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Charlie Cuccherini (left) and Posey Howell (right) add ingredients as Thomas Cuccherini (center) holds the package for a meal during Mitchell’s Presbyterian Youth Rise Against Hunger event March 24. ➤ SEE FULL STORY BY JEFF SAY ON PAGE 6.


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VolTran continues to grow, look for more volunteers By Jeff Say


VolTran is looking for more volunteers. The volunteer driving organization logged 2,700 miles and 470 trips in 2017, but is looking to expand its reach. Larry Stillwell, VolTran coordinator, Piedmont Resource Support LLC, said the program was started in 2007 but tapered off due to the recession. In the past year, VolTran has received

renewed funding through the PATH Foundation and is growing its volunteer base. The organization covers Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock counties, providing transportation for seniors who need to travel to appointments. “They polled seniors about their biggest challenges,” Stillwell said of how VolTran formed. “Transportation was right at the top of the list.” The volunteering base is mostly retired individuals, with a valid

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driver’s license, who pick up and transports seniors. VolTran is participating in Give Local Piedmont, but in addition to funds, they’re mostly looking for increased visibility and more volunteers. They have approximately 20 volunteer drivers on the roster, Stillwell said, with about 10-12 active at any moment time. VolTran’s resurgence is in part to their dealing with the FAMS

One Call Center in Culpeper, which now handles all their calls. “Our partnership with them has really made it possible to grow,” Stillwell said. “The old method for VolTran was that there was a phone line at the Fauquier DSS and you would leave a message. After hours, DSS staff would return that message. It was possible because it was a small volume at that point.” ➤ See VolTran, Page 4

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CCSO deputy assaulted in Culpeper County jail Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Deputy Scott Buffalo was assaulted by an inmate on March 22. The inmate, Davion Malik Person, had been moved to an isolation cell after already flooding another jail cell and damaging a camera. Person had continued to destroy jail property and then suddenly attacked Deputy Buffalo as he attempted to retrieve a mattress from the cell. Person was shot twice with a taser by Deputy Buffalo as he defended himself and Deputy Eddie Bell then assisted with getting Person restrained. Deputy Buffalo received facial injury and was treated by urgent care and had a follow up with a dental appointment. Inmate Person was not injured. "I'd like to share a video clip of the incident and commend Deputy Buffalo and our entire jail staff for the work they do every day and the manner in which this assault was handled," Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins said. "To his credit, inmate Person has already apologized to Deputy Buffalo for the assault and made no excuses for his angry attack." Person is currently incarcerated in the Culpeper County Jail on six charges of shooting a firearm from a vehicle, six charges of malicious shooting into an occupied building, five charges of attempted murder, four charges of use of a firearm in commission of a felony second offense, one charge of use of a firearm in commission of a felony first offense, one charge of non-violent felon in possession of a firearm within 10 years. Person now faces a charge of felonious assault of a law enforcement officer with Deputy Buffalo, which

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requires a minimum six months and maximum 5 years if convicted. Person is a resident of Charlottesville and a known street gang member. Deputy Buffalo is a former Marine, serving 4 years active duty, and has been in law enforcement for nine years, serving five years with Culpeper Sheriff's Office.

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Cameron Easter (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to to apply. Hi, my name is Cameron Easter and I’m a member of the Youth Advisory Council of Culpeper Youth. After High School I plan on attending a four-year college where hopefully most of my credits, I will have earned from Germanna Community College, will transfer. From being in Culpeper Youth I have learned leadership skills and how to collaborate with others on a project. This will help me while I attend college since college is filled with diverse people and we have to learn how to work together. I plan on majoring in either Engineering or Architecture. The leadership skills I have learned and will continue to expand on through my senior year, will help me excel in my major and will make me stand out on future job applications. Culpeper Youth is a great organization that helps youth develop into leaders, it has helped me grow professionally and has increased my confidence in leading and communicating with others professionally.

Culpeper fitness center CrossFit Ground Control announced a new CrossFit foundations program with complimentary fitness assessments for new members looking to master the basic CrossFit skills. CrossFit Ground Control, a fitness center based in Culpeper, Virginia, launched CrossFit for Beginners, a new foundations program designed for beginners looking to master the basics of CrossFit training. The program includes a complimentary fitness assessment by coach Jackson Tyler, a level-1 CrossFit trainer and physical therapist. More information can be found at New gym members benefit from a complimentary fitness assessment training with coach Jackson Tyler. A professional CrossFit trainer and physical therapist, Jackson is passionate about applying his physical therapy expertise in helping gym members develop proper form, optimize their movement, and improve their overall fitness. CrossFit for Beginners and athlete assessments will be held on Thursdays Classes must be scheduled in advance with coach Jackson, available at https://

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➤ VolTran, from Page 2 Now, the VolTran number is transferred directly to the one call center and they handle the task of collecting the passenger’s name, their address, phone number and when their appointment is. That information is transferred to Stillwell who then connects with drivers via email to see who is available to drive. “We’ve had three or four people responding to one ride,” Stillwell said. The numbers have surged in the past year. In 2017, they had a total of 604 requests and were able to provide 438 rides. Already this year they’ve had 75 requests and 58 rides provided in January and 92 requests and 66 rides in February. Of half the rides that don’t take place, it’s because the client canceled while the other half are due to no driver available. “We’ve made a real effort to recruit volunteers,” Stillwell said. “It’s because of the Call Center and the publicity it and Aging Together does.” Stillwell said that the majority of the calls come from Fauquier County, with 80 percent originating in the town of Warrenton. The Northern Piedmont Community


Foundation has provided funds to help reach out in Rappahannock and Culpeper counties. “We’ve done a really good job of becoming better known and getting new drivers,” Stillwell said. Stillwell stressed that for drivers, the amount of commitment is totally up to them. “People can drive whenever they want, as little or as often as they want,” Stillwell said. Drivers are asked to use their own cars and many of the trips are to Warrenton, Fairfax, Manassas and some to Charlottesville. Stillwell said the volunteer drivers have responded with positive feedback. “They love it, they find it very satisfying,” he said. “A lot of them are eager to transport certain people again because they just enjoy them and they enjoy that feeling of helping out.” He said part of the outreach is finding drivers who live in Rixeyville, Marshall, Catlett or Morrisville and outlying areas. “We really want to serve our whole footprint,” Stillwell said. For more information about VolTran, call 540-422-8424 or visit

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Culpeper Times • March 29-April 4, 2018

Event Exhibiting Success - Part One MARKETING MINUTE

As we ever so slowly emerge out of what feels like the longest winter in our area, we move into event season. Think home improvement shows and Gnarly Hops in the Spring, CulpeperFest and concerts in the Summer, Airfest and the Culpeper Fiesta in the Fall. It seems like something is happening every week - It is! These events offer excellent opportunities to market your business. Meeting potential clients and reconnecting with existing ones In person. Even in this digital age we live in, one thing we can all agree on relationships are key. There is still no substitute to meeting someone face to face. Moreover, according to The Center for Exhibition Research: Around 80% of people visiting your booth are in a position to buy and use the opportunity to decide what to buy. Converting a trade show lead to a sale costs nearly 40% less than traditional sales calls and office visits. Trade show visitors will tell 6+ people about their experience. Sadly the most common thing I hear people say about events is - “I didn’t get anything out of it”. While this statement may be true, when it comes to events a little planning can go a long way in getting the results you were expecting. Define your aims and objectives one of the biggest contributors to the statement “I didn’t get anything out of it,” is not knowing what you wanted to achieve in the first place. Just showing up, putting up your display, and handing out the occasional business card and promotional item will not cut it. You need a clear plan in place and get everyone involved on the same page to get results. Ask some key questions Who is your target audience? If you are looking for local families, CulpeperFest is a good choice. If your audience is seniors, The art of Aging Expo is where you need to be. Looking

