nova. The speed of Secret Agent Man. You are the music. The music is you. Your instrument is an extension of yourself, a part of you forever. You march off. They take you to the gym to get out of the storm. Your shoes are over flowing. You’re freezing. You’re soaked. Your gloves are dripping. Your uniform is even heavier now. But you still smile and high-five and laugh and be happy and proud. Superior. It tastes sweet on your tongue and you know you’ve earned yourself the right to be known as a Virginia Honor Band for the second year in a row. Step eight: trip. Get on a bus. Drive for sixteen hours. Arrive in Florida. Have a little fun. Really, you’re running around too much to really enjoy yourself. March in Downtown Disney. Drum major almost hits a pole. Now you’re on YouTube. Now hundreds of people know who the Marching Cougars are. They won’t forget you. You’ll make them remember. Love every second of it. Collect the award. Go to Epcot. Go to bed. Drive sixteen hours. Get home. Collapse. But it’s so not over yet. Step nine: Wonder why you signed up for this. You lost Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Two weeks of summer. Most of spring break. Saturdays. Friday nights. You were too tired on Sunday, so tired you couldn’t go to church. Monday, well, you never liked it anyway. Any day you had a parade. Then remember that you made more than just friends in marching band, you made a family. A family that won’t turn it’s back on you. A family that you can trust. A family that you will have forever. Smile and remember them. Sweaty. Clean. Happy. Smelly. Fragrant. Mad. Annoyed. Crying. Laughing. Hugging. Fighting. Kissing. Hating. Playing. Smiling. Frowning. Dramatic. Caring. Apathetic. Sympathetic. Empathetic. Obnoxious. Singing. Marching. Running. Sick. Dehydrated. Missing. There. Sleeping. Bouncing. Everything. Step ten: Sign up for next year. It’s a year you can’t miss. We could use another few banners for the back wall of the band room. Oh, and more trophies for the case. And more water bottles. And more friends. And more family. And more everything.

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We have our red uniform for our Friday home game. To get ready for games we all need to have on the proper uniform, same shoes, socks, hair bows, and bloomers. We do our hair and makeup in the locker room. Everyone has to be completely dressed and we all need to look exactly the same before we can step out of the locker room. After we are ready, we stretch and start to get pumped up. Some girls get nervous, some practice cheers, but all of us get excited and can’t wait to get to the field. We are spirit leaders to the fans. We support the football team. We kick off Friday by tailgating in the parking lot, bringing spirit and pizzazz, student’s paint their faces red, white, and blue and we hand out noisemakers. We have a great group of student supporters called the “Eagle Club” that dress up and show their team spirit throughout the game. Cheering in front of the “Eagle Club” is the best because they echo back our cheers! It is so much fun when the fans are loud and we get them on their feet stomping and cheering for the football team. Being out on the field is so incredible from


tumbling, stunting, cheering and dancing to the songs the band plays. We really get into the game. We really try to get the crowd excited because it really helps the boys when they hear the crowd roar. We are doing our job when the crowd is enthusiastic and involved like that. After the game we are all so excited and very pleased with our football team. Cheering is a hard sport and takes a lot of work. When the game is over, yes we are all tired but we are very satisfied with our performance. Whenever we walk off that field, we are exhausted, hungry and sometimes out of the sorts but always proud. Our coaches teach us that hard work and devotion will pay off when we are out on the field, under the lights and in front of hundreds of people on Friday nights. During the summer, we have open gym every Tuesday and Thursday. These are optional but these beneficial. We spent hours each summer doing strength training, running the mile and weight lifting. It can be very difficult sometimes, but our coaches are pushing us to be

better athletes. We need that endurance and strength to hit all of our stunts. After tryouts are over we have six hour practices, 9:00am to 3:00pm every day. There is a certain amount of sacrifice, but it is worth it. At practice, we work on tumbling, stunting, cheers and jumps. It takes real commitment and we are dedicated. We are Liberty High School Varsity Sideline Cheerleaders. Cheering for our high school is something we take great pride in.

