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LOCAL NEWS Garris honored during Crime Victims Right Week ➤ Annual luncheon brings to light the challenges those dealing with homicide in their families face daily By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Melissa Garris was awarded the advocacy award by the Culpeper Victim/Witness Program Friday as part of Crime Victims Rights Week. Garris hosts counseling for co-homicide survivors group, of which members Helen Clanagan and Denise Waters were on hand to congratulate her and thank her for her work with the program. “This is very humbling because as you heard, it’s really a privilege to work with them and there are so many others that can benefit from you support,” Garris said. “Please spread the word about coping through homicide. Mark and Karah have been great to help facilitate to do this. There’s so many people in our county that need help. Counseling is one thing, but when you support one another because of a shared experience, there’s healing in that.” Clanagan and Waters shared their stories of losing family members with the members of the crowd, many of which were law enforcement. Clanagan’s grandson Corey, was killed Oct. 31 2014 at a Halloween party along Cherry Hill Road. He was stabbed 24 times by a man he just met that night. She relayed a story of coincidence, how prior to the luncheon she was on her way into town when an accident diverted her to a route she wasn’t familiar with. Suddenly, she was on


Melissa Garris, center, was honored by the Culpeper Victim/Witness Program with the annual advocacy award. Pictured with her are: (from left to right) Culpeper Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Walther, Victim/ Witness Program Director Mark Nowacki, Denise Waters, Helen Clanagan, Victim/Witness Program Assistant Director Karah Thompson and Sen. Bryce Reeves. Cherry Hill road, passing the very house Corey was killed at. Moments like those still shake her. “Corey had so much to live for, he had just finished high school and had started a new job,” Clanagan said. “His life was taken by someone who didn’t care about his life or his family.” Corey was a person who would do anything for anyone else. He shared his lunch at school with kids who didn't have money to buy lunch. He would take new shoes from his mother to give to girls at school. He had his whole life to live, Clanagan said. She praised Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office investigator Justin Brown with helping obtain a first degree murder verdict with life in prison for Corey’s killer and thanked Culpeper Victim/Witness Program director Mark Nowacki and assistant

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director Karah Thompson for their love and support. “Today, I thank Justin for all he’s done, he worked so hard on this case along with the sheriff’s department,” Clanagan said. “They (Mark and Karah) still work with us, nearly every day I call Mark and if I need answers for anything they are there for us.” She said Garris support has been amazing and thanked Team Jordan for sponsoring her and Waters to attend a Parents of Murdered Children conference in Washington, D.C. Waters teared up as she recalled the life of her son Roger Davis, killed March 6, 2018 in the Shanktown area of Reva Road. He had gotten off work at 8:30 a.m. at Cintas and by 9 a.m .was killed. He was shot in his car, made it to the Reva Market where he met first responders, but he

didn’t make it. A year later, the case has not been solved. He left behind two sons and a young daughter. “I know I’m supposed to speak to you all about Roger, but I want to speak to y’all about the effect it’s had on us as a family,” Waters said. “It caused me to go to my doctor and be prescribed antidepressants. It call came from the trauma our family has sustained. It’s hard for me knowing this case hasn’t been solved to go out in society like I used to. I’m constantly looking around because I don’t know who I’m speaking to, I don’t know if I’m speaking to his murderer.” She said the hardest thing she had to do was tell her grandson that “Uncle Ra-Ra” wasn’t coming back. “My life isn’t normal anymore,” Waters said. “My life has been turned upside down.”

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Culpeper Sheriff Partners with Civil Defense Group Hurricane Katrina was a one hundred and sixty mile an hour freight train that slammed through New Orleans. Twelve hundred people are estimated to have died during that storm in August of 2005 and even more memorable were the survivors left to find water and other necessities in the ruin. Imagine if that were Culpeper. Large swaths in darkness as the electric grid lay tangled on the ground, hillsides collapsing under the weight of water, bridges swept away by our rivers and consequently the normal flow of food and medicine cut off for weeks. While terrible to contemplate that is exactly what some Culpeper citizens have been doing: asking the hard questions surrounding survival after such a disaster. Who will respond? How will people be saved? How can we prepare? Al Swann, Don Doyle and other founding members of the Culpeper County Civil Defense Association decided it was time to put discussion into action and as a result they reached out to the Culpeper County Sheriff for support. Coincidentally, the issue of disaster preparedness has been an ongoing concern for Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins since he first became Sheriff, so the partnership between the emerging effort spearheaded by the two men and Sheriff Jenkins was a natural fit. “It is important to prepare for disaster before it occurs, not scramble to react afterward,” Sheriff Jenkins said in a statement announcing the partnership. “We all hope that a disaster never happens, but if it does, our first responders may not be able to reach everyone who needs help. Identifying and building this capacity in each neighborhood will help make us better prepared if the unthinkable happens,” Jenkins said. The intent is to have people help and care for each other, until normal emergency services become available. Now with the announcement of the partnership, the CCCDA is launching its initial Level I training effort with the “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) program. This program guides residents to get to know their neighbors within their neighborhoods and in the process, identify resources within the neighborhood to help respond to disaster and who may need additional assistance, like the elderly, disabled or children home alone. It is built on preparedness at home, extending to the neighborhood and then to the larger community. The CCCDA has acquired MYN packets from a program used in Washington State that has proven to be easy to use, implement and sustain. The packet is entitled “Nine Steps-immediately following a disaster,” Neighborhood Gathering Site and Care Center, Neighborhood Skills and Equipment Inventory, Guidelines for Neighborhood Mapping and finally Your Neighborhood Map and Contact

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Abigail Stern (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to to apply.) A downside of technology- digital mapping On February 24, 2015 there was a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and a train caused by a mistake by the tractor-trailer driver when trying to read a digital map. The driver misread the map because the map was not labeled properly, then took a wrong turn and ended up in the middle of a railroad crossing where only seconds later a train ran into it. This accident killed the conductor of the train and injured 32 people. Last year alone there were almost 200 fatal accidents involving railroads and mapping technology. There has been an investigation for the past two years that resulted in the conclusion that they will have to label railroad crossings better on digital maps. The rail agencies sent out alerts to Apple and Microsoft informing them of the incident and telling them they needed to add alerts to the maps of railroad crossings. Apple and multiple different companies are on board with the idea to add better alerts but have not done so yet. None of the updated google maps include this feature. A spokeswoman representing google said the reason they have not added this feature in yet is because they have not figured out a way to do it. During a speech on September 15, 2017 Mrs. Feinberg readdressed the issue and restated the fact that railroad fatalities aren’t due to drivers trying to “beat the train” but due to drivers “losing situational awareness,” as Mrs.Feinberg said in her speech. She also called out technology companies for not making this a top priority of theirs because this could save lives.The railroad agencies can also try to convince congress to give money to these companies as motivation to move forward with the new updates. Digital maps have trumped the use of paper maps. Roughly one billion people use mapping apps globally each week. This is why updating these apps should be their main priority. Not only are the apps and issue in these situations. Railroad crossings need to be labeled better in order to warn drivers. At some of them there are not even lights or a barrier to stop people from crossing the tracks when they are unaware of a train coming. Along with the digital maps that are difficult to read and the railroad crossings that are not labeled, this is a recipe for disaster.

