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July 9, 2021

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: County’s health ranking

Clockwise from left: Fauquier County Fair rides, Flying Circuit Airshow and Sarah Greenhalgh, 2012 murder victim.

Fauquier’s ranking in U.S. News and World Reports’ annual assessment of the “healthiest communities in the U.S.”

The magazine last week listed the top 500 after “analyzing health and well-being in thousands of counties and county equivalents across the country.”

U.S. News bases the rankings on population health, equity, education, economy housing and nutrition.

Arlington County ranks 39th, with Falls Church at No. 3, Loudoun County at No. 4, Fairfax County at No. 14, Arlington County at No. 39 and Alexandria at No. 124.

For the second year in a row, Los Alamos County, N.M., ranks as the nation’s “healthiest community.”


The price of a wristband for unlimited midway rides at next week’s Fauquier County Fair.

The fair will run from Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17.

The wristbands allow up to 22 hours of unlimited rides. Everyone must pay by the ride from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.


Performances remain in the Flying Circus Airshow schedule this year.

The barnstorming style show features biplanes, other vintage aircraft and wingwalkers performing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. each Sunday through Oct. 31 at the “Aerodome” at 5114 Ritchie Road, south of Bealeton. Experienced pilots, most of them military veterans founded the family-friendly airshow in 1970.

The schedule features special events — such as “Motorcycle Day” and “Scout Day” — along with the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22.


The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered local reporter Sarah Greenhalgh nine years ago.

Ms. Greenhalgh, 48, died of a gunshot wound. Authorities discovered her body July 9, 2012, in the burned home she rented near Upperville. She worked as a reporter at The Winchester Star.

Anyone with information about the murder and arson can all the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300.


Clients rent space in Fauquier’s three “enterprise centers” that support small businesses.

The county rents space in Warrenton, Marshall and Vint Hill for the "incubators.” Fauquier operates the largest one, at 70 Main St. in Warrenton, in partnership with George Mason University.

Clients can rent private offices, use open co-working spaces — both available 24/7 — or opt for “virtual” use with more limited access. All leases include high-speed internet service and use of other equipment, such as printers.

The tenants by center:

• 13 office clients (fully rented), 10 in co-working space and 12 virtual users at Warrenton.

• 6 offices (full), 2 co-working and 4 virtual in Marshall.

• 5 offices (3 available), 6 co-working and 3 virtual at Vint Hill.

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