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have lived in Warrenton for 30 years, but perhaps didn’t appreciate it fully until I had children. What a great place to raise a family! And the holiday season is when Warrenton really and truly shines. The town has received awards for its holiday celebrations, and it’s all due to the wonderful community we live in and generous sponsors and volunteers who donate their time and talent to pull off Warrenton’s magical holiday season. We’re including a behind-the-scenes peek in this issue! Our Art Director Kara and I spent a few special hours with Sherrie Carter from Sherrie’s Stuff, putting together a tutorial for a mixed-media collage ornament of the iconic Warrenton Courthouse (included in this issue). What really shines through with Sherrie, aside from her artistic talent, is her outlook on life which can be ideal during the holiday season when we all get so stressed out and rushed. She says, “There’s no right or wrong, there are no mistakes. If you do something that doesn’t have the result you want, you just keep adding layers and make something else out of what you’ve got.” It’s a good reminder for the Christmas season; things don’t have to be perfect, and everything can always be fixed. And if the final product has a little bit of whimsy, so much the better. Remember that when trying to create the “perfect” Christmas for your family and friends. And if all else fails, add a little glitter and an extra coat of mod podge! I’d just like to add a personal plea on a subject that is close to my heart. Every year in the months after Christmas, animal shelters are inundated with puppies and dogs that were given as gifts that turned out to be more work than the owners could handle. Think carefully about that Christmas puppy you may be considering, and please be sure your family is ready for a dog and all that comes with it before you decide to give a dog as a gift! Charlotte Wagner’s article in this issue can help you decide. And speaking of pets...don’t forget to vote in our Cutest Pet Contest! Pet owners have been submitting photos of their pets during the month of November (and there are a lot of cute ones!), and voting will take place online December 10-21 at www.insidenova.com/ contests. The winner, by popular vote, will receive a professional photo shoot for their pet and a spot on the cover of our February 2019 Pet Issue. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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BY AMY BOYLE

38 06 Beyond A Christmas Carol Non-traditional holiday reads BY JENNIFER SCHULTZ ANGOLI

10 Local Author Carla Vergot’s Debut Novel

16 Local Realtor Spotlight Dawn Arruda: Putting clients first BY LAURA CLARK

18 Dok’s Gift Guide Technology for the holidays

Exclusive excerpt from Lily Barlow, the Mystery of Jane Dough

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Holiday Gift Guide

26 The Christmas Puppy Should you or shouldn’t you? BY CHARLOTTE WAGNER

28 Make the Holidays about Giving Local Volunteer Opportunities BY EMILY CHILDRESS

32 Oh Christmas Tree

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Creative Christmas

The Gift of a Lifetime Kidney transplant donor Marianne Clyde and recipient Lake Lester

Make your own ornament with help from Sherrie from Sherrie’s Stuff

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Home for the Holidays A peek into Warrenton design blogger Amy Boyle’s holiday look

46 It Takes a Village

Choosing the perfect tree

Behind the scenes of Warrenton’s holiday magic

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60 Holiday Cheers! Seasonal cocktail recipes

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Welcoming the Holidays

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Beyond A Christmas Carol; Non-traditional holiday reads BY JENNIFER SCHULTZ ANGOLI, COLLECTION SERVICES DEVELOPMENT LIBRARIAN

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lthough the holiday season can be a time of high-stress and activity, it’s also an ideal time to get lost in a great read. Sure, you can’t go wrong with reading or rereading A Christmas Carol, but if you want something less traditional, there is a wealth of options – both old and new – to choose from. Here are a few to consider for your holiday reading.

read, then you have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose. “‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug” is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. 2018 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women – making it the perfect time to rediscover Louisa May Alcott’s classic. Although Ramona and Her Father isn’t the first children’s book people think of when they think “Christmas classic,” this heartwarming and

Christmas Cozies

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witty 1978 Newbery Honor book by Beverly Cleary remains a relevant look at a family dealing with a parent’s unemployment during the holidays. Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto is a gorgeous reminder to not forgo picture books once a child can read independently, as he/she might miss out on some outstanding picture book stories for the elementary school set. Maria must face the consequences of wearing her mother’s ring without permission when it gets lost while making tamales; will it ruin the family’s Christmas dinner? This is a joyous and very relatable story that imparts a message without being overly obvious about it. Fancy a Christmas on the Cornish coast? Pick up Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery, the third in Jenny Colgan’s Little Beach Street Bakery series. When a storm cuts off Mount Polbearne from the mainland, villagers must bond together to make Christmas cheer for everyone. Oliver is homeless, scared, and shy of strangers after a fire destroys the pub in which he lived. Patient human kindness goes a long way, until he meets a little girl—and village—that need a very special Christmas. Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton is ideal for those who want a heartfelt story that might make them shed a tear or two. The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is one of my favorite Christmas stories. Based on the author’s childhood recollections growing up as the daughter of an


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Episcopal priest and never being able to pick first from the donation boxes sent to the Rosebud Reservation, this is a meaningful and memorable tale about community, selflessness, and unexpected rewards. Although the community is obviously impoverished, it is not a focal point; rather, the emphasis is on family/tribal pride and togetherness.

Christmas Weepers

You’ll want to have a box of tissues handy if you choose one of these Christmas titles. For a dash of realism in your Christmas stories, don’t miss Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini. Alternating between a grieving Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as he writes a Christmas poem and a music teacher preparing her students for a Christmas concert while facing budget cuts, this is an engaging story of faith, hope and the power of community. Although A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is not a Christmas story, Betty Smith’s depiction of pre-World War I Christmas traditions in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood will definitely be seared in your memory (as will her depictions of turn of the century Halloween and Election Day festivities). If you’re an ardent fan of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, you undoubtedly have favorite scenes featuring the irrepressible redhead. Anne’s joy when she receives a dress with “puffed sleeves” for Christmas is likely one of the top scenes from the first novel. Silver Packages is another outstanding picture book to share with elementary school students. A young boy fervently hopes to catch a doctor’s kit when the Christmas train runs through his Appalachian community, but each year brings a different gift. Based on author Cynthia Rylant’s childhood experiences, this is an emotional and eye-opening story with a joyful “circle of life” feel that will give you goosebumps.

Have you ever sobbed over a children’s picture book? You just might if you read Susan Wojciechowki’s The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. No one can match Jonathan Toomey’s woodcarvings, but his gruff mannerisms are offputting to the other villagers. When a widow and her young son ask him to carve figurines of the Holy Family for their crèche, they unexpectedly assist him in his devastating grief. The illustrations breathtaking and the story is sensitively told without becoming maudlin.

