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Riggleman dashes Cockburn bid to turn red 5th a shade of purple By John McCaslin Rappahannock News Staff Republican Denver Riggleman, a central Virginia distillery owner and latecomer to the 5th district congressional race, defeated Democrat Leslie Cockburn, a resident of Rappahannock County, in Tuesday’s midterm election. With all 330 district precincts reporting, Riggleman secured 165,107 votes (53.24 percent) to Cockburn’s 144,493 (46.59 percent). There were 540 write-ins. “It was a good race,” an elated Riggleman told the Rappahannock News by telephone late Tuesday night. Praising his Democratic opponent, he said it’s time to “move on, and work at what’s best for Virginia. One gets pretty emotional right now after such a long and hard-fought race. I wish Leslie all the best.” On Wednesday morning, Cockburn wrote to this newspaper: “We ran a great campaign in an extremely difficult district. It will have the lasting effect of giving people hope from Danville to Fauquier and inspiring others to take up the fight.” It was beyond a satisfying victory for Riggleman, a U.S. military vet-

eran who up until Election Day was seen as running neck and neck with Cockburn, a former investigative journalist. Just recently the 5th district was labeled a “toss up” by the University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato, although internal GOP polling had given Riggleman a 10 percentage point lead. After voting early Tuesday in Afton, Riggleman and his wife Christine hit the road for a full day of last-minute campaigning. He visited Bedford, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Appomattox, Fluvanna, and Albemarle counties, as well as the city of Danville on the North Carolina border. He then headed back north to await election returns at a restaurant brewery near his home. Even in her home base of Rappahannock County, Cockburn didn’t fare as well as some might have expected. Riggleman captured 2,040 of Rappahannock’s votes (52.56 percent) to Cockburn’s 1,835 (47.28 percent). There were six write-ins. Voters surrounding Chester Gap went overwhelmingly for Riggleman, giving the Republican more than 71 percent of the tally (233 votes to Cockburn’s 93). In Amissville, it was a similar outcome — 65 percent of the ballots went to Riggle-

man (460 votes to 251). In Castleton, 53 percent of voters preferred Riggleman (324 votes) compared to Cockburn’s 47 percent (290 votes). It was closer in the precinct surrounding Washington, where Riggleman garnered 370 votes (51 percent) to Cockburn’s 357. The only two Rappahannock precincts that went for the Democrat surrounded the villages of Sperryville and Flint Hill. Poll goers in the former awarded Cockburn 355 votes (54 percent) to Riggleman’s 305, although in Flint Hill she barely edged her opponent, 202 votes to 197. The progressive platform of Cockburn, embraced certainly by Democrats but not nearly the number of Republican crossovers she banked on to put her over the top, followed more than a year of grassroots organizing by the candidate in 21 counties stretching from Northern Virginia to North Carolina — a district larger than New Jersey. Cockburn, who sought to become the first woman elected to James Madison’s former seat, logged some 85,000 miles on her car during the campaign, using her home in Rappahannock County as her pit stop. Driven to run for Congress by

the election of Donald Trump, she immediately pledged to protect the Affordable Care Act, advocate for Medicare for all, fight opioid addiction, protect the environment and immigrant families, work to restore racial harmony, and fight for women’s equal rights, work and pay — a platform contrary to the president’s White House agenda. Once the race was declared for Riggleman, National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Maddie Anderson stated of Cockburn: “The Democrats put forth one of the most radical candidates in the country, and it massively backfired. Denver Riggleman fits the district and will represent Virginians well. The NRCC is proud to congratulate Congressman-elect Denver Riggleman.” A prominent journalist, filmmaker and author, Cockburn said it was mainly Trump’s “attacks” on the Fourth Estate that sealed her bid for Capitol Hill, “because he was pointing at reporters and saying you are the enemy of the people, and that is something that is very un-American and shocking. And to do that to the FBI? It’s kind of beyond belief. But it means we all better stand up and do something about it.”

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Food Closet hosts annual 'buy a bird' campaign The Culpeper Food Closet has kicked off its annual "Buy-a-Bird" campaign. For the past several years, thos in need in the Culpeper community have been provicded with the necessary makings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. SWIFT, Culpeper Human Services and the Culpeper Food Closet coordinate the efforts and resoureces that make the event successful. The Culpeper Food Closet spearheads the program by purchasing the turkeys, while SWIFT provides the fixin's such as potatoes, dressing, veggies, etc. Culpeper Human Services receives and evaluates each application before passing them on to the Culpeper Food Closet for final processing. Prior to the event, Nov. 17, SWIFT will pack all the fixings in tote bags based on the number of people in each family that qualifies. On the day of distribution, recipients will start arriving at the Davis Street parking lot by 8 a.m. The average cost of each frozen turkey is $15 and we are always looking for donations. Last year we distributed 530 turkeys, helping 90 elderly and shut ins. That's a total of 1,450 Thanksgiving meals. As the Culpeper Food Closet approaches the end of the year, they are running at a deficit of $13,000. The Food Closet serves more than 350 families each month, averaging approximately 11,000 meals. The Culpeper Food Closet receives no funds from local, state or federal agencies. If you or your organization would like to contribute call or email Billy Green at 540-547-2342, The Culpeper Food Closet has kicked off its annual "Buy-a-Bird" campaign.

