This four week course with the instructor, Elena Maza, will deal with the basic three-primary color palette, different pigments and how they interact, how to mix all colors from three primary colors, how to apply washes, use brushstrokes and lifting to achieve the effects of light and shadow. Students will practice applying washes on paper, start mixing colors and paint several color wheels to explore color. Students will work on simple line drawings of a sprig of leaves or flowers they have drawn, transfer these onto watercolor paper and practice their techniques.
Recommended materials (not included in class fee) are listed on our website.
Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-4:00pm, Aug. 6 – Aug. 27. Classes will be held in our upstairs studio at 205 E. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia.
Class policies: We understand that scheduling conflicts do happen. You may cancel your class for a full refund up to 48 hours before the first class, by phone or in person. No refunds will be issued after this time.
Fauquier Health offering student specials for sports and scout physicals
It’s that time of the year again. Fauquier Health’s Piedmont Internal Medicine and Family Practice at Bealeton are offering student specials for all sports and scout physicals at a savings of $25 each. Piedmont Internal Medicine is located at 419 Holiday Court, Suite 100, in Warrenton, VA and can be reached by calling (540) 347-4200. The Family Practice at Bealeton is located at 6200 Station Drive in Bealeton, VA and can be reached by calling (540) 439-8100.
Ultimately, a sports physical gives the provider a chance to analyze a student’s current health and uncover any health needs that could be considered as a performance hindrance. Students getting ready to head back to college can get a sports physical as a preventative care measure to ensure their well-being over the upcoming year. During the sports physicals appointments, providers have the opportunity to learn more about the students to develop long-term relationships and can offer students best practices, tips to increase performance and advice on how to reduce common forms of injury (through stretching, warm ups and exercises).
According to Dr. Christopher Nagle, at Piedmont Internal Medicine, “We at Piedmont Internal Medicine are lifelong athletes. We are ball players, marathoners, competitive weight lifters, triathletes and even aerobatic pilots. The sports physical is a focused examination geared towards preventing injury in the athlete. The sports physical is also a chance to screen the young and healthy who might not otherwise come to the doctor. We love caring for athletes – from high school to professional – to guide them in optimizing their health and fitness for maximum performance.”
Scout physicals this time of year are especially important. With the warmer weather, community residents venture outside more frequently and partake in a variety of outdoor activities. A scout physical is an overall health assessment including review of the most up-to-date vaccinations and review of allergies and medications to be used for any scout activities, weekend tours or overnight trips.
Family Practice at Bealeton offers appointments through telehealth. Patients visiting the offices in-person can expect to receive their physicals in a safe and clean environment. Care may look a little different than before, but this is because all Fauquier Health Physician Services clinics have implemented new processes and procedures to further protect patients’ health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the core elements of properly managing infectious diseases is the cleanliness of our physical facilities. The staff follows the most effective cleaning and disinfection protocols available. A major focus of keeping the facilities clean surrounds disinfection of the reception areas, hallways, and high touch areas such as chairs, desks, hand rails and elevators.
About Fauquier Health
Fauquier Health is a community health system dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located at 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises Fauquier Hospital, a fully-accredited, 97-bed hospital; Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 113-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; the Villa at Suffield Meadows, an assisted living facility; the Wound Health Center and a medically supervised Wellness Center offering health and wellness programs. Fauquier Health also operates nine physician’s offices, including primary care and specialties. More information on Fauquier Health is available online at or by calling (540) 316-5000.
LFCC and Shepherd University sign nursing transfer agreement
LFCC and Shepherd University have signed a new 2+2 (two years at LFCC and two years at Shepherd) R.N.-B.S.N. agreement that will provide a seamless pathway for nursing students from LFCC to earn their bachelor’s degree at Shepherd.
Under the agreement, LFCC students who earn an associate of applied science degree in nursing, have a minimum grade point average of 2.7, and who have not matriculated at any other institution of higher education will be guaranteed transfer admission to Shepherd to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
“We now more than ever need healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Scott Beard, Shepherd provost, during a July 30 virtual signing ceremony. “We’re in an area with vulnerable populations where there is a lack of access to healthcare, and there’s a critical shortage of nurses and advance practice nurses nationwide, so this initial pathway from the R.N. to the B.S.N. is just one step in those students’ journeys.”
Dr. Anne Davis, LFCC vice president of academic and student affairs, called the agreement a win-win for students.
“This feels like it’s a great fit for our students because they’re accustomed to an environment with that personal touch and small class size,” Davis said. “I think Shepherd is a place where LFCC students will find a home, somewhere where they’ll be valued for who they are as a person. It’s an exciting opportunity. It’s pivotal for healthcare in the environment that we’re in now, so we thank Shepherd for opening its doors to our students and giving them this pathway.”
“We’re just thrilled to receive Lord Fairfax students,” said Dr. Sharon Mailey, dean, College of Nursing, Education, and Health Sciences, and director, School of Nursing at Shepherd. “They’re motivated, they’re excellent academically, we just really enjoy having them here, and we want to make this their home. We also want them to keep the connectivity with Lord Fairfax. They don’t lose their identity; they just take on a new mantle of being a B.S.N. from Shepherd University.”
Learn more about LFCC’s nursing program at lfcc.edu/nursing.
What should you do if your child has behavioral problems?
Is your child failing to respect class rules or acting in a disruptive or violent way? If so, you may not know what to do. Here’s how you can find a solution to this type of problem.