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to reach our Hispanic community? Consider Culpeper Fiesta. New last year was the Homesteaders conference - an emerging niche of self sufficient people of all ages in our region and beyond. A perfect opportunity for Real Estate agents, agricultural suppliers and solar businesses. Whoever you are looking to reach, you can find an event opportunity near us. What do you want people to know about your company / what is your message? People don’t absorb as much information as you want them to. They are on full sensory overload at an event, you have to cut through that with a clear message. Consider the key things you need people to remember about you and your company and make everything you do about that. Some examples could include: information on a new product or service, maybe you have a new location, hours or a new website that you need to make people aware of. Maybe you are hiring and have a new employee benefit or training program to offer. Whatever you decide, less is more. Once you have determined your target audience and message, find some events that fit. While there is no one source you can go to contact, you can start with the counties major organizations. The Chamber of Commerce, The Department of Economic Development, Culpeper Renaissance all have events and sponsorship opportunities. Explain who your audience is, and what your message is, and I am sure they would be more than happy to send any relevant event and sponsorship opportunities. I encourage you to, between now and next month, review your target market, marketing message, and events that will fit. And stay tuned for part 2. If you have a question to put to Sophie on marketing your business, you can contact Sophie Hudson at: Kash Design, 629 Sperryville Pike, Suite 204, Culpeper, VA 22701 540.317.1473,,

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Becky Payette (right) weighs out the contents for one meal during Mitchell’s Presbyterian Youth Rise Against Hunger event March 24. More than 70 volunteers prepared more than 10,000 meals last Saturday.

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Mitchell Presbyterian’s Youth fought against hunger last weekend. The group hosted its Rise Against Hunger event March 24 at the church, as more than 70 volunteers from throughout the community converged to created 10,000 meals that will be delivered overseas to help with areas that suffer from food shortages. According to youth coordinator Kathy Massey, the most recent deliveries were sent to Mozambique, but the church will receive a response in about three weeks to find out where their packages were sent. Mitchells started the program after participating in a similar one several years ago at Massanetta Youth Conference. “ They(youth) have been interested in hosting Stop Hunger Now and with donations/funds raised, we were finally ready to organize the event and make

their mission possible,” Massey said. Children as young as eight and residents as old as 65 helped package meals that included soy, vegetables and rice. Massey said she was impressed by the response from the community as they received about 30 more volunteers than they expected. Members of the Culpeper Ruritan Club - Steve Hicks, Don Shuman, Billy Sisk, and Scott Fisher - also helped pack meals. Mitchells Presbyterian member Posey Howell said he knew of other churches in the region that participate - pointing out his granddaughter has helped in Manassas. This is the first time the Culpeper congregation has volunteered. “It’s just a barrel of fun, everyone was really up and feeling good about what they were doing because it was a worthy cause, many people are not as fortunate in the world as we are,” Howell said. “It was very positive.”

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Brown sets world record in strict curl CULPEPER TIMES STAFF WRITER

Krystal Brown is all about setting records. The Culpeper resident just started powerlifting in the fall of 2017 and already has set the state, national and world records in the strict curl. Brown discovered the strict curl while working out at Gold’s Gym in Culpeper and started training with Matt Stanton, the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation, Inc. MD,WV,DE State Chairman, in October. By December she had set the world record of 78 pounds. A strict curl features an easy bar with a curl in the middle, with the lifter positioned on a platform with the legs and back against a pad. They have to adhere to the commands of the judges and cannot use their legs to lift the weight - it relies on technique and the strength in their wrists and shoulders. “It’s not drastically different from doing a curl in the gym, but you can’t use your legs,” Brown said. “You’re at a disadvantage if you think you’re just going to go in there and bounce up 80 to 90 pounds. That’s how most people curl in the gym, but you are strict. Your feet are set, your butt is up against the pad. You cannot involve your legs.” A former bodybuilder, Brown said it’s not that different in terms of training for powerlifting. “You have your habits and how you’ve done things over the years, I have to talk myself through the motions of using my shoulders to lift, an exaggerated curl of my wrists,” Brown said. “I have to talk myself through it constantly to build that muscle memory.” Brown established the Virginia State Powerlifting record and then broke it three times in the same day en route to lifting 78.2 pounds to set the world record. “Like any sport, I wanted to see what the event was about so I could understand and see it in action and see how other people do things,” Brown said. “I didn’t have any intention of breaking records, I just wanted to participate to see how I would do.

“I loved being the one to establish the record,” Brown said. “I imagine at some point in time someone is going to break my record, but they’re never going to be the one who established the record.” Stanton said that Brown came to the powerlifting game already ahead of the game, and that she was a joy to work with and train. The first time she came into the gym, she curled 70 pounds, he said. “That’s more than a lot of our girls on the powerlifting team,” Stanton said. “They’ve been doing it for four to five years, so it was very impressive.” Brown’s background in bodybuilding, which she fell in love with after watching the documentary “Pumping Iron,” helped her prepare for the powerlifting scene. “I’ve always liked that look and the discipline that goes with it,” Brown said. “It’s just getting into the gym and learning what works and what doesn’t. “The weight training is pretty much the same,” Brown said. “I don’t want to gain a ton of weight to lift more weight, but I do want to increase my strength. We’ve been working together on a training program that will help my strength so when I go into each meet I want to break my own personal best.” Her goal is to become just the fifth woman ever to curl 100 pounds, but her current focus is to break the 80-pound barrier at the Master’s Nationals in April held at Zion’s Crossroads. She’s touched on 79 pounds in practice, so she’s hoping that the enthusiastic setting at nationals will push her over. “It’s loud because everyone is cheering, they want you to be successful,” Brown said. “The more they see you trying to lift, or pull, or squat, the louder they are.” Stanton said the powerlifting team from Culpeper now has about 18 members and they won the world championship in the strict curl in 2016. “Now that we have Khrystal and a few others on the team, we’ll probably win it this year, that’s the plan,” Stanton said. Brown, who competes in the 45-49 master’s division, said that she enjoys having people be surprised that she can curl that amount of weight.

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Signs that the spring baby boom has begun


The first day of spring (March 20) was marked not only by Winter Storm Toby dumping some ice and snow on our area but also by signs that foxes are busy with new pups. One of the best things about spring is the baby boom that occurs this time of the year for many wildlife species. As I was looking across a pasture on a hill above Sperryville, I saw a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) carrying a large cottontail in its jaws. If the fox had planned to eat the rabbit, it likely would have done so immediately after killing it, and the rabbit looked intact. Seeing that the fox was headed for a steep, rocky and wooded hillside that is a favorite denning area for red foxes, I figured it was taking its prize back to its den for its family. Later in the spring, I’ve often enjoyed seeing

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Often called “silver foxes,” these red foxes display a naturally occurring color morph in their species.



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'The Winter's Tale'- Not-A-Problem Play CURTAIN CALLS

“The Winter’s Tale”, that strange, not so well known late play of Shakespeare’s, gets its comedy classification by default. It can’t be a tragedy, because even though King Leontes brings all his suffering upon himself, there are no dead bodies left lying around. It isn’t a history play because – it isn’t. So it must be a comedy. Such failure to conform to a dramatic mold is the reason “problem plays” became a thing, and “The Winter’s Tale” meets the criteria. Leontes’ wild psychological shifts could give a normal audience whiplash. There’s a touch of tragedy in the sudden death of young Mamillius (played by a perfectly bewitching puppet); there’s comedy in places you didn’t think comedy could live; and the resolution and traditional happy ending depend on magic. So it’s a “problem play.” For this reviewer, however, there’s no problem at all. Director Aaron Posner and the cast and technical crew of the production now at Folger have presented one of the most solidly unified pieces of performance art I have ever encountered. From the quick changing cast members who play multiple roles - and multiple musical instruments - to the fluid rhythms of scene, mood, and time change, what is actually two hours and forty minutes with intermission feels timeless, almost other worldly. Luciana Stecconi’s scene design sets the tone. Enormous snowy blue curlicues create a romantic, wintry frame for what is traditionally a tale to be told by a fireside, and stacked trunks and chairs do on-the-spot service for scene changes. Composer and music director, Liz Filios, fills the small Folger theatre from pre-show to end with music that weaves itself into the story, accents moments, grieves with the grief-stricken, and celebrates when things turn joyous. And it’s quite beautiful. I’d buy a CD of it if I could. Eric Hissom, a reliable star on regional stages, stands out not only as the Storyteller who draws us into the play, but as Leontes’ faithful courtier, Camillo, also Antigonus, “and others.” His straight forward but delicate sense of timing and comedy communicate thoughts that are little more than subtle movements, yet land fully realized.

