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On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Fauquier High School Class of 1969 came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. The day began with a tour of the renovated Fauquier High School campus. The tour, led by FHS Principal Kraig Kelican, assisted by current students, wa…

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This October will be particularly poignant for Brian Funk and his family. Last year on Oct. 31, his daughter Haleigh was pregnant with her first child. Her treat for Halloween was a visit to the University of Virginia Health System hospital, a several-days stay and the delivery of her baby b…

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Eleanor Goodwin and her siblings are very proud of their mother, Phoebe Patton, who had a very special birthday celebration Sunday, Sept. 22. Phoebe has now joined the ranks of not only centenarians but one of an estimated 20,000 people over 105, according to the Actuarial Life Table for the…

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Ayrshire Farm, 21846 Trappe Road, Upperville, will host Fall Harvest Days designed to showcase their locally produced, certified organic, certified humane, heritage breed animals, including turkeys, cattle, pigs, rabbits and chickens. On Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to …

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Recently a client arrived at my office to pick up a fixed computer, telling me that on her way in she got a call from “Apple” telling her she needs to verify her apple account ID. She was asked if she was near a computer. She said no, “I’m on the road,” and the caller hung up. When she got h…

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The great outdoors is where you want to be when the leaves begin to change and the cool, crisp breezes begin to roll in. With the magic of autumn approaching, and the sizzle of summer still apparent, the great outdoors is where I’ve been training -- lots!

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The Salvation Army of the Virginia Piedmont served 2,821 individuals in 2018. Behind each number is a real person with a story. Those stories will be told at the Behind the Red Shield annual banquet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Culpeper Country Club, 2100 Country Club Road, Cu…

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Years ago, in my traveling days, I visited Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city. It is also the only major city near Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.  

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We’re into fall. It’s nearing the end of September and some of the leaves are actually changing color. It’s still warm outside and feels like summer but school is back in session, pumpkins are appearing, mums are blooming and we’re officially into another season. These kinds of transitions o…

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On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wollam Gardens will host Grace, Race & Renewing the Commons, a festival featuring authors, artists and farmers.

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This October will be particularly poignant for Brian Funk and his family. Last year on Oct. 31, his daughter Haleigh was pregnant with her first child. Her treat for Halloween was a visit to the University of Virginia Health System hospital, a several-days stay and the delivery of her baby b…

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Eleanor Goodwin and her siblings are very proud of their mother, Phoebe Patton, who had a very special birthday celebration Sunday, Sept. 22. Phoebe has now joined the ranks of not only centenarians but one of an estimated 20,000 people over 105, according to the Actuarial Life Table for the…

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Submit your religious news events to asherman@fauquier.com at least a week in advance for publication. Please include address and contact information for your event.             

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The Fauquier Community Theatre has chosen a Neil Simon comedy drama for its fall show in honor of the recently deceased king of snappy one-liners, the ever-talented, Neil Simon. This story (a Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner) is considered one of his best and most affective works; it is …

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Recently a client arrived at my office to pick up a fixed computer, telling me that on her way in she got a call from “Apple” telling her she needs to verify her apple account ID. She was asked if she was near a computer. She said no, “I’m on the road,” and the caller hung up. When she got h…

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Opened in March of this year, The Open Book in Old Town Warrenton has already become for many one of their favorite places on Main Street. The bookstore fills the needs of avid readers, curious browsers, and those who enjoy attending special events. Evidenced by The Open Book’s popularity an…

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The great outdoors is where you want to be when the leaves begin to change and the cool, crisp breezes begin to roll in. With the magic of autumn approaching, and the sizzle of summer still apparent, the great outdoors is where I’ve been training -- lots!

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The Salvation Army of the Virginia Piedmont served 2,821 individuals in 2018. Behind each number is a real person with a story. Those stories will be told at the Behind the Red Shield annual banquet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Culpeper Country Club, 2100 Country Club Road, Cu…

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Years ago, in my traveling days, I visited Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city. It is also the only major city near Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.  

