Culpeper Times • July 12-18, 2018
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Town Council discusses moving election to May Culpeper Town Coucnil voted 5-4 Tuesday night to approve a discussion the town election back to May. In 2013, voters of Culpeper passed Referendum 1 with 85% of the vote to move town elections for mayor and council from May to the November ballot in the odd year elections. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Personnel and Ordinance Committee located at the Culpeper Economic Development Center 803 S. Main St Culpeper. Councilman Jon Russell spoke out against the discussion. "Imagine my surprise at last night’s council meeting when five of nine councilmembers approved a discussion to move the town election back to May in spite of 85% of voters," Russell said. He encouraged residents to come out and voice their opinion at the meeting July 23. "If these councilmembers are successful in overturning the vote of the people, taxpayers will have to pay over $10,000 for a special May election and voter participation will decrease to 9% again," he said.
Be the Change Foundation offers fall business workshops Be the Change Foundation is offering a 12-week series of business workshops for women in Fauquier and surrounding counties at Lord Fairfax Community College starting September 11. Conducted by local professionals in their respective fields, previous participants learned about how to create a business plan, the relationship between profit and loss, keeping the books, marketing, social networking and using social media, legal pitfalls and whether it’s a good idea to hire a relative. Each session was introduced by local business owners who shared
CULPEPER YOUTH SPOTLIGHT
Riley Reynolds (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to www.culpeperyouth.org to apply.) As President of Culpeper Youth, summer is a weird time. Some of our most ambitious ideas need to explored and planned over the summer but most of us are off exploring ourselves. That’s why this year we voted to knock our normal three meetings a month, down to a one meeting a month on whatever day the most of us could manage to get there. And with the lessened meeting schedule we have all explored some different aspect or program. I have been home on and off during the summer. When I’m home I am going to yoga twice a day at Golds Gym and going to Raven’s Nest in between classes, sometimes taking an hour to have a cup of coffee and talk with my Vice President, Josh. Or, I’m off in Orange at the best used bookstore I’ve been to in a while, or I’m thrifting with my Treasurer, Angie. Even when CY says goodbye we still hang out! That’s probably one of my favorite things about CY, we’re close. When I’m not at home I’ve been on a college campus! I was on Longwood’s Campus earlier this summer, in June, attending Virginia’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, a program where you learn about the local and state government by creating and electing it! As of this week I am in Long Island, studying Journalism at Long Island University. Next week I will be in Brooklyn, at the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, studying the U.N. and Global Affairs! At the end of next week I get to come back home and meet with my fellow CY Youth Advisory Council members, I can’t wait to see them all.
their stories and offered advice. The debut series of classes graduated six people in the spring, including Warrenton resident Elizabeth Verna. “I really enjoyed the program,” said Verna. “I gained valuable knowledge about small business. These personal stories, along with the lesson each week, offered so much insight and encouragement.” The series was previously limited to residents of Fauquier County, but board members recently decided to open up participation in the fall to surrounding counties. Be the Change Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and inspire women. The cost of the 12-week series is $250. Financial aid is available. Registration is now open for the next series of workshops. To register, learn more or ask questions, contact Marianne Clyde at 540-347-3797 or email her at bethechangefound@ gmail.com, or visit the website at www. bethechangefoundation.us.
Gray Ghost takes dual honors at competition Gray Ghost’s 2017 Gewurztraminer took “Best of Class” and Double Gold honors at the 2018 International Women’s Wine Competition held in Sonoma, California on June 19 and 20. This is the fifth award Gray Ghost’s Gewurztraminer has won in California and its eighth since the wine’s release in May. Gray Ghost’s 2017 Adieu also took home Gold. More than 1,190 wines were entered in the competition, including wines from Santa Barbara and Temecula Valley, California as well as Oregon and Washington State. Judges awarded a total of nine “Best of Show” awards, 56 “Best of Class” designations and 71 gold medals. Gray Ghost Winery is located at 14706 Lee Highway in Amissville and can be contacted at 540-937-4869. The tasting room is open in the summer Wednesday and Thursday 12 to 5 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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