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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Sumerduck Run Bridge to be replaced
By Joe Korpsak

A portion of Sumerduck Road (Route 651) beginning at U.S. Highway 17 (Marsh Road) will be subject to rerouting beginning at U.S. Highway 17 (Marsh Road). The detour to Sumerduck Road will instead begin at Route 634 (Courtney's Corner Road) from U.S. Highway 17. The detour will last about eight months, until April 2015, beginning on Monday, Aug. 18. The Sumerduck Road one lane bridge is near Silver Hill Road (Route 615) and spans Sumerduck Run, a currently free running stream. The current 19 feet wide, concrete-slab and substandard bridge was built in 1933. It will be replaced with a new 30 feet wide bridge to include shoulders which could be used by cyclists. The current roadway bridge is crossed by over 1,000 vehicles daily and is a favorite for motorcycle riders as part of the Virginia Biway. Concerns in the area include the Sumerduck Trading Company, Smith's Antiques, Sumerduck Baptist Church, Sumerduck U.S. Post Office, Sumerduck Ruritan Building, and Sumerduck Dragway.

The Remington Fire and Rescue will be sponsoring an all you can eat crab feast on Sept. 20. Tickets are from $35 - $40 each. Telephone (540) 439-4390 for added information and reservations.

The Remington American Legion Post 247 golf tournament will be on Monday, Sept. 15 starting at 10 a.m. at the Prince William Golf Course. Business sponsors and donations are welcome. Donations serve the community in various ways. For more information, contact Brian Scannon by telephone at (540) 379-9484.

The sponsors of the 33rd Annual Remington Fall Festival are currently accepting vendor applications. So far, 50 of 100 available spaces have been confirmed. To reserve a 10' by 10' space for $25 each, telephone (540) 219-0817. Blank applications are also available at the Remington Variety Building, 225 East Main Street, Remington.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Support our Troops on Aug. 9
By Joe Korpsak

Join the major event of "Support Our Troops" at the new and larger venue at Fauquier County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. This annual event is sponsored by Lee and Debbie Sherbeyn. Lee Sherbeyn is the Fauquier County Supervisor for the Cedar Run District and includes the areas of Opal, Lois, Catlett, Casanova, Baldwin Ridge, and Kettle Run. The admission for each car is only $10 and all proceeds benefit Operation First Response. There will be food, fun, games, live and silent auctions, demonstrations, and many vendors. For more information, go to http://www.OperationFirstResponse.org.

There will be late night fishing on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. at C.M. Crockett Park. Also there will be early morning fishing at the same park on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Mark your calendar for the annual "Air Show and Hot Air Balloon Festival" of the Flying Circus Airshow in Bealeton, Aug. 16-17. Gates open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, telephone (540) 439-8661.

Interested in "Jockey to Jockey Fashions" of women's clothing and accessories by Linda Dick? The luncheon will be sponsored by the FCE Homemakers of Remington on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Kelly's Ford Inn. For more information, telephone (540) 788-9621.

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014
Remington-Bealeton Senior Center 25th anniversary
By Joe Korpsak

This month, the Remington-Bealeton Senior Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Congratulations.

Also there will be a "Community Hymn Sing" nearby where the Remington-Bealeton Senior Center meets monthly. The hymn singing will be on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. (this evening) at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on North Church Street, Remington. Light refreshments will be served in the nearby parish hall center after the hymn singing.

The Town of Remington Police Department will have its annual "Remington National Night Out" on Tuesday, August 5 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the 105 East Main Street public lot. Come and meet your neighbors, town council representatives, Town of Remington's police, and join in assorted festivities.

The Town of Remington at its last town council meeting made and confirmed its council committee assignments as follows: Police/Personnel - Ashby, Clatterbuck, and Heaney; Water - Heaney and Loving; Public Facilities - Ralls and Heaney; Finance - Clatterbuck and Ashby; Community Development - Allison and Ralls; and Cemetery - Loving and Allison.

Join the "Support Our Troops" Day on Sat., August 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by Lee and Debbie Sherbeyn and the admission is only $10 per car. All proceeds benefit Operation First Response. To volunteer, donate, and/or participate, contact Joanne Smoot at (540) 222-7626. For added information, telephone (888) 289-0280.

TJ's Laundry in downtown Remington is collecting used shoes for a Culpeper County fundraiser. Shoes of any type, size, and condition would be appreciated. The shoes will be shipped to 23 counties where needed. Please place your donated shoes in the designated box at TJ's Laundry. For more information, telephone Teresa at (540) 222-3576.

Fauquier County Fire and Rescue has a new emergency alert system for emergency alerts and pending adverse weather conditions. It is very easy to register by telephoning (540) 422-8800.
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