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‘Coming To The Table’ bucks a trend toward racial divide in America



As the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the fatal confrontation between racist and anti-Semitic neo-fascist demonstrators and counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, there is ongoing debate over a rising tide of open racism tied to public posturing from prominent points in the contemporary American socio-political landscape.

But away from the lead-story headlines about the potential or reality of racially-tinged violence on the national landscape, another racially-generated movement of a very different stripe is building across America.

“Taking America Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement” is the motto of a national effort to bridge the gap of racial separation in America known as “Coming to the Table”, or the acronym CTTT as referenced on the organizational website.

Currently there are 32 local affiliate groups operating in 13 states, according to Judith James.  James, along with Ira Chaleff are co-chairs of one of those “Coming to the Table” groups, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter that has been meeting monthly in Front Royal since April.

Ira Chaleff, standing to right, starts a ‘Coming to the Table’ circle of introduction at the group’s second meeting here in May. Co-Chairs Chaleff and Judith James have worked successfully to improve the racial mix at subsequent meetings. Photos/Roger Bianchini

Coming 2018 meetings of “Coming to the Table” in Front Royal are slated for August 30, September 27, November 1 and November 29.  Meeting times have been pushed back to 6 p.m. to allow more time for the type of in-depth discussion and interaction they have encountered since beginning “Coming to the Table” meetings here.

We first met James and Chaleff prior to their May 2018 meeting at an appropriately-named location, the “What Matters Open Space” at 213 East Main Street.  For what could matter more than bucking a trend toward divisive political rhetoric centered on racial, ethnic and religious differences within American society?

And that is what “Coming to the Table” chapters across America aim to do – unite us through familiarity and healing.

“Coming to the Table” offers a platform for Americans to reach across the artificially-imposed social and psychological barriers of centuries, toward each other and the common humanity we all share regardless of race, faith, economic class or national heritage.

We share more than we might know across racial, ethnic and whatever other boundaries some would create to keep us from realizing our common humanity. (art Selah Bridge Project)

We asked James and Chaleff about their involvement with “Coming to the Table”.

Chaleff, coming from a Jewish background and a current member of the Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge in Rappahannock, said a personal goal is to help “create bridges between Rappahannock and Warren County, especially regarding racial history, connection and healing.”  Pointing to the diverse membership of the Northern Valley Chapter, Chaleff believes “Coming to the Table” is the perfect vehicle for that mission.

In addition to his Unitarian ties, he notes membership in the Northern Shenandoah Valley group ranging from a rabbi from Winchester to several pastors from largely African-American churches in Rappahannock and Warren Counties.  We also noted secular humanists welcomed with open arms this spring.

James points to a 2014 invitation from Phoebe Kilby, whose family name is certainly familiar in Warren County’s history of racial relations, to attend a planning meeting at Eastern Mennonite University to discuss establishing a “Coming to the Table” Chapter in the Shenandoah Valley.  The Eastern Mennonite University campus in Harrisonburg is a pivotal site in the creation of “Coming to the Table”.

Judith James, black and white patterned shirt at right, leads one of the smaller target-interest groups meetings often break into.

Bridging the gap

The organization dates its inception from a meeting of two people, Will Hairston and Susan Hutchison in 2003, and a consequent retreat held in January 2006 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University.  However, the connection between Hairston and Hutchison that led to the creation of “Coming to the Table” goes much deeper into the fabric of American life and history.  Both Hairston and Hutchison are descendants of prominent slave-owning families who had life-transforming experiences 23 years apart.

Those experiences, in 1980 for Hairston and 2003 for Hutchison, were attendance at family reunions. – BUT the family members these two white Americans mingled with were black, 800 strong in Will Hairston’s case when he was an 18-year-old boy accompanying his father, Waller Staples Hairston, invited as guest speaker at the black Hairston family event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C.

From the CTTT website:

“Waller Hairston descended from a dynasty that, at its height, controlled nine plantations – encompassing upwards of forty farms – stretching from the tidewaters of Virginia to the backwoods of Mississippi.  Many thousands of African American people worked their lands as slaves, making them one of the richest families in the antebellum South.  It was only recently that black and white Hairstons would have gathered for such an affair.  It is a story that few from the family’s storied past would have ever believed possible.”

