Your Business Project RESTORE T-shirts Thanks to generous support from Advanced Automotive, Inc. and The Frost Diner—which each contributed $500—and screen-printing donated by Rhino Printing, the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity ReStore staff and volunteers are now sporting new T-shirts. Many other sponsorship opportunities are available to support the ReStore. Contact Georgianna Granillo—ReStore director—at (540) 2163447 for more details. Visit the ReStore, located in the Warrenton Town Centre (617 Frost Ave.), Tuesday-Friday, from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For more information, visit & Community in Action New Location for Fauquier Health Pediatric Rehab To better serve patients, Fauquier Health’s pediatric rehabilitation office relocated to the medical office building on the hospital campus. Parents can arrange for their children to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy at 253 Veterans Drive, Warrenton. In addition, pediatric rehab is still available at the Gainesville office (7915 Lake Manassas Drive). Each site offers a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists—including licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists—who are trained to handle the unique needs of younger patients. Call (540) 316-2680 for more information. Free Workshops for Preschool and Day Care Staff Fauquier County Public Schools is offering a series of professional development workshops for anyone who works with preschool-aged children. The workshops are held monthly from 7:00–8:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church (73 Culpeper Street, Warrenton). The next workshop—entitled Making a Connection: Building Positive Relationships with Children—is Wednesday, March 21. This will be followed by five more workshops: April 18—Making it Happen: Encouraging Positive Behavior; May 16—Understanding Behavior: Learning Why Children Do What They Do; June 13—Enhancing Emotional Vocabulary: Helping Children Control Anger and Impulse; and July 18—Facing the Challenge: Incorporating Positive Behavior Strategies into Daily Activities. Offered at no cost, the workshops are funded by a grant from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. Preregistration is required to be guaranteed materials, but walk-ins are welcome. In addition, those unable to attend may sign up for a link to watch the workshops live from Culbertson Wins Clean Water Farm Award home, or to view the session at a later date. For more information and registration In recognition of his exemplary efforts to protect soil and water quality, Daron details, contact Kristen McAuliffe at Culbertson was recognized by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation as the 2017 Clean Water Farm Award Grand Winner for the Rappahannock River Basin. Culbertson co-owns and manages Willingham Farms, History Museum at the Old Jail Welcomes New Director a purebred Hereford and commercial cattle operation established in Remington Operated by the Fauquier Historical Society, the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail recently welcomed Erin Clark as its new director. With the mission of stimulating about 50 years ago by his late grandfather, Alton Willingham. interest in the history of Fauquier County and Virginia, the museum—located in the old Fauquier County prison complex that The Clean Water Farm Awards program is designed to honor farmers who implement dates to 1808—has a varied collection of outstanding conservation practices to protect soil and water quality. From 2014– artifacts, books, and other documents. In 2017, Daron completed five stream exclusion practices, for a total of three-and-aaddition, the museum gift shop sells items half miles in stream bank protection and the creation of 26 acres of riparian buffer. such as postcards, coffee mugs, vintage A portion of the new stream buffer has been planted back with native trees and maps, and more. shrubs. In addition, he has expanded his use of rotational grazing, which allows for more efficient forage utilization and prevents soil compaction and erosion. Located at 10 Ashby Street, Warrenton, the museum has reduced winter hours from January 1–March 1, when they are open Wednesday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. After March 1, the museum will be open Wednesday–Monday, from 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., and Sundays noon– 4:00 p.m. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.00 for age 65+ and military members, $1.00 for students age 10–18, and free for children under 10. For more information, v i s i t w w w . f a u q u i e r h i s t o r y. o r g , or call (540) 347-5525. ~ Sarah Smarrelli 36 Discover Fauquier ■ February 2018 To advertise: 540-349-8060 New President Takes Over at LFCC After serving the past three years as vice president of academic and student affairs for Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), Dr. Kim Blosser was selected as the next president of the college. Her selection follows a nationwide search that took six months, and attracted more than 100 candidates. She succeeds Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy who is retiring. Dr. Blosser began her career as a high school teacher in Staunton, and then transitioned into higher education, taking on the role of associate professor and then dean at Blue Ridge Community College. In 2012, Dr. Blosser was named associate vice president of instruction at LFCC and was promoted to vice president of academic and student affairs three years later. Founded in 1970, LFCC has four locations—Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill. For more information, visit www.