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Above: In one of his last days in the VSP before retiring, Lew Wetsel worked the June 1968 Warrenton Firemen’s Parade and Carnival. He was later honored at a retirement party at Airlie. Photo by Robert McClanahan.


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Personnel of our Division II, Area 12 have also saved lives in the line of duty – as well as off-duty– as we are reminded at the Valor Awars Ceremony held each year by the Chamber of Commerce. Troopers assigned to our communities come from near and far, and in line with the professional development goals of the VSP, most serve here until earning promotions and moving on to their next assignment. Others have opted to stay longer, notably the legendary Trooper Lawrence E. “Lew” Wetsel, who spent nearly all of his 32-year career with the VSP in Fauquier County, where he raised his family and was a highly-visible member of the community. His career reflects the early history of the VSP. Beginnings of the VSP By the end of World War I, there were 75,000 motor vehicles on the road in Virginia, and the General Assembly passed the Automobile Acts of 1919, governing the registration and operation of vehicles on the 306 miles of paved roads in the state. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and his assistants were granted limited powers to enforce the provisions of the laws. Acknowledging the need for paid professional personnel to enforce the Automobile Acts, in 1922 the General Assembly established eight inspector positions, creating the Commonwealth Enforcement Division, forerunner of the Virginia State Police. Six more inspectors were added in 1923. Also that year, the Division of Motor

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Vehicles (DMV) was created, and the inspectors continued their enforcement duties under the DMV. However, with the growing number of registered vehicles and miles of paved roads, by 1928, the DMV was authorized to hire 20 more inspectors. There were over 500 applications, and one of those hired was Fauquier County native W. Neville Hatcher (1902-1928) of The Plains. Tragically, he is remembered as the first member of the state police to die in the line of duty; shot while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect in Culpeper County in August 1928. Inspectors were assigned an additional duty that year – pursuing traffickers of illegal whiskey on the dirt roads and trails in Virginia, as well as on the highways. This led to an important change in 1932, when inspectors were empowered to enforce criminal codes as well as motor vehicle regulations, and given the authority to make arrests anywhere in Virginia. “A mobile enforcement agency was now ready for duty wherever civil strife or emergency conditions might exist that might warrant police personnel to ensure peace and security,” according to the history of the VSP originally written by Lt. E.E. Schneider and later updated. “It was at this time that the inspectors became known as ‘troopers.’” The 1930s saw a growing emphasis on training, with initial classes and refresher courses conducted at the National Guard Camp at Virginia Beach. In 1932, troopers were issued white motorcycles or Chevrolet roadsters (at

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a cost of $250 each), which made up the “Great White Fleet.” With over 400,00 motor vehicles registered in the state, a law was passed in 1933 requiring semi-annual safety inspections at local “adjustment stations.” Beginning in September 1934 Virginia State Troopers were able to receive official radio transmissions, courtesy of Richmond City Police Department radio station WPHP – if they had one of the 48 cars equipped with receivers. The fleet was upgraded in 1935 when the DMV took delivery of 100 new Ford V-8 sedans. Lew Wetsel joins the VSP In July 1936, the DMV was authorized to increase the number of its personnel from 100 to 150. There were 18 men already on the reserve list, and the agency received over 1,200 applications for the remaining 32 positions. One of those hired was Lew Wetsel. Born in Clifton Forge and raised in Greene County, Lew attended Fork Union Military Academy, and studied

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for two years at the College of William and Mary. Intensive training was conducted at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Spotsylvania County. In addition to the 1932 curriculum, candidates received training in traffic control, fingerprinting, photography, proper methods of obtaining a confession, and police communication. Upon graduation, Lew was issued Badge No. 103, and assigned patrol duties in the Norfolk area. In 1938, he was sent to Fauquier County, where he would spend the next 30 years. Several long-lasting changes in the VSP also took place in 1938. Slacks were adopted as part of the standard uniform, replacing the breeches and boots, and in November, the title “State Trooper” was made official for the personnel involved in law enforcement. The VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation was created, primarily to cooperate with counties on major crimes. The General Assembly abolished the existing Division of Motor Vehicles in March 1942, creating two separate agencies, the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. Closer to home, Lew Wetsel’s career as a State Trooper in Fauquier County involved not only law enforcement, but as a member of the community. Lew was married to the former Florence “Tillie” James (1917-1990), and they had two sons, Lawrence Jr. and James, and a daughter, Jane. The Wetsels

bought their first house on Moffett Avenue from Harold Hamby in 1950, and in 1955 purchased a lot on Chestnut Street from Blanche O’Connell, where they built a fine home. A familiar face in Fauquier, Lew was a long-time member of the Warrenton Baptist Church, as well as Mount Carmel Lodge No. 133, AF&AM. He also worked with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office with their “Junior Deputy” program for area youngsters. Tillie was also a “familiar face” in Warrenton, working as the executive housekeeper at Fauquier Hospital and as a beautician. Longtime friend Joe Grimsley recalled that Lew kept a few cows in the pasture behind his house on Moffett Avenue. Later, he rented pasture elsewhere for his small herd and his pony, “Shadow.” Innovation and change, 1940-1968 Other landmark changes were also happening during Lew Wetsel’s 30-year career patrolling the roads of Fauquier County. The VSP built its first radio tower in 1940, broadcasting to mobile units from station WRIH (later (WSPH), and in 1946 acquired its first three aircraft, used for air observation and transportation. Starting in 1948, new patrol cars came painted in the standard blue-and-gray color scheme we see today. Uniforms changed as well. The old visor cap was replaced by the wide-brimmed Stetson, and in 1950, a new, elliptical-shaped shoulder patch