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King Leontes (Michael Tisdale) begins to feel the pangs of jealousy, as his queen Hermione (Katie deBuys) speaks with his best friend Polixenes (Aldo Billingslea).

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loathing equal to his original flaw. All of this he achieves. The wronged Hermione, played with warm dignity by Katie deBuys, is a tragic figure in her downfall, and Aldo Billingslea as King Polixenes presents a towering personage both in friendship to Leontes and later, as his implacable enemy. And we should all have a friend and champion like the formidable Paulina (Grace Gonglewski) who fearlessly confronts Leontes and the men of his court – and still has room for forgiveness when he cannot forgive himself. Comical rustics abound, but the gypsy thief, Autolycus (Kimberly Gilbert), who never did an honest act on purpose, steals her own scenes. This winsome character manages to make the delicate art of pocket picking almost admirable – as long as it isn’t our pockets. And then there’s love. No Shakespeare comedy is complete without it. Perdita (Daven Ralston),

the abandoned infant daughter of Hermione, found and raised by shepherds, becomes the unwitting means for reconciliation with a father and king she never knew. Naturally she attracts Florizell (Drew Drake), the disguised son of the disapproving Bohemian king, and their attempts to plight their troth in secret set up an intense moment of humor followed by even more intense conflict. Without revealing the supernatural close, an element which is unique in all of Shakespeare, suffice it to say that what could be written off as improbable absurdity pulls us further into that magical and willing suspension of disbelief. In lesser hands, “The Winter’s Tale” is indeed a problem play; but with an ensemble as tight and intuitive as this one, it warms up the evening. Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.




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10 Reach Your Customers in the Next Issue—Call 540.812.2282 LOCAL NEWS ➤ Wild, from Page 8 older fox pups at play in the area. The fox came back across the field a couple of minutes later, adding further evidence to my theory. In Virginia, red fox pups are usually born in March or April, so probably would not be ready for solid food by the time I saw the fox lugging the rabbit. The more likely scenario was that this was a male bringing food to his mate, who needed to stay in the den to feed and otherwise take care of their young pups. In refreshing my memory on fox reproduction, I checked online with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) website ( and the Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service (VFWIS) website (, which supplied most of the data below. The female red fox usually has only one litter a year, breeding in the

winter, and her mate sticks around to help rear the young. The species’ gestation period is 51–53 days, with litter sizes ranging from four to 17, averaging about five in Virginia. While red foxes prefer taking over woodchuck burrows with two or more entrances as dens, they will sometimes dig their own. One study showed that these dens were, on average, 2-4 feet deep and 10-14 feet in total length. Although red foxes can form groups with more than one female, especially when denning, in much of North America, social groups are just pairs, according to USFWS. Red fox pups weigh 2.4–4 ounces at birth and have fine, gray-brown fur. The color changes as they mature, usually becoming a reddish-brown by 14 weeks, often with gray along their flanks, like the one I saw that day, or with black guard hairs that make the coat look darker. Some mature red foxes are silver

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and dark gray to black, a natural color morph of the species; a red fox with this coloring is often called a “silver fox.” Red foxes often also have white on their throats, which may extend up to the lower jaw and back of the neck, and a white-tipped tail. The pups open their eyes in nine days and start walking in three weeks. Once the female can safely leave the pups alone in the den for short periods, both parents hunt. By around five weeks, pups appear at the den entrance and are weaned in eight to 10 weeks. Juvenile males are typically larger than juvenile females, and both reach their full size in about 6 months. The parents often move their young to at least one alternate den before the pups are six weeks old, with litters sometimes split — half residing in one den and half in another. At around 12 weeks, the young foxes start exploring their parents’ home range. They disperse from late August to October, with the males going first and farther than the females. Most red foxes in the wild live three or four years. Like many other canids, red foxes are opportunistic when it comes to their diet. Although their principal prey are rabbits and rodents, their

diet also includes woodchucks, birds, eggs and large insects (especially beetles and grubs), the occasional small domestic cat or dog, other small prey, plants and fruit. When I lived on a large farm in Huntly years ago, I used to sit and watch the den of a fox family that was on a hill in a field near my house. The young were as much fun to watch at play as any dog pups. They seemed to tolerate the dog I had at the time, a Belgian Tervuren named Mai Coh, who could get close to the den when the pups were out. They were more skittish about my presence, so I stayed far enough away not to disturb them. While neither Mai Coh nor I did posed a threat, but other dogs might, including my current dog, who enthusiastically chases foxes up the mountain where we live. Fortunately, the adult foxes are fast, smart, and have lots of cover up there, so they easily escape her. © 2018 Pam Owen Pam Owen is a writer, editor, photographer, and passionate nature conservationist living in Rappahannock County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You may reach her at

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Rebecca Harris of Culpeper and Melinda Kunka of Locust Grove sew handbags for hygiene kits that will be provided to Empowerhouse, a program in the Fredericksburg region for survivors of domestic abuse. Harris and Kunka were among 160 women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who stuffed 60 hygiene kits Saturday at the

Women prepare hygiene kits for survivors of domestic abuse By Jennifer Erickson FOR THE CULPEPER TIMES

A woman holding a cardboard sign paced back and forth near an intersection in the Fredericksburg area Saturday afternoon. Her left eye was encircled by a black bruise. When asked what happened, she said, “I was in a bad relationship.” She was in need of cash for a motel and then asked if she knew about Empowerhouse. She said she had stayed there before. Earlier that day, about 160 women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the church in Fredericksburg for a service project – preparing hygiene kits for women who come to Empowerhouse in need of a safe haven. The women and teenage girls who participated in the service project come from areas including Culpeper. “To empower survivors of domestic violence and their children to believe in themselves and build new lives filled with dignity, respect, safety and hope; and vision,” is the mission of Empowerhouse, according to its website at www.empowerhouseva. org. The program serves

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, and Stafford counties; sheltering more than 100 adults and 100 children each year. At the church, women congregated at a hygiene kit assembly line and sewing machines. Sixty hygiene kits of toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail clippers, deodorant, shampoo, lotion, hairbrushes, and soap were assembled. Each kit would be placed in a brightlycolored hand-sewn handbag with a personal note of encouragement. Tammy Jones of Culpeper, a coordinator of the service project, expressed her hope for all who participated. “I hope they take away that they are children of their Heavenly Father, who loves them; and He will not ever leave them alone,” Tammy Jones said. “As sisters, together, we can help each other through this mortal life as we should be helping each other.” Lily Jones of Fredericksburg, another coordinator of the project, will deliver the kits to Empowerhouse. She said the name of the program drew her attention to the service opportunity, hoping those who participated would empower one another.

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EASTER EGG HUNT • Antioch Baptist Church, Culpeper, will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday.

Park Day at Brandy Station Battlefield


CHURCH GROUP • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Women’s Group The Order of Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism, making a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and following Him as Lord of their lives. Please contact us for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | |

at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if 90 or more players. Upstairs and downstairs seating, the entire facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.


QUILTING • Join others each

Saturday who enjoy quilting at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper. All welcome. Quilts are given to SAFE and other local organizations. Contact Diane Vanderhoof at 540-604-0068.

