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Discover Fauquier February 2019
Thanks to Valentine's Day, our
thoughts naturally turn to love
this month. We'll leave the falling
in love with an actual person up
to you, but we'd like to inspire
you to fall in love with a
place, specifi cally Old
Have you been here lately? There's a great vibe--so much to see and do! The LOVE
sculpture behind Claire's at the Depot made headlines a couple of months ago--it's
the perfect spot for a photo op with family or friends. Businesses lining Main Street
and beyond warrant more than a cursory glance too. In fact, there's an event coming
up this month that beckons you to explore.
On February 2 from 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. VonCanon General Store is hosting "Find
Your Heart in Old Town Warrenton," a scavenger hunt that invites participants to visit
25 Old Town businesses to fi nd a unique ceramic heart. The three-inch hearts were
crafted in the kiln at Earth, Glaze & Fire, and each participating business decorated
one for visitors to locate--it's their way of sharing their love with you!
How will it work? It's easy and fun! Stop by VonCanon General Store to pick up
your list of participating businesses. Visit as many as you'd like, seek out the
heart, and jot down what's written on it or draw a quick sketch of what it looks like
(leave it onsite though). While you're there, learn a bit about what the businesses
have to offer--you may make some amazing discoveries! Here's a breakdown
of where you'll fi nd these hidden hearts:
Carter & Spence (41 Main Street): Don't miss the eclectic selection of boutique
jewelry and a host of gifts from bowties and wristwatches to home fragrances,
tabletop items, and beyond.
Dejavu (43 Main Street): Find brand name and vintage women's clothing, shoes, and
accessories on consignment--at a fraction of their original cost.
Hartman Jewelers (36 Main Street): Looking for a stunning diamond ring? Check
out the collection here--they can even design one for you!
Latitudes Fair Trade (78 Main Street): Incredible array of handmade jewelry,
clothing, accessories, and many other fairly traded products from around the world.
Sherrie's Stuff (77 Main Street): A broad range of locally made products--whimsical
décor, stationery, jewelry, apparel, baby items, and more. Ask about their workshops!
Earth Glaze & Fire (80 Main Street): The source of these beautiful hearts! This paint-
your-own pottery studio is perfect for people of any age--individuals and parties alike.
Yarnia of Old Town (92 Main Street, Suite 101): Heaven for knitters! Fibers in every
color and texture you can imagine, plus an incredible array of accessories.
Allegro Community School of the Arts (20 Main Street): Bringing the performing
arts to life! Learn about instruction offered in voice, a variety of instruments, and
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail (10 Ashby Street): Step back in time for
a taste of Fauquier history housed within the county's sixth jail, constructed in 1808.
Deja Brew Café (22 Main Street): Enjoy freshly prepared food and a full barista menu,
not to mention frequent presentations by local musicians and other artists.
Gâteau Bakery Café & Tea Room (12 Culpeper Street): Breakfast, lunch, or full-service
tea features made-from-scratch items. And their gâteaux (cakes) are ooh-la-la!
Great Harvest Bread Company (108 Main Street): Baked-daily breads (from fl our they grind),
sweet treats, warm and cool drinks, and more, all served by friendly faces.
VonCanon General Store (92 Main Street, Suite 102): The host of this love fest! Step back
in time and revel in hundreds of old-fashioned candies and treats.
The Bike Stop (19 Main Street): Cyclists of any level appreciate the professional
service and great selection of road, mountain, cyclocross, and children's bicycles.
The Irish Golf Academy (25 S. 4th Street): Golf students of all ages and skill levels
are welcome here, and the Trackman 4 Golf radar tracking system takes your game
to a new level.
The Main Street Wellness Company (35 Main Street): A personalized approach
is taken at this yoga and Pilates studio that features a host of wellness products too.
Framecraft (64 Main Street): Custom and "frugal" framing, glass replacement, frame
repair, remounting, installation--all your framing needs in one place!
JPN Antiquities (17 Horner Street): An antique collector's dream--wall décor,
Virginia period furniture, decorative arts, primitives, and quality smalls can
be found here.
Past Refl ections (26 Main Street): One-stop shop for Chalk Paint
Sloan as well as brushes, sanding pads, adornments, gilding waxes--plus
Crowne Agency Farmers Insurance (66 Main Street): Greg Crowne and Keith
Kramer remove the confusion from the insurance world--they'll set your mind at ease!
Fauquier Community Child Care (26 Ashby Street): This nonprofi t offers affordable
before- and after-school child care for Fauquier public elementary school students.
Flying High Engraving (17 S. 5th Street): "Creativity has no limit!" is this shop's
motto. They offer custom laser engraving on a variety of materials at affordable
Law Offi ce of Marie Washington (67 W. Lee Street, #102): Trusted guidance
and representation in a range of legal matters--with Marie's signature smile
Village Flowers (81 Main Street): Breathe in the aroma of fresh fl owers for any
occasion, expertly arranged by talented fl orists.
Walk by Faith (17 N. 5th Street): Be inspired by their amazing collection of books
and specialty products for all Christian denominations.
All participating businesses (and even some that aren't) will feature something
special during the scavenger hunt--discounts, featured items, or even events--like
painting your own ceramic heart at Earth, Glaze & Fire!
And oh yes, did we mention that in addition to the fun, there will be prizes? After you
fi nish your hunt (if you don't make it to all 25 businesses, don't worry), head back
to VonCanon General Store to turn in your results. For those who note information
for hearts from 19 businesses, your names will go into a drawing to win one of
the ceramic hearts you discovered during the scavenger hunt--25 chances to win!
For those who fi nd 1018 hearts, you'll have a chance to win a gift certifi cate to
Black Bear Bistro, and if you fi nd 19+ hearts, you could win a gift certifi cate to
Claire's at the Depot!
So come out on February 2 and have some fun--and fall in love with
Old Town Warrenton. Share your stories and images on #lovewarrenton and
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
FALL IN LOVE WITH
OLD TOWN WARRENTON