replaced the old triangular patch. Radar was first used as a speed surveying device in 1952, and after following detailed investigations of traffic accidents, in 1954 the VSP recommended seat belts be installed in vehicles – nine years before they became required standard equipment. For years, Troopers had a six-day workweek, usually 10-12 hours a day. With the growth of the VSP, that changed in 1959 when Troopers got a five-day workweek. By then, the department had 666 uniformed members and 50 radio dispatchers. In 1961, the VSP instituted its first canine program, with one German shepherd tracking dog and handler assigned to each division. An additional team was added to each division in 1965. In Fauquier, Lew Wetsel often spoke to local civic groups, explaining new state laws taking effect in the Commonwealth, giving updates on VSP activities, and describing new equipment being used in law enforcement. Retirement, remembrance Lew Wetsel retired in late June 1968, and was feted at a retirement party in the Airlie Hunting Lodge. After dinner, several notable citizens offered praise – and stories – about the man they called “Mr. Virginia State Trooper.” Master of Ceremonies was Trooper C. M. Baber of Marshall. Del. Tom Frost read a telegram from recently-retired VSP Superintendent Col. Woodson, offering his Left: During the 30 years he patrolled the roads of Fauquier County, Lew Wetsel (center, background) was called to investigate many automobile accidents, including this roll-over in 1960. The Fauquier Democrat photo.

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Above: In the parking lot behind his home on Chestnut Street, Lew Wetsel stopped for a photo, resting his foot on a bag of cattle feed. Just how did it get there? Family photo.

congratulations and adding, “Lew is the bravest man a police captain ever had – when he came to Warrenton, he bought furniture for the whole house before his wife ever saw a piece of it!” Sgt. J.C. Ogburn Jr. presented Lew with a plaque shaped like the map of Virginia, with the message, “Presented to Trooper L.E. Wetsel, for 32 Years of Dedicated Service, 19361968, from Members of Area 12.” Del. Frost added, “Lew is as much loved as any man in this county. We hope he has a happy retirement.” One of the most memorable moments came after Warrenton Attorney Carroll Martin made the major presentation of the evening, an International farm truck purchased by members of the Fauquier Bar Association in appreciation of their close working relationship over the years. It was lettered “L.E. Wetsel Livestock,” and bore his badge number, 103.

“Lew is a damned fine state gentleman, but he’s a farmer first,” said Martin, referring to Lew’s long-time avocation. This led to recollection of “The Calf Legend,” as told by Del. Frost: “Trooper Wetsel bought a calf for his farm and was carrying it home in his state patrol car when his sergeant stopped him and asked, naturally, how it happened that a calf was riding in a police car. ‘That calf,’ Trooper Wetsel explained, ‘…was square in the middle of the road. Someone could have run over that calf!’” That led to a second presentation by Trooper Dennis Robertson – a framed photo of Lew’s patrol car double-parked on Culpeper Street, with a feed sack laid across the trunk. It was passed around to the audience, where Division Commander Capt. Felix Bradley was seated. “Please send that picture back up here,” said Lew. “My retirement isn’t official for three days yet!” Following his retirement, Lew continued his cattle operation on pastureland he rented, and worked for Better Homes Realty in Warrenton. Over the 50 years since Lew Wetsel retired, the Virginia State Police has continued to execute and refine its mission, while facing times of change and challenge. Lew died at home on March 9, 2004, at the age of 95. At the time, it was reported that throughout his long career, “Lew Wetsel was universally respected and admired for his ability to deal successfully with people under what were often difficult circumstances.” ❖

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prefer a little more comfort than a minimalist hiker, but remember as the gear increases so does the cost and weight of your backpack. From an unknown humorist comes the definition of “Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.” Remember, the joy of backpacking lies in the simplified life; immersed in nature, a sense of independent, and last but not least the enjoyment of The total equipment cost for an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker traveling over 2,000 miles is approximately

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What is self-advocacy? Self-advocacy skills can mean many things but, in general, it refers to speaking up for yourself and taking appropriate action. It is equally important young adults know how to identify and appropriately express their emotional needs (disappointments, frustrations, anger, etc). Individuals may take charge of their lives by learning to assist themselves, maximize their strengths, and minimize their weaknesses.

How self-advocacy benefits teens Juveniles with the ability to self-advocate will have improved self-image, stronger confidence, greater social connections, stronger communication skills, and a greater ability to plan and problem solve.

Tips for parents More is caught than taught in the parenting world. Role modeling this skill is key. Do not expect them to figure out these skills independently. So if self-advocating is something you struggle with, it would behoove you to get some support in developing this skill set. I always recommend parents are honest with their teens in discussing their own strengths and weaknesses, as the children benefit from knowing their parents are human also. As always, remember patience is

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a virtue; some adolescents are more shy or resistant, depending on their personality type. In these cases partnering with your teen is highly recommended. Participating in basic decisions provides the youth an opportunity to practice skills they will need as they approach adulthood. Teens with a greater ability to communicate and negotiate within their friend groups are well on their way to becoming confident, mature young adults. Think about the last time you tried to select a movie with a group of like-minded people. Even for adults, it’s not quick and easy. Next time involve your teen in the decision-making; have them suggest where the next family vacation or family outing should be. Have your child compose a persuasive argument for why a specific destination was chosen, how it will work with the family budget, and if others in the household will comply. While your youngster is still at home, encourage practice; have them speak up in doctor’s appointments, or when ordering at a restaurant. Giving them full permission to make mistakes is crucial, as this will allow them space to experiment and will ultimately increase confidence. Look for opportunities to ask your teen open-ended questions about our society, such as: “Why do you believe in (girls’ education, climate

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change, increasing the minimum wage, etc)?” Such conversations allow teens to formulate ideas and respectfully explain their thoughts. Being independent doesn’t mean tackling every challenge alone; teens must learn to know when to ask for assistance. If there is a specific issue which your adolescent must handle, they need to be able to

This generation faces a greater challenge with interpersonal communication because they are being raised in a technology saturated world.” effectively communicate their needs, questions, or confusion about the issue.