Brandy Station Battlefield will host Park Day Saturday, April 7.


Season are Changing! Perfect time to get your cat and dog spayed and neutered. Spay Today's our area's non-profit, reduced-priced spay and neuter program. CHOOSE from MANY vets throughout the area. Contact Spay Today: or call 304.728.8330.


• Third annual 5K and 'Living the Dream' Walk in memory of Ben Long and for support of individuals and families affected by substance abuse, depression or suicide. Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon. at Yowell Meadow Park. Preregister on www. search for Living the Dream. $25 (free T-shirt to first 150 registered walkers.)

ANDREW 5K FUN RUN • 6th annual Andrew 5K Fun Run, featuring a color splash, Saturday, Arpril 28, Hoover Ridge Park, Madison. $25 with T-shirt, $15 without T-shirt. For more info and to sign up visit


LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Culpeper’s Kate Hohman at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

GIVE BACK DAY • "Give Back" Day for Humane Society of Culpeper will be held at Chili's, mention you are supporting the Humane Society of Culpeper and they will receive 20% of your bill.

Great way to support the cause.


LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or

a drink with Brent Funkhouser at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

QUIET HOUR • All are invited to join St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Culpeper, on Good Friday at 9 a.m. through 11:45 a.m. for a Quiet Time of silent prayer and reflection, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus. For information, call 540-825-8786. BINGO • VFW Post 2524 weekly bingo sessions on Friday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts

HISTORY • Selma to

Montgomery: Learn about the Life & Death Struggle for the Right to Vote at the Culpeper Library Meeting room from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This free public event will cover the time period from 1963 to 1965 of the Civil Rights Movement, when African American citizens in and around Selma, Alabama demanded their right to vote through peaceful demonstration. Their activities directly led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You won't take your right to vote for granted ever again! Donations of personal hygiene products will be collected for students in need from the five-county area. This supports the Strong and Healthy Initiative of the Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community Network.

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LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to special guest musicians at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

CHURCH • Antioch Baptist

Church, Culpeper, will host its Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of the church noon, all are welcomed. Easter Sunrise Service will start at 6 a.m., Sunday April 1 followed by breakfast served by the Men's Ministry. Sunday Morning Service will start at 11AM. Antioch Baptist Church is looking forward to worshipping with you at 202 South West Street Culpeper, VA where Reverend Adrian D. Sledge is the Pastor. Our doors are always open!


CHURCH • St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church - Join us in Worship. We offer three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., Childcare from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by Healing and Holy Communion at 12 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | |

BINGO • Mid-Day Lions Sunday

Night Bingo. Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot.

CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon Topic for Sun, March 18: "Word Up - WOW!"" Worship Service Times: 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m. Live Stream available at 10:00 AM via our website www.mountainviewcc. net. Children's programs available for birth - 5th grade. We are located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Icecream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-727-0297

CHURCH • St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church – Women’s Group The Order of Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated

to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism, making a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and following Him as Lord of their lives. For information: 540-825-8786 | ssec@ | www. | Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street.



to knit or crochet. Held at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper each Monday from 10-12 a.m. All welcome. Contact Diane Vanderhoof at 540-604-0068.


10:30 a.m. at the Culpeper County Library. This is a fun and engaging “lapsit” program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all. Parents sit on the floor with their children in their laps, helping them to participate in the program. No registration necessary. Older siblings are welcome to attend.


ST. STEPHEN’S MEN’S GROUP • The Brotherhood of

St. Andrew offers men and boys the Discipline of Prayer, Study and Service, to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom. Newcomers are welcome to join us for breakfast each Tuesday at 7 a.m. Contact 540-825-8786 Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street Visit www.

PAJAMA STORYTIME • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Stories, songs, puppets, and games make this a fun time for all. Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas. No registration required! SEMINAR • Culpeper Wellness

Foundation will host "A Balanced Approach to Pain Management and Opiods" from 5:30 to 7:30 at

the Country Club of Culpeper. No charge for medical professionals serving Culpeper, Orange, Madison, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties. For more information contact Shari Landry and slandry@ or call 540.445.5414.


CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540727-0695 or culpeperchessclub@


ITSY BITSY STORYTIME • Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time, lots of rhymes, and one book at this fun storytime. Followed by a half an hour of mingling and play time. No registration necessary. FILM • “Mostly Lost: Identifying Unknown Films at the Library of Congress” Did you ever wonder where those “once-thought-lost, justrediscovered” films you hear about in the news from time to time were lurking? This evening’s screening, a preview of the program to be presented at this year’s Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival in Hollywood (April 26 – 29), will bring part of that workshop to you with screenings of newly identified films, insights in how to identify a film, and even give you a shot at identifying one live! Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Ben Model who will also present his fascinating “Undercranking: the Magic Behind the Slapstick” talk. 90 – 120 min. 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.


FILM • “The Servant” (LRO, 1963) In this British psychodrama, an aristocratic young man (James Fox) hires a servant (Dirk Bogarde) who seems to be a loyal and competent employee, but turns out to have a


SUBMIT YOUR EVENT! Want your event to appear in the Culpeper Times What's Happening expanded regional weekend calendar? Email editor Jeff Say at jsay@ hidden agenda. 116 min. 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.


PARK DAY • Park Day is annual hands-on volunteer event to help Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields and historic sites shine their brightest. Please contact Eugene Hankinson at 540-439-0874 or to volunteer on Park Day for the Brandy Station Foundation. Eugene will have free Tee-shirts donated by the Civil War Trust to distribute to volunteers as well as our grateful thanks. The BSF Park Day project is at the Kelly’s Ford Crossing site during the Battle of Brandy Station in Culpeper County beginning at 9 a.m. Meet at the left side of the corner of State Route 620 (Kelly’s Ford Road) and State Route 674 (Edwards Shop Road). Needs include trash pickup and clearing obstacles to pedestrians on a path to the Rappahannock. Please dress appropriately for doing work in a heavily wooded area: Gloves, hard shoes or boots, long pants, & hats. Please bring tools to help with the clearing of this site. Rakes, large trimmer shears, small branch snippers. For those who do not know the area the property is located on the Culpeper side of the Route 620 Bridge at Kelly’s Ford. There is no available parking at this site, so we have set up alternate parking at 6451 Sumerduck Road.

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Forget the weather and find the fun during March Wine and Dine Month on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail. Twentyseven Trail members offer more than 80 events for your wining, dining, staying, playing and artistic pleasures. For details: http://www. Click on Open Door Tour



Methodist Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville.



• Amissville United Methodist Church will celebrate Good Friday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. Everyone is welcome.


Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) Theatre will present "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. at the RAAC Theatre, 310 Gay St, Washington. The cost is $15 and reservations are available at Those without internet call 1-800-6956075


EGG HUNT • The Easter Bunny is coming to breakfast at the Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring your appetites. Adults and kids 11 and older $10, kids 10 and under eat FREE! After the breakfast enjoy a Easter Egg Hunt with each child receiving a hat and candy. Some participants may be lucky enough to find tickets for additional prizes in the eggs. For more

Hugh Hill and Stephanie Mastri appear in the RAAC Community Theatre production of Good People, which will be presented this Friday and Saturday in Little Washington.

information, call 540-675-3615.

JAZZ AT THE THEATRE • The Anderson Trio is coming to the Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay St., Washington, with a performance at 8 p.m. Reserved seating. Tickets ($25) are available by calling 540-675-1253 or www. PLAY • The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) Theatre will present "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire at 8 p.m. at the RAAC Theatre, 310 Gay St, Washington. The cost is $15 and reservations are available at www. Those without internet call 1-800-695-6075.


YARD SALE • The Remington Lions Club located at their club house at 1326 James Madison Highway (H/W 29) in Remington is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, April 7 between the hours of 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Fees are $40 inside with one table or $20 outside

without table. Point of contact for reservations is Debbie Embrey (540) 718-3177.