List. CCCDA is also becoming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a FEMA program that provides their Level II certified training in areas of disaster preparedness, medical operations, fire suppression, and light search and rescue. It requires a local sponsor and Sheriff Jenkins is sponsoring this effort also. The CCCDA meets the third

Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Culpeper County Emergency Services Building, 14022 Public Safety Court, Culpeper, Virginia 22701. For information on how to become involved in the Mapping Program attend a meeting or call Al Swann at 703-475-9468 or Don Doyle at 540-219-8389 or email Culpeper County Civil Defense Association at cccivildefense@gmail. com.


Whetzel seeks the office of County Treasurer in November election David DeJarnette, current Culpeper County Treasurer has announced he will not seek re-election in November 2019. Denise Whetzel, the current Chief Deputy Commissioner for the Culpeper County Commissioner of the Revenue Office has announced she will seek the office of Culpeper County Treasurer in the November election. “I will bring over 38 years of business, financial, and county government experience to the office,” she said. Whetzel has served as the Chief Deputy for the Culpeper County Commissioner of Whetzel the Revenue’s office since 2008. In her capacity as Chief Deputy, Whetzel trains, supervises and evaluates staff, updates office procedures and guidelines and manages the day to day operations of the Commissioner’s Office. Whetzel assists the Commissioner in developing and monitoring the annual budget and approves office accounts payables. In addition, she assists county taxpayers in providing information and identifying and solving problems. Whetzel achieved designation of Master Deputy Commissioner in 2012 from the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. She had the distinct honor of being named Culpeper County’s Employee of the Year in 2013 and received the Bright & Associates Commissioner of the Revenue User Group Contributions and Commitment Award in 2017. “The Treasurer’s and Commissioner of the Revenue’s offices work closely to allow for checks and balances in tax assessment/taxation information. We have a good working relationship and offer the citizens of Culpeper County outstanding customer service” she said. Prior to becoming Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue, Ms. Whetzel had 28 years of business and financial experience in the banking industry. She began her career with Second National Bank (later to become Second Bank & Trust and StellarOne) as a teller during her high school senior year and worked in various departments including bookkeeping and accounting, culminating with her position as Vice President in Loan Operations and Credit Review. A 1981 graduate of Culpeper County High School, Whetzel is also a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Bank Management. Whetzel has lived in and served the Culpeper County community since 1971. She currently lives in Lignum with her husband, Tim and has 3 children, Laura, T.R. (fiancée Sara Fant) and Sylvia; 1 grandchild, Brayden. She can be reached on Facebook at whetzelfortreasurer or by email at


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Special Games helps highlight student's abilities By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Joshua Clark, a first grader at A.G. Richardson Elementary School, jumped in excitement to race at the Special Games Friday. How excited was he? “A lot!” he yelled, waving his arms as he waited somewhat patiently for his turn on the track. Clark was one of 251 athletes competing at the 14th annual Special Games for students with differing abilities from Culpeper, Louisa, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange counties. Franco Calabrese, adaptive physical education teacher for Culpeper County, said the students from the 27 participating schools look forward to this day. “It’s very important for them, it’s important for their self-esteem,” Calabrese said. “It gives them an opportunity to advocate for themselves but also for their family and their peers to see their special talents.” Calabrese said that mainstream students and students ➤ See Special Games, Page 5


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➤ Special Games, from Page 5 with differing abilities have become closer - pointing to the crowd at Culpeper County High School’s Broman Field. Students flowed from the classroom to the seats to cheer on their classmates. “I have seen a lot of improvement with that,” Calabrese said. “The atmosphere around the building are a lot different since these programs (including the Medford Basketball League) have started. I see a lot more of camaraderie in the hallway.” Angie Neely, Executive Director of Special Education for Culpeper County Public Schools, said it was part of a state initiative called “I’m determined” that helps enable students understand their disabilities and their strengths. “It’s an awesome day and we look forward to it every year,” Neely said. “We look forward to it every year. Showing their abilities, not their disabilities - it’s an amazing day. The inclusiveness is amazing because even kids without disabilities, there’s an innate sense of inclusiveness at the schools.” Emily Wolford, classroom teacher at A.G. Richardson, laughed2019_Gnarly_Ad_TIMES.pdf as Clark bounced around 1 4/1/19

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Orndorff says goodbye to Culpeper United Methodist Church after 15 years By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Pastor Randy Orndorff has always had the view of “grow where you’re planted.” Fifteen years ago, Orndorff and his family were uprooted from their 15-year appointment in Riverton United Methodist Church in Front Royal and transplanted in Culpeper. At Culpeper United Methodist Church, the Orndorff family began to put down new roots. With love and compassion serving as fertilizer, the roots grew to that akin to an Aspen Grove. Through love, loss, joy and pain - the Orndorff family and the Culpeper community has grown together. Now, those roots will be transplanted again, as Orndorff was recently named the new pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, effective June 29. His last sermon in Culpeper will fittingly enough be Father’s Day. “This is like pulling up roots, because our lives have become very deeply rooted into the Culpeper community,” Orndorff said. “We’re all very intricately connected. That’s why some of the challenges emotionally are there, because of the love and care and the highs and lows of life we’ve shared with so many people.” Growing the church Orndorff, his wife Lee Anne, his sons Jordan and Josh and his daughter Kelsey moved to Culpeper in 2004 after serving at Riverton for 15 years. As part of the Methodist Church, pastors are moved around as part of an interient system - with the Bishop matching up the needs of the congregation with the skills of the pastor. Most clergy stay at a church for four to five years, Orndorff said, pointing out that he’s been blessed to be in two congregations for a total of 30 years. “It’s great because it allows you to work with a group of people and put some roots down,” Orndorff said. “I think the strength of

the ministry is relating with people to help people to find their place with their gifts and their abilities, to serve God.” Orndorff points to several programs at CUMC that started because members of the congregation approached him about helping the community. The church hosts Empowering Culpeper, a USDA food distribution program, every third Saturday of the month thanks to Marian Dykes reaching out to him about helping feed those in need in the area. “It’s about partnering with people, it’s not just what our church can do and our people can do,” Orndorff said. Another program that started because of a need in the community was Power Pack, when Jennifer Hulse reached out to Orndorff about feeding students in the Culpeper area. The program has just marked seven years and is in every elementary school in the county and has fed up to 300 students on the weekend. Hulse now works with 14 churches and several local businesses to help provide meals for kids. “God had actually put that in my heart to do that, I just prayed about it and one day Jen Hulse walked in the door and said ‘I have this idea,’” Orndorff said. “I said that’s a wonderful idea, let’s go do it.” Orndorff admits his scope is limited as he’s served as pastor or just two congregations in the past 30 years, but he says that Culpeper has a special connection to its residents and everyone attempts to help in times of need. “I do know that this community is very responsive to the people with needs in this community,” Orndorff said. “Through the churches, through Healthy Culpeper, through the police department and the sheriff’s department, there’s a working together to try to meet those needs.” CUMC has also addressed those in need through disaster relief, serving as a HUB for Mission Central providing cleaning buckets ➤ See Orndorff, Page 7