Where can teens practice skills respectfully? HOME. Encourage your teen to speak up, share their ideas and opinions, and yes, even disagree with their parents. This can and should be done with respect. I hear many of my teen clients say they cannot speak up to a parent or a teacher. I explain to them the difference between speaking up and talking back. Speaking up is a good thing and we want our teens to do this. Talking back implies disrespect. SCHOOL. Teach your child to self-advocate with their teacher, coach, or guidance counselor. For example, you may need to role play with them on how they would ask their teacher for homework clarification or extra credit. Talking with coaches can be particularly challenging in high school. Suggest your teen seek out another adult (teacher

or counselor) with whom they can discuss their concerns. FRIENDS. I work with many teens who do not know how to self-advocate with their friends. Girls struggle with this more than boys. Generally, girls are more conflict avoidant and tend more toward people-pleasing. Children should be able to assert their needs with their friends. This starts early with a child speaking up as to what they want to do or talk about. We especially want our teens to be able to self-advocate in their personal relationships; they need to be able to say NO and to know where to draw the line, especially while dealing with another individual’s emotions (anger, disappointment, frustrations). Research indicates there is a great benefit for individuals when they know how to initiate face-to-face communication, rather than rely solely on technology based communication. This generation faces a greater challenge with interpersonal communication because they are being raised in a technology saturated world. This can be a deficit in their skill set as they enter college, begin their careers, and experience personal relationships. Those with strong interpersonal communication skills will have an advantage. As with all important life lessons, self-advocacy starts in the home. Remember this is a journey which will have its ups and downs. There is no better feeling to a parent than to successfully launch your teen into their future. Blast off! ❖

About the AUTHOR Michelle Kelley, LCSW, is a licensed counselor and the owner of Warrenton Women’s Counseling Center - specializing in helping girls and women to develop healthy relationships and strong emotional lives. For more information call 540-316-6362 or visit www.WarrentonWomensCounseling Center.com.


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Brumfield Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Families4Fauquier will be hosting an activities station during this event with our Lego Station, F4F Painted Rocks Station, crafts and photo booth. Be sure to stop by and and see us, meet with and learn other organizations for fun and games.

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adding new services like A Brush with Kindness in our home repair area. We are working with other organizations to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout our service area by looking beyond our traditional housing space into all the things that make a community thrive” Fauquier Habitat created this program to provide a greater range of services to more families than what the home construction program may assist. Lape said, “A Brush with Kindness was created to alleviate cost burdens for homeowners who might otherwise not be able to afford important home improvements. Plus, we wanted to find a way to help members of the community have a safe home, where they are able to age in place.” A Brush with Kindness is a standard Habitat program offering, and guidelines were developed in conjunction with the critical home repair program. Best practices from other Habitat affiliates were used in the creating the template for the outreach efforts. This new initiative will provide critical repairs and other improvements for low-income homeowners. Specifically, the work will provide more energy efficient and accessible homes. Lape said, “Accessibility improvements specifically designed to help individuals with disabilities, and

Left: Habitat’s executive director, Paul Linz

allow older homeowners to age in place is one of our concerns.” Exterior home improvements will also encompass minor repairs, painting, clean-up, minor landscaping, and tree services. Lape shared, “We have created a new way for homeowners, who would be burdened by financing repairs or improvements, to pay for services. In lieu of paying up front, or having a loan to repay, homeowners are allowed to pledge – and MUST complete – community service hours used by members in their community.” This pilot program is known as timebanking. He also noted, “We’re excited to be pioneering this concept in our Neighborhood Revitalization focus neighborhood (we hear we’re one of the first Habitat affiliates to try this in the nation). Not only will this help relieve financial burdens, but it’s also a really great way to help neighbors connect with and support one another, develop a greater sense of community, and create a pool of needed resources right in their own neighborhood.” Homeowners selected for the

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• VOLUNTEERS are always needed. call 540-341-4952, or visit the website (FauquierHabitat.org/ Get-Involved) to complete the volunteer application. A Brush with Kindness also seeks individuals with experience in construction, accessibility ramps, landscaping, and donated tree services. Plus, volunteers who can assist in making lunch are always welcome.

timebanking program may provide services they are able to complete (babysitting, driving someone to the doctor, helping an older neighbor with chores, etc.). This allows disabled or elderly individuals the opportunity to partake in this initiative. Community services provided by individuals will be posted online where members of the community may view all services available, and these services are arranged by category. Some of the categories include: transportation, community activities, business services, wellness, recreation, and arts & crafts. Although this program has launched, Fauquier Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program is in need of sponsors, project materials, and donations to cover the costs of repairs in order to begin the application process. Once sponsorships are in place, the application process will open to County residents. If you are interested in being a sponsor, submitting a donation, or would like additional information, contact Fauquier Habitat directly. The office is located at 24 Beckham Street, Warrenton, and the office phone is 540-341-4952. ❖

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auquier County Public Schools provides a summer enrichment program via Camp SMILE. Formerly known as Camp Moss Hollow, this camp has been helping create memories, inspiration, and a learning environment to enrich the lives of participants since 2006. Camp SMILE is designed for rising 5th graders in the public school division, and is an invitation-only program. Applications for the 2018 program are being accepted now through May 25, 2018. According to Robin Verity, director for Camp SMILE, “The first 80 students are guaranteed a slot.” Students are invited to participate in the program by classroom teachers, school counselors, and administrators.” This overnight program enables students to participate in an overnight experience, gain a preview of 5th grade curriculum and sets a focus on education along with peer interactions. Instruction is coupled with camp experiences such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, and other activities. Verity said the vision of the camp is to “pre-teach, or expose, students to the 5th grade curriculum, and to give students an opportunity to engage in an experience that they may not have had, such as attending an overnight camp. Our number one focus is the pre-teaching.” She also shared students are nominated to participate for a variety of reasons such as being positive role-models. According to the Fauquier County Public School division: “Throughout the day the students spend about three hours on 5th grade curriculum academics: math, reading, science, social studies, and a ‘Five Needs’ class that helps build their self-esteem and awareness of their basic needs as human beings. The small class sizes incorporated hands-on learning, as

