This issue has been eagerly awaited by many, since our annual pet issue reveals the winners of our Cutest Pet Contest. This year, for the first time, our winner in Fauquier County is a cat. Congratulations, Dwight!
Fauquier county has many animal lovers, and some really good, generous people who work for and with our local rescue organizations. One of these, Paws for Seniors, is particularly close to my heart. My mother in law fostered several dogs for them, having one right up until she passed away at the age of 90. Brenda and Jim are truly amazing people who gave her a lot of support with her foster dogs. They made such a huge difference in Oma’s life, and for that we are very grateful.
As of the beginning of February, Warrenton Lifestyle will be operating out of our new office on the third floor of the Mason Enterprise Center at 70 Main Street in Old Town Warrenton. While our new office is not quite as visible as the one on Culpeper Street, I do hope people continue to visit us to talk about story ideas, pick up a copy of our Lifestyle magazines or The Piedmont Virginian, or just to say hello. And yes, you can still pick up your copy of Culpeper Times and Rappahannock News every week also.
One thing that gives me joy as editor of Warrenton Lifestyle is celebrating our community in Fauquier. We have so many good people here. We are starting a new feature, Familiar Faces, which will profile interesting residents. This month we start with Mary Tremblay, who many of you will recognize from behind the lunch counter at Renee’s Gourmet to Go. Do you have a favorite barista? Grocery cashier? Please let us know if you know someone who would be interesting for us to profile.
At the back of the magazine, we have our usual spring special advertising section featuring summer camps and private schools. This is the time of year to start making plans for summer. If you are a private school administrator or an organization that hosts summer camps, this special section will run again in our March issue. Contact us for advertising opportunities.