Christmas Romance

Want some escapism and happy endings in your Christmas reading? These stories will set your heart a-fluttering. Bruce W. Cameron continues his line of wildly popular dog stories (A Dog’s Purpose) with Dogs of Christmas. Josh is not prepared when a dog and her puppies shows up in his life, much less when he falls for the adoption coordinator helping him to get the dogs ready for their new home. Will Josh be able to part with the dogs when it’s time for adoption? This sweet story is perfect for dog lovers and romance readers alike. How about some binge reading (and time traveling) this Christmas? Check out The Christmas Brides Collection and The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection, both published by Barbour Books, one of the leading Christian fiction publishers. They are perfect for those who prefer sweetness over sensuality in their romances. If you’d prefer to stay in this century, pick up Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler. Haley Hanson is rising fast in her advertising career and ready to snatch a prestigious Christmas toy company’s account to further her aspirations. Although she’s not keen on her boss sending her to a Christmas Camp, she learns the benefit of rediscovering Christmas, as well as meeting the dashing son of the

camp’s owner. Finally, if you want to dive into a slew of Christmas novels, you can’t go wrong with the ruler of Christmas romance, Debbie Macomber. Her latest, Alaskan Holiday, is already a New York Times bestseller.

Mysterious Christmas

Craving a whodunit this holiday season? Joanne Fluke’s Christmas Cake Murder is the latest in her long-running Hannah Swensen series; Hannah’s dream of becoming the top baker in town is complicated when she becomes entangled in a customer’s murder mystery story that suddenly becomes all too real. Vicki Delany’s Year-Round Christmas series features Merry Wilkinson, the owner of a sweet little Christmas shop. In Rest Ye Murdered Gentleman, Merry’s best friend is suspected of a murder (by poisoned gingerbread cookie) and she must spring into action before it’s too late. Why not relax with a fat book of Christmas crime stories, penned by some of the genre’s greats? The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler, is crammed with mysteries that even the most discerning mystery reader will approve of. Isis Crawford’s Mystery With Recipes series is delicious reading for armchair sleuths any time of the year, but fans will definitely devour A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange featuring a very competitive Christmas cookie competition that unexpectedly turns deadly. Finally, don’t miss the monarch of Christmas mysteries, Anne Perry; her latest Christmas murder, A Christmas Revelation, is eagerly awaited by her many fans. These and many more traditional and non-traditional reads can be found at your local Fauquier County Public Library. Browse the catalog or stop by the reference desk for suggestions.❖

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer has worked with the Fauquier County Public Library for the past 12 years. A Louisiana native and married to a WVU grad, her current obsessions are her new kitchen appliances, historical fiction, football, and audiobooks for the commute up and down I-66.

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market, all clients have access to professional photography, staging help, a marketing plan, and the latest technology. Dawn understands the criticality of a compelling online presence, explaining, “A house is like a dating app. Buyers swipe left or swipe right.” In addition to real estate, Dawn is involved in many community organizations and programs, including the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, and the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier. Asked about passions other than work, she eagerly cites family and tennis. There’s one more that’s evident, however: her passion for Warrenton. As she puts it, “We can breathe here.” What an appropriate comment from someone who is a breath of fresh air herself. ❖


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dvertisements are already bombarding us about holiday shopping days and deals! I’d like to share some of my recommendations for tech goodies that are on my shopping list. (Disclaimer: I’m not a shareholder in any of these companies!) I’m just sharing results from my experience and online searches for your benefit, with emphasis on cell phone accessories, some fitness related products, and Alexa or other WIFI connected devices. But I highly recommend that you do your own fact checking before deciding to buy any of these products. I assume that, as always, several of these products will be available for deep discounts during the holiday shopping season. NEW CELL PHONES

New cell phones are being released constantly. You might eye the new IPHONE XS; it has the biggest screen for iphone ever, a better camera, up to 512GB storage, and more.

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My youngest daughter, who teaches children with disabilities in Africa, loved the SOLAR CHARGING PANELS we gave her. It enables her to connect and charge her cellphone and other USB equipment, such as a small light. For myself, I bought some SMALL BATTERY PACKS that can be charged at an outlet and used later to recharge my phone. One thing I’m eyeing, but haven’t gotten yet, is a BLUETOOTH EAR PLUG, which could be a fun gift for a phone-lover.

RAVPower 25000mAh Outdoor Portable Charger Solar battery charger can recharge via power outlet or sunlight, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!

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The market for health monitoring devices is booming at the moment, and you might find great deals. I have an APPLE IWATCH, and Version 4 is coming out with a lot of additions and enhancements, so that is a holiday gift possibility. FITBIT is another company that created healthoriented wrist devices which features reminders to remain active throughout the day. REMINDERS

Consider a TILE for people who misplace their keys or other things often. By attaching small square “tiles” to your important items, you will be able to locate them quickly via the accompanying program on your cell phone. VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

Wireless communication devices such as Alexa and Google Home are booming! After Amazon released the ECHO, a 9-inch tall cylinder speaker controlled by a cloud-based voice assistant called Alexa in 2014, GOOGLE HOME followed with their own smart speaker and home assistant in late 2015. In February, 2018, Apple joined with the SIRI-POWERED HOMEPOD. I jumped on the bandwagon early, got the Echo and combined it with an unlimited music plan. Now I can walk into my living room and say “Alexa, play ‘Don’t worry be happy,’” and Bobby McFerrin’s song starts playing. Even better, I can ask it auf Deutsch to play well known German songs. These devices can also access the internet, and even tell you jokes. Also, the Echo becomes a central hub for all WiFi enabled devices. Here is a short list of devices and applications that

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you might get that are Alexa compatible: • a thermostat, so you can, for instance, turn on the heat 30 minutes before you get home • light bulbs, so you can turn them on and off remotely • outlets with smart plugs, so all I have to say is “turn on my Christmas tree,” and it lights up (no crawling behind it to find the plug) • doorbell with video camera, so you can see who is at the door and reply even when you’re away from the house • smoke detector, which could alarm your cell phone • other appliances, such as some refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, ranges, and microwaves all might now offer Wi-Fi connectivity and voice activation. And believe it or not, you can now talk to devices such as your bathtub, showering system, and even a faucet to get the desired temperature, water amount, and more! Only the sky seems to be the limit. I would like to end my shopping list with two more futuristic tech goodies: For your pets, you can get a CAMERA AND FOOD DISPENSING BOX that will allow you to monitor and feed your pet via smartphone. Soon, if the dog woofs in the right tune, it can dispense food as a reward. Have you ever lost your hand luggage at the airport or missed another pair of hands to help schlepp your heavy suitcase? Worry no more, a new AUTONOMOUS CARRY-ON LUGGAGE CASE has been presented at the CES 2018 that has a built in camera with facial recognition to follow its owner wherever he goes. It offers a wristband communication device, as well. I and my wife would love to have one of these for trips back to Germany! If you have any questions or would like a personal tech shopping consultation, contact Dok Klaus at 540-428-2376 or Klaus@dokklaus.com.❖

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Tile Mate Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder. Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast. Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) The most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design. Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

Apple Watch Series 3 Designed for users looking for the next generation of connectivity, Apple’s Watch moves your iPhone’s apps and functions to your wrist, so you can do more while leaving your phone in your pocket. It records distance, speed, and pace for your workout as well as the route you traveled and whether you’re walking, running, or cycling.

