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By Jonathan Bennett
Frederick County Report
Charles ‘Broadway’ Rouss turns
176 this weekend.
While he may not be around for it,
the city of Winchester is recogniz-
ing his February 11th birthday with
a panel discussion, a wreath laying,
and free cupcakes at the City Hall
that bears his name.
Tough Rouss was a transplant
to Winchester, his name was then
and is now closely associated with
the city. He was born in Woodville,
Maryland to Peter Hoke Rouss and
Belinda Baltzell and spent much of
his youth in Frederick County. He
cut short his formal education when
at age 15 he left Winchester Acad-
emy to earn a dollar a week working
at Jacob Senseny’s mercantile (now
the William M. Feltner building in
Old Town). In those days, the city’s
main marketplace was at the current
site of Rouss City Hall. It was here
that, on his downtime from working
for Senseny, Rouss moonlighted sell-
ing pens and needles, saving enough
money to open his own shop when
he was eighteen at the corner of
Loudon and Boscawen streets. By the
time he was 25, he’d amassed a per-
sonal worth of about $20,000—that’s
a half-million, give or take, by today’s
standards. But by the time the Civil
War was over, Rouss found himself
in debt instead of fush and decided
to leave the family farm near Charles
Town, headed to New York City
(where he picked up the ‘Broadway’
moniker) to, as he put it, “fght the
Yankees with brains instead of bul-
lets.” Rouss must have been blessed
with the gift of foresight; while he
couldn’t convince anyone in Manhat-
tan to front his action, he did acquire
‘stale’ goods that other merchants
no longer wanted and sold them at
a discount. Local lore has it that he
made a grand his frst day. Whether
that’s more afectionate legend than
accurate history isn’t really impor-
tant; what’s unimpeachable is that he
soon owned an empire of forty stores
worth over $200,000—a millionaire
more than a few times over today.
1875 brought an economic down-
turn, but Rouss found his third suc-
cessful fnancial endeavor in auction
houses, making tens of thousands of
dollars a day. He was worth around
$10 million when he passed away in
March of 1902.
Today, his name can be found
on a number of Winchester public
services and buildings. He donated
about half the funds needed to build
the City Hall on Cameron Street that
now bears his name. On Braddock
Street, Rouss Fire Company oper-
ates out of a building constructed in
1895; Rouss donated over $20,000 to
various Winchester fre stations. His
purchase of Tatcher spring allowed
Winchester to build its frst water
plant. One of his last and maybe
most benevolent acts was to give
$5,000 to the Winchester Memorial
Hospital Fund, an efort matched by
the people of Winchester to assure
the presence of the medical facility
on West Cork Street that’s still there
today. “Te name Charles Broadway
Rouss will go down to unborn gen-
erations of Winchesterians as a syn-
onym of all that is charitable, good
and benevolent,” said Rouss biogra-
pher A.V. McCracken.
Rouss is interred in the southwest
corner of Mount Hebron Cemetery,
where he donated $17,500 for the
fence and mortuary chapel. R.T. Bar-
ton probably said it best at Rouss’
funeral in 1902: “No community had
such a friend as he was to us.”
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The Winchester Rehabilitation Center, at 333 West Cork
Street, may not exist today had Rouss not matched City
funds to allow its construction.”
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Melvin D. Fawcett
Melvin Dewey Fawcett, 84, of Win-
chester, Virginia, died Sunday, January
29, 2012, in Westminster Canterbury.
Memorial contributions may be made
to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospi-
tal, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis,
Tennessee, 38105.
Norma H. Helmick
Norma Harper Helmick, 82, of
Frederick County, Virginia, died
Monday, January 30, 2012, at Almost
Home private nursing home. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to
the Alzheimer’s Association, 11240
Wapels Mill Road, Suite 402, Fairfax,
Virginia 22030.
Helen R. Kiker
Helen Rose Dries Kiker, 80, of Fred-
erick County, Virginia, died Wednes-
day, January 25, 2012, in Blue Ridge
Hospice. Memorial contributions
may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice,
333 West Cork Street, Suite 405,
Winchester, Virginia, 22601 or God-
frey Miller House, 28 South Loudoun
Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
Mikel R. Tyson
Mikel Roy Tyson, 63, of Martins-
burg, West Virginia, died Monday,
January 30, 2012, in Martinsburg
City Hospital. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Avenue,
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Carlos “Carl” A. Bunting, Jr.
Carlos Albert Bunting, Jr., 87, of
Winchester, Virginia, died Tursday,
February 2, 2012, in Blue Ridge Hos-
pice Care Center. In lieu of fowers,
memorial contributions may be made
to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork
Street, Winchester, Virginia, 22601 or
Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
James W. “Jay” Lee
James William “Jay” Lee, 74, of
Winchester, Virginia, died Tursday,
February 2, 2012 in the Winchester
Medical Center. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the S.P.C.A,
115 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA
22601.
Tomas C. “Tommy” Pollack
Tomas Craig Pollack, 51, of Win-
chester, Virginia, formally of East
Brunswick, New Jersey, died Turs-
day, February 2, 2012 surrounded by
his family. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 2654 Valley Avenue, Suite B,
Winchester, VA 22601 or Blue Ridge
Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite
405, Winchester, VA 22601.
D. Francis Ainsworth
Mr. Dallas Francis Ainsworth, age
87, of Winchester, VA, died Friday,
February 3, 2012. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association, National Capital Area
Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400,
Fairfax, Virginia 22030.
Timothy T. Athey
Mr. Timothy Taylor Athey, age
95, of Winchester, VA, died Satur-
day, February 4, 2012 at Lynn Care
Center, Front Royal, VA. Memorial
contributions may be made to Lynn
Care Center, 1000 N. Shenandoah
Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630. Te
family would like to express their deep
appreciation for the loving care he
received as a resident of Lynn Care.
Elaine S. Ross
Mrs. Elaine Shonrock Ross, age 88,
of Winchester, Virginia, died Monday,
February 6, 2012, at the Winchester
Medical Center. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Northwestern
Workshop, 828 Smithfeld Avenue,
Winchester, VA 22601 or Blue Ridge
Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Win-
chester, VA 22601.
Rebecca “Bec” E. Snider
Rebecca Snider, 93, of Winchester,
Virginia, died Monday, February 6,
2012, in a Local Nursing Home of
Winchester, Virginia. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Braddock
Street United Methodist Church, 115
Wolfe Street, Winchester, Virginia,
22601.
Anna L. “Pete” Welsh
Anna Louise “Pete” Welsh, 82, of
Stephens City, Virginia, died Sunday,
February 5, 2012 peacefully in her
home.
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Frederick County Crime of the Week - 1/23/2012
Te Frederick County Sherif’s Ofce is investigating a burglary and
grand larceny from THE 6800 BLOCK OF Northwestern Pike on De-
cember 5, 2011. It was reported that unknown suspect(s) entered the
victim’s residence and removed several pieces of jewelry from a jewelry
box, as well as some silver coins, along with the container.
If you have any information regarding a suspect or suspect vehicle in
this incident, please contact the Crime Solvers Hotline at (540) 665TIPS
(8477). Information leading to the arrest of a suspect may result in a re-
ward of up to $1,000. Case #11007293 Investigator: Holmes D. Smoke

Frederick County Crime of the Week - 2/6/2012
Te Frederick County Sherif’s Ofce is investigating a burglary and
grand larceny from the 200 block of Little River Drive between January
3rd and 4th, 2012. Te victim reported that unknown suspect(s) entered
her residence and removed a 32” fat screen, TV, several rings, a digital
camera, and a small amount of U. S. Currency.
If you have any information regarding a suspect or suspect vehicle in
this incident, please contact the Crime Solvers Hotline at (540) 665TIPS
(8477). Information leading to the arrest of a suspect may result in a
reward of up to $1,000. Case #12000090 Investigator: Keith A. Covert
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We almost made it
By Sue Golden
Frederick County Report
“We almost made it” Coun-
cilor Gilbert Barrington said af-
ter Monday’s Middletown Town
Council work session. Everyone
seemed quite constrained as the
Council made its way through the
meeting. Te agenda was not ex-
tensive and the Council seemed
to be holding itself in check, even
as disagreements erupted. But
there was a keen sense that the
pot was boiling, just not creating
enough steam to whistle.
Mayor Mark Brown opened the
meeting by reading a document
purportedly from the new town
attorney, David Grifn. Appar-
ently, the mayor and the town
attorney had a back and forth
about the town council meeting
in January and what Mr. Grifn
observed.