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Put The D y namic Warm-up In Your Bag! by: Kim Forsten Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes some of the most beautiful landscapes and perfect temperatures for golf. Will you be properly prepared? If you’re a golfer and you think the secret to lowering your handicap is practice, practice, practice, I’ve got some news for you. Research shows that simply going through a proper warm-up can lead to lower scores. According to researchers from Stephen F. Austin State University, a golfer’s fairway performance was best after a dynamic warm up versus a static stretch routine alone. (Static stretching refers to reaching to a point of tension and then holding that stretch for a certain length of time.) The study involved subjects participating in two supervised warm-up routines: an active dynamic warm-up using golf clubs and body weight, and a static stretching routine alone. All subjects performed three golf swings with a driver. Club speed, distance and accuracy were measured. The golfers performed significantly better after the dynamic warm-up routine. After static stretches alone, club head speed was 5% lower, distance 7% shorter and accuracy more than 60% reduced! (Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2010.) Many health and fitness experts are advocating active dynamic warm-ups prior to sport specific activities. A sport like golf requires a warm-up that will prepare the central nervous system for the rhythmic and complex movement of the golf swing. References: Idea Fitness Journal April 2011, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.


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Kim Forsten owns and operates Old Town Athletic Club, Parisi Speed School and Warrenton Pilates. Ms. Forsten 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. She maintains business affiliations with IDEA, IHRSA, NFBA and served as a Board Member of the Fauquier Hospital from 2002-2008. Old Town Athletic Club (www. otacfitness.com) has received the Best of Warrenton for health clubs the last four consecutive years, and has been recognized regionally for its outstanding group fitness programming. Warrenton Lifestyle

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Renee’s Gourmet To Go In a quiet neutral cottage with mauve accents and friendly flower-boxed windows is a restaurant serving up a sophisticated lunch, fast. Renee’s Gourmet to Go is a lunch spot located in Old Town with a strong reputation for creating delectable sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts that an arbiter of taste would surely appreciate. Opening in December of 2004, Renee’s focus was to provide Warrenton with a French bistrostyle place to pick up a quick bite that had a twist on the traditional lunch sandwich. “I’m basically doing the lunch crunch,” Renee Yount, Owner of Renee’s said. “My clientele for the most part are people who work in town and you have the shoppers of course.” This midday meal go-to is set up to help yourself with four service areas; a large cold counter with leafy green salads, fresh fruit, and desserts, a soup set up, a beverage stop with teas and lemonade, and the refrigerated sandwich cabinet that showcases the days fresh chilled sandwiches and an assortment of quiches. “The set up is conducive to making it fast, for those just want to do the grab and go,” Yount explained. This small place with big customer service creates their menu items with fresh ingredients and thoughtfulness. They have three garden fresh salad choices, a House Salad decorated

with pecans, cranberries, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette as well as a Garden, Classic Chicken Caesar, and a Cobb. Tarragon Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad are also available. Throughout the year they offer 90 varieties of soup - chilled and light or hot and hearty depending on the season. Soups are a constant here; their weekly recurrences are the Black Bean Chili on Thursdays and the She-Crab on Fridays. “I’ve never changed that, switched it or never not had it because people count on it,” Yount said on her immensely popular She-Crab soup on Fridays. Renee’s boasts a total of nineteen sandwiches on their menu. The Ready to Grab & Go variety are wrapped and waiting in the refrigerated cabinet. Their notable chilled sandwiches are the Egg Salad, Smoked Turkey with Havarti and Cranberry Mayo, the Tzatziki Veggy Wrap, and the Turkey Wrap. They offer Hot, Made to Order sandwiches in addition to their chilled selection. Their 3 Cheese Grilled Cheese, the Cubano with Ham, Turkey, Swiss and Pickles, the Rajin Cajun with Turkey, Pepper Jack Cheese, Pepper Jelly and Onions, and the Mango with Turkey, Cheddar and a sweet Mango Chutney are all well-liked. Their most sought after sandwich is their Famous BLT. “It may have something to do with the five to six trays of bacon we cook every day,” Yount thought. “The aroma drifts up to Main Street and captivates people.” All of their sandwiches and salads are customizable – take something off, add bacon or cheese, a dash of this, or a little less of that. Just ask! “I want to give people what they want,” Yount said about the option to personalize your lunch. Finish off lunch with a kiss of sweetness. They regularly carry homemade Lemon Bars, Cheesecake Bars, Brownie Bars, Carrot Cake slices, soft cookies, and large pieces of pie. Swing by for a sandwich, salad, soup or a sweet treat at 15 South Third Street. Renee’s Gourmet to Go is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm. Renee’s accepts pick up lunch orders and caters, so give them a call at (540) 347-2935. Please visit their website to check out their weekly specials and their new menu at www.reneestogo.com.