But possible it was – and as a consequence of that possibility realized in Washington, D.C. in 1980 by Will Hairston and his father; and again in 2003 when Susan Hutchison gathered with descendants of her grandfather to the sixth degree, Thomas Jefferson, and his black slave and mistress Sally Hemings, it is a possibility spreading into communities from coast to coast.

Susan Hutchison and Will Hairston – Photo/Coming to the Table website

The genesis of “Coming To The Table” began to crystallize after Hutchison met author Henry Wiencek at that 2003 family reunion and asked to meet others like her descended from slave owners, but also willing to cross that racial divide into a common ground.  Wieneck had authored the book “The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White”.  Wieneck introduced Hutchison to Will Hairston, and the rest you might say is “history” – being reassembled person by willing person across America’s racial divide.

And fittingly only 70-odd miles northeast of that original 2006 Harrisonburg retreat, the Front Royal-Warren County community is one of those where people are gathering on a monthly basis under the “Coming to the Table” banner.  And under that banner you will find black, white, brown, Christian, Jew, Muslim and others trying to learn, grow and reach out across the legacy of division, fear, ignorance and stereotyping that slavery and racism have left us with.

For as some local participants noted in “Coming To The Table” meetings attended by this reporter, whether we realize it or not we are all impacted to some degree by ignorance of, assumptions about, or just unfamiliarity with people who are different from us at some basic level.

Reaching beyond that multi-layered veil to find the common denominator of our shared humanity is the bottom line of “Coming to the Table”.

In group to left, one participant in a blue T-shirt can be seen holding the talking stick passed around as members share their experiences, hopes and goals for personal and cultural progress on racial and human understanding levels.

Literature that greets participants notes: “The Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Coming to the Table is a forum for racial connection, healing and action; and provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for dialogue.  The approach for achieving our vision and mission involves four interrelated practices:

  • Uncovering History: researching, acknowledging, and sharing personal, family and community histories of race with openness and honesty
  • Making Connections:  connecting to others within and across racial lines in order to develop and deepen relationships
  • Working Toward Healing:  exploring how we can heal together through dialogue, reunion, ritual, the arts, apology and other methods
  • Taking Action:  actively seeking to heal the wounds of racial inequality and injustice and to support racial reconciliation between individuals, within families, and in communities

“The VALUES upon which Coming to the Table operates are inclusion, respect, tolerance, honesty, truthfulness, transparency, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, love, peace, nonviolence, transformation and reconciliation.”

Building bridges & the arts

Building bridges with the arts – from the Selah Bridge Project of June 9

As for the working through “the arts” found in that third bullet above, on June 9, Front Royal’s Selah Theater – named 2017 “Non-Profit of the Year” by the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce – hosted an event in collaboration with the United Shenandoah Valley Artists.

“The Bridge Project” featured over 120 pieces of art with the theme “Connecting across Differences”.  The art pieces were assembled into the shape of a bridge.  The event at which we saw several people we have also seen at “Coming to the Table” meetings also featured music, poetry and supplies for making more pieces to add to the bridge, as well as a reception.

Beating the drum to get the Selah Theater Bridge Project underway

Selah Theater pre-event publicity for the well-attended event noted: “The idea is to get people thinking about how they connect across differences of race, class, gender, age, religion, culture, etc. EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!!”

On that June day in 2018 Selah Theater and Coming to the Table seemed like a cultural marriage made in heaven.

So, if on the one hand national headlines remind us that racism and its consequences of division, ethnic and religious hatred remain a part of the American landscape, there are signs of hope.

More art from the Selah Theater ‘bridge’ to our collective interconnectivity

A rise in interest of the “Coming to the Table” mission is one of those signs.  In addition to an increase in the number of chapters in states as diverse as Virginia, New York, South Carolina, Delaware, Georgia, New Mexico, California, North Carolina, Maryland, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington state and Washington, D.C., James points to other signs of growth.

“Monthly visitors to the website has increased from 3,500 per month to an average today of more than 12,000.  Subscriptions to the monthly newsletter have grown from a few hundred to 2,300. The Facebook group has more than doubled to 4,400 members,” she says.

And there are plans for publication of two books recounting the “Coming to the Table” experience, James noted.

“In 2019, two books will be published, an anthology of stories by 2 dozen CTTT members, ‘Shared Legacies: Narratives of Race and Reconciliation by Descendants of Enslavers and the Enslaved’ by Rutgers University Press in May, and ‘The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation’ by Tom DeWolf and Jodie Geddes.”