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Camp SMILE is a wonderful opportunity for rising 5th graders to engage in authentic learning experiences. So much of what we are talking about in education revolves around developing students communication, collaboration and problem solving skills. This unique experience provides all that and so much more.” ~ MAJOR WARNER the associate superintendent for instruction with the Fauquier County school division

well as outdoor activities whenever possible. In the afternoon and evenings, students will participate in typical camp activities, including campfires and singing.” The academic classes and Five Needs program are all run by licensed Fauquier County Public School teachers. “We have 10 teachers, one director, and one administrative intern helping the students during camp,” shared Verity. Counselors will work with students and all counselors are 18 years or older and are hired by the 4-H Center. “They all have criminal checks and are well trained,” noted Verity. “4-H also has program staff that will be managing the campfires, ropes courses, canoeing, and hiking activities.” Fauquier County Public School division funds this successful program. “For the past two years I taught 5th grade and was able to see firsthand the ‘light bulbs’ going off in classes. It is priceless to see a student excited because they have background knowledge information that they can share.” Verity shared, “The confidence students gain at Camp SMILE reaches far beyond the five days of camp.” For more information on the invitation process or the camp, please contact Robin Verity at RVerity@ fcps1.org. ❖

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HISTORY Although not in Madison County, JAMES (montpelier.org) is close enough to squeeze in a visit during your day trip. This location provides a beautiful sight to winter weary eyes. Flowers, and nature lovers may spend time on the eight plus miles of trails, ideal to trek in beautiful weather. The paths feature wildflowers, horse pastures, amazing Blue Ridge Mountain views, and the Old-Growth Landmark Forest. For those who may enjoy more indoor related activities, visit an exhibition at Montpelier. The Mansion Cellars, Grills Gallery, Queen of Hearts: Dolly Madison in Popular Culture, Gilmore Cabin, and the Train Depot offer a variety of options for history buffs. Be sure to check their website for times and days the estate is open to the public. MADISON’S MONTPELIER


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A Voice for Students Youth Town Council engages younger constituents BY AIMÉE O’GRADY

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his month, voting residents in the Town of Warrenton elected a new Mayor and filled two at-large seats on the seven-person Warrenton Town Council. Less than one year ago, in the fall of 2017, local students also held general elections to fill seats on the newly formed Youth Town Council. At the National League of Cities Conference held in Nashville this past year, council member at-large, Sean Polster attended a breakfast with Youth Council representatives. He addressed the group and asked if the best way to communicate with them was through Facebook. His question was met with laughter and he was told their parents have Facebook accounts, not them. This quickly led Polster to the realization the vehicle being used to reach community members with town information, namely Facebook, was not reaching the student population.

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“The council makes proposals for what the town will be like in 40 years, but you will be the ones running the town at that time. We need to hear from you today, to put the wheels in motion for what the town will look like then.” — SEAN POLSTER (in a speech to FHS students)

When he returned from the Nashville conference, Polster approached Superintendent Dr. Jeck about forming a Youth Town Council to engage the community’s younger constituents. Dr. Jeck directed him to Fauquier High School (FHS) Principal Burton who connected him with Mr. David Smith, a long-time social studies teacher and 1971 graduate of the high school. Smith opened his advanced placement (AP) class to Polster who told students, “The council makes proposals for what the town will be like in 40 years, but you will be the ones running the town at that time. We need to hear from you today, to put the wheels in motion for what the town will look like then.” The councilman concluded his presentation by suggesting the class form a Youth Town Council. Mulliss and several classmates rose to the challenge. Kevin Mulliss, a 2018 FHS grad-


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Above: Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax recognized the Warrenton Youth Town Council before a meeting of the Virginia Senate earlier this year at the General Assembly. Pictured, standing (left to right): Hunter Shenk, Timothy Ruff, Kevin Mulliss, Sean Polster, Dave Smith, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax. Sitting (left to right): Randen Jones, Bruce Boggs, Meaghan Halligan, Heather Buckley, Madison Carter, Yvie Frazier, Alice Christensen, Katherine Johnston, Ethan Sears. Officers: Kevin Mulliss (Chairman), Timothy Ruff (Vice Chairman), Yvie Frazier (Assembly Manager), Katie Johnston (Secretary), Meaghan Halligan (Public Relations Manager). Not Pictured: Dayton Jung, Joshua Rigby, Daniel Duca, Sarah Smith, Maharun Miah. Photo courtesy of David Smith

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Aimée O’Grady is a freelance writer who enjoys transforming stories told by Fauquier residents into articles for Lifestyle readers. She learns more and more about our rich county with every interview she conducts. She and her husband are happy with their decision to raise their four children in Warrenton.