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➤ Orndorff, from Page 6 and health kits for areas hit by disasters. The HUB started after a group took a trip to Mission Central in Pennsylvania three years ago. The church took its first mission trip after Hurricane Katrina and since they’ve been involved in disaster relief in New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. He says the church’s missions have grown exponentially since he arrived - having served in Chile, Cuba, Honduras and throughout the United States. Looking closer to home, he highlights his congregations gift of music and how that has helped draw the church and the community closer together. “I would say one of the strong suits of this church when I got here, and still is, is our music ministry,” Orndorff said. “One of the things that was really great, that we don’t do anymore, was when Mrs. Greeley did the Passion Plays. They were fantastic, He’s Alive.” He also points to the church’s work with youth, the formation of the Culpeper United Methodist Church preschool in 2009 serving as a shining beacon of helping bring God into the lives of young children. The focus on youth and bringing the community together was a passion of his daughter Kelsey, who was tragically killed on Aug. 28, 2008. Kelsey’s legacy Orndorff’s eyes fill with tears as he recalls the days following the loss of his daughter in a car accident along Route 3. Kelsey, so full of life, so full of love for her community, was on her way to a Chris Sligh concert. Just outside of Stevensburg, her car went off the road. She was just 17. “Our loss was our church’s loss, that transferred over, it seemed to me, to be our community’s loss,” Orndorff said. “It felt that broad. I don’t know if I understood that immediately. The response, the love and care of this community was really overwhelming.” Serving as a pastor, Orndorff has had to deliver bad news to many parents. It’s a feeling he can empathize with, a feeling that he hopes no parent has to endure. “I think most people that have lost a kid, especially a young kid, there’s no greater feeling of grief, no greater feeling of hopelessness,” Orndorff said. “There’s no darker time in life that you would go through, than when you lose a son or daughter.” The community and the church rallied around the young family. They held services in memory of Kelsey, they organized a concert in Culpeper with Chris Sligh headlining. The money they raised helped form and support her lasting legacy - Kelsey’s Big Give. Now in its 10th year, the Big Give - formulated by Kesley and a friend as a way to give back - has helped with approximately 250 projects. Will it continue now that the Orndorff family is gone? “That’s a decision this congregation will have to make,” Orndorff said. “That was her passion, was sharing good news and hope with other people. Not for her, but for God’s glory. Kelsey’s missions will live on in various ways and various forms. It could stay here, it could move with us to Alexandria.” Favorite memories of Culpeper With Orndorff leaving, Culpeper’s new pas-

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tor John Hemming will take over in late June. He comes with a similar family life - two sons and a daughter and Ordnorff hopes that his family will be embraced the same way his has. He smiles broadly when he thinks about the memories he’s created while here, the lasting friendships and connections that have been forged. “I’ve always loved the Fourth of July events at Culpeper and being down at Yowell Meadow Park,” Orndorff said. “The parade, being down at the park, being with the Fellows family (Norma Jean and Art) and giving hayrides through the park. Playing in church league softball, the friendships we’ve made. My pastor friends that I’ve met and the friendships we’ve built in times of prayer in services we’ve planned together with the whole intent of trying to bring unity.” As part of the Methodist plan, he will not preach or perform weddings in Culpeper, as a way to give Hemming a chance to make his own connections. He also points out that in leaving the 1,600 member CUMC for the 2,400 member Aldersgate, his attention must be on his new congregation. That doesn’t mean he won’t be seen in Culpeper - his youngest son Jordan is working as a substitute teacher in Culpeper County Public Schools and coaches baseball at Culpeper County High School. His oldest son Josh is married to Michelle Chapman, of Culpeper, and they have two young sons. “Culpeper will always be on our radar,” Orndorff said. “As Methodist clergy we are asked not to come back to give the new pastor an opportunity to get a foothold, there will be times we are back in Culpeper because of our family connections here.” Being community minded has always been at the forefront of his ministry, and he points again to the congregation following his lead. He pointed out Ed and Gloria Long, who lost their son Ben to suicide, for starting the Living the Dream Foundation. “One of the things we’ve tried to do is walk alongside families like the Long family, with the Living the Dream Foundation,” Orndorff said. “To watch Ed and Gloria out of their pain do something similar to what we did with Kelsey’s Big Give. It grew out of them seeing how we dealt with it. It’s been good to support them going through that, it’s been very hard.” While Culpeper is a lovely town and a welcoming community, he admits there’s a darkside - referencing the opioid epidemic and the issues of suicide, depression and bullying. It’s something he isn’t afraid to address. “First off, you talk about it, you talk about it from the pulpit and you engage in the activities where people are getting hope,” Orndorff said. “You work hard in connecting people with the resources they need.” In doing so, he hopes those in need of hope are able to put down roots in the same way he has. “I have learned a lot in 15 years,” Orndorff said. “I’ve learned a lot through working with staff, I’ve learned a lot through small group Bible studies. "Through Starting Point I’ve heard many people’s stories of faith and how Christ has transformed their lives. I’ll go away being a better person, us being a better family because we’ve had the experience of living and serving in Culpeper and being part of a community that I think overall loves God and cares for God’s people.”