  • 0

We’re into fall. It’s nearing the end of September and some of the leaves are actually changing color. It’s still warm outside and feels like summer but school is back in session, pumpkins are appearing, mums are blooming and we’re officially into another season. These kinds of transitions o…

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The Living Christmas Tree is returning to Warrenton United Methodist Church this year. Adults and youth (at least12years old) who love to sing and aren’t afraid of heights or close spaces, are needed to sing in the tree. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights beginning Sept. 19, with add…

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On a warm Saturday in June, I attended a presentation by Shari Jaeger Goodwin. It was held not in a meeting room but a riding arena on her farm in Marshall. I couldn’t help but walk through the stables on my way so I could see the horses.  

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Back by popular demand, Experience Old Town Warrenton announced that live music will return to Main Street in Warrenton on Saturday, Sept.  14, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.  Local musicians are invited back to play acoustic (non-amplified) music along Main Street as “Street Busking” moves to become…

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The Warrenton Cemetery is home to thousands of gravesites. On Sunday afternoon, dozens of extended family members gathered around two in particular, to pay their respects and honor their long legacy in Fauquier County – more than 120 years of history. The day before, they had held a family r…

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When people hear the phrase “over-the-water bungalows,” they immediately think of Fuji or Bora Bora, or the Maldives or Tahiti. The next question that comes to mind is, “Isn’t that a really long plane ride?”  

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If there is only one take-away from the flood of national news regarding the opioid epidemic, it is that addiction does not discriminate. Individuals who suffer from an addiction disorder come from every walk of life and many have social privileges and access to money that helps feed their a…

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Two local nonprofit arts organizations are holding auditions the first weekend in September to cast holiday productions. The Centre Performing Arts Company is auditioning for “The Nutcracker” and Fauquier Community Theatre's casting call is for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.”  

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If I had to guess, you chose to read this article because you were born somewhere between 1946 and 1964? Or perhaps your parents were born then, and you wish to deem some sage advice for them? Personally, I put myself in the “Last of the Baby-Boomers” category being born in 1964. Either way …

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Official accolades started Sunday morning at the 10:15 a.m. service at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Warrenton. Fr. Randolph called up Stacey Irvin along with her family, thanking her for her inspiration, commitment, leadership and passion. Irvin was recognized for her 10 years serving as h…

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Warrenton Chorale members invite all interested adult singers to join them as the community choral group kicks off its 66th season. The Chorale is getting ready to start preparing for its  popular Christmas in Music concert. The group is open to all interested singers; anyone high school age…

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Sky Meadows State Park’s new Sensory Explorers’ Trail in Delaplane is only three-tenths of a mile, but for blind or hearing-impaired visitors, it presents a whole new world. The walk in the woods comes complete with an audio app for guidance; a printed version is available for the hearing impaired.

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Summer is an extra fun time for the whole family to create art. Just walk into Earth, Glaze & Fire on Warrenton’s Main Street and be inspired.  

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Fauquier County Parks & Rec hosted the fifth annual Splash and Slide event at the Warrenton Community Center Saturday afternoon. Local children – and a few adults – took great pleasure in sliding down the hill near the playground on plastic sheets covered with soapy water. There was also…

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When Hero’s Bridge received a call from Quantico about a veteran needing help, the nonprofit quickly mobilized. A Vietnam Army veteran was relocating from Woodbridge to Front Royal and, with no family in the area, he needed help moving. The call was received on July 22 and less than two week…

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The search for immortality is as old as recorded history itself – and probably a whole lot older than that. And though we may no longer send exploration parties to find the Fountain of Youth, every year billions of dollars are spent on futile attempts to prevent aging, and even more are spen…

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James Madison's Montpelier will offer free tours this summer to all kids ages 14 and under through Aug. 30. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department is making preparations for its upcoming  fire department fundraising fair to be held Aug. 7 to 10 at its fairgrounds at 20057 Fleetwood Heights Road in Brandy Station. It has been a couple of years since the department held the fair, but after num…

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I’m a senior. Yes, it’s true. I’m older than 55. Actually, older than 60. There, I’ve said it. I have knees that don’t always want to support me and joints that ache. I’m taking some meds on a regular basis. My body shows signs of my biological age, but my spirit doesn’t. It’s still kicking …

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Allegro has announced THRIVE, described as “an exuberant, intergenerational program of music and arts designed specifically for folks over the age of 55, who want to live their senior years with gusto, optimism and a sense of belonging.” 

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