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uate, was an AP student listening to Polster’s presentation. “We felt that the current Town Council members were too removed from their high school days to really recognize our needs,” says Mulliss. “Mr. Polster offered us a great opportunity to influence that,” says Mulliss. Students met with Polster following the presentation, and Mulliss says, “He explained to us what was expected from a Youth Town Council and reviewed models from other communities.” The fall semester was spent organizing the council and drafting necessary paperwork, which included a set of bylaws that were then ratified and approved by the members. A general election followed, where Mulliss was elected Chairman. Mr. Smith says, “The students accomplished a process that generally takes two years in only two months with very little assistance.” Smith acted as the club sponsor but allowed the students to create the foundation for the council themselves. “They were the most motivated students I have ever seen,” says Smith. In January, student members attended the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond where they watched Senate proceedings and met Delegate Webert and Senator Vogel. The council then conducted regular meetings held in Council Chambers in Old Town Warrenton. “We are modeled after the Warrenton Town Council and meet twice a month. One session is a work session and the following week we have our regular meeting. We welcome input from the community during Citizen’s Time during the work session,” says Mulliss. One recommendation on the agenda to bring to the Town Council involves safety along the Fauquier High School walking path from Waterloo street to the Gold Cup community. “The

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path has no lighting and we have concerns about its safety, especially after football games when attendees use the path to walk home. We plan to make a resolution the Town Council to consider adding lighting for both student and resident safety.” Eighteen students sit on the Youth Town Council who represent different segments of the local population. “The group formed at Fauquier High School, but we are not affiliated with the school and have representatives from Kettle Run. We are in the process of reaching out to the private schools,” says Mulliss. The council is open to all students in the community. Kettle Run representatives include students who work in the town of Warrenton. The council has also identified four subcommittees focused on education, entertainment, environmental issues, and poverty. The chair of the poverty committee observed that while the school did a food drive in the fall for the Salvation Army that amassed 2,500 nonperishable items, they questioned how residents in need may access meals if they are not in walking distance of the Salvation Army and do not have reliable transportation. “It was an interesting observation and an issue they are looking to address,” says Smith. Unlike the Warrenton Town Council, the composition of the Youth Student Council is primarily comprised of seniors who, upon graduation, will no longer be eligible to serve on the council. To make the council sustainable, Mulliss and other founding members are eager to establish a process to engage freshman students as non-voting members who can work their way into leadership roles. For Mulliss, who plans to pursue a degree in computer programming, rather than government, the experience has been eye-opening. “Until the Walker Project, I didn’t know Warrenton had a Town Council. It felt very detached from student-life,” Mulliss shares. “The opportunity to create the council gave us a better understanding of what goes into government processes and how they are created. The mission of the group is two-fold: we aim to educate the students who serve on the Youth Town Council, and to advise the Warrenton Town Council on issues pertinent to high school students. Now, at the end of our first year, I think we are well on our way to achieving both of those.” Any student interested in joining the Youth Town Council can contact David Smith at Fauquier High School at djsmith@fcps1.org. The club will reconvene in the fall. Follow the activities of the Youth Town Council on their Twitter page @WarrentonYtownC. ❖


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Walk in Fredericksburg, where Michael could stay until the Warrenton community opened. She has truly been my guardian angel.” She also said, “I am always so pleasantly surprised by the dedication of the staff here at Poet’s Walk in Warrenton. Everyone seems to have a passion for helping the elderly. Even the cleaning ladies are extremely thorough and detail-oriented. Michael isn’t sleeping as much as he did at home because he’s engaged in activities. He likes it here a lot.” “I am so grateful that Michael is being well cared for, so grateful that he will not become a burden to our kids if something happened to me. I realize now that it is OK for me to take care of myself, that I have to. Now, when I come to see him, I can truly enjoy him, without being responsible for his care. When I eat lunch with him, or just sit with him, it feels like we are on a date.” Cindy Murphy, agrees most people wait until there is an emergency to make a change: “The primary caregiver should be asking themselves if they are suffering from lack of sleep, their own health has declined, or if their loved one is no longer safe at home. It may be time to start looking for appropriate placement.” Murphy also explained, “Poet’s Walk is the only stand-alone memory care assisted living

community in our area. We focus on caring for people with dementia – it’s the one thing we do, and we do it extremely well. We have a home-like atmosphere that doesn’t feel like a secure environment.” Having come from the home health care industry, Murphy loves her one-on-one interaction and relationship-building with the families. “This is the most meaningful job I’ve ever had,” she said. “It is so rewarding to see the changes in the family relationships now that they are no longer care-provider and patient and are simply free to enjoy each other’s company.” A 24-hour staff of care partners ensure every client’s personal needs are being met. They help with such things as bathing, toileting, dressing, or simply a walk or a chat. JoAnn Gaines, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for over 30 years, said, “I want to make sure I am the best that I can be in caring for the residents. I work hard to help them feel good about themselves and show them that they are still people who are loved and cared for. I thank God for putting me here at Poet’s Walk where I can serve.” Executive chef, Andrew Nicholson, has a passion for culinary arts and he uses his military background and culinary skills to provide nutritious high-class meals to the residents. His personal mission is to

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children you know you won’t be able to keep as your own. Sharion’s courage and love for others makes me want to be vulnerable to love others without condition. For all these things, I consider Sharion an amazing mom and nominate her for 2018 Lifestyle Mother of the Year.” Sharion has three biological children, but over the course of the past 15 plus years, she and her husband Jeff have provided a foster home for approximately 68 to 75 children. Her desire to assist those in need stemmed from her personal experience with her own situation after her first marriage. Because of her love for children, she also operates her own business, Ms. Shay’s Daycare. Her business name aptly reflects what all the children call her – Ms. Shay. “It’s where I am supposed to be,” Sharion explained. When we reached out to Sharion to let her know she was selected as our Mother of the Year she said, “Oh wow! Thank you so very much.” When we spoke, we learned even more about her. When she was a young woman, her first marriage ended very early on and left her with young children to care for all on her own. During that time, Sharion lived in Leesburg and was a member of the United Methodist Church which assisted her by helping her pay her utilities and ensuring her children always had presents under the Christmas tree. Sharion realized during those trying times she was able to get by “only with God’s help,” and knew when she was “able to give back she would”. She said, “Once I remarried, I told Jeff about my desire to give back and make a difference in the lives of children, and he supported me.” In the past, while her children were still young, Sharion worked for an insurance company, but realized her family was more important. She decided to open a daycare in order to be more accessible to her children. “It’s my calling, I’m where I am supposed to be,” she explained. All the children she works with call her Ms. Shay, hence the name for her daycare. Her business is all about creating a “safe place” for children. “One day I opened the church bulletin and it said ‘In need of foster parents.’ Since I was a daycare provider and love being with children, my husband and I decided to help,” she said. Sharion