“Te town manager is respon-
sible for the oversight of all town
personnel. Any discussions by a
council member in a public meet-
ing about a specifc town employ-
ee are out of order unless as an
agenda item and you can declare
it so. I suggest that you stop any
such discussions and direct that
any concerns of a council mem-
ber be directed to the town man-
ager to review and address. Tat’s
her job. If she believes there is
a problem with an employee
above and beyond what she can
handle on day to day matters, she
will consult with and involve the
town’s personnel committee but
not until she believes it reaches
that point. She runs the day to
day operations of the Town, the
Council does not.”
In my opinion, there is no prop-
er purpose in a public meeting
for ‘reviewing’ expenses. If the
funds are budgeted and appro-
priated and the Town’s purchas-
ing policies are followed with a
proper warrant on the town trea-
sury presented to the Treasurer
then council has already done its
job. If there is a concern about
an expense, that is again for the
town fnance committee and you,
the town manager and the town
treasurer to address. A public
meeting is not the forum for this
discussion. However, Joan ad-
vises me that the town has not
adopted any type of purchasing
or procurement policy. Tis is a
critical area you should address
immediately.
Te town has committees and a
treasurer and town manager for a
reason. Tey run the day to day
operations of the town, not the
council. Te council makes the
large policy decisions, the town
staf implements those decisions.
Oversight is provided through
the committees with the town
manager serving as the liaison
between the town employees and
the committees.”
Te unsigned paper that was
not on letterhead, but on a plain
sheet of paper was then distrib-
uted.
Te meeting segued into a
rather mild discussion of the roof
repairs on town hall. It appears
that the roof is fxed, that most
of the leaks were on the ridge
line and the caulking around the
old chimneys. If there are further
leaks the roofers will return at no
cost.
Te next item on the agenda
was “New attorney invoice for
January 2012.” Before Councilor
Carl H. Bernhards, Jr., the chair
of the Personnel and Finance
Committee could discuss the
invoice, the mayor abruptly told
him to take the issue up with his
committee. Te mayor received
push back from both Councilor
Bernhards and Councilor Mark
Davis, but would not allow any
discussion of the invoice whether
it was budgeted and appropriated
or not.
Tere was a discussion of the
Julian Carper Educational Trust
Scholarship, which the town
helps administer. It was quickly
apparent that no one at the meet-
ing new the status of either the
trust, nor where the ofcial docu-
ments for the trust were located.
Te mayor then introduced a
discussion of the budget. Te may-
or produced a document which
showed a signifcant revenue
shortfall if the council does not
immediately increase the water
tax by the 14% already approved
by council plus an additional 30%
increase. Both Councilor Bern-
hards and Davis questioned the
mayor’s fgures. Te mayor then
lambasted the council, saying
that council was not going to be
able to meet its budget require-
ments, as approved by the coun-
cil, unless signifcant steps are
taken. Te mayor listed these to
include cashing in the town’s cer-
tifcates of deposit, signifcantly
increasing revenue or cutting
programs and or jobs. Councilor
Barrington told the mayor that
he would hate for town employ-
ees to read in the newspaper that
the mayor might cut their jobs.
Te mayor responded “I would
be looking for a new job if I were
them.” Most of the councilors just
shook their heads.
Te mayor distributed in the
meeting packets draft procure-
ment and intellectual property
policies, asking the council to re-
view and comment on the drafts.
Tese written drafts are intended
to update current policies.
Te mayor then turned to
Councilor John W. Blaisdell, the
new council liaison to the plan-
ning commission and ordered
him to make the revision of the
comprehensive plan the sole
priority of the commission. Te
mayor was particularly adamant
that the land use plan was critical
for the town to get approval for
the expansion of the town bound-
Te Town of Middletown debuts
its frst ofcial website
Te site www.middletownva.gov plays host to the newest govern-
ment website in the Shenandoah Valley ofering a broad range of in-
formation for not only the citizens of Middletown but the surround-
ing area and anyone with an interest in the community. According to
Mayor Marshall “Mark” Brown, “Te need for a Town website has been
recognized and discussed for years with several unsuccessful attempts
by volunteers to create one. As one of my priorities during this year’s
budget cycle, Council agreed with me that it was fnally past time to
put Middletown on the world wide web”. Te Town Council and De-
partment Chiefs were surveyed to determine what they felt was the
most important areas to address and then Rebecca Layman (Munici-
pal Clerk), Joan Roche (Town Manager) and Mayor Brown fnalized
the concept. After advertising locally, the only frm responding to the
request for bids within the funds allocated was Royal Oak Computers
of Front Royal who took the concept and turned it into a reality. “Te
over-riding criteria was to make the website as intuitive as possible for
ease of navigation and with an ability to quickly load, especially for
those of our citizens who only have dialup internet access, ” Mayor
Brown went on to say, “Craig Laird and his staf at Royal Oak Com-
puters created a potentially award winning design in the category of
small municipal websites. Besides being a source of ready information
for Middletown residents, it is hoped that the site will also provide a
window for small businesses worldwide to seriously view Middletown
as an ideal community in which to establish themselves.” Te design
and hosting for Middletown’s new web site is provided by RoyalWebs,
apartnership of Royal Oak Computers and Weathervane Graphics,
both local Shenandoah Valley companies. Craig Laird of Royal Oak
Computers said “We are delighted to help the Town of Middletown
get a web presence. It’s a unique site created to be easy to fnd infor-
mation and easy for the town staf to keep updated. Te design team
ofWeatherly Boehmer and Randi Racey did a great job of making the
site beautiful as well.”
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Middletown
ary across Route 81 on Reliance
Road. Councilor Davis, a mem-
ber of the comprehensive plan
committee, outlined the prob-
able next steps to be taken by the
Committee, which would then
need to be reviewed by the plan-
ning commission before it could
be sent to the council. Councilor
Davis suggested that the process
could take a couple of months.
Councilor Davis also doubted
that the committee would adopt
the land use plan as suggested by
Frederick County because some
items in the county land use plan
are not in the town’s best interest.
Te mayor then ordered Coun-
cilor Blaisdell to have the revised
comprehensive plan to him with-
in 30 to 45 days.
Te mayor and the town man-
ager Joan Roche gave an up-
date of the water lines being re-
placed. Te town replaced 540
feet with an eight inch waterline
on Church Street between 3rd
and 4th Streets. Te break at 4th
Street was losing 14,000 gallons
of water a day. Te leak was not
detected because the water was
going down a water drain. A new
fre hydrant was added. Te Vir-
ginia Department of Transpor-
tation came in and graded the
ditches and put back dirt. Te
town reseeded the grassy areas
and covered them with straw.
Tere also was a leak in Hill-
side. Te leak was called in by a
resident. Apparently, the leak was
there for a while before anyone
bothered to call the town. Coun-
cilor Bernhards requested a copy
of the map being kept of all of the
pipes replaced.
Te town has been asked by
Belle Grove and the National
Trust for Historic Preservation to
provide a resolution supporting
signage for the Cedar Creek and
Belle Grove National Park. Tis
is the tenth anniversary of the
park and there is no signage, nor
is there a visitors center. Tis re-
quest was not issued by the com-
mission which oversees the Park.
Middletown has a new website:
www.middletownva.gov. Te
website contains information
about the town, lists councilors
and employees, meeting agendas,
dates and minutes. It is on a se-
cure server so the town hopes to
add a payment function soon.
Te town manager reported
that the town’s Virginia General
Assembly bill to change the town
elections from May to Novem-
ber was passed by the Counties,
Cities & Towns Committee 22-0.
Te bill was read on the house
foor last Monday. Te bill will
be read on the House foor two
more times then voted on by the
full House. Te bill will then be
passed to the Senate where it
will be read three times, voted
on. Te bill will then be passed
for signature to the President of
the Senate and the Speaker of the
House before going to the Gov-
ernor for approval. To follow the
bill go to http://leg1.state.va.us/
lis.htm. Te bill for Middletown
is HB1243. Te bill for Stephens
City is HB1146.
Te pot fnally boiled over at
this point. Te Mayor announced
that Zoning Administrator Fred
Wharton tendered his resigna-
tion efective April 1, 2012. He
ofered to work as a contractor
for $25 an hour. According to the
mayor, Mr. Wharton is resigning
due to the “acid” on the planning
commission. Te mayor does
not believe the town can move
forward with the Reliance Road
rezoning without Mr. Wharton.
Terefore, he announced, at the
next town council meeting the
mayor intends to ask for an up
or down vote rescinding the ap-
pointment of all members of the
planning commission.”