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June 16. Both groups will be in the two performances on June 15, at the Verdun Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheater. The older group will present Seussical, Jr. and the younger group will present exurbs from the Dr. Seuss books. We plan to accept about 40 children. The cost is $220 for the week for the younger group, and $395 for the two week experience for the older

The mission of Windmore Foundation for the Arts is to promote the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. Windmore primarily serves the Virginia counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock. This is the third year that Windmore Foundation is offering a Summer Musical Theater Camp at Verdun Adventure Bound located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville. The children attending will learn all aspects of theater including auditioning, set design, promotion, producing the performance program, costume design, and more. It is an all day camp for children ages 5 through 17. This year the play is Seusscial, Jr. by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on Dr. Seuss stories. The younger campers, age 5 to 7 have a one-week theatre camp from June 10-14. The campers will experience music and theatre in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, and a Young Explor-

ers week with arts and crafts from noon to 3 p.m. with Verdun Staff. The older group, ages 8-17 will have a two-week theatre camp June 3 through 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They also have one half-day adventure camp on June 1 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. That day, the Verdun Staff will introduce them to Team Work and Leadership Skills in a group setting. There will be two performance of the play is June 15, one at 11AM and the other at 6PM. Rain date is

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Culpeper Literacy Council helps seniors with health literacy By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer The Culpeper Literacy Council partnered with the Culpeper Wellness Foundation to help teach seniors at the Culpeper Senior Center health literacy. The eight-week program helped provide health literacy to individuals in the community and then helps train medical professionals to identify behaviors or language barriers for someone lacking health literacy said Leslie Mary, with the Culpeper Literacy Council. “It gives health literacy to individuals that normally wouldn’t have health literacy,” Maryk said. “It gives them the opportunity to understand medical terminology, current healthcare topics and what’s considered a standard processing practice.” Taught by Literacy Council member Rita Nickle and Free Clinic of Culpeper volunteer Norma Kaiser, seniors navigated medical terminology and came up with questions to ask their doctors on their next visit. “They love it, it was one of their favorite programs,” said Culpeper Senior Center coordinator Gladys Williams said. “They did more talking and preparing for this program than the average one that we have.” The senior center helps set up appointments for seniors, but this has helped them navigate what it means when they are given medicine or certain terms. “It helped to enlighten them for what was in store in some of the areas they could turn to for help,” Williams said. “They learned a lot of things they didn’t know that was out there for them.” Betty Edwards beamed with pride when she received her certificate for completing the program. She was one of nine seniors that were honored Monday. “I learned a lot, it was very exciting,” she said. “A lot of things I


The Culpeper Literacy Council, Culpeper Wellness Foundation and the Culpeper Senior Center partnered to help seniors with health literacy during a recent program. learned that I didn’t understand at first when I went to the doctor, by having this I learned some things I should do and shouldn’t do.” She praised the work of Nickle and Kaiser. “They broke it down so well because you could understand it easily and if you didn’t you felt free to go back to them and ask questions,” Edwards said. “I have a lot of questions for my doctor this month when I go for my check up.” Nickle and Kaiser were trained through the College of Mary Washington and were excited to share their knowledge with the seniors. “When we first knew we would be coming here and knew it would be seniors, I first thought to myself we’re going to have trouble keeping their attention,” Nickle said. “They were so engaged the entire time. Every week they were ready to go.” Kaiser said the enthusiasm the seniors showed was contagious. “It was the highlight of the whole two months that we did it, I couldn’t wait to get down here,” Kaiser said. “They are so much fun.”

Kaiser also said that the fact Medicaid expanded, more people are going into the system. “I don’t think the thirst for learning ever goes away,” Maryk said. “Let’s face it, medical procedures and terminology are changing at a rapid pace.” Chris Miller, executive director, Culpeper Free Clinic, said that clinic workers are seeing more people who require an understanding of what terms mean.

“It’s part of the whole mission of the Culpeper Wellness Foundation, to help people be as healthy as they can,” she said. “At the Free Clinic we see all the time that we can talk to people at the doctor’s office but if you can’t translate that when you go home, you’re not as healthy as you can be. When literacy contacted us about partnering we said of course.” Williams said another eight-week course is being offered in the summer.

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Give Local Piedmont prime fundraiser for NPCF In the offices of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF), a portion of administrative hours are spent in data gathering and analysis. There are a great many benefits to studying data. What is often surprising is the emotional response that accompanies data fact-finding. We stare at black and red numbers on a white page in our excel software, yet those numbers are loaded with meaning and feeling and represent people’s action, commitment and passion. Recently, NPCF compiled a comprehensive data spreadsheet on all the activity of the past five years for Give Local Piedmont. If you are not aware or have not heard the term “Give Local…”, this one day, (May 7 this year) acclaimed nationally, and dedicated to giving, was created to honor the 100th anniversary of the advent of community foundations. That celebratory fact coupled with harnessing crowdfunding, by using new and simple technologies, now connects communities, nonprofits, and individuals in supporting a national fundraising day founded on the principle of local giving. Hosted by Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is the region's one-day, online giving event. This important campaign inspires community members to donate dollars to our neighbor nonprofit organizations that are making our region increasingly more dynamic. With the vigor of the Piedmont’s local media, a rise and focused use of social media, and influential support of local business, the success of this one day is, in a few instances, greater than some of our nonprofits realize all year. How often does one witness, in one single day, volunteers, donors, foundations, local organizations, media, and large and small business folk come together with common purpose—to invigorate and strengthen the very heart of these communities through the energy of crowdfunding. Cole Johnson, former Executive Director of NPCF and the person responsible for making a strategic decision in engaging this region in

Give Local, said very plainly and without emotion, “I didn’t sleep for 6 weeks before the day.” From where NPCF sits now, even with 5 successful years of GLP in which over $4 million has been raised for our area nonprofits, it is easy to relate to her anxiety. Although Caren Eastham was not a board member at the time, she is a current board member and her husband Wayne has also served and was a founding member of NPCF. Caren is by trade a money person. Her professional role in life is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Oak View National Bank. Her own sense was that, although she was apprehensive, if $50k was raised by GLP in that first year, then great. The “nothing ventured, nothing gained” concept that, in fact, makes an acceptance at possibly raising $50,000 all the sweeter when, the tally for the day arrived at $675,000, with over 3,300 people donating. After year one in 2014, the management of Give Local Piedmont fell to NPCF’s current Executive Director, Jane Bowling-Wilson. Indeed, year one was wonderful. Perhaps the greater task was to not only to repeat, but improve. Ms. Bowling-Wilson has advanced the continued growth of GLP in giving to just under $4.0 million in those years. Her stewardship and commitment has been inspiring as she and her staff begin work 6 months out to raise awareness, train all participants in how to capitalize on this event, while working through hundreds of small details on a daily basis. One of the more recent changes and benefits to Give Local during Bowling-Wilson’s tenure, is the introduction of advance giving. Giving opportunities are open three weeks in advance of the May day. This year, that May day is May 7. And the first giving opportunities will begin on April 23. For participating nonprofits, this is a happy day. Culpeper County has 49 nonprofits enrolled for Give Local Piedmont this year. In the past 5 years, Culpeper County participating nonprofits have raised

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close to $500,000 for their community services and dedication. Mark your calendars as May 7 will be here sooner than we all are able to imagine. Information for Give Local Piedmont may be found on the website dedicated to this day And for those wanting to give, this website is a terrific resource to study local organizations and the work they do for us in our Northern Piedmont –

an astounding area by its physical beauty and in its citizens and their commitment to creating a livable, productive region for all. Established in 2000, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation is a public charity that builds philanthropic capital to enhance and preserve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock counties and to strengthen the region’s nonprofit organizations.