So, if on the one hand national headlines remind us that racism and its consequences of division, ethnic and religious hatred remain a part of the American landscape and even at the forefront of contemporary political discussion, there is hope.

A rise in interest of the “Coming to the Table” mission is one of those signs.  And perhaps another is the number of white supremacist demonstrators versus counter-demonstrators that did show up in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, August 12, 2018, to revisit their relative perspectives on events a year earlier in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Organizers of the “Unite the Right” demonstration sympathetic to last year’s white nationalist Charlottesville demonstration had anticipated a turnout of about 400 according to national media reports.  What they got was reported as “about two dozen” of what was described as “thousands of demonstrators” who gathered in D.C. on Sunday, August 12.

But one small victory in numbers, and non-violence in the nation’s capital on one weekend day in the summer of 2018 does not mean victory in the ongoing battle for compassion, equality and understanding at the heart of the American soul.

“Coming to the Table” offers an ongoing and substantial effort to improve each of us as people, and collectively as a nation.  And what could matter more than that as we approach the end of the second decade of the 21st Century?

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Celebrating three DECA alumni during “DECA Month”



November is “DECA Month” and to cap several activities that WCHS DECA has conducted this month, the chapter would like to promote the accomplishments of three DECA alumni.

Alexandra “Lexi” Davis

Alexandra “Lexi” Davis (2019) is currently a senior at James Madison University.  Lexi not only is a WCHS DECA alumna, but a past Chapter Historian officer as well. When asked how her past experiences in DECA have impacted her personal life, she replied, “DECA has taught me how to present formally, talk to people, and knowing how to sell myself to clients and employers”.  As to what advice she would give to a 1st year DECA member, Lexi stated, “put yourself out there as in getting involved in the community, compete in as many DECA events as you can, and try new things.”  Her favorite memory of DECA? Going to Orlando Florida to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference, being around her friends throughout all her years in DECA, and managing the school store, Wildcats Corner.   Lexi was instrumental in having Wildcats Corner receive its initial Gold Level Certification as a school-based enterprise.  Although she is an engineering major at JMU, Lexi attributes her ability to present engineering project ideas to potential clients due to her involvement and success with DECA projects.

Leonard Maiden

Dr. Leonard F. “Len” Maiden (1950) was the 1st Chapter President of the Warren County High School DECA chapter. In 1949, Len was elected as the 1st High School President of National DECA.  After graduating from WCHS, he earned degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Virginia, and the University of South Carolina. He was a veteran of the United States Army. In 1965 he joined the University of South Carolina faculty where he retired as Professor Emeritus of the College of Education.  Before joining the faculty at USC, he served as a Virginia State Supervisor for Marketing (Distributive) Education where he mentored marketing teachers and DECA chapter advisors in the Front Royal/Winchester/Northern Virginia region. Throughout his career, Dr. Maiden never lost his love for DECA.  He volunteered for many years as a judge in DECA state conferences in both Virginia and South Carolina.  He mentored students learning to become teachers and teachers learning to improve their craft for many years.  In 2021, the WCHS DECA Chapter established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a graduating WCHS DECA senior in his honor.

Sarah Gardner

Sarah Gardner is a 2016 high school graduate and alumna of James Madison University (2020).  She is also a professional member of the WCHS DECA chapter.  While in high school, Sarah was a member of her high school DECA chapter and served as the chapter’s president her senior year.  She was also a district winner, 3-time state winner, and competed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference three times.  She has served Virginia DECA as a State Leadership Conference judge for three years.  Currently, Sarah is a Senior Marketing Coordinator with Carahsoft Technology Corp. in Reston, VA.  When asked how her high school DECA experiences helped to prepare her for life after high school, she responded, “DECA taught me how to present myself in a professional setting.”  “DECA also taught me time management skills – mentoring other people, planning and executing projects, and writing research papers – and how to apply constructive criticism in order to improve as a marketing professional”, she added.  When asked what advice she would offer a first-year DECA member, Sarah stated, “Don’t be afraid to fall short or fail.  Just put forth your best effort and learn from the results!”

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The Wildlife Center of Virginia to provide Thanksgiving meals for 100+ wild animals



Staff at The Wildlife Center of Virginia are getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast for over 100 “guests”. Species on the “guest list” include Red-tailed Hawks, Eastern Screech-Owls, Bald Eagles, Black Bears, Deer Mice, and reptiles including Eastern Box Turtles, Eastern Ratsnakes, and a Snapping Turtle.