Councilor Bernhards started
to respond to the mayor and was
told he was not allowed to speak.
When he continued, the mayor
told him that if he did not like
it “there is the door!“ Councilor
Bernhards began collecting his
things. Te mayor reiterated his
intentions, saying it was either
the planning commission or the
zoning administrator and then he
ended the meeting.
Bedlam ensued as soon as the
meeting ended. Everyone was
yelling at each other. Two mem-
bers of the planning commis-
sion, Chair Walter McCauley and
Anita Holley were in attendance.
Tey were outraged. Te third
member of the commission,
Stephanie Pendleton, was not at
the meeting.
As most people stormed from
the room, the Mayor turned to
Councilor Barrington and asked
how he thought it went. Council-
or Barrington, who is a voice for
civility at town meetings shook
his head and said, “Well, we al-
most made it.”
Tere is a public hearing on
the $.66 increase in water rates
on February 13th, at 6:30 pm, at
Town Hall. Tere is a Compre-
hensive Plan Committee meet-
ing on February 15th, at 7 pm, at
Town Hall.
Councilor Donna M. G. Gray
did not attend the work session.
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8 million.
According to the American Hu-
mane Society, that’s a conservative
estimate of the number of stray or
unwanted animals, mostly dogs and
cats, taken in by shelters each year—
if they make it to one. On average,
an animal can survive about a year
on the street; most are casualties of
frigid temperatures, infrequent and
often unsanitary foodstufs, and a life
devoid of veterinary care.
One of my more endearing (or ob-
noxious, depending on who you ask)
traits is that I try to fnd the levity in
just about any scenario. It’s my con-
tention that a virile sense of humor
is as important as, say, an intact cen-
tral nervous system. But sometimes
a topic is presented to me that, well,
makes being irreverent take a back-
seat to acknowledging the gravity of
said topic. Tis is one of those times.
Neglected animals. Abused ani-
mals. Troublesome pairings of
words, to be sure. Te cold reality is
that not all people who adopt cats or
dogs or eels or alpacas have the ani-
mal’s welfare as a priority. Whatever
one’s excuse for abusing an animal
or animals might be, it’s more often
than not just a manifestation of their
tendency toward behavior that is evil
and juvenile. Tat’s the bad.
Te good is that there’s a crux bal-
ancing out this mean-spirited phe-
nomenon in society, one comprised
of individuals committed to the res-
cue, care, and well-being of animals
who have found themselves the un-
witting target of misdirected hostil-
ity.
Winchester resident Holly Grook
worked for two years as an Animal
Care Specialist at the Norfolk Ani-
mal Care Center, caring for dogs,
cats and even snakes and, once, a
sheep that eventually was taken to
a farm in Sufolk. During this time,
she saw frsthand the disheartening
manner with which some animals
were treated (or mistreated) by indi-
viduals who either bit of more than
they could chew when they adopted
a pet or, more menacingly, people
who took out whatever frustrations
they might have on an animal. “We
got a dog once, it had been cut, and
the cut never healed and there was
bone exposed,” she says. “But we
nursed it back to health and found a
good home for it.” Placing animals in
homes was and is the priority of shel-
ters like the one where Holly worked,
though euthanasia is an unfortunate
necessity sometimes. So how would
she decide which animals would be
subjected to such a disconcerting
but ultimately unavoidable task? “We
would do behavior assessments on
animals, such as mimicking a child’s
behavior, to gauge the animal’s reac-
tion. Tat was a kind of litmus test
that determined the likelihood of
the animal’s disposition being some-
thing that could be adjusted or not,”
she says. “Other times, it just came
down to space. We were at full ca-
pacity much of the time, so we had
to constantly make the tough choice
of which ones go and which ones we
try to fnd homes for.” Adding to the
melancholy is that they add more of
themselves at a lively rate: dogs can
start having puppies at six months,
cats can have kittens at four and a
half, and a shelter like Holly’s (or any
shelter) simply runs out of room but
wants to continue providing a haven
for strays. It’s a bittersweet but nec-
essary procession of the new and the
old, but ultimately, Holly says, it’s a
matter of people educating them-
selves before taking on a pet. “A per-
son should determine what dog, for
example, is best suited to themselves
and their family, make sure they can
feed it properly and get the requisite
licenses.”
Holly’s favorite success story of the
many she took part in is her own res-
cue dog, a Rat Terrier named Grace.
“She’s six now. I adopted her when
she was two. She’d been horribly ne-
glected. Her collar was embedded
in her neck; she was ten pounds un-
derweight and scared of everything,”
says Holly, who nursed Grace to the
feisty, frisky dog she is now. “Grace
is the best dog I’ve ever had. I believe
animals choose their owners as much
as we choose them.”
Will Wood, Executive Director at
the Frederick County SPCA, echoes
Holly’s assertion that pets have a way
of choosing their masters. “Some-
times an animal will take to one per-
son over another,” he says. “Tere’s
really no explaining it.” Te mission of
the SPCA is multi-faceted; they pro-
vide a safe environment for homeless
animals, educate the public about
and against animal abuse, promote
spaying and neutering, and work to
fnd homes for animals. “Some of the
animals we get come from Animal
Control,” says Wood. “We also look
for foster homes, individuals who
might temporarily care for a needy
animal.” Te SPCA houses about ffty
animals, give or take, and adoptions
for both dogs and cats is $75.00. All
pets must be spayed or neutered by
the time they are six months old; if
they are older than six months, the
adoptee has thirty days to get them
‘fxed’. To supplement their operat-
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at 2225 Valley Avenue in Winchester.
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and mattresses and box springs.
Across town on Fort Collier road,
the Frederick County Esther L. Boyd
Animal Shelter is also in the business
of caring for critters who can’t care
for themselves. It’s a government
funded shelter that handles approxi-
mately three thousand stray and un-
wanted animals a year. Some of the
services they ofer are humane trap
rentals, rabies clinics and a lost and
found facility. Similar to the SPCA,
the Boyd shelter maintains separate
areas for cats (‘feline living rooms’)
and pregnant or nursing animals.
Te Boyd shelter is always happy to
accept appropriate donations like
blankets, chew toys, canned food,
cleaning supplies, even squares of
carpet no bigger than twelve square
inches.
Getting back to what our friend
Holly says about people educating
themselves about pet ownership…
aside from the obvious duties one as-
sumes when welcoming a four-legged
addition to their home, it would
probably behoove them to consider
the consequences of knowingly put-
ting an animal in harm’s way, and yes,
punishment can and will be meted
out for doing so. While I certainly
don’t want to make anyone skittish
about getting a pet—canine or feline,
fsh or fowl—they should know that
mistreating, failing to provide ad-
equate shelter and sustenance for, or
abandoning an animal(s) are all mis-
demeanors of varying degrees and
can warrant prosecution. If you’re a
Frederick County resident consider-
ing pet adoption and want to know
more about area animal control laws
and stewardship requirements, visit
www.winchesterva.gov/documents/
government/city_code. But like Holly
says, “It’s more a matter of common
sense than anything else.”
To contact the Winchester SPCA,
call 540-662-8616, email [email protected]
winchesterspca.org, or visit their
Facebook page.
To contact the Esther L. Boyd Ani-
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email [email protected]
A frequently updated search of
animals available for adoption in the
area can be found at www.petfnder.
com. Just enter your zip code.
I’m not giving out Holly’s number.
A Happy Postscript:
If you have a dog or if reading this
made you want one, good news. Te
Winchester Parks Foundation re-
cently received a generous donation
for improvements for the Dog Park.
Te funds, donated by the Elizabeth
C. Clark Foundation, will go toward
providing accessible water for your
dog and a separate area for small dogs
(30 lbs or less). Work has begun and
will be complete when the weather
allows it to be, early spring at the lat-
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taken to ensure the new water lines
don’t freeze in the colder months.
“We are also looking into purchasing
some play structures for the dogs,”
says Lisa Hamaker, Operations Su-
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to keep giving us ideas for the Dog
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Te controversial Dollar General in
Middletown is receiving a warm wel-
come. Te store had its “soft” open-
ing last Wednesday. Middletown
Mayor Mark Brown introduced the
three people he said brought the Dol-
lar General to Middletown: former
Mayor John Copeland, Police Chief
Phil Breeden and Zoning Adminis-
trator Fred Wharton. A surprising
number of people milled about wait-
ing for the store to open. As soon as
Chief Breeden cut the ceremonial
ribbon, everyone rushed inside.