YARD SALE • Mark your Calendars for the Annual Indoor yard sale. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 5561 from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is having their yearly Indoor Yard Sale at Mercy Hall 271 Winchester Street, Warrenton, on Saturday April 21 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the sale on Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Mercy Hall. We will be accepting gently used furniture, household items, baby items, books, toys, jewelry, camping items,gardening items and nick- knacks. We reserve the right to refuse any items that we can not sell. We can not accept clothing or electronics. This year our sale will feature a bag book sale - as many books as you can fit into a plastic grocery bag for $5 and a special clearance sale that starts at noon You won't want to miss this sale! The proceeds from our sale will permit us to help many charities in the area. If you have any questions you may contact Diane McFarland at or Tammy Anzenberger at sirenliberty@



• Working Woods Walk, 2 - 4 p.m. Walk with Virginia Master Naturalists through James Madison's beloved woodlands. Experience the beauty and joy of welcoming Spring in the Landmark and Demonstration Forests and learn about the ecological and economic contributions a wellmanaged forest provides to our society in terms of habitat, wildlife, and more. Investigate how active forest management constitutes stewardship of the woodlands, to renew and preserve them for future generations. $5/person; children under 6 free. Meet at the Visitor Center, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. For more information, see http://www. In case of inclement weather, call (540)6722728, ext. 141 or ext. 252.

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Your river, my river, our river


The arrival of spring this year has been wildly inconsistent—we Marshall Conner have had blustery nor’easters, rain, a couple warm days and a few days of snow. Despite all the swirling winds the natural world still seems like a welcome refuge from the constant barrage of politics, scandals and rumors of scandals that thoroughly infect our minds like a cancer emanating from one beeping electronic device or another. It’s time to leave the smartphone for a few hours and take a step outside. One of the many benefits of being a fly-fisherman is the skill of observation, the Buddhists refer to it as mindfulness. Simply put it is the ability to observe what is literally underfoot or within reach. It is an acquired skill and it’s much more difficult to possess when you are young. It is a discipline to see the natural world as an integral part of a larger fishing experience, not just as a background for your fish selfie. For example, if you took the time to look at the insects circling blooming plants you would instantly know what the fish are feeding on. Time moves at a different pace in the natural world. Humans tend to over-manage time. The tide, moon and seasons move at a subtler pace. Recently, time caught up to one of my fly-fishing heroes. Author and fly-fishing icon Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, 93, passed away on the same day many mourned the passing of Stephen Hawking, a man equally beloved by students of physics and the universe. Both men taught us that the complex can be taught to be accessible. “If you’re interested in catching hickory shad, they arrive when the shadbush and the dogwood bloom. If anglers had the time to spend in the wild all day and study this stuff, they wouldn’t need fly-fishing books or newspaper columns, because everything in nature reveals itself. That is my job: to


Culpeper County School Board should have voted for prayer before meetings

The Culpeper County School Board recently voted 5-2 against starting its meetings with prayer. Board members Nate Clancy (Catalpa) and Marshall Keene (Stevensburg) should be thanked profusely for voting to support prayer. Board members Anne Luckinbill (Salem), Betsy Smith (Cedar Mountain),

take the time to see nature revealed and pass along what I learned to people who could not be there,” wrote Kreh in his auto-biography. Two weeks ago, Woodie Walker, a community conservationist with Friends of the Rappahannock, gave a presentation to the Silver Citizens Club, a Parks and Recreation program in Culpeper. His presentation included insight on the Rappahannock River that flows 187 miles total miles from Chester Gap to the Chesapeake Bay. The river and its tributaries flow through 18 jurisdictions in its journey to saltwater. Miles of the river flow through Culpeper County. Following his presentation Walker informed the club about the upcoming Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Saturday, March 31st at 5:30pm) at the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium. He was especially thrilled to meet Jean Scott, a member of the Silver Club, who received an award last year for her role in the removal of Monumental Mills dam on the Hazel River, a tributary of the Rappahannock. The dam’s removal returned the river to a pre-European settlement flow pattern. Last year, Scott was honored by the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, at its annual meeting. Scott’s award states, “Natural Resource Conservationist Award 2017, “For outstanding contributions to the conservation of Virginia’s aquatic resources.” Walker presented Scott with a few passes for the ten-film river-focused festival. “We would be an honor for Mrs. Scott to attend,” said Walker. “She has certainly helped the Rappahannock watershed.” Personally, the magic of spring on the Rappahannock comes down to moments—moments that happen 40 feet down a line where a tiny hook wrapped in a flash of pink flutters. Beneath the rushing water comes a flash of silver---instantly it swirls to the surface and leaps before turning sideways to maximize its leverage in the river current. The first shad of spring brings joy to the heart before finding its way into my

landing net. I release it to continue its journey. Along the shore of the Rappahannock River people and wildlife converge after a winter that stayed a bit too long. Ospreys circle overhead and dive with precision to snatch fish. This is the annual spawning run for the anadromous shad—a notable Virginian. The shad, both the Hickory and American varieties are historic, beloved, and even political. The poor man’s tarpon as it has been called, is usually the first fish to knock the dust off your fishing reel in the spring. On a fly-rod it fights admirably. A shad has a tenacity that most freshwater fish lack. One can instantly tell that a shad has endured the harsh realities of the sea. A shad returning to the river was born there a couple years ago. It returns to the ocean in maturity and returns to its birth river repeating the cycle of life. The shad’s journey coincides nicely with the first outbreaks of spring fever. The annual shad run in Fredericksburg has consistently inspired work-dodging and school-skipping for hundreds of years. Historic accounts state that troops on both sides in the Civil War took pause from blowing each other’s heads off to catch a few shad. The shad run was powerful enough to pause warfare. Gene Mueller, a local outdoor columnist described the shad run well in 2009. “Fishermen stand near a couple of sandy islands, sloshing about and firing their small lures into the river, fully aware that the law of averages was on their side. Sooner or later one of the shiny-scaled fighters had to be swimming past them on its way to suitable spawning pools and along the way look at a shad dart. Shad are very democratic that way. If something irritates or interests them, they often instinctively take a swipe at it,” he wrote. Sounds like the perfect fish to cook at a political gathering, right? Shadplanking has been a political institution in the Commonwealth since the 1940s--but honestly, I can’t be bothered with politics when the fish are biting. Nature always keeps its promises.

Michelle North (Jefferson), Pat Baker (East Fairfax) and Rachel Carter (West Fairfax) voted against prayer. This Gang of Five should be asked the following questions by Culpeper voters: Why are the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and Culpeper Town Council able to open their meetings with prayer led by local pastors? Why has this practice been done for decades with no controversy? Why do Virginia school boards in diverse places such as Chesterfield

County and the City of Chesapeake open their meetings with prayer and without incident? The Culpeper Gang of Five thinks it represents exotic cities like San Francisco or Boulder, Colorado. Culpeper voters need to provide some badly-needed adult supervision to these folks before they embarass us all with yet another train wreck. Kurt Christensen Richardsville

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Culpeper Home Services Russell Furr, Owner Culpeper, VA 22701 540.845.3653 Plumbing

Congratulations to ANYTIME FITNESS who was named, “Best Small Business”, “Best Place To Work”, “Best Gym”, “Best Recreation Facility”, and “Best Yoga Class” in the recent Culpeper Star Exponent "Best of Your Hometown" contest. In addition to that, owner Bryan Forsing won for “Best Personal Trainer.” This makes 3 years in a row for some of these awards. CFC FARM & HOME is pleased to welcome Rachel Davis as Marketing Manager. Rachel raises Red Angus cattle on Dry Creek Angus in Montpelier, VA. She completed a marketing internship with the International Brangus Association in Austin, TX. and is pursuing a degree in Marketing Design from DeVry University.

