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Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014
Family night at Chick-fil-A Wednesday
Upward Basketball and cheer ended with their final game this past Saturday with the awards ceremony to be held March 22 at Kettle Run High school. A huge thanks to Phillip Layton and Ferron Moss; they are terrific coaches. Spring weather, now it’s time for baseball.

Greater Fauquier Baseball League has evaluations this weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Register now, registration will end this Friday, March 14. Ages 4-18 are invited to play in the premier youth baseball organization in Fauquier County. For more information go to

Greater Fauquier Baseball League is proud to announce that it has started a limited scholarship program for those players who have not signed up for the Spring season due to financial reasons. For those that are interested, please contact Joseph Meuse, 540-878-3418, by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please note that the registration deadline is this week, so any requests for scholarship need to be submitted as soon as possible.

Family night at Chick-fil-A this Wednesday March 12 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come enjoy dinner, dress up for the Disney character costume contest and door prizes every 30 minutes. Jennifer Scolforo of MMP Travel will be there to help plan vacations. Grand prize is a pair of tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

C.H. Hunter Ritchie had another successful Fun Fair. Thanks to the many volunteers that made it possible. New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue brought a couple of trucks and a lot of Fire Safety information.

Kettle Run High School Indoor Color Guard won first place this weekend at Woodbridge High.

Have a good week.
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013
Birthday celebrations held last week
Summer is here, and it has definitely been a bit crazy so far. Family vacations and vacation Bible school are now behind us.

Now we are off to camp. This week we are headed to Camp Snyder in Haymarket for Cub adventure days. I am sure we will be hot and sweaty, but we will most definitely be having fun.

This past weekend has been full of birthday celebrations. Jessica and Patrick Coffey turned their back yard into a life-sized Angry Bird game for their sons Liam (age 5) and Kellan (age 3) birthday party. The huge sling shot was a big hit for the kids and adults.

Birthday wishes go out to both Charles Fincham and Tammy Smedley. A combined birthday celebration with kids and grand kids was held this past Friday evening and was enjoyed by all.

Matt and Kelly Innocenzi had a houseful of guests this week. Family from both Florida and New Jersey arrived in town to celebrate the Christening of our newest neighbor Baby Luca.

Remember to head over to the Fair Grounds this week for the Fauquier County Fair. There are lots of activities for the kids and entertainment for the parents on all four days. Please come out and support our county fair.

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Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013
Treat Dad to breakfast Sunday, June 16
Wow. Summer vacation is finally here. Last week was a fast and furious one at Greenville Elementary School with many activities. The week started with the Academic Achievement Fun Fair, where parents volunteered for the all-day event that included the carnival, minute to win it, cool hair station, face painting and an obstacle course for all grades.

I raced my son through the course and almost broke my glasses after I did a face plant. Needless to say, he won.

Thanks to Linda Williams for chairing this awesome event. Many parents who took time to make this event happen and the other school events enjoyed a fantastic volunteer luncheon prepared by the teachers.

Greenville also hosted the 5th Annual Hair Donation drive at the school. Debbie Brown coordinated the event and over 25 people participated, making this another successful year. Stylists from Salon Emage donated their time to cut those eight-inch or more pony tails and make us beautiful. The hair will be used to make wigs for cancer patients. I have to update my column picture as I am now sporting a bob haircut.

New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be having their annual Father's Day All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, June 16, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Fire Station Annex Building (AKA: Old Fire Station) located at 5303 Lee Highway in New Baltimore.

Prices: adults, $7, children under 12, $3, and children 5 and under eat free. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, bacon, hash browns, cinnamon apples, and of course pancakes. Please come out and treat your father to a wonderful breakfast and help support your local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. All proceeds go directly to help the department continue to serve and protect our community.

Dig Into Reading is a free summer reading program presented courtesy of Friends of the Fauquier Library. Weekly programs for children of all ages, special family events, fun games and activities that encourage reading. Programs run from June 15, 2013, through Aug. 10, 2013. Register online at library.fauquiercounty.gov or visit any of the library branches. For more information, call (540) 422-8500.

Happy anniversary to my husband of 24 years and happy Father's Day to all dads.

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