On November 25, the Center anticipates to be caring for approximately 90 patients and 20 resident education animals. Wildlife rehabilitators will be preparing and delivering meals, cleaning enclosures, and updating patient records.

Photo / The Wildlife Center of Virginia

Turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce aren’t on the Wildlife Center menus – instead of a traditional family-style Thanksgiving meal, the Wildlife Center crew will make dozens of species-specific diets, which cater to each species’ needs and each patient’s particular preferences based on observations during their time as patients at the Center.

“The animals that we will be caring for this year include over 30 reptiles, over 20 birds of prey, and almost 20 squirrels” said Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor Kelsey Pleasants. “Most of these patients have been admitted after being hit by cars or caught by domestic pets. Many of them require weeks of intensive care and rehabilitation.”

While the rehabilitation staff are busy in the kitchen, Center veterinarians will provide medical care for patients in need – distributing and administering medications, cleaning wounds and changing bandages, completing daily checks, and other medical procedures – and remain ready for any new patients that might arrive. New patient admissions are always a possibility, any day of the year. By the time the staff go home to their Thanksgiving dinners, all 110 animals will be fed, watered, and cared for.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a non-profit hospital that is able to provide quality healthcare to wild animals in need through the generosity and support of caring individuals. “We’re so appreciative of the support of our donors that helps us to feed and care for each bird, mammal, and reptile,” said Pleasants.

To find out more about ways to support the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s work, the public can visit

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Front Royal-Warren County Airport receives $790,000 in funding from infrastructure deal signed into law last week



On the busiest air travel day of the year, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that airports in Virginia are expected to receive $399,740,660 in federal funds over the next five years as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure deal signed into law last week.

The funding will be distributed to Virginia airports over five years as follows:

• Washington Dulles International: $120,399,725
• Ronald Reagan Washington National: $116,734,485
• Richmond International: $35,608,215
• Norfolk International: $33,098,390
• Charlottesville-Albemarle: $15,444,835
• Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional: $14,977,645
• Newport News/Williamsburg International: $10,194,005
• Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field: $6,497,230
• Shenandoah Valley Regional: $5,066,130
• Manassas Regional/Harry P. Davis Field: $3,735,000
• Leesburg Executive: $3,735,000
• Virginia Highlands: $1,480,000
• Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive: $1,480,000
• Culpeper Regional: $1,480,000
• Danville Regional: $1,480,000
• New River Valley: $1,480,000
• Blue Ridge: $1,480,000
• Chesapeake Regional: $1,480,000
• Hampton Roads Executive: $1,480,000
• Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County: $1,480,000
• Hanover County Municipal: $1,480,000
• Warrenton-Fauquier: $1,480,000
• Winchester Regional: $1,480,000
• Franklin Regional: $790,000
• Front Royal-Warren County: $790,000
• Twin County: $790,000
• Louisa County/Freeman Field: $790,000
• Luray Caverns: $790,000
• Mountain Empire: $790,000
• Accomack County: $790,000
• Orange County: $790,000
• Dinwiddie County: $790,000
• New Kent County: $790,000
• William M. Tuck: $790,000
• Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional: $790,000
• Stafford Regional: $790,000
• Suffolk Executive: $790,000
• Tappahannock-Essex County: $790,000
• Middle Peninsula Regional: $790,000
• Emporia-Greensville Regional: $550,000
• Farmville Regional: $550,000
• Ingalls Field: $550,000
• Lee County: $550,000
• Tazewell County: $550,000
• Tangier Island: $550,000
• Lonesome Pine: $550,000
• Brookneal/Campbell County: $550,000

The funding represents Virginia’s share of $15 billion in direct grants to airports expected around the country as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan, once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness that was negotiated by Sen. Warner and strongly supported by Sen. Kaine.

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Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Gray Treefrog



Your outdoor plants may be full of surprises!

It’s that time of year where many people bring potted plants indoors for the winter, but that means it’s also the time of year when people realize they may have brought in more than just their plants!

Photos / Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

This Gray Treefrog experienced just that, as the plant he was hiding on was brought into a warm room for the winter.

Because of the warmer temperatures, this frog stopped preparing for winter and became much more active, finally being discovered by the homeowner.

Because the frog had become acclimated to warmer temperatures, and the lows have been below freezing, it was decided it would not be safe for the frog to be placed back outside. Instead, the frog was brought to us for us to overwinter until next spring.