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churches are busy during Holy Week.

Church will host Maundy Thursday services, April 18 at noon and 7 p.m. All services have Children’s Talk & Communion. 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper 825-1376. PastorHales@


FILM • “Time Out for Rhythm” (Columbia, 1955) Narcissistic nightclub singer Rosemary Lane nearly succeeds in breaking up the successful talent agency of Rudy Vallee and Richard Lane, who eventually reteam to promote their hot new discovery as the headliner in a new variety show: Rosemary’s former maid, tap-dancing prodigy Ann Miller. Sidney Salkow directed this eager-toplease Columbia Studios B musical that features a bevy of musical numbers by Vallee, Joan Merrill, Six Hits and a Miss, Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra, and Eduardo Durant’s Rhumba Band. 35mm film print preserved by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab in 2015. 75 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.7:30 p.m.


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 | |www.


Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, Reformation Lutheran Church - A bible study just for seniors "Graying in Grace" meets each Tuesday at 10 a.m.

WINDMORE • Windmore Foundation for the Arts is offering two scholarships for graduating students who will be majoring in college in the Fine Arts. This includes visual art, music, literary arts, theater, and dance. The scholarships are given in honor of Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane. Applications have been sent to all of the high schools and home schooling groups in Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison, and Rapphannock. Visit our webpage at windmorefoundation. org for more information or a copy of the application. Call 540-547-4333 with any questions. Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2019 to be



BINGO • VFW Post 2524 weekly

bingo sessions on Friday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts 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 nonsmoking. Call 825-3424.

LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Culpeper’s Kate Hohman

at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

CHURCH • From Dark Morning

into Dawn - Antioch Baptist Church, Culpeper at 7:30 p.m. Please join us for a play to be presented celebrating the Resurrection! The actors will be local pastors, first ladies, deacons, deaconess and others. The director is Pastor Ada Summer with her flock from Mt. Zion Baptist, Criglersville. Free and open to the public.

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Bailey Hayes and Friends perform live at the Jewell Boxx located on Main Street Culpeper at 7:30 p.m. Bailey is a solo acoustic artist who has been influenced musically by Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and Jason Mraz. He will be joined at the Jewell Boxx by several of his talented musician friends to create an evening you won’t want to miss.Tickets are on sale now at

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Burgadine House will host a Living History Event during Remembrance Day at 807 S. Main St., Culpeper, from 10 a.m. top dark on Friday, 9 a.m. to dark on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This weekend is the 155th anniversary of General Grant's Union occupation of the area. Encampment, General Grant and Union Army and more. Event is free for all, donations appreciated. Call 540-718-4941.


us at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Tanners, on Good Friday, April 19th, for the “Seven Last Sayings of Christ.” Service begins at 7pm. Guest preachers are Rev. Robert Anthony, Pastor of Blue Run Baptist Church; Rev. Maurice Evans, Pastor of Elk Run Baptist Church; Rev. James Brown, Pastor of Mount Sinai Baptist Church; Rev. Marvin Brown, Pastor-Elect of Rock Hall Baptist Church; Rev. Clifford Waller; Rev. Ronald Johnson, Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church; and Rev. Stanley Holmes, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church. Location: 217 Mount Pisgah Church Drive, Tanners, VA. Rev. Walter Bryant, Pastor. 540-672-9065. For more Easter services, see What's Happening on pages 16-19.

CHURCH • Reformation Lutheran Church will host Good Friday services at noon and 7 p.m. All services have Children’s Talk & Communion. 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper 825-1376. LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Aubrey Driggers, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.



• Jazz guitarist, Ken Hall will be joined by jazz vocalist Tara Hofmann to perform live at the Jewell Boxx located on Main Street, Culpeper at 7 p.m. Ken Hall is an accomplished musician who has toured and played throughout the years with big names in music and has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, The Whitehouse, and Blues Alley. Tara Hohman is a soulful alto jazz vocalist who performs in venues all over the DC area. Join us for an evening of exceptional music. Tickets are on sale now at

CHURCH • Reformation Lutheran Church will host Holy Saturday services with a praise worship at 6 p.m. All services have Children’s Talk & Communion. 601

Madison Rd., Culpeper 825-1376.

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Wine Trail Festival, noon to 6:00 pm at Mountain Run Winery Six area wineries, two bands, BBQ and a dozen local craft vendors.


Church, 9297 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, will celebrate Easter Sunday-Sunrise Service in Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6 a.m. outside, under the tent. There will be no second service. Please join us. For more information, please contact Michelle Hutcherson @bbc9297@ or (540) 937-5563.

• Empowering Culpeper will be distributing USDA food commodities at the Culpeper United Methodist Church from 9 to 11 a.m. The Culpeper Connector provides transportation to and from the church.

CHURCH • Easter Sunrise Service to be begin at 6:00am on Sunday, April 21, at Locust Grove Baptist Church, Radiant, VA. Guest preacher is Rev. Walter Bryant, Pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Tanners.


CHURCH • All are welcome to our Resurrection Celebration at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Tanners, on Easter Sunday, April 21st beginning at 9:00am. There is no Sunday School and no 11:00am service that day. Location: 217 Mount Pisgah Church Drive, Tanners, VA. Rev. Walter Bryant, Pastor. 540-672-9065.

CHURCH • St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church – Easter Services Please join us for Easter services on April 21, at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for children at 12 PM. For information: www.ststephensculpeper. net | 540-825-8786 | ssec@ | Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-8258786 | |

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 Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21: "The Warrior Returns" **EASTER Worship Service Times: Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m. Live Stream available at 10 a.m. via our website 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 • Antioch Baptist

Church, 202 South West Street Easter Service time has changed. The Men's Ministry will be serving breakfast at 7 a.m. There will be NO Sunday School or Sunrise Service. Easter Service will start at 9 a.m.

