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Student Art Exhibition at Zigzag Gallery

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 12:40 AM

 July - August 2018

Artist Reception: Saturday July 14th 5-7 pm

Zigzag Gallery is honored to have the opportunity to show our community this exhibition of Wakefield's Upper School Student work. The artwork shown here in this exhibition represents the work of students who are satisfying the arts diploma requirement in Visual Arts, and who enjoy artistic instruction in Drawing, Design, Painting, Printmaking, and 3-d projects, as well as Photography, Digital Imaging , and Technical Drawing.

All Are Welcome 

Zigzag Gallery

6477 Main Street

The Plains VA 20198

(540) 253-5364

Wed thru Sun 11-5pm

Free Summer Programs at the Library

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Visit to unlock the fun! As they read, children and teens log the number of minutes read. Each week, children earn a spin of the prize wheel and teens earn a chance to win fun weekly prizes and a are entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Attendance at library events also earn teens more chances to win.

Adults “claim” completed Library Bingo cards to be entered into prize drawings throughout the summer and a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.

Registration is easy.

Start by creating an account for yourself or your family. Once your account is created, add additional family members/readers as participants. Easy-to-follow directions guide you through the registration process and library staff are available to answer questions. Once your registration is complete, everyone in the family can begin to log the minutes read, book titles (optional), claim Library Bingo Cards or submit book reviews.

Join us, and see where reading takes you!

For a full list of programs, click on

Robert L. Sinclair Education Center Opens

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:05 PM

The ribbon cutting at the new Robert L. Sinclair Education Center in Marshall. Located next to the Fauquier Heritage & Preservation Society John K. Gott Library on Winchester Street, this lovely old house is filled with interesting documents, maps and artifacts concerning the history of Fauquier County. It is open on the first Wednesday of each month from 9am-noon, and on the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 4pm. You may also visit by appointment- call 540-364-3440.

New Pharmacy Open

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Northern Fauquier now has a pharmacy again! Mayson's Pharmacy has opened in the shopping center in front of the Food Lion in Marshall. This small, independently owned pharmacy can fill your prescriptions and also carries popular over the counter remedies and generic brands, as well as bandages and dressings. (No shampoo or sundries, though, only medicines.) This is the second location for pharmacist Scott Kim. His first shop is in Farmville, Va.

The phone number for Mayson's Pharmacyin Marshall is 540-364-8291 / 540-364-8292. The fax number is 540-8293. 

The address is 4199 F-1 Winchester Rd., Marshall VA

Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm 
Sat: 10am-2pm
Sun: Closed

Legal Forms at the Library

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Did you know Gale Legal Forms/Virginia Legal Forms are available to library cardholders on the Fauquier County Public Library website at


Forms include:

General Business Forms:

Can be used in all 50 states with little modification

General Litigation Forms:

Easily modified to apply to each state and cover diverse topics of litigation

State Specific Forms:

Provided by participating attorneys and form companies, these forms can be adapted to a particular state - in this case, Virginia

Federal Forms:

Business and litigation forms used in the federal system


Topics cover various legal areas, such as real estate contracts, wills,

pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce and landlord-tenant, and can be personalized in Word, Adobe Acrobat and other formats.


From the library's website, go to Research and select Legal Research ( from the alphabetical list of all online tools.


Virginia Legal Forms are available to anyone with a Fauquier County Public Library card.

WSA Local Water System Flushing Schedule

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 12:40 AM

The Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority regularly flushes the water in various areas in order to clean out the system. This is done by opening a flsuhing point (usually a hydrant) and releasing the water in the system at high velocity. This improves the water quality and checks the hydrants at the same time.

Flushing typically is done between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It tales about six hours, during which time there may be low water pressure, air bubbles in the lines and/or discoloration of the water. This may temporarily interfere with laundry or bathing. These conditions are not harmful and clear quickly after you let your tap run for a few minutes when flushing is over.

In Northern Fauquier, regularly scheduled flushing occurs in The Plains on the third Tuesday in May and November. In Marshall flushing takes place during the last week of March and September. In Paris it is done on the second Tuesday in February, May, August and November.

The Fauquier County Water and Sewer Authority can be reached at (540) 349-2092, or you can visit their website at

The Potter's House Free Store in The Plains

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The Potter's House Missionary Outreach Center in The Plains is a wonderful charity that takes donations from the community and runs a shop at 4216 Loudon Avenue in The Plains where clothing, appliances, toys and other household items can be taken home free of charge. Anyone is welcome to shop, but the store is really for the needy, so taking things to re-sell is not allowed. If someone you know could use this great service, please pass this information along. If you have donations in good condition (no computers) please call (540) 253-5150 to arrange a pick-up or drop-off. Store hours are Tuesday 10-2 and Saturday 9-1.