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initially worked with Volunteer Emergency Families with Children (VEFC) where she and Jeff would receive a call, sometimes in the middle of the night, to provide a safe environment for children in need. Her home would be a home for children for up to 21 days. After which the children would then either go back to their own home or move to a more permanent foster home. Then one year DSS (Department of Social Services) contacted her and shared VEFC lost its funding and wanted her and her husband to become foster parents. “I get attached quickly and it breaks my heart when they (the children) have to leave,” said Sharion. But she and Jeff became licensed foster parents. “We had one foster child – a little boy – with us for six months. I wanted to adopt him, but Jeff was about to retire and we were almost empty nesters, so it wasn’t the ideal time to become full-time parents again,” Sharion remembered. “But the little boy was adopted and now I am his godmother and his ‘grandmother’. We even vacation with him and his adoptive family.” Sharion explained, “When you foster a child you may have them for a couple of days, or a long time. Plus, when you take in a child and they leave, approximately 95 percent of the time you never hear how that child is doing; it’s hard.” In the late ‘90s, Sharion fostered a little girl and her brother. Many years later, she received a call from that little girl, who was then about 16 or 17 years old. The young lady and her mother met with Sharion for a visit and to say thank you. “That meant a great deal as I can only give to these children a little bit. If I can leave a positive impression on one child, I feel like I’ve done my part.” Sharion, has given back time and again to the community through her dedication to provide a “safe place” for so many. She even volunteers at Fauquier High School (FHS) where she works the football game concession stand, assists with the After Prom Committee, and is an active member of the FHS Booster Club. After learning of her commitment to children throughout the community, there is no doubt as to why Alyson Degroot nominated her for this contest. Sharion, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for allowing us to share your story. ❖

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Fauquier Health Drills Down on Patient Safety BY ROBIN EARL

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ith the ever-present goal of improving the patient experience, the Staff Development team at Fauquier Hospital has increased opportunities for front-line care providers to practice hands-on skills. Through regular skills simulation sessions and quarterly Clinical Education Fairs, clinicians are able to hone their techniques and keep up with fast-paced innovations in their field. During monthly skills practice sessions, employees are able to practice high-risk and problem-prone procedures alongside a Staff Development instructor, to review protocols, supplies, and equipment. Instructors answer questions and help to ensure that employees feel confident while they safely provide care. Registered nurse Mary Beth Taylor said, “I enjoy the hands-on sessions much better than computer training, and I like the opportunity to ask questions.” Denise Starr, RN, agreed, “I prefer hands-on education.” Evelyn Smith, RN, likes participating in all-day simulation stations, where nurses can stop by to practice specific skills alongside experts. “I like the flexibility to come and go.”

In addition to practicing clinical skills on a regular basis, nurses are invited to improve their communication with patients through bedside shift report simulations. A bedside shift report is the interaction between nurse and patient that happens during a staff shift change. The nurse coming on duty reviews a patient’s care plan with the patient and any family members, to ensure everyone is on the same page and there are no misunderstandings.

During these simulations – led by Fauquier Health’s Patient Experience Specialist Chris Drake – a “pretend patient” (often a member of the Fauquier Health Board of Directors or a member of the hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council) participates in the bedside shift report, asking questions and providing feedback. The process helps the nurse understand what a patient is feeling and how to explain complicated medical information in a way the patient can understand. Nurse communication has improved by 20 percent since the hospital implemented bedside shift report simulation. In addition to serving as refresher for experienced nurses, new employees at Fauquier Health participate in simulations focused on safety and person-centered communication during their orientation as well. The goal – for longtime as well as new nurses – is to use proven, evidence-based techniques to increase patient safety and care quality. ❖ ABOVE: Staff Development instructor Erin Steele works with Progressive Care Unit nurse Alice Berger during an IV pump training session. LEFT: Registered nurse Jenn Horste inspects a “wound” for Fauquier Health board chairman Steve Wojcik, as they practice effective communication during a simulated bedside shift report.

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A Throwback of Memories Flatbeds and Tailfins provides an eclectic mix STORY BY DEBBIE EISELE PHOTOS BY KARA THORPE

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ative Virginians Jewel and Carter Longerbeam moved to Remington about 23 years ago from Northern Virginia. They transitioned from the suburbs to a more rural environment in order to have property and space for Jewel’s horses. Over the decades, their lives may have changed as their family grew to include three sons, but one thing remained constant – their love of vintage-style furnishings, musical paraphernalia, and artwork. Their passion for these items never diminished and is fully embedded into their business, Flatbeds and Tailfins, and their lives. Their business sprung from an idea Jewel and Carter developed about 15 years ago, but finally acted upon in the fall of 2017. “We like diner and ‘50s decor. We even liked farmer, hard-worker themed items, as well as the 1940s and 1930s style furnishings,” shared Jewel. She explained their retail items provide an option which appeal to many and include new, vintage, and antique items. Everything displayed belongs to Flatbeds and Tailfins; they do not consign, but on occasion will purchase items from customers if it is tailored to their theme of offerings. The name Flatbeds and Tailfins reflects the 1930 and 1940 eras; a time when people worked hard and the trucks they utilized were worked just as hard. Jewel explained, “Most people used flatbed trucks, and used