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veryone has that one friend who always gives the perfect gift, the friend who manages to show up everyone else. But don’t worry, it’s not too late to be that friend – all you have to do is check out some of the great local places on this list for gifts that’ll have everyone on your list feeling the love. No matter what holiday you celebrate or how much money you have, each of these places has a wide variety of items that are perfect for all seasons and all budgets. So what are you waiting for? Read on to find out where you should be checking for the perfect gift. BANNER’S HALLMARK

5047 Wellington Road, Gainesville // 41 West Lee Hwy., Warrenton // hallmark.com

Remember when Hallmark sold only cards and Christmas ornaments? Not any more. Nowadays they have it all. Fuzzy socks with sassy sayings. Gorgeous plates and platters. Kids toys. Neat trinkets for the wine lover in your life. You name it, they have it. When you’re ready to knock out your gift list, visit Banner’s Hallmark either in Gainesville or Warrenton. You’re certain to leave with everything you need for everyone you love.


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CHARMING CHARLIE

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Charming Charlie is often viewed as a jewelry store (and it’s true, it has an amazing

dozens of different games. This is the perfect place to shop for cool, educational, one-of-a-kind gifts for younger children and babies, too. Frankly, it’s like shopping Santa’s workshop right in Warrenton!

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life, or a drink tumbler for that one friend who always needs more coffee. This is the perfect place to shop if you want personalized and meaningful gifts to give to those closest to you.

shirts, candles to cute coffee tumblers, kitchen towels to folksy artwork and whimsical wall hangings, you’ll find the perfect stuff at Sherrie’s Stuff.

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selection of jewelry in a huge variety of colors) but it actually sells so much more. Between clothing to match the jewelry, tech accessories like headphones and chargers, and a wide selection of coffee mugs with sassy sayings, it is safe to say Charming Charlie is a great place to shop for teens, tweens, stylish moms, and uber cool grandmas.

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G. Whillikers sells a multitude of children’s toys, from laser guns to grow-yourown crystal kits! The store also sells legos, books, and

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local EXPERT THE EXPERT: Charlotte Harvey HER EXPERTISE: Pets and Animal Behavior Charlotte Harvey, BSc owns and operates K9ology LLC in Warrenton where she teaches group and private training classes for pet, competition, and working dogs. She holds a Bachelors of Science with honors in Animal Management from the University of Essex with a special interest in behavior. She regularly competes with her furry family members in breed conformation, tricks, obedience, rally, and dock diving events.

The Christmas Puppy Think carefully before considering a puppy for Christmas BY CHARLOTTE WAGNER

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icture this: an adorable young puppy, brimming with cuteness and playfulness, with a red ribbon around his neck romping under the Christmas tree as children wake up Christmas morning. What could be more adorable, more perfect? But you need to stop right there and think. A puppy, which will quickly grow into a dog, which should be a full-fledged member of your family, will take a lot of time and energy on the part of the adults in the household. A dog is a huge commitment. Make sure your lifestyle will accommodate a dog, and that you will be able to give him the time, training, and attention he deserves. Raising a puppy takes anywhere from 12-18 months and requires an insane amount of time, patience, training, and money to do it right. Every year in the months after Christmas, the shelters and rescues are inundated with “Christmas puppies” that were given as gifts and then surrendered when the owners realize how much work and energy puppies take. If the puppy is meant as a gift, make sure whoever is receiving

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the gift is ready and willing. Puppies are adorable, but they don’t make good surprises sometimes! If you are still thinking of a Christmas puppy, consider these points and do your research. TYPES OF DOGS Unfortunately, not all dogs are created equal…for you. Make sure to diligently research breeds types before buying or rescuing a dog. Sure, they are all deserving of love, shelter, and care … but not every dog will be a good fit for you and your family. Take a deep look at your lifestyle. If you have young children, you will want a dog that seeks out human companionship and has a high tolerance for lots of stimulation. If you only exercise on an occasional basis, you may want to steer away

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on the internet and in pet shops can be from puppy mills and may suffer from temperament or health issues. Here are some questions to ask yourself before getting a puppy or dog. • Why do you want a dog? What role should the dog have in your life? • What amount of exercise are you able to commit to? • Are you willing to budget for veterinary bills, training, food, and supplies? • Who will watch the dog when you're out of town? from hunting, herding, or working • What kind of dog will work breeds. Looking for a dog to take well with your kids? to wineries, browse the local parks, • Will he get along with other and visit the brewery with? Make dogs in the household? sure to research breeds that adapt • Who will be responsible for easily and are social. Got a cat? the dog? Then you should stay away from Many loving parents want to dogs with a high prey drive. Live gift the joy of dog ownership in an apartment? Then a breed to their children. It teaches known for barking and howling, responsibility, right? However, like a beagle, may not be a good the kids will grow up, friends call. Make sure the dog meets and activities take over, college your needs before committing. is around the corner, and the With the rise of social media novelty wears off … then who posts depicting needy pets and will be responsible for the dog? adorable puppies, it is important Parents must be willing to to take a moment and think. commit to the care of a pet when Don’t just fall in love with an children are unable or unwilling image on the internet. Do your to. If that’s a deal breaker … then research and be sure to get a you may want to reconsider your puppy or dog from a reputable choice of pet or look into getting breeder or rescue; a lot of puppies a stuffed animal this Christmas! ❖


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Make the holidays about giving BY EMILY CHILDRESS

feed the hungry FAUQUIER COMMUNITY FOOD BANK AND THRIFT STORE / WARRENTON

At the Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store there are many ways to volunteer and those older than 16 are encouraged to do so. (Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.) Volunteers stock shelves, assist shoppers, paint, and do maintenance. One of the best ways to volunteer is to organize a food drive. At the holidays and during the cold winter months, food banks are vital to helping those who do not have access to warm meals. For information on hosting a food drive or volunteering in general, contact the organization via the information below. 249 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton / Phone: 540-3596053/ Facebook: @fauquierfoodbankandthriftstore Web: FauquierFoodBank.org HAYMARKET REGIONAL FOOD PANTRY / HAYMARKET

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he holidays are a time when many of us reflect on how fortunate we are and such reflection frequently motivates us to reach out and give to those who are not as lucky. Of course we don’t always know where to go in order to give, so we’ve compiled a list of organizations that could use your help in order to continue helping others. Select one or three, get the family or a group of friends involved, and help make this season especially festive for those less fortunate.

