Towns & Villages Column by Joe Korpsak
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Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013
Shop Remington area yard sales June 8
On Saturday, June 8, beginning at about 8 a.m., there will be several yard, garage, and parking lot sales at Remington's Rappahannock Station, Remington Town lot, Remington United Methodist Church, Remington Variety Building parking lot, Noah's Ark parking lot, Bealeton Farmers Market, Jeffersonton Community Center, and elsewhere throughout the area.
For more information, telephone (540) 439-3259.
The next monthly Heartland community meeting will be on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 p.m. at the old Cedar Run Fire and Rescue Building, 3558 Catlett Road, Catlett.
The counties of Fauquier, Stafford, and Prince William will partner with the U.S. Marine Corps base of Quantico to examine and prepare a joint land-use study for the Quantico area. Visit online at staffordcountyva.gov/quanticojlus for additional information.
Don't forget the youth fishing event sponsored by Friends of C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area's fishing pond on Sunday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, May. 29, 2013
Remington carnival opens today, runs through Saturday
This week is the Annual Remington Fire and Rescue Fundraiser carnival from today, through Saturday, June 1, at the carnival grounds behind M.M. Pierce Elementary School.
Enjoy family night this evening beginning at 7 p.m. with the Cobbler Mountain Grass Band, food, games, rides and other fun activities.
Thursday will feature the Robert Rodgers Jazz Band; Friday will be the Grand Parade on East Main Street beginning at 6:30 p.m., and later, at 10 p.m., will be the queen crowning and awards, with live music by the Dry Run Band.
Saturday will feature more food, contests, bands, grand prize drawing, and more.
The Flying Circus Airshow is at it again on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Come view expert pilots in vintage bi-planes performing daring stunts with parachute jumpers and wing walkers.
Gates open at 11 a.m.
A youth fishing event will be sponsored by Friends of C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area's fishing pond on Sunday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Interested in participating in the upcoming land-use study in and around Quantico, the U.S. Marine Corps facility? Fauquier County and its adjoining neighbors (Stafford and Prince William) are partnering with the Marine base to prepare a joint study to examine land uses in and around Quantico.
A local meeting and presentation will be held next Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old Cedar Run Fire and Rescue Building, 3558 Catlett Road, Catlett.
Summer swim lessons are being offered by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation beginning on June 17. Register by June 12 for sessions at Remington Pool, 12045 Center Street, Remington and Aspen South Apartments, 11116 Willow Drive, Bealeton.
For more information and schedules, telephone (540) 788-4867.
There's a new business in Remington. The Petite Pooch Dog Grooming Shoppe is located at 219 E. Main St.
Professional pet specialist Laura Looney can be contacted by telephone at (571) 388-8972 for information and appointments.
Wednesday, May. 22, 2013
Memorial Day honors those who served
American Legion Post 247 (Remington) members will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 25, to place flags at cemeteries for veterans. The meeting place is Post 247, 11420 James Madison Highway, Remington. Added information is available from Bob Brady at (540) 347-7431.
A Memorial Day car and truck show will be held by the Goldvein Volunteer Fire Company on Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information: (540) 752-4772.
A Memorial Day (May 27) parade (10 a.m.) and ceremony (11 a.m.) will be part of the Old Town Warrenton Parade. Join and participate in honoring those who served in the armed forces.
Members of American Legion Post 247 (Remington) will have a meeting for the District Convention on June 9 at Culpeper Post 330. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. and State Sen. Jill Vogel will be present to speak and address topics and questions. Additional information: Bob Brady, (540) 347-7431.
VFW Post 7728 (Morrisville) and American Legion Post 247 (Remington) will present "Military Appreciation Day" in a salute of veterans on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 7728 in Morrisville.
There will be military displays, Project Healing Waters, Boy Scouts, The Geezers Live Band, Taekwondo demonstration, Cold Stone Creamery, food and beverages, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 raffles. Additional information: (540) 439-1312 or (703) 927-7635.
The annual Remington Fire and Rescue Company Carnival, its major fundraiser, will be held from next Wednesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 1. Donations and promotional items are being sought from local businesses and organizations to be raffle items to earn funds at the carnival. All donations are tax-deductible. Additional information: (540) 439-9814.
Be sure to feast on the spaghetti dinner and dessert at St. Luke's Episcopal Church parish hall (400 Church St., Remington) on Friday, May 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. Information: (540) 439-3733