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them primarily because times were tough and the vehicles they drove were too – a very utilitarian era.” The Tailfins part of the name was selected to represent the 1950s and 1960s. She shared, “It was a time where our nation prospered and finer things introduced in the the average household. Luxury cars were being driven, and the cars with tailfins were kings.” She also explained the name is “the embodiment of the era from music, to automobiles to the furnishings in the homes of that time and place.” The location’s atmosphere creates a positive experience for patrons. According to Jewel: “It’s a ‘memory lane’ for people when they come in. The items we have here create a throwback of memories and it is encouraging to those who visit.” She has experienced first-hand many customers sharing recollections as they view an item similar to something they have experienced in their own life. Over many years the Longerbeams purchased furnishings, art, and home decor items and stored them in order to convert their dream of a store into a future reality. Carter even delved into musical instrument purchases, specifically guitars. The enthusiasm the couple had for seeking out treasures of the past is what enabled them to create the inventory customers now are able to peruse. The Longerbeams purchased the store’s inventory through estate sales, auctions, and yard sales. “Yard sales are my favorite,” said Jewel. “You find treasures there...people want to get rid of things. That was really our kick-off to this endeavour. We loved it.” Inside the store there is no “hands in pocket” policy. Jewel said, “Our store is child-friendly and is open to customers of all ages and economic backgrounds. We have established fair prices, and there’s something for everyone here.” The Longerbeams even decided to sell snacks, sodas, coffee, and

water for those visiting the store – which is handy when children become hungry during their visit. Jewel explained her favorite items are the furniture pieces, specifically the wooden ones: “They are fun and I personally love the history behind the items we sell. For example, inside one of the ‘knock-down’ armoires we found a note that actually mentioned the piece was shipped from Germany prior to Hitler’s takeover.” Jewel also said, “The ‘knock-down’ style of armoire is made to come apart like a puzzle to make moving such a large piece easier” even if it was only a move to another room. “his style was popular in Europe to the narrow staircases,” Jewel explained.” Carter has a soft-spot for musical instruments, and he specializes in locating and purchasing used items, some of which still have the original price tags on them. Shoppers will find electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, banjos, and mandolins for sale. The ample inventory is not too overwhelming. Jewel said, “We are concerned with quality versus quantity in the instruments we sell.” Guitar brands include well known ones such

as Fender and Ibanez. Since musical inspiration is a strength, the Longerbeams also added albums in their inventory. A variety of used vinyls are available for purchase, and if visitors no longer have a record player, they may purchase one at Flatbeds and Tailfins. Turntables from the ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as vintage ones are available. Additionally, enthusiasts will find authentic old fashioned radios to use or to decorate their homes with. Although the store offers lamps, artwork, decorative items, furniture, guitars, hand-painted backdrops, and so much more, they offer yet another service, live music once per month. So far, participants have been entertained by bluegrass, blues, country, rock, and tribute artist concerts. The Longerbeams are even planning an Elvis Gospel Christmas performance for December of 2018. Since the end of October 2017, Jewel and Carter have opened their doors to the community, surrounding area, and visitors who are passing through. “We have come across wonderful people,” she said. “The Town [Remington] has been encouraging, especially when it comes to the music.” Although the store offers a myriad of items Jewel mentioned there are four very popular items they are continuously restocking: “Anything rooster or chicken related, new, but vintage-looking metal tin signs, record players, and vintage radios (such as Nordmende).” The next time you visit Remington, stop in the store; maybe relive some of your own memories, and possibly take some nostalgic items home with you. This affordable, friendly atmosphere is perfect to spend a few hours for your next shopping adventure. Flatbeds and Tailfins is located at 300 E. Main Street, Remington. For more information please call them 540-422-2507 or visit their Facebook page. ❖

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Beer Enthusiasts are Celebrating Even more micro-brew options are now available in the area BY DEBBIE EISELE

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or those who know me, I enjoy a good beer. In my house there are two types of beer enthusiasts: the hops lover and wheat beer lover. Each inherently believes their option is the best. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment around us as we debate over the type of beer we think is better. Although our preferences don’t align with one another well, we do both enjoy a good brew. The IPA fever is popular these days, as are local breweries – especially those focusing on using regionally grown hops. Infused brews offer flavors unique to each creator; some are even infused with fruit, while others showcase the flavors of the season. No matter your preference, there truly is a beer for everyone to enjoy. Locally, Fauquier and Prince William county have followed the country’s enthusiasm for microbreweries. Within a short driving distance there are several options for brew enthusiasts to find just the “right” option. Here is a list of the area destinations for you to visit and sample the offerings. Let us know which beer you prefer, by posting a photo and comment and use hashtag #thevabeerilove and don’t forget to tag us – we are on Facebook and Twitter.

THE MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO CREATE BEER: Grain (barley, wheat, rye, rice, sorghum and others), hops, water, and yeast

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Left: Co-owner Travis Hale (front) and co-owner Al Roberts helping a customer. Photo courtesy of Remington Drug.

ating from VCU/MCV School of Pharmacy, while he also worked part-time for Family Care Pharmacy, which was located in the back of the Remington Drug building. “I was able to work with two outstanding pharmacists, Wilbur Heflin & Al Roberts, whom I would consider my mentors,” he said. Over the past couple of years, Hale and Roberts had to be proactive to keep Remington Drug open. “The margins are so small in a pharmacy and with reductions to reimbursements occurring all the time, the only way we felt we could survive was to increase our business, or buy better. Over the years, Hale spoke with Roberts about partnering and buying the store together, but wanted to make some modifications prior to that. Hale said, “We made those major changes, mostly behind-thescenes, and on December 1, 2015, we bought the drugstore.” Prescription services are a big component of the pharmacy’s business, but, Remington Drug Co. also provides a medication synchronization program called Simplify My Meds. Hale said, “We coordinate the filling of any maintenance medications so they all are filled at the same time each month, or every 90 days, de-

