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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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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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During hot summer days, respite can be found beneath the mature tree limbs in George’s Garden where the air still flows. The dappled sunlight falls through the leaves onto the lawn. The chorus of summer insects rings loudly from the fields. Breathe deeply the scent of the pastures. The rich …

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 Virginia’s tax-free weekend has passed. For thousands of students, school is back in session. And it’s still August.  

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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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During hot summer days, respite can be found beneath the mature tree limbs in George’s Garden where the air still flows. The dappled sunlight falls through the leaves onto the lawn. The chorus of summer insects rings loudly from the fields. Breathe deeply the scent of the pastures. The rich …

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The Open Book on Main Street in Warrenton celebrated Harry Potter’s birthday Wednesday, July 31. The book shop sorted kids into their Hogwarts houses with the help of the sorting hat. Games and activities will continue until 6 p.m. Next door, Great Harvest had butter beer for sale, and Haute…

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Most of the articles I write are all about my international destinations, but deep down, I have always been an all-American girl. The United States has so many amazing places to explore and experience, along with some of the most breathtaking scenery. Put me in an RV and I would travel all t…

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Would you like to know more about the environment that is right outside your door? Are you curious about natural history? Would you like to make a positive difference in the conservation of Virginia’s natural resources? If so, consider becoming a Master Naturalist. 

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As part of the new e-911 system established a few years ago, Fauquier County changed from using road numbers to naming the roads, sometimes returning to the old names used in the past.  

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Warrenton resident and filmmaker Amy Taylor looks forward to this weekend. Her feature film, Hunter’s Weekend, will be playing at the Loudoun International Film Extravaganza in Chantilly. Filmed in just five and a half days, Hunter’s Weekend is a horror/comedy mockumentary that answers the q…

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“Park in the shade,” he said motioning me to a spot underneath a large tree. At 77, smiling, gracious and ever energetic, he sat at the wheel of an ATV. I joined him for a short ride to the office at Verdun Adventure Bound, a sprawling 55-plus acres of natural habitat and a few buildings loc…

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Boy Scout Troop 1361 honored Alexander Michas, Benson Thomas, and Logan Wightman with scouting’s highest rank at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, July 7, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14015 Glenkirk Road, Gainesville.

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Allegro is launching Words Around the World in partnership with the Christ Church Anglican Basic School located in the Adisadel area, a cape coast town, in the central region in Ghana.  

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The Open Book in Warrenton is partnering with Books On The Bus for a free community event featuring New York Times Bestselling Author Kwame Alexander on Wednesday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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The July First Friday event in Warrenton featured a “Salute to Our Services.” All members of the military services – active and retired – as well as all first responders – were honored as they marched on Main Street, from Fifth Street to the courthouse, led by the county’s JROTC Honor Guard.

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The children of Warrenton Baptist Tiny Tots celebrated the Fourth of July a day early with Town Councilman Renard Carlos (at large) and his wife Lea. The group paraded down the sidewalk on Main Street in Warrenton. (Safety first!) 

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The annual Warrenton Town Limits Independence Day celebration, held Friday at the WARF, was interrupted by a thunderstorm. Organizers asked everyone to leave ahead of the coming storm. Folks sheltered in the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreational Facility (WARF), in Fauquier High School's cafete…

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With summer now in full swing, it is the perfect time to enjoy special events that are uniquely produced this time of year. Youth in musical theater summer camps from all over the county will be singing, dancing and acting in productions locally in Warrenton. Mark your calendars and reserve …

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“Put your left leg here,” he says pointing to a black area on the wing next to the plane. “Then grab the two handles there [indicating two sturdy grippers attached to the wing] and swing your right leg into the plane … you can step on the seat.”

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This summer, do something you may not have done before: yoga in the pool! Of course a lake, ocean or even a hot tub will do to give your body a new perspective on feeling stronger, longer, leaner and more flexible in both body and mind. Plus, you don’t even know you are sweating when doing a…

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Do you ever wonder how that girl in your office is always happy and full of joy? Are you that person that is affected by the weather and if it’s another day of snow you are “sick “of it? Or are you that person that is always happy and full of joy most days? I confess to you that I am that gi…

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St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Warrenton recently introduced its first series of Pony Club lessons. The class is limited to five students for six weeks; students learn the skills and pleasures of riding. This group meets weekly at High Meadow Manor Farm in Rappahannock County. Pr…

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