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The mission of Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is to eliminate hunger by providing food to families in the Haymarket and Gainesville area. There are many ways to volunteer and those over the age of 16 are encouraged to do so. (Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.) Volunteers stock and distribute food, do maintenance, and sometimes assist with marketing, writing, and photography. As with the Fauquier Community Food Bank, volunteers are urged to organize food drives particularly at the holidays and in the winter. For information on hosting a food drive or volunteering in general, contact the organization via the information below. 6611 Jefferson Street, Haymarket / Phone: 703963-5918 / Facebook: @haymarketfoodpantry Web: HaymarketFoodPantry.org


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Families 4 Fauquier is committed to enriching the lives of children and families by providing a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. One such opportunity is “Operation Santa Adopt A Senior,” a program dedicated to providing local senior citizens who, sadly, are often alone or forgotten during the holidays, a special Christmas celebration. Families 4 Fauquier will provide each sponsored senior citizen with a stocking of goodies, small gift card and small gifts from their wishlist. The organization is seeking local families to sponsor a senior and there is still time to participate. (Deadline is Monday, December 10.) To become a sponsor, contact Families 4 Fauquier via the information below.

Hero’s Bridge is dedicated to serving veterans, age 65 and older. Through six distinct programs -Honor Guard, Battle Buddies, Corps of Engineers, Resource Scouts, and Rapid Relief Corps -- Heros’ Bridge provides practical and essential services to our country’s aging heroes. For complete details on all six programs plus other ways to volunteer at the holidays and throughout the year, contact Hero’s Bridge via the information below.

Email: Families4Fauquier@gmail.com / Facebook: @ families4fauquier / Web: Families4Fauquier.com COMFORT CASES / GAINESVILLE

Comfort Cases helps children in foster care by giving them a special bag full of comfort items and personal belongings to keep with them. These bags help give the children a sense of security, especially as so many of them move from home to home. The organization hosts “packing parties” year-round and at the holidays, as this can be an especially hard time for children in foster care. For information on upcoming packing parties and donating items, message Comfort Cases via the information below.

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Serve Our Willing Warriors provides support to wounded, ill, and injured warriors, as well as their families, by offering cost-free stays and non-medical services at its Bull Run Warrior Retreat. Volunteers are always needed to bake, fundraise, beautify the grounds, and more. For complete information on volunteer activities at the holidays and throughout the year, contact Serve Our Willing Warriors via the information below.

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The mission of The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation is to fill in the gaps, grant wishes, and meet the non-medical needs of children who are seriously ill, have special needs, or are in the midst of a medical crisis. Created in honor of Julia Knight, who passed at the age of 12 after battling a rare genetic disease called I-cell her entire life, the Foundation is eager for volunteers to assist with fundraising, events, and its “Love Projects,” which are created specifically for each child, and based on his or her current needs, wants, desires, and hopes. For complete information on volunteer opportunities, contact The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation via the information below.

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The Prince William SPCA is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. Its goal is to reduce the number of dogs and cats being born and to help facilitate adoptions. Toward that end, the Prince William SPCA hosts its yearly “12 Days of Christmas – Home for the Holidays” program featuring animals available for adoption in early to mid-December. Check Facebook for this year’s dates. Like the Fauquier SPCA, the organization is always looking for kind and attentive volunteers. For complete information on volunteer opportunities at the holidays and throughout the year, contact Prince William SPCA via the information below. Phone: 703-772-2799 / Facebook: @pwspca / Web: PWSPCA.org

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icking out and decorating the Christmas tree is arguably one of the most beloved holiday traditions. In fact, it’s right up there with leaving cookies out for Santa. But did you know that the tradition of decorating trees dates back hundreds of years and that there’s an incredible variety of firs, pines, and spruces from which to choose? Well it does and there are! Read on for a brief history of the Christmas tree and a look at the pros and cons of several of the most popular types. And don’t miss the link at the end of this feature. Use it to find your perfect tree at a Christmas tree farm near you.

History of the Christmas Tree Evergreen trees have been important throughout history and across many cultures. During the dark times of winter when crops did not grow and the sun did not shine, evergreen boughs were often hung throughout villages as a way to represent the coming spring and the bounty it would bring. Christian Germans are first credited with the tradition of bringing decorated trees into their home, and Martin Luther (a 16th century Protestant reformer) is even believed to have started the tradition of hanging lights in trees after walking home and seeing the stars twinkle through the branches of the evergreens. America,

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BALSAM FIR Pros: These trees have a great dark-green color and pyramid shape, and they have a strong Christmas scent. Cons: The branches are flexible and as such, not great for holding up heavy ornaments. DOUGLAS FIR Pros: This common tree usually has light or bluegreen needles that won’t shed and have a sweet scent. Cons: These trees tend to be on the short and compact side, and they aren’t great at holding up heavy ornaments. FRASER FIR Pros: Fraser Firs have a strong and lasting scent and are great for holding up heavier ornaments. Cons: These trees have a dense and compact look.

NOBLE FIR Pros: This tree is classic looking and smelling, and is well equipped to hold heavy ornaments. Cons: The limbs and needles are shorter than average on this tree.

NORWAY SPRUCE Pros: The Norway Spruce is cone-shaped and carries a mild and pleasing scent throughout its gorgeous forest-green needles. Cons: This tree tends to shed its sharp needles.

WHITE FIR Pros: The soft blue-green needles carry a citrusy scent and don’t fall off easily. Cons: These trees take a long time to grow and as such, can be on the more expensive side.

WHITE SPRUCE Pros: The gray-green needles hold much better than most spruces, and this tree can also support heavier ornaments. Cons: The needles have an unpleasant odor when crushed, and the needles tend to drop off.

BLUE SPRUCE Pros: The silver-blue needles don’t shed and this tree has a wonderful symmetrical shape that can also support heavier ornaments. Cons: The needles are sharp and unscented, unless they break, in which case they will have an unpleasant smell.

SCOTS PINE Pros: This popular Christmas tree holds its needles well and has a long-lasting pine scent. Cons: The color is not as vibrant as many Christmas trees and crooked trunks are common. WHITE PINE Pros: The soft blue-green needles hold well and are best for those with sensitive noses or allergies to pine scents. This tree is very tall, which makes it great for rooms with high ceilings, and is affordable. Cons: This tree has virtually no scent and cannot support heavy ornaments. ❖

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The Gift of a Lifetime After donating a kidney, Marianne Clyde urges others to consider organ donation

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hear a lot about cancer and heart disease, but not a lot about CKD. First couple of checks I didn’t pay much attention to it. I didn’t feel very different, I just didn’t have quite as much energy. But when it progresses to stage 4, you need to start dialysis. I did dialysis for almost a year before I connected with Marianne. Dialysis really affects your life, you have to do it three times a week, and it takes three and a half hours of just sitting in a lounge chair each time. It’s hard to maintain a normal schedule, to go to work, lead a normal life. What are the statistics for CKD in the U.S.? LAKE: There are more than 600,000 cases of kidney disease in the nation. There are well over 100,000 people on the transplant waiting list, and some have been on there for years. When did you start looking for a kidney transplant? What happened then? LAKE: Once you go on dialysis, you start looking for a kidney. My wife and other members of my family were not eligible to donate. The hardest part about this is that you have to be proactive, you can’t sit back and wait for a kidney to come to you. You have to get out there and advocate for yourself. It’s hard; you don’t really look any different, people don’t know you’re sick unless you tell them. I posted on social media, networked, and handed out flyers about my need for a