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SENIOR PROM • Aging Together

invites you, if you are fifty years old or older, to its 11th annual “Senior Prom” on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 2-5 p.m. at Culpeper Christian School, 810 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper. A For more information, call Aging Together at 540-829-6405 or CHURCH • Reformation Lutheran email Church will host Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6 a.m. and a MUSIC AT THE JEWELL BOX Festival Service at 8 and 11 a.m. • Matthew Mills returns to the All services have Children’s Talk Jewell Boxx to perform a Yngwieie & Communion. 601 Madison Rd., Malmsteen tribute show and Culpeper 825-1376. PastorHales@ will be joined by vocalist Lisa D’Arcangelis at 7 p.m. Matthew is an accomplished neoclassical guitarist who’s skills have earned him the title of one of the 50 fastest guitar players of all time in 2008 by Guitar World Magazine. CHURCH • WBRBA Church This is a show you won’t want to miss! Institute - April 22-26, 2019 - nightly The Jewell Boxx is located on Main - held at Good Hope Baptist, Street Culpeper. Tickets are on sale now Norman (member churches should at have received letters) Registration required. Classes presented on various RELAY FOR LIFE subjects. WEDNESDAY is YOUTH FUNDRAISER • MThe NIGHT - SPEAKER is Bro. JaLil Brown, Mitchellites Of Mitchells former WBRBA Youth Department Presbyterian Church Will be member, graduate of Virginia State hosting it's Annual Relay For Life University;Higher Education, Careers, Spring Tea at 2 p.m. Come, relax Work and Job planning. Contact Rev. Dr. and enjoy an afternoon of finger foods, Harrison Williams, President at 540-825- assorted sweets, tea. Plus a fun Fashion 0142. Show. Donations can be made to The American Cancer Society Contact Crystal Settle @540-825-4934 for more information.

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Foundation Annual Meeting & Fundraiser at the Best Western Culpeper Inn, 791 Madison Road, Culpeper from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Buffet dinner at 7 PM. $30 per person. Includes silent auction with proceeds going to the Foundation. After the short business meeting, our speaker is Mosby expert Mr. Donald Hakenson on the topic “Mosby Çomes to Culpeper”.

CHURCH • Reformation Lutheran

Church's, Prayer & Healing Service is the 4th Saturday of every month. This month's service is April 27. The 6 p.m. Praise and Worship service features special prayers for healing of mind, body and spirit, with laying-on-of-hands and anointing with oil. Come and see how Jesus can change lives and bring healing and wholeness. All Visitors are Welcome!


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supports and services for older persons and their caregivers. Rapp at Home is a member organization of seniors joining together to have fun, keep active and help each other stay safe and comfortable in our homes. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lake of the Woods Community Center, 110 Sweetbriar Park, Orange RSVPs ARE REQUESTED TO RESERVE A FREE BOX LUNCH AT 540-937-4663 or


Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be having an All You Can Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring the camera, the Easter Bunny will be available for you to capture those last minute photo memories before the big day. Adults and kids 11 and older, $10; ages 10 and under eat free. Directly following the breakfast, WVFR will host their annual egg hunt. Each child will receive a prize for participating. For more information, please call 540-675-3615


CLEAN UP • The second annual

Thornton River clean-up day starts at 9 a.m. Volunteers will assemble at Headmaster’s Pub parking lot. Trash bags, vests, work gloves, tools and more provided. Wear sturdy boots (waterproof for those entering the river) or good walking shoes.

BAKE SALE • Forest Grove

Church will be holding its annual bake sale on Saturday, at the old Forest Grove School House in Amissville from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come see us for your one stop holiday bake goods needs. For more information, call Barbara at 540-9877257.


Rappahannock County 4-H Livestock Club will be holding a bake sale and raffle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CFC Farm and Home Center, Washington. Raffle drawing will be held at 2 p.m.


Grove Baptist Church is having its annual breakfast at the old Forest Grove School from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Classic country breakfast with biscuits, eggs, sausage, pancakes and more. Come join the fellowship with us. All are welcome — it’s a community event.

CHURCH • Shiloh Baptist

Church, Woodville Easter Sunrise Service. Location of the church, 15 Red Oak Mountain Road, Woodville, VA 22749. 540/987/8515 or 540/9878402 Service will start at 6:30 AM followed with breakfast at 7:30. Rev. Herbert Johnson from Promised Land Baptist Church will be the preacher. We will not have 11 AM service on Easter Sunday. The public is invited to attend.

APRIL 27 SPERRYFEST • Sperryville

hosts SperryFest 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring a street fair on Historic Main Street and the annual Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River. Artisans, food vendors, musical acts, family activities, wineries, breweries, cideries. Duck race starts at 2 p.m. Main Street closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event parking available at Headmaster's Pub and on Woodard Rd. Visit or on Facebook at #SperryFest.


Rappahannock resident Al Regnery will sign copies of his

new book, Unlikely Pilgrim, at Geneva Welch Gallery, 341 Main Street, Washington, from 10-12 and 2-4. Welch drew the pictures included in the book.


is having its 8th-annual Rappahannock Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy this traditional springtime gathering and start your garden right with plants from local growers. For more information, call 540-9878567.


• The Class of 2023 is hosting a car wash/bake sale at the 211 Quickie Mart starting at 10 a.m. In addition, the RCHS horticulture class will be at the Waterpenny plant sale in Sperryville from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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YARD SALE • COMING SOON! The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary annual indoor yard sale! Keep us in mind as you do your Spring Cleaning. Mark your calendars to drop off your items to Mercy Hall at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 217 Winchester Street, Warrenton on Thursday May 2 and Friday May 3 from 8 a.m. until 12p.m. Then come to the Sale on Saturday May 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come early to get the best bargains!! A special CLEARANCE SALE starts at noon! Everything you can fit into a brown grocery bag for just $5 and all furniture will be HALF PRICE! We take everything except; NO BOOKS, NO electronic items and NO clothing, Please! We reserve the right to refuse any items that we cannot sell. Some of the profits we realized from last year’s sale enabled us to help our Knights of Columbus Council 5561 purchase an ultra sound machine for the Warrenton Pregnancy Center. Any questions please contact Diane McFarland at dmcfarland43@; Bonita Pezzi at and Bettina Grambo at bfc6mail@gmail. com JOB FAIR • Nearly 60 employers

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‘Debt, lies, greed and 'junk' – is there a problem? The only surprising thing about Ayad Akhtar’s play, “Junk”, is that we should be surprised. For all the high energy pacing, the intense, backroom powerbroking, and the how-the-mightyare-fallen denouement, nothing about the fact that people are greedy is surprising. Maybe we should just be startled at the scale. “Junk” enjoyed a brief but respectable run on Broadway in 2017 and garnered a 2018 Tony nomination for Best Play. Now at Arena Stage under the precise direction of Jackie Maxwell, “Junk” is receiving as polished a treatment as one could wish for. And because the story is based on not-so-distant history, we know how it’s going to turn out – and are still spellbound. Remember the junk bond scandal of the 1980s? That sudden, ballooning tower of risk and wealth created by the self-styled “Masters of the Universe” may have been difficult for the average person to understand,