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pending on the preference. This allows a once monthly, or once every 3 month pick up or delivery, thus saving trips to the pharmacy and improving coordination between the pharmacy and patient.” The pharmacy also offers flu shots and other immuniza-

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tions such as Pneumonia and the new Shingles vaccine (Shingrix). It is also important to note that Remington Drug is one of only two providers in the local area to offer compound medication solutions. Adults, pediatric patients, and pets all benefit from this of-

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fering. The majority of the available products include topical pain creams, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), pediatric dosage forms, suppositories, and topical dental medications, amongst other items. Additionally Hale said the store offers Medication Therapy Management (MTM), free Medicare Part D enrollment, and private consultations. Plus the store offers a variety of products such as Jobst compression hosiery, pharmaceutical grade vitamins, supplements, over the counter products, and an assorted mix of greeting cards, which meets a variety of needs in the community. Plus, there is the soda fountain, a place where the community may gather and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Hale said, “The most recent service we have added is our accredited diabetic self-management training and education program called Sweet Spot Evolution which is taught by a pharmacist who has been certified to teach on diabetes.” The Sweet Spot Evolution classes are FREE and are held at the Remington Volunteer Fire Department on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Topics of discussion include basic tools and tips for everyday living with diabetes. “Our

accreditation allows us to take that education a step further by meeting one-on-one or in small groups, and this training is covered by Medicare and some commercial insurers,” Hale shared. Remington Drug even includes pets as customers. Veterinary medication is available at pricing comparable to that of big online businesses. “We connected with a few suppliers of vet meds at conferences and decided providing those medications to our customers would be a value added service,” explained Hale. “We like the idea of offering our customers the convenience of picking up their pet's medication at the same time they pick up their own; it seemed like the obvious thing to do.” Common pet medications filled at the pharmacy include Rimadyl, Frontline, Heartgard, and others. Hale remembers customer’s names and important details regarding their family, and the patrons in turn know about his. “As a business owner, it is nice when our patients ask about our families. It builds a real sense of community between us and our patients when we have relationships like that.,” he said. Hale and Roberts feel the more they “can offer patients, the better the business and the higher the likelihood that Remington Drug will be around for another 100 years.” Remington Drug services Remington, Warrenton, Catlett, Midland, Opal, Casanova, Calverton, Culpeper, Jeffersonton, and many other towns. ❖ Remington Drug Co. is located at 207 E. Main Street, Remington. For more information, visit their website (www.remingtondrug.com) or call 540-439-3247.


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it safely and professionally. “Think of APO Experiences as a ‘bucket list’ – and a fantasy fulfillment opportunity for experiences,” said Peterson. “Unless you sign up with the U.S. military, a civilian will never have the opportunity to serve our great nation as a soldier. However, they can spend a day, weekend, or even a week with some of the most elite warriors that protect our great nation. APO has decades of know-how serving the military, special operations, and sniper communities. We have selected some of the best to provide a glimpse into worlds most will never see or know.” “APO has more than 20 years of international involvement which has allowed us to build relationships with some of the most qualified firearms professionals in the world,” said Peterson. “We have an exceptionally well qualified staff here in Virginia with a broad range of experience and not just in firearms. Our contact base is quite broad, we enjoy exceptional relationships with industry notables, celebrities, and many special operations professionals around the world. APO Experiences are about RifleSports Lifestyles, culinary creations, camaraderie, history and a love of shooting.” It is this opportunity, to feel what it is like to be a high-speed military firearms operator, hunter, or shooting sports professional, which Peterson and his staff at APO thinks is the very thing most gun enthusiasts would say is a dream come true. Along with rifled barrels, modular stocks, crispy triggers, and world-class weapons, APO manufactures raw dreams into realities. One of the best things about an APO adventure versus the reality of being an authentic military sniper, or other


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r. Thomas Roehr of Animal Care Center, a full service veterinary facility on Falmouth Street, believes the Warrenton and Northern Virginia area is one of the best places to practice veterinary medicine. There is more of a camaraderie among vets than the intense competition which is found in other areas. Dr. Roehr said, “People really love their pets here. The small town community atmosphere of Warrenton makes it a joy to work here.” When asked why he chose the career path of veterinary medicine, Dr. Roehr explained, “I wanted a career that was less monotonous than office work. One I could feel good about. I really enjoy the challenge of diagnosing and treating different conditions, as well as performing surgeries. I get a kick out of the variety of my patients and I really benefit from the relationships I build with them and their owners.” Dr. Roehr received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1973, and has practiced in Northern Virginia and Warrenton for 44 years. He and wife, Polly, have lived in the area since 2001. Although some might consider him close to retirement age, he has no plans to stop

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practicing. He said, “I love coming to work everyday, but I will entertain the idea of taking some more time off, thanks to my trusted associate Dr. Houk.” Dr. Roehr has owned and directed Animal Care Center since 1995, making it the longest operating animal clinic in Warrenton. He has modernized and expanded the business into a state-ofthe-art animal medical facility where the philosophy is the prevention of disease and maintenance of good health and spirits in his clients’ pets. He and his staff are dedicated to providing a fear-free and stress-free family-like environment. He is one of the only vets in the area who still makes house calls. The practice also boasts some of the newest diagnostic and surgical technologically available. Experts even provide additional diagnostic services in Warrenton; professionals will see animals here, eliminating the need to travel for consultation. Dr. Roehr’s associate, Dr. Constance Houk, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and brings 30 years of experience. Dr. Houk is a volunteer at the Fauquier SPCA and has been with Animal Care Center for six years. The doctors complement each other well and work in synergy to form the best plans for patients’ care.

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