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ecember and the holidays are times when we think about, and give thanks for, all our blessings. This December, Chronic Kidney Disease patient Lake Lester of Warrenton is thankful for his health and thankful for the generosity and kindness of local businesswoman and therapist Marianne Clyde, which enabled him to have a kidney transplant after a year of dialysis. A year ago, the two were acquainted but didn’t know each other very well. That changed this past summer when Lake, 76, needed a kidney transplant, and Marianne became involved. Although she wasn’t a match for Lake, by donating a kidney through the Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation she enabled him to move to the top of the transplant list in what is called a “paired exchange.” Within two weeks of her commiting to donate a kidney, Marianne and Lake were scheduled for their surgeries, a lightning fast result for something that can otherwise take years, even decades. Their mission now is to educate people about Chronic Kidney Disease and kidney donation by telling others about their experience. They took the time to sit down with Warrenton Lifestyle and tell us about it.

kidney. You essentially have to go out and ask people “Hey, do you have an extra kidney I could use?” It’s very hard to be your own advocate. Then, through online research, I found Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation, an independent organization that uses a computer algorithm to pair kidney donors and recipients. That’s where Marianne came in. Marianne, how did you become involved? MARIANNE: I knew Lake from a couple of networking groups in Warrenton, and I saw his post on social media. I thought I wasn’t eligible for donating because I was on high blood pressure medication, and then a year later when I wasn’t taking it anymore, I saw another post, and emailed him. He gave me the contact information for MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. So I looked into it. The decision to donate a kidney was

relatively easy for me. You can be perfectly healthy with a normal life expectancy with only one kidney. The risk of death by donating a kidney is 3 in 10,000, and I was willing to do that. I talked to the surgeons about that, and they said, “We’ve never had a death at this hospital.” There are other possible complications, but honestly, I don’t even remember them because I considered them so minimal. So you were a match for Lake? MARIANNE: No, I wasn’t. When I registered to become a donor with the Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation with Lake as my partner, it made him eligible to move to the top of the list for available kidneys through that organization. They have a computer algorithm that matches donors and recipients. A live donor kidney is preferable; it is much healthier and will last longer than a deceased donation.


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How long did it take for you both to be paired with matches through this organization? LAKE: They told me it could take about three months, and I thought, “Well, that’s a lot better than waiting years,” but within a couple weeks of Marianne committing to donate, I was contacted with a match. We had our surgeries on the same day, August 2. I’ll never forget that day. What happened then? MARIANNE: Well, the first thing they do is put you through extensive medical testing. The medical team needs to be sure that your kidney is healthy, and they need to be sure that you are healthy enough so that donating a kidney is not any risk to you. They put you through every kind of test: blood tests, MRIs, chest x-rays, they check your surrounding organs, they check and see if you have any trace of cancer anywhere in your body which could impose a risk to both you and the recipient. If you do have any problem that will put you, or the recipient, at risk for any future health issue, they will rule you out. They have you talk to a social worker, to make sure you’re mentally ok and you know why you’re donating and there’s no outside pressure or financial incentive (it is illegal to be reimbursed for an organ donation). The surgeons come in and talk to you, and they’re very clear about what the process is and what the risks are. The kidney exchange coordinator is always there to answer any questions, and gets back to you right away. They are absolutely amazing. I was never afraid even once through the whole process. So tell me about the surgeries and the recoveries. MARIANE: My surgery took about three hours. It was laparoscopic, and I’ve got four little puncture wounds. They removed the kidney through my old hysterectomy scar. Honestly, in my experience, it was never painful…it was uncomfortable, but not painful. They keep you in the hospital for 24 hours

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afterward, just because they want to watch you. LAKE: My surgery took about two and a half hours. They actually didn’t remove either of my kidneys, so they had to create a space for the extra kidney. It was pretty major surgery. My doctor said, “We had to open you up like a manhole cover and make room for another kidney in there.” Really, they just stuffed the new kidney in there and hooked it up and it started working right away. But I wasn’t in pain, they prescribed pain meds and I may have taken them a couple of times in the hospital, but not afterward. It was just sore, it wasn’t painful. We had surgery on Thursday, and I got out on Tuesday. I would have been released earlier, but they were trying to get all the medications approved through Medicare. What about after the surgeries? LAKE: Right after the surgery, I went twice a week to Georgetown for a check, now I’m going once a week, and it will be less frequent as time goes on providing everything works out right. I take anti-rejection drugs, and I will for as long as I have the kidney. The main thing for me is to eat healthily, exercise, and drink water. I have to drink 3 litres of water a day. For the first few weeks, I couldn’t lift anything over 10 pounds. But they encouraged me to be up and to walk, so soon I was walking a couple miles a day. I felt better than I had in years. When you’re going through life in stage 4 CKD, it’s very taxing on your body. But now I do everything I was doing before the surgery and then some. But it’s so important to follow up with your doctors so you take the best care you can of the healthy kidney that someone was willing to give you. MARIANNE: I was told to expect four to six weeks of recovery time, but it really didn’t take that long, I felt pretty good. I went back to work after a couple of weeks, but after a week or so I was in the office doing paperwork. It

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was a week before I could drive. There’s no indication that I have only one kidney, my prognosis and life expectancy are normal. My thought before the surgery was to be as healthy as I could so I could give the healthiest kidney I could give, and I’ve just maintained that lifestyle afterward, to keep my one kidney healthy. I eat well, exercise, and drink a lot of water. So you would recommend Georgetown Transplant Institute? LAKE: I have to recommend Georgetown Transplant very highly. They are the fifth ranked transplant center in the country. That’s a pretty good rating. They do over 200 kidney transplants a year, as well as other organ transplants. MARIANNE: Honestly, when you are going through the process, they are absolutely amazing there, the surgeons are very personable and warm. They’ll answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and they know you by name. The whole experience was incredible. What was the cost of the procedures? LAKE: My Medicare and supplemental insurance covered the whole thing for both of us, except for copays for medication and that sort of thing. MARIANNE: It didn’t cost me a thing. I think the most expensive thing for me was $5 a day for parking in Georgetown. Marianne, are you glad you donated a kidney? The thrill of being able to look someone in the face and know they’re the beneficiary of your donation, I mean, really, it’s so amazing and rewarding. What do you hope that people learn from this article? LAKE: What we are trying to do is educate people about being a donor and about the paired exchange. There’s lots of people out there who need a kidney. You’ve got two, you only need one, and the risks of donating are minimal.