Check your plants before bringing them inside! If you find an amphibious stowaway, give us or your local rehabilitator a call before taking further action, so we can best assess the health of the animal and give you the best advice, keeping weather and natural behavior in mind.

If you want to avoid potentially disturbing wildlife, bring in your plants early before temperatures drop too low. That way, if you find any stowaways, you can simply place them back outside with plenty of time for them to find a new winter home.

This Gray Treefrog is our 3,171 patient in 2021!

We are fortunate to be able to provide a safe environment for amphibians to overwinter – but it comes at a price.

Our patients can’t pay for their care, and we don’t receive state or Federal funding for what we do. We rely on your donations to help wild animals and return them to their wild homes.

Giving Tuesday is in one week! In addition to a match provided by Facebook, our generous board of directors will match Giving Tuesday donations up to $15,000!

Please, donate to BRWC on Tuesday, November 30th, to make a big impact for wildlife!

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Samuels Public Library offers free at-home COVID-19 tests



Samuels Public Library joins 18 other libraries and library systems state-wide offering free at-home COVID-19 tests through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The pilot program runs through Friday, December 31.

Individuals may pick up a virtually-guided Abbott BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test at Samuels Public Library, use it in the privacy of their own home and receive digital test results in 15 minutes. A library card is not required to receive a test. The program is designed to increase access to COVID-19 testing, especially among rural and remote communities.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with VDH to provide this simple, accessible avenue for testing in Warren County,” says Michelle Ross, Executive Director of Samuels Public Library. “Libraries play an important role in public health by offering free access to information, this service strengthens and extends that role.”

The at-home test kit uses the eMed digital platform. Users will need an internet-connected device enabled with a camera and microphone (smartphone or laptop) to join a virtual testing session with an eMed assistant. The eMed assistant will guide users through the testing process. Once the test is complete, the user will receive results within 15 minutes and eMed will report the results to VDH.

Individuals may request a test through curbside pick-up or at the Samuels Public Library circulation desk. If you are demonstrating symptoms, please use curbside pick-up and do not enter the library. For safety reasons, tests may not be taken inside the library. The library’s public wireless internet is accessible in the parking lot. VDH recommends tests be used within two weeks to avoid expiration.

About Samuels Public Library

Samuels Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. A 501(c)(3) organization, the library annually serves 200,000 visitors, checks out nearly 400,000 books, electronic and digital services, and provides essential computer access, wireless service and public meeting spaces for the community. To learn more, visit or call (540) 635-3153.

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Virginia State Police urging motorists to be patient and put safety first this Thanksgiving



For many Virginians, Thanksgiving is time to gather with friends and family, commiserate over the trials and tribulations of the previous year and to be truly thankful for blessings around us. These wonderful family moments often start with loading up the car and heading down the road. AAA predicts that 1.4 million Virginians will be traveling for the holiday, which is 11% more motorists than in 2020. With many of those travelers taking to the roadways, patience might be the most important thing to pack.

“With traffic on the roads increasing and many people anxious to get to their destination, I encourage all Virginians to be patient. Buckle up and take your time,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Your family wants you to arrive safely and in a frame of mind to enjoy all the holiday has to offer. Making sure you are driving the posted speed limit, driving for conditions and wearing your seatbelt are the best ways to stay safe on the road, so you can enjoy the holiday.”

To further prevent traffic deaths and injuries during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Virginia State Police will once again be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. – Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort. As part of the state-sponsored, national program, state police will be increasing its visibility and traffic enforcement efforts during the five-day statistical counting period that begins at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, and concludes at midnight Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.

The 2020 Thanksgiving Operation C.A.R.E. initiative resulted in troopers citing 4,930 speeders and 1,706 reckless drivers statewide. Virginia troopers charged 67 drivers for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs, and cited 498 drivers for failing to buckle up themselves and/or juvenile passengers.

There were 12 traffic fatalities during the 2020 five-day Thanksgiving statistical counting period and eight traffic fatalities during the same period in 2019.

This year, the Thanksgiving Holiday C.A.R.E. initiative falls within the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. This helps to further emphasize the lifesaving value of seat belts for every person in a vehicle.

With increased patrols, Virginia State Police also reminds drivers of Virginia’s “Move Over” law, which requires motorists to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road. If unable to move over, drivers are required to cautiously pass the emergency vehicle. The law also applies to workers in vehicles equipped with amber lights.

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