At the time of its approval by the
Town Council, it was hoped that
the store would bring business to
Middletown, employment for Town
residents and tax dollars. Manager
Krystal Layton is from Berkeley
Springs, West Virginia. Assistant
Manager Patricia Sobieri is from
Frederick County. Most of the em-
ployees are from “the area.” One per-
son was hired from Middletown.
A series of random interviews fve
days after the opening show most to
be happy with the store. Mark Lantz
from Front Royal was “in the area
and wanted to check out the store.”
He thought the it was a “great little
store.” “Te people are friendly and I
bought a terrifc new razor for $8.00.
I will be back.”
Janet Rinker is from Middletown
within walking distance of the Dollar
General. She stopped by on her way
home and found the store “interest-
ing.” It ofers more variety than she
thought and accepts coupons. Janet
is glad the store came to Middletown,
especially since the price of gas is so
high.
Donna and Jim Peterson from
Strasburg stopped by on their way
home from Winchester. Te former
long-time Middletown residents
think the store will beneft Middle-
town, adding that the store is clean,
well-thought out and easy to fnd.
Judy Holcomb came specifcally
to shop after seeing an article in the
newspaper. She was very happy with
her shopping experience, especially
since the 7,000 square foot store isn’t
crowded like the older stores. Judy
takes a short-cut to Middletown; she
is a real supporter of the town, since
she comes on Tuesdays to play Bingo
at the Fire Hall.
Kitten and Bill Dillow had a plan;
they went to the dump, shopped at
the Dollar General and planned to
eat at the Italian Touch, so the store
is bringing business to other busi-
nesses in town. Te couple miss not
having a Dollar General in Stephen
City; they also were happy to see Di-
ane, an employee who used to work
at the Stephens City store.
Local businesses also appear to be
mostly favorable about the new store.
Sherry Bohnenkamp, who owns the
Liberty Gas station, is hoping that
people coming to the new store
will stop for gas. Although she ex-
pects the Dollar General to hurt her
milk and grocery sales, it may help
with food sales. Incidentally, Sherry
opened a new store of her own last
Wednesday, the Strasburg Diner on
Queen Street, in Strasburg.
Keith Ridgeway, the Manager at
Italian Touch, says a symbiotic rela-
tionship is developing between the
two businesses; Italian Touch em-
ployees shop next door and the Dol-
lar General employees come by for
lunch. Keith added “the parking lot is
always full.”
Anthony Harrison, the manager at
the Middletown Market & More has
not seen any diference in his business
since the Dollar General opened.
Beverly Mathis, owner of Scoops &
Swirls ice cream shop loves the con-
venience and hopes the store brings
more people to town. She believes
the slow growth is appropriate for
Middletown, so long as the town
does not grow too fast.
Mayor Mark Brown, owner of
Why Not Antiques has not seen any
change in his business but he does
not expect any. He was excited that
business is picking up in general.
Tere was some questioning of the
town’s role in the process of build-
ing a Dollar General. Beverly Alex-
ander, owner of the Family Country
Market does not expect any compe-
tition from the Dollar General since
she sells gas, meats, lunch and lot-
tery tickets, diferent from Dollar
General’s selection. “People will stop
for gas and pick up their milk; no one
wants to make two stops when they
can make one.” But she questioned
placing a Dollar General in Middle-
town. “Whoever put it in there was
not thinking of local businesses. Tis
will hurt some of the current stores
in town and the town will lose mon-
ey and jobs. I know how hard these
small business owners work.” Beverly
said when she opened her store she
had to maintain the historic look.
“Middletown is not the historic little
town it used to be.” She also com-
plained about being held up in a traf-
fc jam for at least ffteen minutes
while a truck tried to back into the
parking lot of the Dollar General.
Anita Holley, owner of the Won-
derful Store and a member of the
Planning Commission has shopped
at the Dollar General. She considers
it another convenience store. But, she
said the Dollar General’s large yellow
has to go. ”It’s hideous and disre-
spectful to the Town. It clearly shows
the arrogance of the company.”
Te neighbors have mixed views
also. Anthony Johnson, who lives
across the street hasn’t had many is-
sues with the store. Te big, lighted
sign in front of the building is turned
of around 9 pm, which won’t be
bad in the summer but currently is
a source of light pollution. He said
his neighbor behind him goes to the
store all of the time.
Carrol Everhart, who lives a few
doors north of the Dollar General
thinks the store is the best thing that
ever happened to Middletown. With
the price of gas, she is happy she does
not have to drive to get the things she
needs. She is happy with the selec-
tion, the parking and the fact that the
light does go of at night. Her neigh-
bors, the Golden’s have had it much
worse, she said.
Craig Golden, who lives directly
next to the Dollar General has had
trouble with the company from the
beginning. He believes the company
has not done many things it was sup-
posed to do. For example, “what hap-
pened to the brick front of the build-
ing? It was on the original plans.”
Troughout the construction pro-
cess, the construction continued dur-
ing hours that were not considerate
to the neighbors. He is waiting to see
what they do with the landscaping.
Te sign, he believes does not ft the
Town. He’s had problems with peo-
ple coming on his land or shortcut-
ting through his property. Craig said
he’s had to contact a lawyer a num-
ber of times during the construction
process. Te lights on the side of the
building are on 24/7 which shine di-
rectly into his bedroom. He’s had to
buy new window coverings to sleep.
Te view from his porch is of the new
HVAC units. “Why can’t they build a
fence?” he asked. When the site was
built up with a rock ledge it shook his
house. Craig said the company didn’t
care. He is still curious as to how the
right of way was changed without the
permission of the neighbors. He also
noted that the trucks are having a
problem getting into the parking lot.
On another interesting note, the
Dollar General applied to the town of
Middletown for its business license.
Te license runs on a sliding scale.
If the company sold between $0 and
$15,000 in 2011, the cost is $30. Te
cost increases with the amount sold
per year. In 2012, the Dollar General
paid $30 for its business license, the
same as the Wayside Inn Farmers’
Market and the Avon lady. Let’s hope
they have a good year.
Dollar General receives warm welcome in Middletown
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By Dan McDermott
Frederick County Report
Barnes & Noble has decided not
to stock any Amazon published
books in its 700+ stores, accord-
ing to a statement emailed to
Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad
Stone and quietly broken on
Google+ Jan. 31.
Barnes & Noble Chief Merchan-
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the decision is based on “Ama-
zon’s continued push for exclu-
sivity with publishers, agents and
the authors they represent.” Carey
said that Amazon “has proven
they would not be a good publish-
ing partner to Barnes & Noble as
they continue to pull content of
the market for their own self in-
terest.”
Well, Amazon and Barnes &
Noble clearly aren’t business part-
ners, they are competitors. And
this sort of fght isn’t new.
One of the reasons PepsiCo spun
of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC
in 1997 into what is now Yum
Brands is that the company faced
an uphill fght convincing other
fast food chains to ofer their fag-
ship beverage line since in doing
so, those chains would in essence
be helping their restaurant com-
petition. Te restaurants, espe-
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continue to ofer Pepsi products
exclusively.
Except when they violate anti-
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1977 the courts have held that
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such as exclusive distributorship
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always) illegal under the antitrust
laws. Instead, these arrangements
violate the antitrust laws if their
efect may be to substantially
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line of commerce.”
Barnes & Noble’s decision to not
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Noble said they don’t have much
demand for Amazon titles in their
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So called “brick and mortar”
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On December 8, Amazon held
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Amazon’s app will bring up an
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can survive by employing legacy
tactics that worked only because
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information right on their phone.
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Event listings
To advertise, please contact:
Angie Buterakos: [email protected] or 540-683-9197
Alison Duvall: [email protected] or 540-551-2072
Friday February 10
Due to unforeseen problems with shut-
ting out the system, the utility work at the
intersection of Kern Street and Smithfeld
Avenue will continue through Friday, 2/10
and the intersection will remain closed
until 5 pm Friday. S. Kent Street will be
closed from 8 am until noon in both direc-
tions between Leicester and Cecil Streets.
Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op will be
performing service on their power line.
Saturday February 11
8am - 11am Pancake breakfast at River-
ton United Methodist Church – Fellowship
Hall, Front Royal. Adults – $6.00 Children
under 10 - $3.00. Proceeds beneft United
Methodist Men George Farley scholorship
fund & Divine Dining Kitchen fund.
1pm Getting Publishers to say Yes! Hand-
ley Library, Benham Room. David Haz-
ard has worked as an author, publishing
consultant and writing coach since 1979.
