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  • 1. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 • WWW.NEWSLEADER.COM PROUDLY SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 110 YEARS STAUNTON, WAYNESBORO & AUGUSTA CO., VA. VOL. 125, NO. 310 • COPYRIGHT 2015 • $1 RETAIL • FOR HOME DELIVERY PRICING, SEE INSIDE ADVICE 6B CLASSIFIEDS 7B COMICS 5B DEATHS 4A LOCAL 3A LOTTERY 2A OPINION 7A SPORTS 1B-4B TV GRID 6B WEATHER 81 ● 61 LATE T-STORMS Lee takes Conference 36 championship IN SPORTS, 1B Paul ObaughPaul Obaugh S WOOPE - The filmmaking family team of Lisa Heenan,IsaebellaDohertyandDarrenDoher- ty are excited to reveal the finished documen- tary “Polyfaces” in Virginia, where the idea of responsible agriculture was first introduced by Thomas Jefferson and where that legacy is carried on by the Salatin family. They spent more than three years in the Shenandoah Valley, coming back in ev- ery season to observe the cycles of production at Polyface Farms. The documentary is the culmination of their work and is screening at the Virginia Film Festival. The screen- ing in Charlottesville on Nov. 7 will be the documentary’s American premiere. The film chronicles the Salatin fam- ily, third-generation farmers and owners of Polyface Farms. What is Polyface Farms? Polyface Farms sits on 650 acres of pristine, forested land. The mist drifting down from the mountains seems to embody the hush of a remote and pure landscape; the civi- lized world disappears. Polyface means many faces and that refers to the Salatin’ belief that we should “provide a A SWOOPE FARM CHARTS THE WAY GRIFFIN MOORES/THE NEWS LEADER Andrew Salatin, 10, helps herd sheep back to their pen with his father, Daniel Salatin, after the animals escaped from their forest enclose at Polyface Farms in Swoope on Oct. 30. HE A LING THE LAND AND OU RSELVES 1 MEAL AT A TIME MONIQUE CALELLO MCALELLO@NEWSLEADER.COM See Healing, Page 2A See a promotional trailer for the “Polyfaces” film. Movie screening The screening of “Polyfaces” is 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the PVCC Dickinson Center in Charlottesville. There will be a discussion with filmmakers and the Salatin family following the film. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in person or online at Organiza- tions that provide support and community access to local food will host a free recep- tion in the Dickinson Building parking lot. Producer and co-director Lisa Hee- nan and co-producer Darren Doherty took time out of teaching a farm work- shop in the South of France to answer questions about their new documen- tary, “Polyfaces,” premiering in the U.S. at the Virginia Film Festival on Nov. 7. The documentary is about Poly- face Farms and owners of the farm and third-generation farmers, the Salatin family. All questions are answered by Hee- nan, except question 4 which is an- swered by Doherty. Q&A: ‘Polyfaces’ creative team MONIQUE CALELLO MCALELLO@NEWSLEADER.COM See Polyface, Page 2A Doherty Heenan VERONA - Local school divisions will get a sense of the 2015-16 fiscal year bud- get next month when the governor re- leases his budget. It will enable them to see what they could be facing, whether it will be more or less money than they re- ceived this year. From there, local school boards will be able to prepare a budget for the com- ing fiscal year. In anticipation of that information, the Augusta County School Board ap- proved a budget timeline at a meeting Thursday night. On Nov. 30, a budget survey will be posted online. It will give the public a chance to weigh in on what they’d like to see added to next year’s budget, what they would liketoseecutandwhattheywouldliketo see protected. At a school board retreat on Jan. 21, the school board plans to develop goals that will help it with the budget creation process that will take place in February and March. The board hopes to approve those goals at a budget public hearing on Feb. 4. This will also be a time for people to publicly voice their opinions on the bud- get. The board is planning two budget work sessions, Feb.18 and March 3. This is when the majority of the work will be completed on the budget. The board hopes to adopt a 2015-16 budget on March 17 and will present the approved budget to the Board of Super- visors on March 28. Two new school board members will be a part of the budget creation process next year. Jeremy Shifflett and John Ward will take their seats on the board on Jan. 1. Augusta takes first step toward next school budget MEGAN WILLIAMS MWILLIAMS@NEWSLEADER.COM

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