MARIANNE: And don’t rule yourself out as a donor if you have a history of some medical problems or are on medication. I actually didn’t need to wait until I was off blood pressure medication to donate...if I’d known that I could have saved Lake a year of dialysis. If you’re thinking about donating, go in for testing, and ask some questions. They will rule you out if you’re not healthy enough. What we want to do is remove the fear of donating organs in the hope that more people will choose to give. In my experience, it was not difficult; it was short, quick, and there wasn’t much pain. Honestly, it’s just a few weeks out of your life when you’re not as active as you usually are, so it’s worthwhile to take that time to help someone else. ❖

The long-term risks of kidney donation • You will have a scar from the donor operation- the size and location of the scar will depend on the type of operation you have. • Some donors have reported long-term problems with pain, nerve damage, hernia or intestinal obstruction. These risks seem to be rare, but there are currently no national statistics on the frequency of these problems. • In addition, people with one kidney may be at a greater risk of high blood pressure, proteinuria, and reduced kidney function • You should discuss these risks with your transplant team, and ask for center-specific statistics related to these problems. National Kidney Foundation, kidney.org


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My family is used to having Thanksgiving with a Christmas tree in the room! Does your family help? Do the kids get into it? Not really! One year I had a tight deadline and my mom helped me get a tree set up and decorated quickly the day before Halloween. My daughter and I work together to decorate her own tree in her room, but my teenage boys and husband aren’t really into helping. I do think they appreciate the results once the house is all lit up and festive, though.

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What are your staples for decorating for the holidays? Where do you get them? I shop mostly at HomeGoods (one of our sponsors). I also try to find unique items at local resources like Merrifield Garden Center and the Lucketts Holiday Market. My staples are always changing, but I have several good quality flocked (the snow-covered look) trees that are always the focal point. My ornament collection is a little crazy, I have so many color schemes by now. I also love using ribbon. I am constantly adding

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to my decor collection. Sometimes I’ll find a unique item and that will spark an idea, then I build upon that until I have a space that can be photographed.

How many Christmas trees do you have? This year I’ll have four full-sized trees decorated in our home. I sometimes do smaller ones in my boys’ rooms (with their special ornaments) if time permits. Once I decorated a tree for our front porch; that was fun, and the neighbors seemed to enjoy it. ❖

ABOUT AMY BOYLE Amy met her blogging partner Christy Black as a freshman at James Madison University and they remain the closest of friends. Frequent family moves, a shared love of entertaining and a similar design aesthetic motivated them to start a lifestyle blog together in 2010. Ongoing brand partnerships include HomeGoods stores, The HomeRight Company, Mohawk Home, The W-D 40 Company and Balsam Hill, among others. Christy's and Amy’s gorgeous homes have been featured in national magazines and on countless websites. They recently returned from the historic Biltmore Estate in North Carolina where they were honored to be invited to assist with holiday decorations at The Inn at The Biltmore through their partnership with Balsam Hill. Amy’s background is in advertising and graphic design, she graduated from JMU and lives in Warrenton with her husband Justin and three children, Declan, Jackson and Sloane.


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arrenton is a very special place during the holidays. It has received awards from Southern Living, and been named several times in the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, and it’s easy to see why. The whole of Old Town is turned into a Christmas wonderland, with one of the central pieces being Gumdrop Square with Santa’s Secret Shop, and one of the primary activities being the Christmas Parade, which ushers in the Christmas season. The decorations are astounding, with decorated Christmas trees everywhere, wreaths and garlands and ribbons and ornaments…and lights…tons and tons of twinkling lights! Fun for children, of course, but fun and nostalgic for the adults as well, as everything is impeccably done. And let’s face it, when you’re an adult, the magic of Christmas is seeing your child’s face light up with wonder. But where does all this magic come from? It comes from a large pool of volunteers from the whole

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implemented, it really runs on cruise control,” he said. This year is the biggest parade yet, with 93 registered groups. Polster, who had been directing the parade since 2013, has between 12 and 15 “elves” every year, but it’s still logistically a very big feat getting everybody in and staged in order and ready to go in under an hour. Even so, the parade is important to Polster. “The parade is one of the things that makes Warrenton special, it’s the community. It’s the people that live here, it’s the people who work in our community, and those that spend time here that make it special. This is just another event that brings the community together and increases the quality of life,” he explained. Opening Night Does it get crazy before opening? You bet it does. Furness said, “It seems overwhelming, but a lot of people keep telling me not to worry, that it will come together...somehow, between all the people involved, it always does. Like the Grinch says, you can’t stop Christmas from coming!” Every year, Santa arrives at the end of the Christmas Parade and ushers in the Christmas season, and immediately after that Gumdrop Square is open for business. It takes 12 volunteers to man the event: six teens and six adults. The teens act as “elves” and introduce the children to Santa and guide them through their Christmas shopping at Santa’s Secret Shop. The adults supervise, take the photographs, and do line control. That can be tricky, Furness said. “We want to keep the line moving, but we also don’t want to rush the kids with Santa. We do want a meaningful experience for the kids. After all, they’ve been waiting all year to talk to Santa.” So how much money does it take to pull off Christmas in Warrenton? About $10,000, said Furness. “We have generous sponsors like Appleton Campbell, Cropp Metcalf and Middleburg Bank, and that covers the gifts and the wrapping paper and the decorations. The Christmas spirit Yoder explained, “It’s just magical…last year Bob Grant asked me, ‘why do you do this?’ and I told him it’s because we’re making magic. When the little kids who come in, they sit on Santa’s lap...there have been times I’ve had to step out because I was getting tearful, because it’s just so spellbinding to them. It’s enchanting even for the adults. It’s so well done, it’s totally nostalgic.” Christmas in Warrenton exists because of the generosity of sponsors, and the generosity of the volunteers with their time and talent. But it’s reciprocated by the community. Yoder said, “It’s the generosity of the people who come in that’s really special, the people who attend and bring their kids. We always sell ornaments and tickets, but we also have a donation box, just a box that says donations are welcome, and we’d find $100 bills in there. It’s that generosity at that level that makes you realize that people really care. The Christmas spirit really comes out in this town. People really appreciate what it stands for, and they support it.” ❖

“The parade is one of the things that makes Warrenton special, it’s the community. It’s the people that live here, it’s the people who work in our community, and those that spend time here that make it special.”