He’ll offer tips to help new writers break
into the publishing feld and help estab-
lished writers refresh their direction. Da-
vid has coached government offcials, ac-
tors, fnancial experts, and everyday men
and women. Free and Open to the Public.
Barbara Dickinson 540/662-9041, ext.
31
Sunday February 12
1:45pm - 3:15pm U.S Navy “Sea Chant-
ers” Command performance. One day
only. Free admission. Patsy Cline theatre
- John Handley High School. Doors will
open 30 minutes prior to start of event.
Monday February 13
6:30pm The Middletown Town Council
will hold the following Public Hearing in
the Middletown Town Council Chamber to
consider the following: “AN ORDINANCE
TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, WATER, AR-
TICLE III, WATER, RATES AND CHARGES,
SEC 15-25 SCHEDULE OF THE CODE OF
THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN, VIRGINIA.”
Copies of the proposed ordinance amend-
ment will be available for inspection at
the Middletown Town Offce, 7875 Church
Street, Middletown, VA during regular
business hours Monday through Friday
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday February 14
Valentine’s Day
11:30am You are cordially invited
to enjoy a Valentine’s Day Tea in the
historic Godfrey Miller Home on the
Loudoun Street Mall. This circa 1785
home is the perfect setting for a wonder-
ful afternoon! Period costumes welcome.
Music by Harpist Allen Dec. Our Menu
Choice of Teas served with cucumber,
ham salad and pimento cheese sand-
wiches; warm scones; fruit, chocolates
and lemon blossoms. $10 per person For
reservations call 540-667-5869
Thursday, February 16
7pm Frederick County Spelling Bee at
James Wood Middle School. This event
will feature FCPS students. The top fn-
ishers will advance to the Regional Spell-
ing Bee
Saturday February 18
7pm - 10:30pm Front Royal VFW 1860
Saturday Nite Special. All-you-can-eat
ribs, cole slaw & fries. Includes coffee or
tea. $10.00. Karaoke by Jody to follow!
For information call 540-635-8134.
Tuesday February 21
4pm - 8pm The Original Third Tuesdays
Business Networking Social will be held
every Third Tuesday of the month at Pic-
cadilly’s Public House, 125 E Piccadilly St.
This is a great opportunity to meet and
socialize with other businesses the event
average 65 business persons. Everyone
in the region is invited to attend, bring a
business card; there is no cost and com-
plimentary appetizers. Contact 540-722-
8700 for questions or visit http://origin-
althirdtuesday.eventbrite.com/
Thursday February 23
6pm - 7pm “Little Lions” work session.
We teach children and parents the skills
necessary to succeed in kindergarten.
We sharpen large and small motor skills,
teach letter, number and shape recogni-
tion through stories, music, crafts and
snacks. We meet October - May at Mid-
dletown Elementary school. We encour-
age parents to work with their children
with a take home package. If you could
help us invite children and their parents
we would appreciate it. Any questions
please call Marge Davis 869-4809 or
Jean Turner 868-8516.
Friday February 24
11:30am The National Active and Retired
Federal Employees Association (NARFE)
Winchester Chapter 180 will hold its
monthly luncheon and chapter meeting.
Chapter 180 members, federal retirees
and currently employed federal employ-
ees are invited. Lunch begins in the Lee
Jackson banquet room of the Best West-
ern in Winchester, Va. The Cost is $11 for
members and guests. For further informa-
tion and reservations call Harmon Byrd at
540-877-1952 by Monday February 20.
Saturday February 25
7am - 10am Pancake & Sausage Break-
fast at Middletown Fire Hall 7855 Main
Street, Middletown. $6 for Adults, $3 for
children. Benefts Middletown Volunteer
Fire & Rescue Auxiliary
Wednesday February 29
6pm - 9pm Feb 29th is Leap Day, and
what better way to celebrate than to
leap on over to Sweet Frog and satisfy
your sweet tooth with premium frozen
yogart! Tell the cashier that you want to
support BRCTH – the Blue Ridge Center
for Therapeutic Horsemanship, and 10%
of your purchase will be donated to the
center to provide scholarships for thera-
peutic riding services for persons with
special needs. BRCTH is a 501(c)(3),
non-proft organization with operations in
Clarke County. Contact Margie for further
information at 540-533-2777 or at brc-
[email protected]
Thursday March 1
1pm The Blandy Sketch Group at The
State Arboretum Dining Room. The
Sketch Group is open to any artist, be-
ginner or professional. Monthly pro-
grams of sketching, workshops and
presentations are planned by the group
each year to foster creative growth and
share ideas. Annual membership is $10.
For more information on the Blandy Sketch
Group, please contact Barbara Alderman
at 540-869-4361 or email [email protected]
yahoo.com
Saturday March 3
10am - 12pm The MOMS Club of Front
Royal, VA will host the 2012 Preschool
Fair at Samuels Public Library. This event
is FREE for parents looking for early
education options in Warren County and
surrounding areas. For more information
email [email protected]
com or [email protected]
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spay Today will offer an additional savings
off its reduced cost by $10 for the frst pet
and $5 for each additional pet (per house-
hold) for spay/neuters scheduled during
the week of February 27 - March 3rd. Ac-
tual surgery date may occur on a later
date. More info and to schedule: www.
baacs.org or 304-728-8330.
Refuse Collection Schedule Change
Beginning February 2nd, the City of Win-
chester will collect refuse from the North
End Utility Replacement project area 30
minutes earlier (7:00 am).
Effected Locations:
- Fremont from Liberty to Kern
- Kern from Fremont to Smithfeld
- Highland from Liberty to National
If you have any questions, concerns,
or need a recycling bin please contact
Michael Neese at (540) 667-1815 ext.
1452.
Autopark Rates to Increase
As of February 1, 2012, the Winchester
Parking Authority will implement new park-
ing rates at the four downtown autoparks.
The hourly rate will stay the same at
$0.50; however, the daily maximum for
hourly parkers will increase from $4.00
to $10.00. The monthly parking rates will
also increase to $42 for covered spaces
and $35 for roof spaces. For more infor-
mation about parking in Old Town Win-
chester, please click here to download the
brochure.
• PC & Mac
• New & Used Sales
• In-Home Repairs
• In-Shop Repairs
637 N. Commerce Ave. • Front Royal
540.622.8055
SpringfieldComputers.com
HU, A Love Song to God
A free presentation to the community
Singing HU can:
Help you experience divine love
Offer solace during times of grief
Bring peace and calm
Wednesday, February 22 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Throx Market Stn./Shell, Conference Rm.
1061 Millwood Pike, Winchester, VA
Free CD for those interested
Virginia Satsang Society, a Chartered Affiliate of Eckankar
TROOP 22
MULCH SALE!
3 cu. ft. bags
Delivery to your
home starting
March 17th
$
4
a bag
[email protected]
540-247-2140
Join Your Hearts on this Special Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day w/Wedding Specials
By Bridal Affairs of the Heart
Rev. Sharon Stango, Officiant
540-450-6898
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By Edward Johnson

Moving is a fact of life. It also
ranks as one of life’s most stress-
ful events. Adding to the stress
level, the cause for the move is
generally in and of itself a life
change that already has you on
edge. New job? Getting mar-
ried? Starting a family? Retiring?
You name it, all of the change
can leave you peaking out on
the anxiety scale. However, with
some basic advance planning and
due diligence you can experience
a smooth move. Not doing your
homework can send your worldly
possessions and your emotions
on a wild and unpredictable ride.
Historically, the moving and stor-
age industry has ranked as one
of the most inquired and com-
plained about industries at the
Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Tis high level of activity is for
good reason.
Tere are plenty of good and
honorable companies that can
help you with a move. However,
there are also more than a hand-
ful that have earned their failing
grade with the BBB. Some of the
consumer complaint allegations
are down right scary. What if
the mover never shows, but they
asked for and got a large up-front
deposit? What will you do if the
mover is short handed, uncar-
ing, ill-equipped or reckless?
What if the mover loads their
truck and then refuses to unload
the items until you pay cash for
a price that is higher than what
was quoted? What if the mover
sells your goods? Te possibilities
for problems are endless and the
damage to your well-being can
go way beyond scratched furni-
ture or broken glass. A recent
case in point is a consumer who
moved from the west coast to the
east coast. It took nearly three
months to receive his goods,
despite the promise it would ar-
rive in one. His “binding quote”
also went from $1284 to $4099,
and he had to pay and additional
$1851 in cash before the movers
would unload his items. He did
not have the money, so the truck
drove of. Te consumer’s biggest
regret? Not checking in advance
to see that the mover had an “F”
rating with the BBB.
