Towns & Villages Column by Joe Korpsak
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Friday, Mar. 18, 2016
Easter egg hunts abound
Remington Baptist Church will have its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (540) 439-3013.
Liberty United Methodist Church will have its free-will ham dinner with great side entries on Friday, March 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The location is 10513 Old Marsh Road in Bealeton.
Liberty Community Church in Bealeton will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, March 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be family fun featuring games and crafts. Dinner will also be provided. For more information go to: http://www.positivelifechange.org
There will also be an Easter egg hunt at Remington United Methodist Church. Telephone for information and confirmation at (540) 439-2579.
Free assistance with tax filings for elderly and low-income Fauquier County residents is available at all Fauquier County Public Libraries until April 13. Telephone for appointment at (540) 422-8465.
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Sept. 11 is Patriot’s Day
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at Remington United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall on Friday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 7 p.m.
American Legion Post 247 will have an indoor flea market on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27. Vendors are wanted. Telephone (540) 347-7978.
Take your dog to the beach on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Bealeton's Liberty Hill Pet Resort. Telephone (540) 439-7297.
Remington Baptist Church will have a country-type fair on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are invited for snacks, games, farm animals, and more.
There will be a County Music Festival at Remington's Saint Luke's Episcopal Church on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations are welcome for the repair of their historic pipe organ.
Get ready for next month's Remington Fall Festival on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at downtown Remington on East Main Street. There will be over 80 varied vendors, great food, live and huge entertainment, farm animals, children's activities, antique tractors, pumpkin painting, fun, and more. Also there will be breakfast at Remington Baptist Church, ham dinner at Remington United Methodist Church, and evening dusk outdoor movie "Hocus Pogus" on the lawn at the Remington Community Gardens. Admission and parking is free for all activities.
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.