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A Taste of Warrenton The Best in Dining & Entertainment The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and40/0/20/0 non-advertisers. Please contact us if you 81/100/36/38 47/68/85/60 41/24/73/2 60/90/0/0 believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (540) 341-2044 105 W Lee Hwy M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm-12am Sun: 11am-10pm Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and Carside-To-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress. www.applebees.com

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

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

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

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(540) 347-2713 •388 Waterloo St (540) 341-1032 illustrator color palette M 7am - 4pm; 251 W. Lee Hwy Tue - Wed 7am - 5pm; M - Sun 11am - 10pm Thu - Fri 7am - 9pm; Offers a focused menu of burritos, Sat 9am - 9pm tacos, burrito bowls and salads Restaurant offering authentic Italian made from fresh, high-quality raw pasta, seafood, appetizers, and ingredients, prepared using classic desserts. Breakfast served in the cooking methods and served in a morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, distinctive atmosphere. pasta, and more. Dinner usually www.chipotle.com requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Claire’s at the Depot Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress. (540) 351-1616 • 65 S. Third St http://cafetorinoandbakery.com Lunch: Tues - Fri 11:30am 2:30pm; Dinner: Tues - Thu Carousel Frozen Treats 5:30pm - 9pm, (540) 351-0004 Fri - Sat 5:30pm - 10pm; 346 Waterloo St Brunch: Sun 10:30am - 2pm Hours vary. Open spring to fall. Casual yet elegant restaurant offering Soft-serve, milkshakes, and more locally inspired seasonal American www.carouselfrozentreats.com cuisine. The service is as first rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner Chick-fil-a and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine (540) 347-9791 • 256 W Lee Hwy list and craft beers available. All Chicken products are prepared www.clairesrestaurant.com by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken Cold Stone Creamery for breakfast, lunch and dinner? http:// (540) 349-0300 • 183 W. Lee Hwy www.chick-fil-a.com/warrenton Sun - Thu Noon - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat Noon - 10pm China Jade Offers unique, custom ice cream (540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Hwy creations, smoothies, cakes and M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat 12 noon environment. Cakes and ice cream by 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home. and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch www.coldstonecreamery.com buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Country Cookin’ Casual dress. (540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Ave Sun - Thu - 7am - 9pm; China Restaurant Fri - Sat - 7am - 10pm (540) 351-0580 • 589 Frost Ave. Hearty portions, made-to-order M - Thu 11am - 10pm; entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, - 10pm bread, soup, and dessert bar available Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, for $5.29. www.countrycookin.com Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius). www.chinarestaurantva.com

Denny’s (540) 347-0401 • 7323 Comfort Inn Dr. 24 hours a day Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi. www.dennys.com/en

Domino’s Pizza (540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Hwy Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches. www.dominos.com

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

El Paso (540) 341-0126 • 86 Broadview Ave Mon-Sun 11am -10pm Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dinein or take-out.

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

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

Joe & Vinnie’s (540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Hwy M - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12-10pm Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice. www.joeandvinniespizza.net

KFC/Long John Silver (540) 347-3900 • 200 Broadview Ave M - Thu 10am - 11pm; Fri - Sun 10am - 12am KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken and homestyle sides. Long John Silver’s is a quick service seafood restaurant. Located in the same building to provide diners with a wider variety of choices. www.kfc.com

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LongHorn Steakhouse

The Natural Marketplace

Red Truck Bakery

Top’s China Restaurant

505 Fletcher Drive (540) 341-0392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, hand-seasoned steaks, 81/100/36/38 47/68/85/60 thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com

(540)349-4111 • 5 Diagonal St M–F 9 am - 5 pm; Sat 9 am - 4 pm Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available. 40/0/20/0