So, how do you go about elimi-
nating the risk of dealing with a
rogue mover? Te short and long
answers are the same: Know your
rights and your responsibilities.
At the federal level (state-to-state
moves) regulatory responsibil-
ity rests with the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration.
At the state level (local moves),
depending on your state, either
the Attorney General’s ofce, the
Public Utilities Commission, or
your local consumer afairs de-
partment will have information
about licensing and other re-
quirements.
To minimize the potential for
misadventure, the BBB ofers the
following tips:
1. Check the mover’s reliabil-
ity report with the BBB at www.
mybbb.org. Do they have a good
rating? Are they accountable to
BBB accreditation standards?
2. Obtain a number of written
bids based on onsite inspections.
Phone and internet estimates are
not always reliable. Ask if the es-
timate is binding and be certain
to inquire about the various trade
names used by the mover. Often-
times, a single company adver-
tises under various names in the
phone book. Terefore, you may
unknowingly be shopping the
same company.
3. Ask the mover if they have a
customer check list to help coor-
dinate and organize all of the de-
tails. Also, fnd out if they are the
actual mover or a broker who is
hiring the mover for you. If they
are only the broker, issues of li-
ability should be defned.
4. Inquire about any and all
miscellaneous charges for stairs,
long driveways, hallways, eleva-
tors, etc. and do not make your
decision based on price alone.
Reliability and customer service
are equally as important.
5. Check for the terms of li-
ability, make certain they are ex-
plained in advance, ensure you
understand the Bill of Lading and
confrm how payments are to
be made. Verify your insurance
for coverage in case of damages
and strongly consider the “excess
valuation insurance” ofered by
the mover that is over and above
the normal coverage. Te normal
coverage may be as little as $.60
per pound which may not cover
the replacement cost if, say, your
200 pound dresser falls down a
fight of stairs!
Edward Johnson is president &
CEO of the Better Business Bu-
reau serving the greater metro
Washington, D.C. region.
Business
To advertise, please contact:
Angie Buterakos: [email protected] or 540-683-9197
Alison Duvall: [email protected] or 540-551-2072
P.O. Box 789
Stephens City, VA 22655
540-869-2004
www.prosperitylandscaping.com
Actual projects by Prosperity
Patio at Bowling Green Golf Club Patio at Musket Ridge, Stephens City
Build your patio in fall or winter
and you’ll have it to enjoy in the Spring!
For design ideas call Prosperity Landscaping today!
Make sure you call the best company for prices and quality.
Specializing in patio, walkway and wall construction.
Creative Touch
Paint & Drywall
Free Estimates!
(540) 636-6032
Family Owned
& Operated
Since 1995
“Quality Work,
at a price you
can afford!”
• Custom Colors
• Staining
• Wallpaper
Removal
• Drywall
Installation and
Repair
• Pressure
Washing
Licensed/Insured • References • Interior/Exterior
Commercial • Industrial • Residential
DMV Approved Driver Improvemet Clinic
“Better Driving Trough Better Training”
Te ONLY class for February is the 18th!
Register today seats are limited!!!
From 8am - 5 pm at the Holiday Inn next to Houlihans
Cost of the 8 hr class is $65.
00
Call 24/7 • (540)665-8617 • Craig Strickler, Owner/Instructor
• DMV/Court Ordered • Work
• Volunteer (earn points) • New Drivers
• Insurance Rate Reduction
Oriental &
Area Rug
Cleaning,Free
Pick Up
& Delivery.
Complete Carpet Care, Inc.
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Call 540-636-8718
www.carpetcareva.com
Guaranteed Clean Carpet
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Emergency
Flood Work
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540-671-6099
Mention
this ad for a
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• FREE Estimates
• Same Day Service Available
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Diversions
To advertise, please contact:
Angie Buterakos: [email protected] or 540-683-9197
Alison Duvall: [email protected] or 540-551-2072
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REAL ESTATE
AUTOS
FRIDAY FEB. 10
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D
12:10p 3:50p(2d) 6:00p 9:40p(2D)
CHRONICLE
12:15p 3:20p 7:20p 9:55p
SAFE HOUSE
12:20p 3:30p 6:40p 8:45p
BIG MIRACLE
12:30p 4:20p 6:10p 9:00p
STAR WARS: EPISODE I—THE PHANTOM
MENACE 3D
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THE DESCENDANTS
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JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D
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SAFE HOUSE
12:30p 3:30p 6:40p 8:45p
STAR WARS: EPISODE I—THE PHANTOM
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THE VOW
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THE DESCENDANTS
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p 10:05p
THE GREY
1:25p 7:10p 10:20p
ONE FOR THE MONEY
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SUNDAY FEB. 12
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Noon 6:20p 8:30p
BIG MIRACLE
12:10p 3:10p 6:15p 9:00p
SAFE HOUSE
12:20p 3:25p 6:30p 9:50p
THE GREY
12:40p 6:50p 10:30p
CHRONICLE
12:50p 3:30p 10:50p
THE VOW
1:00p 3:20p 6:10p 9:40p
STAR WARS: EPISODE I—THE PHANTOM
MENACE 3D
1:10p 3:00p 7:20p 9:30p
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D
3:55p 6:40p 12:30p(2D) 4:40p (2D) 9:20p (2D)
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Political Posters
Q:
I have posters that are sou-
venirs from two political
conventions, the 1988 Democratic
Convention in Atlanta and the 1988
Republican Convention in New
Orleans. Each poster has a para-
graph that states they were printed
on recycled paper gathered from
the convention floor. They are com-
memorative prints, and I wonder
if they have any value. — Virginia,
New Port Richey, Fla.
A:
I spoke to several serious col-
lectors of political memora-
bilia, and they seem to agree that your
posters are worth about $20 each. A
good general reference is “Warman’s
Political Collectibles: Identification
and Price Guide” by Dr. Enoch L.
Nappen (Krause, $24.99).
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Q:
I am trying to find some
information about two
bronze plates that I have. Both
are stamped “The Henry Bonnard
Bronze Company, NY” and they
depict what seem to be a war vic-
tory and a celestial scene. I’d like
to contact someone who can give
me information regarding their
significance and estimated value.
— Barry, via email
A:
Henry Bonnard and his fac-
tory produced important medal
castings during the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. For example,
the foundry was commissioned to do
decorative work at the Pennsylva-
nia capitol. One of the most notable
workers at the foundry was Frederic
Remington, whose casts from the
company are highly valuable and col-
lectible.
MIR Appraisal Services can help
you determine a value for your bronze
plates. You should expect to pay for
this service. The contact information
is 307 North Michigan Ave., Suite
308, Chicago, IL 60601; [email protected]
MIRgallery.com; and 312-814-8510.
***
Q:
I have a working Webcor
tape recorder with two large
spools for rewinding the tape. Is
there any value to this item? — Bill,
Amherst, N.H.
A:
Without knowing the model
number, it is a little difficult
to give you an exact answer, but let
me provide you with my best guess. I
checked with several shops that spe-
cialize in vintage electronic equip-
ment, and I found a Webcor that I
think might be similar to the one
you have — a 1952 Webcor two-
track, two-speed reel-to-reel model
with four heads and tube amp. It is
in working order and priced at $50,
which I think accurately reflects the
current market.
Write to Larry Cox in care of King
Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box
536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or
send e-mail to [email protected]
com. Due to the large volume of mail
he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to per-
sonally answer all reader questions.
Do not send any materials requiring
return mail.
© 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
Dachshund’s
Odd Behavior
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: When
we give my miniature Dachshund,
“Peg,” a chew treat, she takes it and
walks all over the house crying. She
will stop and “bury” it in different
places, under a blanket or behind
things, then pull it right back out
and continue the process again and
again for a while before she finally
settles down and begins chewing it.
We were wondering what is going
on in her head that results in this
behavior. — Curious Doxie Mom
DEAR DOXY MOM: Peg’s behav-
ior has all the earmarks of instinc-
tive behaviors applied to a specific
item (the chew treat). Dachshunds
are notorious diggers —it’s part of
what they were originally bred for,
as working dogs that would root out
vermin like moles. So it’s not too
surprising that she does this with her
chew toys. The crying seems like a
way of announcing possession, like
“hey, this is mine, I got it, check it
out!” rather than distress.
If the behavior happens only at treat
time and doesn’t bother you or harm
the furniture, it’s up to you whether
to let it continue. However, it sounds
like Peg needs more stimulation in
her life.