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herrie Carter of Sherrie’s Stuff in Old Town Warrenton is a wellknown artist in our community. Her distinctive handmade style of rustic and folky that characterizes her work and everything in her shop is very popular with customers. For our holiday issue, Sherrie has shared with us her expertise with decoupage and has provided us with directions and a template for a DIY tree ornament featuring the Old Town Warrenton Courthouse. Decoupage, or mixed media art, is all the rage right now, and the beauty of it is that anyone can do it! This easy art form involves decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects and other decorative elements added with a variety of art supplies. There is no right or wrong way to create with decoupage, and you can’t possibly do it wrong. Sherrie says, “Everyone’s creative; you can’t mess up. You can always add another layer, a little more paint, another design, until you’re happy with the result. The more whimsical, the better!” Your creation may not look exactly like the photos, but it will be even better because it’s a creation of your own. Let your imagination take over...get creative!

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8. Try starting with shape “F,” which will be the cupola of The Courthouse. Place it about 1/4” from the top of the ornament, directly in the center. Adhere by repeating steps 3-6. 9. Build your courthouse scene piece by piece. Just repeat steps 3-6 for each shape. Shape “H” (the foreground) will be the last shape you place. Once you have placed all your shapes, your ornament should look something like this. (see below)

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3. With a paint brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the front surface of the paper mache ornament. TIP: be sure to check the orientation of the ornament before you start to be sure the ribbon hanger is on top. 4. Place your cutout of shape “A” down to adhere it, lining up its edges to the edge of the ornament. 5. Use your fingers or a flat edge to flatten out any air bubbles or wrinkles. TIP: Don’t worry if the pieces of paper hang off the edge of the ornament a little, since you’re going to be sanding the edges at the end. 6. Paint another thin layer of Mod Podge directly over the entire surface of shape “A.”

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13. Paint and decorate the edges of the ornament if desired. 14. Paint a final coat of Mod Podge over the entire ornament to protect your artwork.

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tepping into Vallie’s Vintage Jewelry on Third Street in Warrenton is like stepping back in time. The small shop on the quaint side street, once a deli with a jukebox in the 1940s, is filled with light from the big showcase windows that shines on the old hardwood floor and wide-board cream-colored walls. Frank Sinatra music plays in the background (every single day) and, of course, all the beautiful sparkly vintage rings, bracelets, and necklaces in the period jewelry cases beckon. It’s almost as if a flapper will come dancing out of one of the showcases and immerse you in the intrigue of the roaring twenties. Vallie’s Vintage Jewelry, owned by Cynthia Salamone, is celebrating its fourth anniversary in Old Town this year. The shop carries vintage (25-100 year old) and antique (over 100 years old) jewelry. Cynthia started off in the jewelry business slowly, while she raised her family. “My store has been called Vallie’s Vintage Jewelry since the ‘80s, when I started doing jewelry shows. I got some business cards and started doing shows whenever I could,” she said. After retiring from a full time career with the government and her children leaving the nest, Cynthia knew she wanted to start a shop in Old Town Warrenton. Some will remember when Cynthia started selling her vintage jewelry as a pop up shop in the space that used to house the tea room at Jimmy’s Market, now the location of Deja Brew. She stayed there for nine months, and then looked into starting a permanent shop in October of 2013. She is delighted with her Third Street shop, which all her customers agree is the perfect spot for her. It just fits Cynthia and her vintage collection like a glove. “I love being on a side street,” said Cynthia, who doesn’t feel at all that her business is hampered by not having a Main Street storefront. “People see my sandwich

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board and come running down, and once they get here, they stay awhile,” she said. “They call my shop ‘jewelry heaven.’” Vallie’s is named after Cynthia’s beloved grandmother, who introduced her to the world of vintage jewelry when she was a child. “We would go around to flea markets and antique shops. I just loved the smells, the colors. When I was seven or eight years old, all these collections of jewelry were just like a wonderland. I can remember reaching up and wanting to see the sparkly things. I get little girls in here who are the same that really remind me of that magical time,” she said. Cynthia attributes her success to her considerable experience through the years, and her passion for what she does: “I’ve learned and continue to learn through 35-plus years, and I’m always reading and looking online, flipping through jewelry books. I’m always thinking about jewelry; I can’t wait to get up in the morning and post new acquisitions on my Instagram and Facebook pages, even before I have my coffee.” What she also has is an eagle eye for beauty and an intense appreciation for the quality of the master jewelry craftsmen of the past. Cameos, for instance. “People are really drawn to them, they are classic, timeless. I only offer master carved cameos...cameos are originally from Italy, and the master carvers get everything just right, right down to the eyelashes, the noses. They’re just perfect,” she explained.


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“I get to know my clients and what they like. And once you’ve ‘You just do me one favor. You wear it to Harris Teeter, and you tell walked in my store, you’re my customer, whether you buy me if somebody doesn’t stop you in the aisle and say something. something or not. We’ll chat for over an hour sometimes, and we Because they will, I can guarantee it.’” get to know each other pretty well. I get a lot of local business, Cynthia caters to customers of all ages, but enjoys the millennials. but a lot of tourist business also, I just love it when people They come in to her shop and they’re curious, and then, once discover Warrenton,” Cynthia said. Cynthia’s had their ear for a bit, they get it, they Cynthia offers complimentary appraisals at her come to understand the quality and the history of shop, and will sometimes buy inventory from the pieces. She said, “I tell them, ‘This was loved “When people appraisal customers. “In the years I’ve had this shop and worn, it’s as old as you are and it’s still in great ask me to look I’ve acquired a lot from local people. People bring condition.’” at their pieces of in shoeboxes of all kinds of jewelry to find out the Cynthia said, “Buying vintage jewelry is jewelry from their values; I even one time had a guy with four copy emotional. When you buy new jewelry, like an paper boxes full of jewelry. And we went through engagement ring, you are creating an heirloom. grandmother or it all, it was an all day project. I didn’t even eat These pieces are already heirlooms. They aunt, they are lunch that day. You’ll never know what you’ll find. were made by Europeans that came over, entrusting me with Sometimes all of a sudden you’ll pull a diamond and immigrants who settled on the East Coast. And their family history, sapphire Art Deco brooch from a pile of costume they brought their stunning designs and artistry and their emotions. jewelry. That kind of thing has happened,” she said. from Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Austria They remember But she’s never put off by someone not wanting into what they made here. They will never be their grandmother to sell a piece after appraisal. “When people ask equalled again. It’s a lost art. And again, when me to look at their pieces of jewelry from their you can wear something that’s 75, 80, or over a wearing the grandmother or aunt, they are entrusting me with hundred years old, it’s just amazing, it’s really piece. I take that their family history, and their emotions. They special. I wear my cameos to this day.” seriously, that part is remember their grandmother wearing the piece. I Cynthia encourages her customers to develop special to me” take that seriously, that part is special to me,” she a connection with the jewelry. She always opens said. Sometimes, when someone brings in a family cases, and lets people try the jewelry on. “Trying on piece, Cynthia will encourage them to keep it rather is free, I like to say,” she said. “And once you touch than selling it. “I’m happy when I tell them something is worth something, feel it, you’ve made a connection, it’s a little closer to you something and they decide to keep it and wear it. I ask them, than something you just look at through glass.” ‘Wouldn’t your mother or grandmother enjoy someone wearing Cynthia’s shop thrives on connections: her connection to it?’ Because ladies who like jewelry, they are going to want it to be Warrenton’s community and her fellow merchants, her connections continued to be enjoyed. There is a lot of emotion involved in this. to her clients, her client’s connections with the jewelry they try And sometimes women think they shouldn’t wear family jewelry… on and come to love, and always the connection to the past that they think it’s an heirloom that needs to be kept in a drawer, and I vintage jewelry evokes: family heirlooms and the master craftsmen tease them, and say, ‘Why can’t you wear it?’ And I’ll just suggest, of yesteryear who lovingly made such quality jewelry. ❖