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

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

Tropical Smoothie Café

(540) 428-1818 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Café offering bistro sandwiches, Red, Hot 81/100/36/38 & Blue wraps, gourmet41/24/73/2 salads, soups, and 40/0/20/0 41/24/73/2 47/68/85/60 60/90/0/0 smoothies. Meals served with either (540)349-7100 • 360 Broadview Ave Osaka Japanese chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two Sun-Thu 11am - 9pm; combination. Catering and kid’s menu Steakhouse Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm tetrad 2 tetrad 2 available. Casual dress. (540) 349-5050 • 139 W. Lee Hwy Southern Grill and Barbeque www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com illustrator color palette illustrator palette Mandarin Buffet & Sushi restaurant. Offers dine-in, take out, color M-Sat 11:30am-10pm;Sun and catering. Large menu with options (540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Dr 11:30am - 9pm Vocelli Pizza for ribs, sandwiches, salads, platters, Authentic Chinese restaurant offering Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi and southern entrées. Casual dress. (540) 349-5031 • 484 Blackwell Rd a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and and meats. www.redhotandblue.com sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, Sun. - Thu. 11am - 10pm; family environment. Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 11pm. McDonald’s Renee’s Gourmet To Go Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Outback Steakhouse (540) 347-7888 (540) 347-2935 • 15 S. Third St Check for lunch and combo specials. (540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Hwy 351 Broadview Ave. 24 HR M - Fri 10am - 3pm www.vocellipizza.com Fast food chain known for Big Mac Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads M-Fri 4pm-10pm; Sat 2pm-11pm; and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now and sweets. Open for lunch only. Sun 2pm - 9pm serving McCafé beverages. Kids play Waterloo Café Australian steakhouse. Also offers a Limited patio seating or grab-andarea available. go options available. Soups are the variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and (540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo St specialty at Renee’s – each day there Asian food available for dine-in, takewww.mcdonalds.com pasta dishes. Carry out available. are two news soups. She-crab soup out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes www.outback.com available every Friday. Catering and available to order. Dishes served with McMahon’s Irish Pub & business lunches available. a side of white rice. Casual dress. Restaurant Panera Bread (540)347-7200 • 380 Broadview Ave (540) 341-4362 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Ruby Tuesday Wendy’s M-Fri 11am - 2am; Fri - Sat 11am M-Sat 6:30am - 9pm; Sun 7:30am (540) 341-4912 (540) 347-5528 • 281 Broadview - 2am; Sun 11am - 2am - 8pm 74 Blackwell Park Lane Avenue Family owned, traditional Irish Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, American chain restaurant serving Fast food chain offering hamburgers, pub. Relaxed environment offering and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include salads, and chicken nuggets. Also traditional Irish favorites. Open for soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great your favorite hamburgers, pastas, offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish bread selection. Gourmet coffee and steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual Frosty’s available as desert. Casual Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on tea also available. Dine in or carry out. dress. dress. Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. www.rubytuesday.com www.wendys.com room available. Full bar area with www.panerabread.com happy hour specials and appetizer Subway menu. Valet Parking Friday and Yen Cheng Papa John’s Pizza Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. (540) 349-0950 • 41 W. Lee Hwy (540) 347-4355 • 294 W. Lee Hwy (540) 349-7172 • 322 W. Lee Hwy Live entertainment. Casual dress. #53, 102 Broadview Ave, 45 Main M - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 12 noon Pizza delivery or pick up. Online www.mcmahonsirishpub.com St. Suite A ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, - 10pm. Restaurant offering subs and pizza. and dessert also available. Daily First Chinese Restaurant in Home of the $5 footlong. Food Mojitos & Tapas Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, specials and features. www.papajohns. is prepared after you order, and (540) 349-8833 • 251 W. Lee Hwy soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties com everything is prepared fresh daily. and daily combos. Also offer a healthy M-Thu: 11am-9pm, F-Sat: 11amAvailable for dine-in or takeout. www. food section and thai food options. 10pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm Pizza Hut subway.com www.yencheng.com The only true Cuban/Spanish (540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview restaurant in the state of Virginia. Avenue Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish Taco Bell Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. (540) 341-4206 • 316 W. Lee Hwy Online ordering available. Choose Family owned, smoke-free. Open for Open late for fourthmeal cravings. from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, lunch and dinner. Known for their Now offering frutista freeze drinks p’zone pizzas, and more. signature Cuban sandwich and seafood To update your listing and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco www.pizzahut.com Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and menu (low fat). please email: Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress. www.tacobell.com Pizzarama krysta@piedmontpress.com www.mojitosandtapas.com (540) 349-7171 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Tippy’s Taco House (Krysta Norman) Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée Molly’s Irish Pub (540)349-2330 • 147 W. Shirley Ave restaurant. Available for pickup and (540) 349-5300 • 36 Main St Sun. - Thu., Sat. 11 am - 9pm; delivery. Offer both hot and toasted M-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am - 2pm and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and Fri. 11am - 10pm Family owned, traditional Irish pub. calzones also available. Mexican restaurant offering different Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, quality specials everyday. Menu offers www.pizzarama.com fun environment. Traditional Irish tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts fare and lots of sandwiches available. and more. Dine-in or take-out. Casual Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full dress. bar. Live entertainment four nights a www.tippystacohouse.com week. www.mollysirishpub.com

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September 2011


Community Happenings

3rd Annual Fauquier Preschool & Family Resource Fair November 5 Warrenton Community Center 12:30-2:30 Are you looking for a Preschool for your child? Check out our 201112 Fauquier County Preschool and Family Resource Directory! Our directory is published and updated yearly as an ongoing effort to promote early education and to inform parents of t h e i r options for a wide range and variety of preschools and resources available to children and families in Fauquier County. Directories have been placed at various family friend locations around the county. A digital copy of the directory and a list of locations may b e viewed on our website.