Try playing games where you
“bury” a toy (cover it with a pillow,
say) and have her find it. You can
even go so far as to build a sandbox
out back where she can bury and
dig up toys during play times, under
your supervision. Don’t let her dig in
other parts of the yard, though; if she
starts that up, distract her and give her
something else to do (like teaching
basic obedience commands) or bring
her back to the sandbox to dig.
Send your questions or tips to [email protected]
pawscorner.com, or write to Paw’s
Corner, c/o King Features Weekly
Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,
FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-
related advice and information, visit
www.pawscorner.com.
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Owners retiring. Busy fabric store, ex-
cellent location, average income $3500
per week. Good lease. Price $350k
(negotiable). No owner financing.
Serious only. [email protected]
540-255-8836.
EDUCATION
ALLIED HEALTH career training – Attend
college 100% online. Job placement as-
sistance. Computer available. Financial
Aid if qualifed. SCHEV certifed. Call
800-481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
Medical • Business • Paralegal • Criminal
Justice. Job placement assistance. Com-
puter available. Financial Aid if qualifed.
SCHEV certifed. Call 888-354-9917 www.
CenturaOnline.com
MISC.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for high
paying Aviation Career. FAA approved. Fi-
nancial aid if qualifed – Job placement as-
sistance. SCHEV certifed. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance 888-245-9553
HOME FIRE DAMAGE? Our 30 years in-
surance/building experience can get you
back home FAST! FREE REVIEW. Even
Earn Referral $$. Call 1-800-211-5660 or
email [email protected]
HELP WANTED
23 ACRES of tall hardwood forest on
Bank Mtn. in Amherst Co. Magnifcent
view, total privacy, bold stream, lots of
critters. $129,900. I’ll fnance. 434-
444-5088.
Wood/ Metal Working Shop Liquidation
Sale…Lathes, Mills, Planers, Joiners,
Saws…Loads of Misc. Friday October
28th.12-5 PM… 3809 Seminary Ave-
nue, Richmond 23227 For Details www.
dempseyandco.com 804-355-1619
Herbalife Independant Distributor. Se
vende producto de Herbalife. Free
wellness evaluation & product sample.
Zumba 3 days/week. Call: Elena 540-
327-3359 - Nicole 540-247-4818
www.shopherbalife.com/nicolefondrk
www.sutiendaherbalife.com/nicolefondrk
Earn $500-$2500 per month, training
provided and paid vacations. Call
Nicole : 540-247-4818
Juan : 540-550-8268
www.earnincomenow.com/nicolefondrk
www.puraganancia.com/nicolefondrk
Medical Offce Trainees Needed! Train to
become a Medical Offce Professional.
No Experience Needed! Career Technical
Institute gets you trained & job ready! HS
Diploma or GED & Computer needed. 1-
888-424-9419
Pet of the Week
The SPCA is open Monday thru Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-4
Sunday 12-5. 115 Featherbed Lane, Winchester • 662-8616.
The SPCA accepts donations for the following items, donations can also
be made at Newtown Antiques & Pawn 375 Fairfax Pike Stephens City:
Cat Litter • Kitten, puppy food • Cat and dog food • Toys • Rawhides
• Dog treats • Sheets • Towels • Blankets • Bleach • Pine-Sol • Liquid
dish and laundry detergent • Large trash bags
Thumbs
Thumbs is a poly-dactle (extra toed)
7 month old sweet/loving big boy. He
is playful and cuddly. He would love
to come and be a part of your family.
ID 57751
Midnight
Midnight is a very sweet and man-
nered 1 year old boy. He is fine around
other animals and people. He walks
well on the leash and just loves to get
attention. He would make a great ad-
dition to any family. ID 57813
ESTATE SALE AUCTIONS – ONLINE
NOW: Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry,
Watches, Coins, Silver, China, Crystal,
Porcelains, Furniture, Appliances,
Electronics BID ONLINE NOW: www.
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MULTI-FAMILY land zoned for 75 apts.
All utilities, 200 yards to major artery,
3 miles to nationally-ranked hospital,
I-81 & I-64. $795,000. 540-294-2007.
MAGNIFICENT ANTEBELLUM MAN-
SION on 292 unspoiled acres. South-
ern Albemarle Co. Historic landmark,
impeccably restored. Great spot for
vineyard. $4,595,000. Natt Hall,
Valley Real Estate Brokers, 434-242-
9893
Now hiring for a Daycare position.
Must be 18 or older, pass a background
check and have experience in the day-
care feld Please call 540-635-6668
DIVORCE with or without children $125.
Includes name change and property set-
tlement agreement. FREE information.
SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy.
Call 1-888-789-0198 24/7
AUCTION NASH TIMBER CORP. MARCH
3RD. REAL ESTATE 10am, EQUIPMENT
10:30am. COMPLETE LIQUIDATION.
STAGG MILL AND CIRCLE SAWMILL UP
TO 30’. WATTS AUCTION REALTY. www.
wattsara.com. Lic #000754. 434-821-5263
VIRGINIA HORSE PROPERTY. Up-
dated Log cabin, 3 stall barn with bath,
large equipment building. $148,900.
Call Cindi @ Agnes Dowdy & As-
sociates 434-851-8522 www.Agnes-
DowdyRE.com
FOR SALE Horse Farm 71 acres
in Millboro, Virginia 7,000 sf cus-
tom home With all amenities (Six
stalls, etc) Was $1,500,000.00 Now
$999,000.00 Walker Commercial
Services, Inc.(540) 344-6160 www.
walker-inc.com
WANTED - Male singers for the Apple
Capitol Chorus. Must enjoy singing bar-
bershop harmony. Meet Mon. evenings
6:30 - 9:30 @ First United Method-
ist Church 309 N. Braddock St. Winc.
Please call Casey or Bill 540-247-2946
• 5/0 sliding glass door. Not
packaged. $100/BO
• Corner Tub previously
installed. $100/BO. Must be
picked up/can email picture
Call 540-683-9197 or
[email protected]
For Sale
Wayside Inn Farmers’ Market now ac-
cepting applications from vendors.
Market is on Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm,
May to October.
Contact Sue at (540) 868-2389.
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FOR SALE
FREE FIREWOOD - You cut and
haul away at your convenience.
(Winchester/Frederick County Line
- Middle Road). [email protected]
comcast.net
Call 540-336-8925 for details. (1/17)
FOR RENT
1969 Mercedes Benz 280S
staight-6 Recent Tune- Up. New
radiator, brakes and 2 new car-
burator. AC works great. Under
100,000 original miles. Runs
Good. Only $4000.00 OBO. 540-
869-3521 or 540-303-8275 (7/13)
Bull and commercial heifer sale. An-
gus polled herefords, balancers, gel-
bviehs, black baldies. Friday, Decem-
ber 2 @ noon. Knoll Crest Farm. Red
House, VA 434-376-3567 (11/22)
ATTENTION Diabetics with Medicare
Join America`s Diabetic Savings Club
and receive a FREE diabetic bracelet.
Membership is FREE. Qualify for meter
upgrades, prescription delivery and free
giveaways. Call 1-888-847-7064
FOR SALE
FURNITURE
2 Refurbished Dell Latitude and
Inspiron Laptops. Windows XP,
512MB. In very good condition other
than some minor scratches on top
cover. $100 and up.
Call 540-514-1412 for details. (10/13)
MISC.
3 Childcare Cots with Mattresses $10
ea. - 2 Adult Aluminum/Canvas Army
Cots $15 ea. - Blazing Rails Power
Train Set (NEW, 45x36 Track) w/Tun-
nel & Accessories $20 - 1990 Fleer
(Packaged) Premiere Edition Football
Cards $15 box - 1990 Fleer (Opened)
Football Error Set $10 box - Gallon
Size Bag of Collector Postage Stamps
(with Postmark) from 1950-1960’s
Best Offer. Call Sherry 540-869-2249
AUTOS
Parts for a 1989 Ford Ranger,
bought new, never used: E-coil
$80.00 and Evaporator $60.00 or
B.O. Call 540-683-9197 (7/20)
Fifth Wheel Camper Trailer -2006
Cruiser Model,28RL.2 Slides,10
Gal gas electric hot water heater,
upgrade insolation,15 K BTU, AC,
8 cu ft alloy wheels. Like New.
$19,995.Call 540-869-6686 (7/13)
2007 Ford Focus SES Black, 50K,
PW/PL/PM, Sunroof, Leather in-
terior, 30 MPG. $12,000 OBO.