Congratulations to PORTRAIT ART BY ELIZABETH for being awarded a blue ribbon merit at the convention for the VA Pro Photographers Association for her photo, "Goody Two Shoes." RANDY’S FLOWERS BY ENDLESS CREATIONS designer, Susan Haynes, won an all expense paid trip to Arizona 4/6-8th to attend a Teleflora Design Class. PIEDMONT DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER’S Executive Director Lawrie Parker was featured in the Winter edition of Virginia ADR, a newsletter of the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Virginia State Bar. The article’s Q&A format focused on the benefits of community mediation for lawyers serving their clients and the community. PATHWAYS, INC. is celebrating 8 years of service! Chamber members and guests are invited to celebrate with us on Saturday, April 28th from

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SHERIFF SCOTT JENKINS was presented the Public Official of the Year award by the CULPEPER COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE at the Reagan Dinner for upholding the Constitution and Rule of Law. 1-3:30pm. ATTOLLO SYSTEMS is pleased to announce that John Barker’s technology inspired column, Data Dump, appearing in the Culpeper Times, has been picked up for distribution with InsideNoVa. com. and the Culpeper Times are both owned by Rappahannock Media LLC. Data Dump will continue to be published

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DOGWOOD VILLAGE would like to recognize Wanda Jerman for her contributions to the facility. She is pictured with Sarah Crigler and Doris Washburn as they enjoy a social event. In early 2018, HOSPICE OF THE PIEDMONT (HOP) welcomed two new Directors to our staff: on January, 8, Kristina O’Meara, RN, FNP, MSN, joined us as the new Director of the Education Institute.

OneMain Financial Michael Gearhart 327 Southgate Shopping Center Culpeper, VA 22701 540.825.2321 Financial Services Pierce Heating and AC Co., Inc. Paul Harris P.O. Box 47 Orange, VA 22960 540.661.0294 Heating/Air Conditioning

In February, Michael Cordell joined HOP as the Director of Marketing.

Congratulations to Duck Waddell, Gordon Mackison and Pep Troilo of ROSSON & TROILO FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES in successfully completing comprehensive training of Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems in accordance with NFPA 17A and NFPA 96. Sandy Combs, owner of LEARN NOW, a local Life and Learning Enhancement Center, has earned her certification as a Professional Energetic Kinesiologist through the Energy Kinesiology Association. EnKA® is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Provider. Sandy has completed over 340 ➤ Seestudy News, 17 hours of classroom in aPage variety of procedures, which help her

Open Road Renewables, LLC Patrick Buckley - Director of Development 1105 Navasota Street Austin, TX 78702 512.524.1195 Solar Energy Weichert Realtors Ellie Keane 4258-A Germanna Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508 540.972.2111 Real Estate Office Caldwell Banker Elite Bob Huston, CRS,ABR,GRI,e-Pro, CDPE 4207-A Germanna Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508 248.330.1449 Real Estate Office Belle Meade Montessori School 353 F.T. Valley Road Sperryville, VA 22740 540.987.8970 School

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Culpeper Times • March 29-April 4, 2018 EVENT

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MONTHLY NETWORKING LUNCH Where: The Country Club of Culpeper-2100 Country Club Lane When: April 4, noon



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STATE OF THE COMMUNITY Where: Country Club of Culpeper-2100 Country Club Lane When: April 5, 7:30 a.m. (breakfast), 8 a.m. (program)


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MORNING SOCIAL AT THE MUSEUM OF CULPEPER HISTORY Where: Museum of Culpeper History113 South Commerce Street When: April 11, 8 a.m.



AFTER HOURS SOCIAL HOSTED BY CENTURY 21 NEW MILLENNIUM Where: Century 21 New Millennium 601 S. Main Street When: April 12, 5:30 p.m.



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2018 WOMEN’S LIFT EVENT Where: Germanna Daniel Technology Center-18121 Technology Dr. When: April 25, 5:30 p.m.

Culpeper Chamber Culpeper Chamber of Commerce of Commerce

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To support community efforts in battling some of the mental health and addiction problems which include suicide and substance abuse, the medical staff of NOVANT HEALTH UVA HEALTH SYSTEM,CULPEPER MEDICAL CENTER approved donations of $500 each to the following organizations:Team Jordan, Rusty Bowers Suicide Prevention Coalition, Living the Dream Foundation, Come As You Are Coalition, Mountain View Community Church Rehab Recovery Center. Sarah Langland, of SERENDIPITY SERVICES, LLC, has recently been licensed in Virginia to sell Life, Annuities, & Health Insurance. WELLSPRING HEALTH SERVICES is pleased to welcome returning ENT specialist Dr. Greg Weaver. Dr. Weaver graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Weaver looks forward to returning to Culpeper where he ran an ENT specialty office from 1997-2009. Dr. Weaver, who will start seeing


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Chamber Board JoinJoin thethe Chamber Board of of Directors for the Directors andand StaffStaff for the 2018 State of the Community 2018 State of the Community

Some of year’s this year’s event topics Some of this event topics include: include: Safety & Security in Our Education Safety & Security in Our Education System System Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention Health and Wellbeing Statistics Health and Wellbeing Statistics andand Resources Resources Economic Development Economic Development Workforce Workforce

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Lions Club accepting donations

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All our food is HOMEMADE and prepared with the freshest ingredients and cooked to order!

Each year Lions clubs throughout the world attempt to take on more challenges. The clubs in Culpeper VOTED County are no exception. Best BBQ in Culpeper... This year with the assistance Come experience the difference! of a grant, the Mid-Day Lions 540.317.5718 Chef Tony procured a number of portable 129 E. Culpeper Street devices to test sight and hearing at The Stable, behind the Culpeper Post Office Catering Available for local citizens. & Private PartiesIn the past this testing was limited to students Make your reservations now! from participating public and private schools. The testing was accomplished in the famous Lions Sight and Hearing Van. All users had to compete for the availability of MADISON INN RESTAURANT these vehicles and the age of the testing equipment HOURS: Mon. Closed | Tues.-Thur. 11am–8pm | was less accurate than current technology and was F-Sat. 11am–9pm | Sun. 11am–3pm COFFEE & SwEET SHOPPE NOw OPEN: sometimes difficult to park at an acceptable position. The new mobile systems addressed these short Gourmet Coffee/Teas, Homemade Cakes,NOW Old Fashion Candy, COFFEE & SWEET SHOPPE OPEN: and coming soon Hershey’s Ice Cream! comings and gave us the opportunity to test various Gourmet Coffee/Teas, Homemade Cakes, Old Fashion Candy, Coffee Shop Winter Hours: Tues. - Sat.ICE 8amCREAM! - 3pm, closed Mon. & Sun.civic groups at their particular desired location and & NOW SERVING HERSHEY’S 12 Flavors! event. 217 N Main St., Madison, VA •- Sat. 540.948.5095 Coffee Shop Winter Hours: Tues. 8AM - 3 PM, Expanding the testing has resulted in an CLOSED Mon. & Sun. increased demand for sight and especially hearing services as older folks have a significantly larger 217 N. Main Street, Madison, VA hearing problem than the youth. (540) 948.5095 We also discovered that overseas there is a

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severe shortage of containers to put prescribed medication after being seen by medical personnel. Normally the pills are placed in a folded piece of paper and given to the patient in this manner. In recognition of this serious problem Mid-Day and a number of the Lions clubs in the local area are now collecting empty medicine bottles, sterilizing same after removing labels and shipping bottles to a collection center in Ohio where they are then packaged and sent to the location identified as in need. To address these issues, Mid-Day has obtained a large metal box, to collect eye glasses, hearing aids, and empty medicine bottles to assist in addressing these needs. We also collect computer printer cartridges for recycling. This Mail Box painted Lion Blue with International Lions Logo’s is located adjacent to the entrance of Stover’s Greenhouse located on Route 229 approximately 3 miles north of Duke’s store. Your donations of these items would be deeply appreciated.