In the month of September F4F will be selling famous Joe Corbi’s pizza kits, candy bars, cookie dough pails, cheesecakes and pretzels. Orders placed will help to support Families 4 Fauquier’s community events, activities and programs. Let us know if you are interested in placing an order with us. The food is fantastic! We truly appreciate the community continued support!

Visit our website for special offers, deals and coupons!

Follow us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/families4fauquier

Become a member of Families 4 Fauquier. Join us and get involved! In September, October and November we will be collecting shoe boxes, small toys and filler items for the boxes. This is our yearly international project that benefits children around the globe. A complete list of needed items can be found on our website. Please contact us if you have any interest in participating with your children. This is a wonderful family project where the whole family can get involved and help make a difference in a child’s life during the holiday season!

F4F has a limited number of comp tickets to the Spirit of America at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Dates and times are as follows: Friday, September 9th @ 10:30am Friday, September 9th @ 7:30pm Saturday, September 10th @ 2:00pm Saturday, September 10th @ 7:30pm

Families 4 Fauquier is your link to family resources in Fauquier County and beyond. F4F is committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of children and families that live right here in our own community. For additional information about joining our membership program, receiving our monthly community newsletter or any of the events listed above please visit our website at www.families4fauquier.com or email us at info@families4fauquier.com. We now offer monthly advertising, website sponsorships and community event sponsors. If your organization has an interest i helping to support our community projects, events and programs please contact us today because together we can make a difference in little ways that can add up big! 68

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What’s New



Back to school and maybe a last blast of summer heat to remind us of what we are leaving behind as we start to enjoy some cool autumn days and the new activities that brings. For most families this can be a very busy time of year, but it brings so many great things with it. Remember to visit one of our wonderful corn mazes, pick some fresh apples or visit a pumpkin patch with the kids, a great time will be had by all.

Sterling Silver Charms from $25

36 Main St. (Next to Molly’s Irish Pub) Warrenton, VA 20186



Gift With Purchase • Sept. 9th & 10th

Receive a PANDORA clasp bracelet (a $65 US retail value) with your purchase of $100 or more of PANDORA jewelry.*

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Cool Off in the Shade of The White Flower Upcoming Events

White Flower

It is also very busy in the Warrenton business world too. We have a new shop on Fifth Street in Old Town; The Red Thread is a new yarn and gift shop. So if you are into knitting or crocheting you should wander in and check out all the beautiful things they have. The Tire Zone opened near the bowling alley, so stop by and get your tires ready for the cold weather. We also have a new attorney, The Law Offices of Deborah A. Lott, PLC opened on Garrett Street. She is ready to handle a variety of legal needs from litigation to real estate and estate planning. A new service being offered in town is On the Road Mobile Mechanic, they will come to you at work or at home to complete maintenance and minor to moderate auto repairs (www.ontheroadagainmm.weebly.com) It has been a while since Wells Fargo bought out Wachovia bank, but now they are completing the process and officially changing our local branch over to the Wells Fargo name. We have a few businesses that have moved recently, starting with the Salvation Army moving into their new and much larger space where the Waterloo Market used to be. It really makes for a much more pleasurable shopping experience. Klein’s Embroidery moved from their space on Main Street to a new spot on Sullivan Street. And finally, MRC Plumbing & Heating has moved to a larger space on Garrett Street. We also have two new businesses coming and one that is closing. Twisted Sister Seafood will be taking over the old Ben & Mary’s restaurant on Route 17. I will be ready to try that one out when it opens. There will also be a new sports store, Olympia Sports, opening up near the JoAnn’s Fabrics later this fall. And sadly, the Borders Books is closing or may already be closed by now. If you are always looking for the newly released books, you will have to go out of Fauquier County again.

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Please enjoy the wonderful fall weather and remember that school is in session, so be mindful of the children at bus stops and the busses stopping for them. Let’s help to keep them all safe. Amy Griffin is the owner of inFauquier.com, a comprehensive online directory of consumer businesses located in Fauquier County. Maps to all the businesses can be found at inFauquier.com and check out the What’s New page for more business happenings in the entire county. You can reach her at (540)347-4922 or amy@inFauquier.com with your questions or any tidbits you hear about local business.

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