Call 540-877-1217 (7/13)
2010 Toyota Corolla Sport. White,
16.8K, AUTO, sunroof, spoiler, trac.
ctrl., CD, 32 mpg!! Small scrape on
back bumper. $16,000 OBO.
Call 540-869-1076 (7/13)
2007 Pontiac Vibe, white, 62,300
miles, automatic, sunroof, 29/34
mpg. $12,500 OBO.
Call 540-869-3880. (7/27)
1 br corporate rental in Front Royal
VA. Bath, kitchen, large master br.
Liv. rm. All furniture provided for you.
Plus, cable, internet, electric, and wa-
ter. Call 540-622-6940, 11 - 5pm.
No pets or smoking (1/24)
Only $275 buys a 25-word classi-
fed ad in 88 newspapers across
Virginia. Call Virginia Press Services
at 804-521-7571 to place your ad
in the STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED
AD NETWORK Multi-Week Special
–Place the same ad four consecu-
tive weeks and receive the ffth week
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Got a yard sale or garage sale coming up?
Post it here for FREE!
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YARD SALES
Antique apple tree ladder, thought
to be of European origin; approx.15’
in height. $25 cash.
Call 540-868-2623 afternoons. (11/30)
BBS alloy wheels with winter set of
tires $250. Sewing Machine, Free
Westinghouse, all metal electricm
circa 1960. Works! $50. Kohler 18
gauge stainless steel double sink
$100. Price Pfster Faucet $40.
Brick Pavers, 900 approx. U pick
up $85. Sunset Tripod, geared el-
evator, 3-way pan, tilt head $15.
Call 540-635-6947 (12/6)
Hooked On Phonics Learning Kit. $22.
Call 540-667-2031 (12/27)
Room mate wanted to share large
house in Fredericktowne (Stephens
City.) Split level, 3 bedrooms, living
rm, family rm, dining rm, kitchen, laun-
dry rm, 2 full baths, screen porch, out-
buildings, and garden. Will share one
bedroom which is the large master
bedroom to an individual for 580.00
with utilities and linen closet space
included. Cable TV, WIFI Internet,
Trash Service included in the utilities.
Pictures available via email. AFTER 6
PM 540-303-2808 (11/8)
Roommate needed for corporate
housing short term lease only
$760.00 includes rent, utilities, and
furniture. Call 540-622-6940 (1/17)
Ladies Gray leather Biker jacket size
10/12 - $25. White bookshelves, 3
units - $50. Elvis collectible white
ceramic decanter fgurine, 15” tall on
wooden base - $100 OBO
Call 540-450-8741 (11/1)
3 artifcial Christmas Trees - all in ex-
cellent condition, only slightly used.
12’ tall, snow-focked Pine, prelit with
clear lights - $250
9’ tall, Douglas Fir, very full, prelit with
clear lights - $150
7.5’ tall - Slimline Frasier Fir, prelit with
clear lights - $75
Call 540-858-3331 (11/8)
Sony Digital Still Camera with MPE
Movie EX. Cyber Shot 5.0 MP.
Software Disk. Memory Stick 128
MB. AC Power Adaptor. Carl Zeiss
Vario-Sonnar Lens with 10X digital
zoom. Americo Classic Camera
Bag with storage pockets and car-
rying handle/strap. All equipment
and accessories are in excellent
condition/like new. $1000 value for
only $250 cash OBO. Call 540-287-
2997 afternoons/evenings. (11/16)
Sony 27” TV (not fat screen) w/orig-
inal remote. Excellent condition $30.
Call 540-622-2172 (11/1)
New Jeffco Salon Hair Dryer on
wheels, originally $135, asking $50.
Call 540-622-2652 (11/1)
Boys Clothes - Sweaters, Size 4 & 5
$2.00 each. Sweatshirts, Sizes 5,6,7
$1.00 each. Sports Pants & Sweat-
pants Sizes 5,6,7 $1.00 - $1.50 each.
Casual Dress pants, Size 5, Jeans,
Size 4 $2.00 each. Coat & Robe,
Size 5 $3.00 each. Boys Warm Pa-
jamas, Size 6,7,8 &10 $2.00 per pair.
All items are in excellent or very good
condition. Call 540-667-2031 (11/22)
Air Hockey Table - Very Good Con-
dition! Great Gift! $24.00
Call 540-678-1128 (11/22)
SeaScape Beach & Golf Villas. Kitty
Hawk, NC MP 2 1/2. 2 Bedrooms
(Sleeps 6), 2 Baths. April Week 16
$2,800. October Week 41, $2,800
Call 540-667-2031 (11/22)
Outer Banks Beach Club - Beach
Road. MP 9 Nagshead, NC. 2 Bed-
rooms, 2 Bath (Sleeps 6) Septem-
ber Week 38 $3,600.
Call 540-667-2031 (11/22)
Twin Bed. Exc. condition. Wood head
& foot boards w/ mattress & boxspring.
$400 OBO. Call 540-660-3292 (11/22)
Filbert Street, Stephens City,VA. 3
bedrooms, one bath, fenced back
yard, large kitchen/dining area,
stove, refrigerator. Electric heat.
NO PETS, Deposit/credit check re-
quired. $675/mo
Call 540-869-3571 (11/30)
FOR SALE
Tractor, Compact; Allis/Chalmers
(AC) 5015 Diesel 4WD. Turf & Liq-
uid-flled AG tires, bucket, recent
tire & hydraulics service. Used for
snow removal & bush hogging.
With manuals, some tune-up parts;
well maintained, runs good. $5500.
Gainesboro, VA.
Call John 540-88-4859 (12/6)
Compressa Infnity Burr coffee
grinder model #560. Like new. Used
only 1 month. $60 obo.
Call 540-662-2245 (12/6)
Twin bed. Cherry wood, good con-
dition. $75. High quality sofa, good
shape. $100. Stephens City area.
Call 703-434-1130 (12/13)
Sofa, glider, lamination board, rail for
stairwell, wedding gown. Used items
for sale: lamps, wing back chair ma-
roon, hutch, mohagony dining room
table, desk, copiers, printer stand,
blue print stand, bedroom with head-
board, footboard, rails, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, and night stand. Antiques
for sale: farm desk w/chair.
Call 540-686-5769 (1/24)
Livingston upright piano - FREE for
the taking. Call 540-868-0136 (12/20)
Vintage 1945 Mahogany Full bed-
room set w/headboard and bed rails.
Includes 5 drawer dress, vanity table
w/drawers and mahogany decor
mirror, vanity bench, and nightstand
$400, negotiable. Antique secretary
desk--also a steamer chest $200. Va-
riety of antique milk glass--must see!
Antique school desk from Pennsylva-
nia schoolhouse. All items located in
storage. Call or text 540-535-6948 for
appt. (12/20)
Three dorm refrigerators for sale:
three different sizes, $65-85.
Call 540-869-7977 (12/20)
Pit Bull puppies. 4 male and 4 fe-
male $75.00 each. Mother and fa-
ther are red nose.
Call 540-336-4435 (12/20)
Chestnut doll bed, 30” X 20” – a cut
down version of a real bed with quilt,
dust ruffe, mattress, small pillow and
would be a wonderful gift for that spe-
cial child: $500.00
Call 540-622-4448 (11/8)
50’s Schwinn bicycle. Needs tires
$100. Wicker baby stroller, old $100.
Radar Detector $35.00
Call 540-662-9023 (12/28)
Kiosk for sale. Sink and refrigerator
built in. Best offer. Salon mate nail
technician’s table. Black with mar-
ble top, used twice, $25. Stainless
steel 3 shelf rolling cart. Used in a
former Daily grind. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 or best offer.
Call 540-305-9664 (12/27)
1994 F150 Pickup truck for parts -
will sell whole or part out –new tires
and rest in good condition.
Call 540-333-1011 after 5pm (1/3)
ROOM MATE NEEDED: Private
Large BR., Bath, Kitchen, Living
Rm.
CALL 540-686-5832 (1/3)
Send us your
classifeds!
[email protected]
Send us your classifeds!
[email protected]
Chest freezer $50. Cross Junction.
Call 703-936-6681 (2/10)
Hooked on Phonics Learning Kit
$22.00
Call 540-667-2031 (2/10)
Commercial Space for Lease.
Prime Location in Historic Down-
town Strasburg. Pre-Civil War
Building with Period Restoration.
Log and Brick with Wide Plank
Floors. New 3 Zone Heat/Air. 4 Ex-
terior Doors. 110 N. Massanutten
Street. Monthly Rent $1,500
Off-street parking available. Call
Wendy Connor (540)975-0390(11/16)
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