Culpeper Food Closet Need of the Week This week:

Pancake Mix and Syrup Fruit Cocktail Tooth paste Rice and Pasta Side Dishes The Culpeper Food Closet is an outreach ministry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 N. Commerce street. Call 825-1177. Drop off donations M-F from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Arrangements should be made ahead with Dick Rosica at 547-3644 if you are bringing a large amount, i.e. from a food drive.

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Joseph Sanford Burns II

Brett Michael Clark

Age: 34, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-0/220 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 200 King Authur Way, 204, Fredericksburg, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

Brett Chase Jenkins Age: 20, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-10/170 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 34709 Zoar Rd., Locust Grove, Va. Wanted for: Sentence to Community Based Corrections Program or Facility.

Phillip Andrew Wheatcraft Age: 38, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/190 Hair/Eye: Brown/Green Last known: 11260 Muddy Run Ln., Rixeyville, Va. Wanted for: Contempt of Court.

Warrants current as of March 28


Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: March 14-20 Following are the county police reports from March 14-20. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Age: 26, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/220 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 77 Hawkins Ln., Castleton, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

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March 14 Jeremy Randolph Walker, 45, 14000 block Catalpa Drive, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance LaBonnie Wise Smith, 48, 2000 block Cottonwood Lane, Culpeper, assault and battery simple (two counts) March 15 Stacy Lynn Libertelli, 31, 8000 block Winstead Place, Manassas, possession of schedule, I, II controlled substance March 16 Harold Delawrence Waters, 64, 11000 block Scotts Mill Road, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol

March 17 Amy Lynn Settle, 35, 29000 block Kron Court, Richardsville, assault and battery - family member Kelley Amber Settle, 27, 29000 block Kron Court, Richardsville, assault and battery - family member Franklin Roosevelt Ferris, 52, 500 block S. Main St., Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge (two counts) Mark Edward Ferris, 54, 20 block Hackley Mills Road, Amissville, no insurance Corey Arthur Grey, 38, 1800 block Tiger Lily Circle, Woodbridge, assault and battery - police officer or firefighters Paulino Alejandrino SalesSanchez, 23, 10000 block Dixon Road, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol March 18 David Roger Holmes, 57, 21000 block Holmes Lane, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Dalton Michael Dawson, 23,

19000 block Circle Gate Dr., Germantown, possession of marijuana Patricia Jo Green, 53, 5500 block Sperryville Pike, Boston, driving under the influence of alcohol March 19 Barry Neil Repass, 47, 40 block Millridge Court, Standardsville, assault and battery - family member, unlawful use or injury to telephone lines Kristy Rena Brown, 33, 4000 block Hillside Road, Wallace, S.C., possession of controlled substances March 20 Briana Nicole Helton, 40, 13000 block Reva Road, Boston, driving under the influence of alochol, possession of controlled substances Harleigh Jeanne Dunnivan, 23, 8000 block Kirtley Trail, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance

Culpeper Town Police: March 19-25

Following are the police reports from March 19-25. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

March 19 Camya Renee Jones, 18, 10000 block Cherokee Road, Rapidan, shoplift, alter price, conceal goods Fatimah Shanelle Chavies, 19, 16000 block Trimmers Road, Orange, shoplift alter price, conceal goods Frank Allen Kennedy, 46, 1300 block Spring Meadow Lane, Culpeper, revocation of pretrial Erica Michelle Costley, 19, 6100 block The Parkway, Alexandria March 20 Jose Mendez-Hernandez, 26, 400 block Hill St., Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Dennis E. Herndon, 49, 9800 block

Willowlyn Lane, Catlett, revocation of suspended sentence

March 21 Jordan Robert Bacot, 34, 200 block Spruce St., Culpeper, unauthorized use: animal/vehicle/ etc, larceny Glenn Maurice Yates Jr., 37, 700 block Highview Court, Culpeper, profane, threatening language over public airway Katherine Ann Main, 37, 7900 block Black Walnut Run, Rhoadesville, failure to appear Jhovanny Hernandez-Tovar, 37, 600 block Mountain View, Culpeper, failure to appear March 22 Joseph Scott Berghuis, 29, 100 block Garr Ave., Culpeper, possession of controlled substances Lashava Olivia Brown, 40, 600 block Claire Paige Way, Culpeper, failure to appear

Kelley Amber Settle, 27, 29000 block Kron Court, Richardsville, revocation of pretrial March 23 Deandre Antoine Yates, 19, 1900 block Birch Drive, Culpeper, possession of marijuana March 24 Timothy Edward Strother, 48, 600 block Mountain View Drive, Culpeper, felonious assault Kyra Shane Mosley, 20, 500 block Windermere Drive, Culpeper, possession of marijuana Leanna Brooke Hensley, 20, 6700 block Orange Road, Madison, felonious assault March 25 Latasha Lynne Perkins, 19, 18000 block Monitor Road, Culpeper, monument: intentional damage

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Rentals — Office

OFFICE SPACE IN THE HEART OF OLD TOWN WARRENTON. 39 Culpeper Street Warrenton, VA 20186. Available Immediately. Up to 7,000 Rentable SF; Will Subdivide to Suit. Bob White, CCIM 703-447-2606, bwhite@landmarkcre. com Blair White, CCIM 703-307-9711 blair@landmarkcre. com


Sales — Lots & Acreage

Own your own park, south slope of Battle Mtn, containing 26.25 acs, walking trails with 100 mile views, long road frontage, Rappahannock Co, 4 miles from Amissville. Protected building site. $ 1 9 9 , 0 0 0 540-937-5160


Farm Equipment

Kubota tractor, York rake, Befco finish mower, and ballast bucket. Tractor specs: 4 wheel drive, HST, point hitch, with 606 hrs. royfrancis711@


Furniture/ Appliances

Hand made washed blue dining room buffet. Moving and must sell.$ 200. Call Louise, 540-270-0322


Garage/ Yard Sales

Estate Tag Sale 4/6 & 4/7; 10a to 3p Cash or checks with proper ID Whole house full offurniture, rugs, lamps, décor, lawn furniture, lawn tools, riding lawn mower, push lawn mower, generator, leaf blower, wheelbarrow & more!! 9303 Belle Haven Lane, Marshall, VA 20115



Alpacas - Sale 5 beautiful crias/ juveniles. Clover Meadows Farm Gainesville, VA 571-261-1823


Miscellaneous For Sale

2 antique 14k diamond rings. 100-150 years old. Belonged to great & great great grandmother. $125 each OBO. Older one has beautiful detailed markings. qzq812@ Antique Barrel Travel Trunk. Mid-Late 1800’s. Removal top drawer. Floral tin, wood and leather. All original.$400 OBO 703-678-3775 Beautiful white and black pearl necklace. $100. 703-678-3775 FREE - FREE - FREE Do you have stuff??? We want to clean you out!! Reach 75,000

readers through the Fauquier Times, Gainesville Times, Prince William Times ALSO online! Run an item for a cost of $99 or less in the merchandise for sale section and your 5 line ad will be free!!! $100 or more the cost is only $7. Over 5 lines will be priced at $1 per line. (18 characters per line) To place your ad call 540-351-1664, e m a i l t o : classifieds@ or online at Fauquier. com. Deadline is Friday, 3pm. Private party only.

