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Now that we are immersed in the season of giving, it's a great time to remember
how many treasures we have right here at home. Whether you're seeking to
share a great meal, fi nd the perfect gift, or give back to those in need, here
are three local jewels that offer just that.
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Gifts of the
Heart...
Larimar embodies sea and sky
with soft and calming blues.
From the Caribbean sea, each stone is
magically unique.
Santa
arrives
Saturday
December 8
1-3pm
Quality Service Selection
524 Fletcher Drive · Warrenton · 540.341.8840 · warrentonjewelers.com
More Than a Jewelry Store
Give your children the gift of enjoyment
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Featured This Month...
After all the turkey and stuffi ng, you may be ready for a change of pace. Consider
stopping by
El Agave, which opened in Warrenton nearly 17 years ago and
quickly became--and has remained--a local favorite. Owner Alfredo Villasenor
notes that they remain committed to offering freshly prepared Mexican cuisine,
and in turn, residents remain equally committed to enjoying it!
From the minute you sit down, you'll note the difference: chips and salsa are
prepared daily onsite, and there is an amazing variety of dishes to please every
palate, including house specials like tamales, taquitos, fl autas, and much more.
Seafood and vegetarian options and lighter fare are available too. To learn
more, call
(540) 351-0011 or simply visit for a tasty treat.
EL AGAVE
Even if there are people who are impossible to shop for on your holiday list,
don't worry. Just head to
g. whillikers Toys & Books in Warrenton to fi nd that
perfect something for infants, toddlers, tweens, and yes, even adults--because
everyone needs play time!
Dana and Anne Barnes are closing out their fi rst year as owners of the shop,
and they're excited about how some of their traditional and newer product lines
have been received. Harry Potter-themed toys and games recently made an
appearance and continue to be popular, as have a variety of stress and Nee
Doh balls--great stocking stuffers! Check out the expanded selection of Legos,
choose a puzzle, or pick up some supplies for a budding artist. To learn more,
call
(540) 347-7563.
G. WHILLIKERS TOYS & BOOKS
THE SALVATION ARMY
While many of us enjoy abundant blessings, there are many who go without
basic needs, and throughout the year
The Salvation Army strives to live up
to its mission of helping others. Lt Jared Martin, who serves as Commanding
Offi cer of The Salvation Army of the Piedmont, explains that the Red Kettle
Campaign is its most visible fundraiser.
"It's easy for everyone to give," Lt. Martin says. "All the change and each dollar
bill collected is another step for a well-cared for community." You'll fi nd ringers
through December 24 from Monday­Saturday in Warrenton and around the
county at all three Food Lion stores, Giant, Safeway, Walmart, and Walgreens.
Volunteer ringers are still needed for two-hour shifts. Contact Melissa Dargis
at Melissa.dargis@uss.salvationarmy.org or call
(540) 317-5873.