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November 15, 2019

5 Friday Fauquier Factoids: Town decorations go up

Photo/Lawrence Emerson
Warrenton Department of Public Works employee Jacob Olinger hangs a wreath on Second Street. The three-man crew installed 18 wreaths Thursday, along with wrapping light posts with garland and installing lights in Main Street trees.

Artificial evergreen wreaths with red bows went up on utility poles in downtown Warrenton this week.

Town Public Works Department employees also wrapped downtown light posts with garland and put lights in trees along Main Street to prepare for Christmas.

The Warrenton Christmas Parade will take place Friday night, Dec. 6. GumDrop Square and other holiday activities typically start the same night.


The average sales price of 345 Fauquier residential properties that changed hands in the third quarter of this year.

The number of homes sold rose 19.4 percent and the average sale price increased 5.9 percent, compared with the same period last year, according to the Greater Piedmont Realtors.

The average time on the market fell 2 days to 49 for the three-month period that ended Sept. 30.

“After stabilizing and expanding for much of the past year, the supply of active listings in Fauquier County has started to shrink again,” the report says. “There were 386 active listings on the market at the end of the 3rd quarter in the county, 28 fewer active listings than last year, representing a 7-percent decline.”


Raised last Sunday by the eighth annual Bodies in Motion event in Warrenton.

Including money generated Nov. 10, the event since its inception has raised $270,000 for charities and nonprofits in Fauquier and the surrounding area.

The race’s 295 runners and walkers logged 1,074 miles Sunday. The 5-k and 10-k event had 109 business sponsors, plus 30 organizations that provided goods and services to support the race.

The Foundation of Blue Ridge Orthopedics on Dec. 4 will present checks to nonprofit organizations.

51,250 pounds

The Fauquier Education Farm’s total produce harvest for 2019 — down 7.3 percent from last year.

In 2018, it harvested 55,024 pounds of vegetables and fruit.

“The biggest challenge this year was the deer,” education farm Executive Director Jim Hankins said of this year’s production dip. “They caused far more damage than during any other season.”

Established in 2010, the nonprofit operation donates its entire harvest to food banks in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Prince William counties, along with two assistance programs in Culpeper County.
The farm has about seven acres under cultivation along Meetze Road southeast of Warrenton.


The number of “substance abuse disorder services” that Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services provided for Fauquier cases in fiscal 2019.

That total included 73 outpatient services, 38 intensive residential services at the Boxwood Recovery Center in Culpeper, 28 highly-intensive residential services (medically-managed withdrawal/detox) and and 17 cases of medication-assisted treatment, RRCS Executive Director Jim LaGraffe told Fauquier’s board of supervisors this week.

The RRCS provides a range of behavioral health, development disability, substance abuse disorder and aging services to Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange counties.

Fauquier County this year will provide $462,000 to support the RRCS work.

> Full report below

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