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French Macarons with chocolate ganache RECIPE BY HAUTE CAKES PASTRY SHOP PHOTOS BY KARA THORPE YIELD: ABOUT 15 SANDWICHED COOKIES

Ingredients large egg whites cup almond flour cup confectioners sugar cup granulated sugar tsp. vanilla extract tsp. gel or powder food coloring of your choice, if desired (liquid food color will ruin the consistency) Decorative sprinkles, if desired

Haute Cakes Pastry Shop is a boutique wedding & event bakery located at 7 North 5th St. in Old Town Warrenton operated by Megan Nagel and Marisa Ward. Started in 2014 out of Megan’s kitchen, they opened their storefront this year. Megan says, “For me, cake is love. I love the process of making cake because it is a perfect combination of creative license and attention to detail. From start to finish, each cake is handcrafted as a unique, original piece of pastry art… and in the end, I’ve added a bit of beauty to the world, and hopefully given others a happy memory and a reason to smile.”

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Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 315 degrees. 2. Whip egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (about 2-3 minutes). 3. Add granulated sugar, vanilla, and food coloring (if desired) and whip until medium peaks form (about 1 minute). 4. Sift almond flour and confectioners sugar together. Do this twice to ensure a smooth batter. 5. Fold dry mix into egg whites gently by hand, slowly combining the mixtures until a “lava like” consistency is reached. Do not overmix. 6. Using a pastry piping bag with a ½” round tip, pipe batter onto

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parchment paper on a cookie sheet in consistent 1.5” circles. 7. Tap the cookie sheet on the counter 2-3 times to release air bubbles in the batter. 8. Allow to rest for 20-30 minutes until a skin is formed on each cookie. 9. Sprinkle with decorative sprinkles, if desired. 10. Bake at 315 degrees for 12 minutes. 11. Allow to cool fully before removing from parchment 12. Fill with chocolate ganache or your favorite filling (buttercream, chocolate ganache, berries, preserves, curd, your imagination is the limit) and form sandwiches.

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cups chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate cup heavy cream

Directions 1. Heat heavy cream until just boiling. 2. Pour over chocolate and let sit 5 minutes until the chocolate melts. 3. Whisk the mixture until it looks glossy. 4. Cover and let sit for 3 hours until firm. French Macarons keep about 2-4 days.


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CHEERS! RECIPES BY DAVID DISBROW, BARTENDER, BLACK BEAR BISTRO PHOTOS BY KARA THORPE

When December rolls around, it’s time for holiday parties! Entertain your guests in style with these three delicious cocktails from David Disbrow, bartender at the Black Bear Bistro.

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GRAPEFRUIT MARTINI

CRANBERRY COMFORT

• 2 oz. vodka of choice • 1 oz. elderflower liqueur • Raw sugar • 2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice • 1 slice of grapefruit • Ice Moisten the rim of the martini glass with a slice of grapefruit. Dip it in raw sugar so the sugar coats the rim of the glass. Pour the vodka, the elderflower liqueur and the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake, and pour into prepared martini glass. Garnish with wedge of grapefruit.

• ½ oz. lemon juice • ½ oz. rosemary simple syrup • 2 oz. Southern Comfort • 2 oz. cranberry juice • 3 oz. prosecco • Sugared rosemary • cranberries • Ice Add lemon juice, rosemary simple syrup, Southern Comfort, and cranberry juice to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain over ice in a tulip glass. Top with 3 ounces of prosecco. Garnish with sugared rosemary and a few cranberries. Rosemary simple syrup: Combine one part white sugar, one part water, and 5 sprigs of rosemary. Simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool. Sugared Rosemary: Brush rosemary simple syrup onto the leaves of a spring of rosemary, gently toss with white sugar. Let dry thoroughly.

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BLACK BEAR OLD FASHIONED • Slice of orange • 2 maraschino cherries • Blood orange bitters (Peychaud’s) • ½ tsp. brown sugar • 2 oz. choice of vodka • 3 oz. choice of bourbon • Soda water • Ice Remove rind from orange slice and discard. Muddle orange slice, cherries, the blood orange bitters and the brown sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and the bourbon. Gently shake, pour over ice in a rocks glass. Top with a splash of soda.


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Tasting the cocktails after the photo shoot was one of the best parts of this article! Pam, Warrenton Lifestyle’s editor, chose the Cranberry Comfort as her favorite of the three. Besides the delicious combination of the sweetness of the rosemary simple syrup and the tartness of the cranberry juice, the drink has a light finish due to the splash of prosecco that finishes it off. Plus, she loves the holidays, and the garnishes of the cranberries and sugared rosemary made it so festive to look at!

kara’s PICK!

Kara our Art Director was smitten with this sweet yet tart cocktail that’s perfect for those who don’t like drinks with too much of a kick. “Grapefruit lovers beware,” she says “this delicious cocktail will make you question whether it contains any alcohol at all!... but with a hefty two ounces of vodka, it will remind you it’s there when you’re done.”


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wreath is a harbinger of the holidays, a chance to show off your individual style, and a lovely way to greet guests. Stored properly, it can last for years and become a staple of your seasonal decorating. And yes, making your own wreath can be a relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening. Follow the simple steps here to create one for yourself or to give as a gift. Note: Please read through the directions prior to starting your project. Thanks!

What You’ll Need

How to Make Your Wreath

• Wire wreath base: a base made of a few connecting circles of wire that looks similar to a frame

1. Begin by forming a solid bundle of greenery. Pinch the stems together, lay it on the wreath base and wrap floral wire around it a few times. 2. Continue this process all around the wreath base. As you add each bundle, overlap the previous one by half, then wrap the wire around the stems. Continue adding bundles until you reach the starting point.

• Thin green wire (25-30 gauge wire is best) • Scissors

3. If you’d like, you can now intersperse clusters of holly, pinecones, bells, fruits, or other embellishments between the greenery bundles.

• Hot glue or glue gun • Lots of artificial pine, cypress, spruce, fir, or evergreen bunches • Red berries, snow-capped pine cones, ornaments, or other decorations

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• Spray snow if you want a snow-capped wreath

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