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but one thing was clear – the whole scheme was designed to suck something out of nothing. Of course it eventually exploded, and the financial shrapnel was still being felt down to the housing bubble of 2007. Akhtar’s play doesn’t recreate that exact crisis, but the comparison with “junk bond king” Michael Milken, who is now presumably living a life of quiet good works, is impossible to ignore. In his place we have Robert Merkin, (Thomas Keegan) a young N.Y. investment banker laser-focused on bending the system to his will while receiving unwelcome attention (a Time magazine cover) to his success. Merkin moves in a tight circle of like-minded raiders who flatter themselves as visionaries, financial lions thriving in a modern Darwinian jungle. There is also a hint that their Jewishness and the historical exclusion of Jews from this “old boys” club adds a soupcon of spice to their raids on old established corporations. Chief among them are lawyer, Raul Rivera, (Perry Young) and client Izzy Peterman (Jonathan Martin), whose lust for corporate raiding has no limit. Doesn’t matter what the corporation produces or how many workers it employs, its debt represents value and


Edward Gero (Thomas Everson Jr.), Thomas Keegan (Robert Merkin) and Jonathan David Martin (Israel Peterman) in Junk running through May 5 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. they go after it. In “Junk”, the target is Everson Steel. Thomas Everson, Jr., (Ed Gero) son of the founder, is the only person who demonstrates what used to be considered reciprocal loyalty – management that cares for its employees, and workers who give their entire working lives to one company. But even the desperate Everson must

resort to book-cooking to create the appearance of value to ward off hostile raiders. He has one hope – investment from a silver-templed billionaire named Leo Tresler (David MacDonald) whose old style business ethic is revulsed by junk traders. ➤ See Curtain Calls, Page 25

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➤ Curtain Calls, from Page 18 That quiet emanation of power and money does net him one thing - an affair with financial writer Judy Chen (Nancy Sun) whose scavenging for information in dark places is no less focused than the Wall Street wolves around her. Leo isn’t the only one who succumbs to the philosophy that “A man is what he has.” Let’s not pretend that anyone is above deceiving their own tribe. Merkin’s gang is receiving inside information from an informer at Everson; meanwhile Merkin and the slimy Boris Pronsky (Elan Zafir), Prince of Darkness, exchange information to their mutual profit. And if one man can represent all the sadly snookered private citizens who fall prey to hustlers like Merkin (and Madoff) it’s Murray Lefkowitz (Michael Russotto), desperate not to lose millions of his wife’s money. And then there’s Amy Merkin, (Shanara Gabrielle) wife and lawyer. While her husband doesn’t really care about people losing their jobs, he at least cares about being seen as a ‘job killer.’ She shrugs it off. But even she draws the line at dealings with Pronsky. We can hail the SEC as they conduct their wire-tapped information gathering campaign, knowing that a well-deserved downfall is imminent. But we are also privy to the secretive

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Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up its seventh annual beer festival this April. Over the past several months, the team has been planning the best Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest yet. Ticket holders can look forward to several new breweries on tap, a wide selection of mouth-watering local food, and live music. Back by popular demand, the festival will once again be located in the Depot District in the historic Downtown Culpeper area, this craft beer festival is sure to live up to its “gnarly” name. Taking place on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Depot District, the Gnarly Hops brewfest is back with live music from Adwela & The Uprising and keeton with over 70 different beer selections. Sample Virginia and nationally brewed beers. This year we are thrilled to have a great selection of local and independent brews, including area favorites like newcomer – Power’s Farm & Brewery, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery, and 6 Bears & A Goat. Some other notable Virginia Breweries joining the line-up include: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Strangeways Brewing, Brothers Craft Brewing, and Reason. A crowd favorite, Bold Rock Hard Cider, also returns serving its refreshing cider in a variety of flavors including their newest Blood Orange cider. A few well-known out-of-towners will be on draft, like Dogfish Head, Green Man Brewery, Stone Brewing, Troegs Brewing Company, and SweetWater Brewing Company. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer and cider to suit anyone’s taste! Kelsey Carlson Settle is thrilled to be the returning Chairman of Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, “This year, we’re excited to offer you even more craft brews, including lots of local options! As always, there will be a great selection of food and some rockin' live music. Thanks to our hard-working committee and generous sponsors, this will be another afternoon in Culpeper you won't want to miss!” Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, also boasts a variety of delicious local eats that will be on hand to accompany the cold brews. Food provided by: Captain Corbin’s, Asian Taste, Uncle Elder’s BBQ, and UFO Food Truck. Live music by local favorites Adwela & The Uprising will kick off the festivities with award winning roots reggae; followed by keeton playing your favorite 90s alternative hits. keeton's show will take you on a musical journey through the decade of the Internet, Open Daily at 11 a.m. Closed on Monday

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Culpeper Sheriff’s ACE Team stops drug distribution at local business On April 11Detectives from the Sheriff ’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team executed a search warrant at True Sound and Security, located on Montanus Drive in Culpeper. The search warrant was the result of a months-long investigation into the illicit sale of heroin and crack cocaine from True Sound and Security. Antonio Sedro Tansimore, 46, of Culpeper, was arrested on four counts of violating Virginia Code 18.2248 - Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and four counts of violating VIrginia Code 18.2-256 - Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. He is being held without bond in the Culpeper County Jail. Neil Wayne Hounshell, 46, of Culpeper, was arrested on two counts of violating Virginia Code 18.2-248 Distribution of a Controlled Substance. He is being held without bond in the Culpeper County Jail. Frank Ford Washington, 64, of Washington, D.C., was arrested on Virginia Code 19.2-99 - Warrant of Extradition, which was based on a United States Marshal's Warrant for Probation Violation on an underlying charge of Armed Robbery. He is being held without bond in the Culpeper County Jail. Therdous Dinkins, 57, of Culpeper, was arrested on two felony Probation Violations for Failure To Appear

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originating from the Culpeper Town Police. He was released on an unsecured bond. Crack cocaine, heroin and pills were seized along with cash and three vehicles. The investigation continues and further charges are pending laboratory examination of the evidence. All other individuals who were detained at the business at the time of the warrant service were later released without any charges placed. The search warrant was executed by the Culpeper Sheriff's SWAT Team, Fauquier County Sheriff ’s SWAT Team, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Culpeper Town Police. "I commend our ACE Team on another great investigation and would like to give my sincere thanks to Fauquier Sheriff Bob Mosier and his SWAT Team for their assistance this evening. The DEA has also been a great partner with our detectives and we look forward to more continued joint investigations," said Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins. “As always, our brothers on the Culpeper Police Street Crimes unit continue to work closely with our ACE Detectives and we sincerely thank them all for their support. Lt. Dodson, Detectives Overby, Grant and Garcia are great partners and that includes the support of Chief Chris Jenkins as well. “Once again, a huge thanks to all the agencies assisting in this bust. Your help made it a much safer operation for our officers as well as the suspects and citizens. Great job by everyone!"