Pellet Stove. Used for two seasons. Ready to pick up. $600. 540-216-4176 Shopsmith, dust collector, band saw, pressure washer. Good c o n d i t i o n . 540-825-1061

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FAUQUIER SPCA RUMMAGE SALE Sat., March 25 8A-2P Highland School Sugar gliders in need of a new good home! Two healthy white neutered adult males, friendly and funny. FREE, including large cage and everything else needed including exercise wheels and pouches. Current sugar glider owner preferred but will consider all inquiries. Call 540-347-4649

605 Automobiles - Domestic 2005 Buick LeSabre Custom. 110K miles. Very good condition. New brakes & shocks. Recent inspection. Good tires. $3,200. 540-222-2641 2011, Camaro SS, 6.22, V8, Manual, 6 speed, 27,800 miles. Black, Lexani Rims w/Pirelli tires. $26,500. Serious inquiries only. 540-316-7167


Antiques & Classics


Don´t limit your advertising to only the Internet!! Call to see if your ad qualifies to be free 540-351-1664, email to: classifieds@ or online at Deadline is Monday at 3 pm. Private party only.

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YARD CLEAN UP Grass cutting, mulching, aerating, all aspects.



Memoir Writing Services Firsthand accounts of life in the Piedmont, experiences in Wars, even those dating to the Depression are fading with the loss of every elderly person. Contact Piedmont Memoirs (piedmontmemoirs@ to schedule an interview and have your loved one’s most cherished stories written for posterity. Individual accounts or full memoirs are available. Don’t lose their stories when you lose them.


Full Time Employment


PT/FT barn help needed for a horse reproduction facility in Amissville VA. Great working enviroment.


99 Toyota Camry/Solara Engine & transmission good. New motor mount needs to be replaced. Windshield cracked/will not pass inspection. No radio. Door handle on driver d o o r b r o k e . Pmeyers2017@gmail. com # 540-216-4802


Full Time Employment


Experienced, for commercial & residential glass shop Warrenton area. Info@ freestateglass. com 540-216-3856

Pizza Maker Delivery person Apply in person:


Waterloo Shop Cntr, 540-347-0022



2004 Harley Davidson Sportster, excel cond, lots of extras, clean title $3,800. Text Karla at 540-671-5168


Trucks/ Pickups

2007 GMC Sierra Classic $7,500 ~ pick-up, 2 WD, 4 door, Nice shape, 150K mls. Lve msg @ 540-364-3378



2004 Forest River Lexington. Excel Cond. No Smkr/Pets. Super Clean No Leaks, Stains, Smell or Odors the Striping and Body are Perfect 100% Rust Free Everything Works.$2500. Text: (501) 487-7619 or Email: cftoc@outlook. com


Sport Utility Vehicles

2007 Chevy Suburban LTZ, 4x4, AT, runs great, low miles, clean title. $3000. Call/text: (406) 282-1324 or email:

Full Time Employment

Construction PM

for local established firm. 5+ yrs exp. req. Must be able to pass background check.

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Full Time Employment

Commercial Plumber

Competitive Pay and Great Benefits including Employer paid insurance, 401k, etc. Fax or Email resume to:

540-439-6544 or

Full Time Employment

Service Plumber

Competitive Pay and Great Benefits including Employer paid insurance, 401k, etc. Fax or Email resume to:

540-439-6544 or

Regional Teacher Recruitment Fair Sat., April 7, 9am-12pm

Rentals — Houses Rappahannock County ● 1 bdrm, 1 bth cabin w/workshop and greenhouse. $950 ● 3 bdrms, 2 bths, appliances, porch and deck. $1500 Call RRR LLC Washington, VA 540-675-3843

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Lord Fairfax Community College Corron Community Development Center, Middletown, Virginia

**On-site interview included** Prior registration not required. Call (540) 868-7278 or visit



Full Time Employment Construction Superintendent Oversee all aspects of construction project from planning to implementation, Allocate resources for assigned projects Supervise onsite personnel and subcontractors Interface with project inspectors, contractors, architects, engineers, city and county officials, and clients. Maintain high standards of workmanship that adhere to original plans and specifications. Qualifications: Previous 5+ years of experience in COMMERCIAL construction, Experience with Metal Building Systems, Ability to read and interpret construction documents, Familiarity with construction management software, Strong leadership qualities Deadline and detail-oriented. Please email your resume to:


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Culpeper Times • March 29-April 4, 2018


Tenth annual 'Senior Prom' to be held April 28 Delivery Will Be:


Aging Together invites you, if you are fifty years old or older, to its 10th annual “Senior Prom” on Saturday, April 28, from 2-5 p.m. at Culpeper Christian School, 810 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper. Join us for fun, food, dancing, door prizes and fond memories. It’s all free – bring a friend!

Sponsors include the Star Exponent, The Arbors of Culpeper, Hope In-Home Care, Home Instead Senior Care, Grace Retirement Village, Visiting Angels, Heartland Hospice and New Century Hospice. This year’s theme for the prom is “April in Paris”, with a French flair. For more information, call Aging

Together at 540-829-6405 or email Aging Together is a partnership of organizations and individuals who care about older adults and seek to serve and assist them so they can age safely and in good health.

Saturday, July 294 Wednesday, April Orange 12:30-1:15 @ 9:00 Orange Madison Co-op Bealeton - 9:45 Madison 2:00-2:45 @& Orange Madison @ CFC Farm Home CenterCo-op

Culpeper 11:15 Friday,10:30 April- 13

@ CFC Farm & Home Center Bealeton 1:30-2:15 @ CFC Farm & Home Center 1:30 -& 2:15 Culpeper Warrenton 3:00-3:45@ CFC Farm Home Center

@ CFC Farm & Home Sperryville 4:30-5:15 @ CFC Farm &Center Home Center Sperryville 3:15 - 4:00 Saturday, April 14 @ CFC Farm & Home Center

Warrenton 11:45-12:30 @ CFC Farm & Home Center



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you, if you are fifty years old or older, to its 10​th​ annual “Senior Prom” on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. at Culpeper Christian Tree Service/Firewood School, 810 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper.

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Join us for fun, food,Trimming, dancing, door Spraying, prizes and memories. It’s all free – bring Topping, Treefond Removal, Stump Grinding, Mulching Pruning, Cabling, a friend! Feeding, Lot Clearing, Fencing, Painting, Power Washing, Planting, Grading, Seeding, Retaining Walls, Patios, Walkways

Sponsors include the Star Exponent, The Arbors of Culpeper, Hope In-Home Care, Home Instead Senior540-987-8531 Care, Grace Retirement Village, Visiting Angels, Heartland 540-214-8407 Hospice and New Century Hospice. Licensed & Insured

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This year’s theme for the prom is “April in Paris”, with a French flair. For more information, call AgingPainting/Wallpaper Together at 540-829-6405 or email Aging Together is a partnership of organizations and individuals who care about older adults and seek to serve and assist them so they can age safely and in good health.




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RECORD BREAKER. Krystal Brown (right) and her trainer Matt Stanton talk about her record breaking lift of 78.2 pounds in the strict curl recently. Read more about her feat on page 7.

SEVENTH GRADE WINNERS. Seventh grade winners of the Epiphany Catholic School science fair were: 3rd- Gianna Young and partner (Exhaling Carbon Dioxide) 2nd- Jonny Storey (Investigating Soil and Drainage) 1st- Elie Dodson and Holly Little (World in a Bottle)

LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE. Epiphany Catholic School's science fair showcased the hard work, creativity and science research skills of our Middle School students. Did you know that petting a guinea pig has been proven to lower your blood pressure? Or that there are many uses for ginger and sodium bicarbonate that you may have never realized? We also learned that being a multi-tasker may not be a good thing because it has been proven to be a real drain on brain function! So many great projects on display. Pictured for 6th grade are: 3rdJacob Adams, Henry Brown and Kevin Barlow (Rubber Band Rovers) 2nd- Evan Thornton and Austin Tingler (Sunny Rays and Angles) 1st- Leo Keddie and Nick Sadowski (Digesting Proteins).

EIGHT GRADE WINNERS. Eighth grade winners of Epiphany Catholic School's sciense fair were: 3rd- Cayden Amador (Do You Still Want Jell-O?) 2nd- Rachel Dillon (Seconds Matter) 1st- Megan Fay (Got H20?). Megan Fay (left) was named the overall winner.

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