Uncover the source
If your child is acting in an inappropriate manner, it’s important to understand why. Try to determine if the behavioral issue is occurring only at school or if it’s happening at home too. Understanding when and where the behavior is exhibited could provide insight into the situation.
Children may act out for a variety of reasons. In some cases, it’s because their social needs aren’t being met. In others, it’s that the child finds the learning objectives difficult to meet. Tensions at home can also make it difficult for children to manage their emotions. Alternatively, bullying may be the culprit.
Work with specialists
The right professional can help root out the cause of your child’s behavioral issues. This includes:
• Special educators
• Speech and language therapists
These experts are especially helpful if your child’s issues are linked to mental health problems, learning impediments, vision problems or dyslexia. Health-care workers and trained educators can provide your child with a treatment plan. With professional help and a bit of effort, you’re likely to see an improvement.
3 great reasons to finish your basement
Are you wondering whether to invest time and money into finishing your basement? Here are three good reasons to go for it.
1. To lower your heating and cooling bills
An unfinished basement is often uninsulated, making the rest of your house more difficult to heat and cool. Since a key step to finishing a basement involves insulating the walls and floor, a positive side effect of undertaking this project is having a comfortable temperature throughout your home.
2. To expand your living space
3. To add value to your property
If you decide to sell your home, a finished basement typically provides a 50 to 75 percent return on investment. In addition to the increase in value, your property will likely be more attractive to potential buyers.
Keep in mind that renovating a basement may not be as expensive as you think. This is because you can choose different materials than those used in the rest of your home. In fact, the same hardwood flooring that’s ideal for a living room is a terrible option for a basement due to the higher risk of moisture problems.
Stephens City Baseball Club to host baseball tryouts for team expansion
Stephens City Baseball Club is an up and coming youth baseball organization in the Shenandoah Valley Region. Based in Stephens City, VA our goal is to allow area youth to play in competitive baseball leagues and tournaments. Established in 2019 with the 12u Spartans are growing with an 8U, 12U, and 13U team and will host open tryouts on Saturday, August 15, 2020. All players seeking to improve their baseball skills in a fun-safe, team environment are encouraged to participate in tryouts.
- What – Stephens City Baseball Club Tryouts for 12U and 13U
- Where – Sherando Park, 255 Lakeview Cir, Stephens City, VA 22655
- When – August 15, 2020
- 13U Age Group, Sherando Park Field 1, 3 PM – 5 PM
- 12U Age Group, Sherando Park Field 2, 5 PM – 7 PM
- * Player cannot exceed qualifying age before April 30, 2021.
- Who – Seeking dedicated hard working ballplayers 12U and 13U who are looking to be part of a competitive growing youth baseball organization in the Stephens City area.
Register for Tryouts – If interested please complete tryout form available at stephenscitybaseball.club
If you cannot make these dates and times, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a private try-out.
Photo/Video and Interview Opportunity
- Watch the 12U Spartans team practice Thursday, August 13, 2020 8 PM – 10 PM
- Interview players, coaches and parents
- Sherando Park, 255 Lakeview Circle, Stephens City VA – Field 2
Mission – Our mission in starting this new organization is to provide boys a local opportunity to play higher competition baseball at an affordable cost. There are not many available local options for the boys to work on their baseball skills during the fall/winter offseason. Also, it is not just about baseball skill development. We are challenging the boys to be better young men by focusing and developing the following traits: being a great teammate, teamwork, perseverance in difficult moments, being respectful to others, developing mental strength, communication development, overcoming challenges and adversity, hard work, leadership development, good sportsmanship, dedication to a cause, loyalty, and “we” before “I” mentality.
Vision – Our vision is to become the prominent local baseball travel organization that is a short and long term provider of developing local kids from tee-ball up to high school. We will provide an opportunity to develop their skills with a short and long term strategy tailored to each individual player. We will develop a reputation to be the very best youth baseball organization for development and providing a great experience. For our inaugural season, we started with one team at 12U age level. Over the next few years, we will strategically start adding teams at younger age groups to develop a pipeline for development.
Our focus is more than baseball skills. We challenge our players to be a great teammate, teamwork, perseverance in difficult moments, being respectful to others, developing mental strength, communication development, overcoming challenges and adversity, hard work, leadership development, good sportsmanship, dedication to a cause, loyalty, and “we” before “I” mentality.
Learn more by visiting stephenscitybaseball.club
Town Talk: A conversation with Michelle Smeltzer and Beth Reavis from Social Services
In this Town Talk, we’ll have a conversation with Michelle Smeltzer, Warren County Community Liaison, and Beth Reavis, Interim Director of Social Services. Michelle and Beth will discuss several programs, including the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), Emergency Assistance, Utility Assistance, Emergency SNAP allotment, and a Children’s clothing drive.
The Children’s clothing drive is this Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be held at Shelter #5, Fantasyland Park at 903 Warren Avenue in Front Royal. If you need children’s size clothes, including toddlers, they’ll have plenty of “gently-used” items for you.
Please reach out to Michelle Smeltzer at Social Services if you need assistance or have questions about any of the programs discussed. Her telephone number is (540) 635-3430 or by email at email@example.com. The telephone number of the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is 833-437-0114 or visit their website at dhcd.virginia.gov/rmrp.
Town Talk is a series on the Royal Examiner where we will introduce you to local entrepreneurs, businesses, non-profit leaders, and political figures who influence Warren County. Topics will be varied but hopefully interesting. If you have an idea, topic, or want to hear from someone in our community, let us know. Send your request to news@RoyalExaminer.com