Culpeper Town Police: April 8-14 Following are the police reports from April 814. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

substances Jafara Islam Abed, 42, 11000 block Mt. Zion Church Road, Brandy Station, probation violation, assault and battery - police officer or firefighter, obstructing justice

April 8 Brandon Thomas Fincham, 26, 7500 block Frytown Road, Warrenton, probation violation Linda Chubbs, 62, 200 block Saunders St., Culpeper, DWI, second offense within five years Michael Andrew McCarton, 49, 800 block Ambleside Drive, Culpeper, threats of death or bodily injury by letter Quamane Tramel Washington, 29, 100 block Spring St., Culpeper, contempt of court, general district court Lauren Nicole Parker, 23, Muskreek Road, White Stone, possession of marijuana Jesus Geovanni Morales, 18, 1900 block Cottontail Drive, Culpeper, possession of marijuana

April 11 Theresa Ann Dannaf, 29, 1300 block Lightfoot St., Culpeper, shoplift - alter price, conceal goods Jerry Williams, 62, 1100 block Walkers Mill Lane, Madison, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Erin Macqueese Gladden, 24, 1300 block Spring Meadow Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear Brandon Lee Tyree, 38, 31000 block Green Hill Lane, Fredericksburg, possession of controlled substance Therdous R. Dinkins, 57, 1000 block Nottingham St., Culpeper, failure to appear Therdous R. Dinkins, 57, 1000 block Nottingham St., Culpeper, failure to appear (two counts)

April 9 Richard Brian Lowe Jr., 32, 5700 block Free State Road, Marshall, DUI - third or subsequent offense within 10 years, driving after forfeiture of license Mario Enrique Tilu Xo, 28, 1300 block Spring Meadow Lane, Culpeper, strangulation: results in wounding, assault and battery - family memer, petit larceny Anthony Randall Richards, 50, 3700 block W. Hoover Road, Madison, shooting from vehicles Ashley Ann Kilby, 31, 200 block W. Chandler St., Culpeper, possession of controlled

April 12 Jayson Aaron Jarrells, 29, 14000 block General Longstreet Ave., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Tyler Shane Bailey, 22, 800 block Autumn Ridge Road, Culpeper, brandishing firearm, drunk in public, profane language Vanessa Renee Caison, 31, 900 block N. Main St., Culpeper, assault and battery - police officer or firefighter, assault and battery - simple Danielle Nadine Vaneeckhout, 36, 500 block Fairfax St., Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, possess or

distribute controlled paraphernalia Marcus Wayne Hall, 33, 15000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties April 13 Donald Ray Hopkins, 63, 17000 block Lewis Dr., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language China Renee Simpson, 28, 14000 block Chestnut Fork Road, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Jason Allen Hulverson, 41, 1100 block Oakmont Court, Culpeper, assault and battery family member Haley M. May, 18, 1900 block Birch Dr., Culpeper, concealment, price alter merchandise Christina Ann Hawkins, 39, 11000 block Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, concealement, price alter merchandise Renee Michell Parady, 33, 11000 block Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, concealement, price alter merchandise Plinio Suarez-Torres, 53, 1100 block Vantage Place, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol April 14 Preston Lamont Legette, 27, 200 block Wolford St., Culpeper, assault and battery simple, drunk in public, profane language Robert Dean Hammonds Jr., 40, 5100 block Gray Oak Circle, Fredericksburg, assault and battery simple Tayor Lynn Hackley, 25, 20000 block Kettle Club Road, Culpeper, assault and battery


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Weekly Tarotscope - April 18 Knight of Cups, 2 of Swords TAROTSCOPES

The Knight of Cups encourages Cara Cutro us to move forward with care and grace this week. Knights are often representative of the energy of movement. A knight is traditionally thought to be on a mission of sorts. They are on a defined path with direction. In the case of the Knight of Cups, we are being asked to move gently, even romantically- with care for ourselves and others. When life seems challenging, scary, or difficult, instead of armoring up it will be wiser and more effective to stay open and kind. This card may also indicate an offer of some sort or an approach from someone toward you with this type of energy. If you are questioning someone’s motives, know that they are pure and coming from a place of love and support. The 2 of Swords is an interesting match with the Knight of Cups. This combination may represent one individual approaching another who

might appear to be shut down or closed off. I think the message is to approach this person effectively by embodying the qualities of the Knight of Cups described above. It’s also important to note that if you have approached a person in this way, they may need a minute to process. Give them the time and space to do some inner reflection. Any one of us could be on either side of this situation. We could also look at this from a completely different angle, one in which the combined message is to go gently and compassionately toward ourselves and others while taking time to go within, take a break, and process before we decide what to do next. Sometimes we all just need to shut down for a minute and reboot to move forward properly and take the next step in our journey. Cara Cutro is a spirit centered teacher and life coach residing in Sperryville, VA. She is an herbalist, massage therapist, reiki master, intuitive counselor, tarot reader, and the owner of Abracadabra Massage & Wellness and the Wisdomkeepers School. For a full list of services or to setup an appointment with her or one of her team members, book

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Renewal by Andersen is the full-service replacement window division of Andersen, the most trusted family of window and door brands in America.*


Our composite Fibrex® material is 2x stronger than vinyl, allowing us to build narrower frames and provide you with more glass area, more light—and a better view.


Our factory-trained Master Craftsmen Installers are held to the highest standards in the entire window industry, and most have installed thousands of windows and patio doors.

This limited-time offer ends on May 12th!

Buy one window or patio door, Get one window or patio door


40% OFF



Money Down Payments Interest


Call now to schedule your FREE, no obligation Window and Patio Door Diagnosis


Offer not available in all areas. Discount applied by retailer representative at time of contract execution and applies to purchase of 4 or more windows and/or patio doors. Buy two windows and/or patio doors, get the second two windows and/or patio doors, of equal or lesser value, 40% off. Discount applied to lowest priced window and/or door products in purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers. To qualify for discount offer, initial contact for a free Window and Patio Door Diagnosis must be made and documented on or before 5/12/19 with the appointment then occurring no more than 10 days after the initial contact. No payments and deferred interest for 12 months available to well qualified buyers on approved credit only. Not all customers may qualify. Higher rates apply for customer with lower credit ratings. Financing not valid with other offers or prior purchases. No Finance Charges will be assessed if promo balance is paid in full in 12 months. Renewal by Andersen retailers are independently owned and operated retailers, and are neither brokers nor lenders. Any finance terms advertised are estimates only, and all financing is provided by third-party lenders unaffiliated with Renewal by Andersen retailers, under terms and conditions arranged directly between the customer and such lender, all subject to credit requirements. Renewal by Andersen retailers do not assist with, counsel or negotiate financing, other than providing customers an introduction to lenders interested in financing. VA CLASS-A2701010633. “Renewal by Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are marks of Andersen Corporation. ©2019 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved. ©2019 Lead Surge LLC. All rights reserved. *2018 U.S. Homeowner Brand Study of Andersen and Renewal by Andersen brands vs. competitive brands.


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