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in tote bags based on the number of people in each family that qualifies. On the day of distribution, recipients will start arriving at the Davis Street parking lot by 8 a.m. The average cost of each frozen turkey is $15 and we are always looking for donations. Last year we distributed 530 turkeys, helping 90 elderly and shut ins. That's a total of 1,450 Thanksgiving meals. As the Culpeper Food Closet approaches the end of the year, they are running at a deficit of $13,000. The Food Closet serves more than 350 families each month, averaging approximately 11,000 meals. The Culpeper Food Closet receives no funds from local, state or federal agencies. If you or your organization would like to contribute call or email Billy Green at 540-547-2342,


Community Christmas Basket program Cameron Easter (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to to apply.) My name is Cameron Easter and I am a member of Culpeper Youth. I am also a senior at Eastern View High School. Culpeper Youth has taught me leadership and volunteerism, that will follow me to college, and has encouraged me to participate in a similar organization when I go to college. I enjoy being a member of Culpeper Youth since it gives me a chance to give back to my community, and the network of people I have made through my time in Culpeper Youth. In the spring, a new Youth Advisory Board will be elected and I will be going to college, but I am confident in the skills that this organization has taught me. For the past several years, those in need in the Culpeper community have been provicded with the necessary makings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. SWIFT, Culpeper Human Services and the Culpeper Food Closet coordinate the efforts and resoureces that make the event successful. The Culpeper Food Closet

spearheads the program by purchasing the turkeys, while SWIFT provides the fixin's such as potatoes, dressing, veggies, etc. Culpeper Human Services receives and evaluates each application before passing them on to the Culpeper Food Closet for final processing. Prior to the event, Nov. 17, SWIFT will pack all the fixings

The Culpeper Community Christmas Basket program is gearing up for the 2018 season and has application for recipients ready to be picked up and mailed in. Applications can be picked up at Social Services and Culpeper Food Closet. All applications need to be turned in by Friday, Nov. 9 to Culpeper Community Basket Program, P.O. Box 574, Culpeper, Va. 22701. Applications must be postmarked Nov. 9 or before. Applications postmarked after Nov. 9 will be moved to the waiting list. Monetary donations are being accepted now for the 2018 program. Donations enable the program to purchase a ham or turkey for each family. Without the support of businesses, churches and individuals in the Culpeper community, we would not be able to carry out the program. Donations can be made to the Culpeper Christmas Basket Program by sending a check to P.O. Box 574, Culpeper, Va. 22701.


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Spanberger upsets Brat in District 7 race By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Abigail Spanberger and Virginia Democrats pulled off a shocking win Tuesday evening. Spanberger defeated Republican incumbent Dave Brat in the Va. District 7 congressional race by a narrow margin. Spanberger’s victory secures the Democrats a seat in a notorious Republican hotbed in Virginia. “I’m honored to stand before you as Congresswoman-elect,” Spanberger said to a raucous crowd in Richmond Tuesday evening. “We focused on the needs of the people, the voters. We stood up for American values and we brought respect and decency back.” With one precinct remaining, Spanberger leads Brat 50.08% to

48.66%. Spanberger has 170,737 votes to Brat’s 165,899 as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Libertarian Joseph Walsh made an impact in the race, siphoning away 4,135 votes from the two candidates. Brat a former economics professor at Randolph Macon, famously upset House Majority Whip Eric Cantor four years ago in the Republican primary. This time, he was on the end of the shocking defeat. Spanberger received the endorsement of former Republican Virginia Senator John Warner earlier in the week. The race has been contentious, with the only debate occurring in Culpeper - where Brat said voting for Spanberger is “a vote for the Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda.” Spanberger has campaigned

Abigail Spanberger hard for healthcare and uniting America. During her speech Tuesday, she stood beside a sign that read "Love, not hate, makes America great." The last time a Democrat served in District 7 was John Marsh Jr. from 1963-1971. The

district has voted Republican ever since, until now. Brat won Culpeper County with 11,286 votes to Spanberger’s 7,906. Brat had 57 percent of the vote in Culpeper County compared to Spanberger’s 40 percent. In pivotal Henrico County however, Spanberger shockingly won 58 percent of the votes (58,002) to Brat’s 40 percent (40,443). With the margin being so thin, a recount is highly likely. According to Title 24.2, Chapter 8 of the Code of Virginia, the state’s recount procedures and processes, a candidate can request a taxpayer-funded recount if the margin of victory separating him or her from the winning candidate does not exceed 0.5 percent. In order to initiate such a recount, the candidate must petition the circuit court.

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Culpeper rejects referendum on community center By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Culpeper County voters said “no” to a proposed community center Tuesday night. The referendum asking voters if Culpeper County should issue a bond of $13,144,000 for a proposed community center failed by a margin of 2,147 votes. No received 10,700 votes (55.58%) while yes received 8,553 votes (44.4%). The question on the ballot - question 3 - read: “Shall Culpeper County, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $13,144,000 for the purpose of paying the costs, in whole or in part, for construction of a Community Recreation Center, which may include an indoor competition swimming pool, a therapy pool, a multi-purpose gymnasium, fitness equipment, exercise class space, classrooms for various activities, and a soccer field, as well as necessary access, parking, and utility improvements?" According to Culpeper County Administrator John Eggertson, the community center can be paid for without tax increases if “revenues continue at

their current level.” Upon hearing the results, Catalpa District supervisor Sue Hansohn said she was disappointed. “I think it’s sad for the families that won’t have a place for the kids to go,” she said. “It’s always been about families.” Asked what would happen next, she said “it’s not over.” “People have been asking for this for years,” Hansohn said. “I’m not giving up on families.” Ian Phillips, spokesperson for the Committee for Improving Quality of Life in Culpeper, said that when Eastern View High School was built, a loan was taken out for $49 million at a little over 2 percent interest. That’s what was at stake with the referendum vote. “The people have spoken on the financial aspects of the project, so they have taken a very valuable fiscal tool off the table for the board of supervisors,” Phillips said. Chair of the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Advisory CommitteeTom Crosley said the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee has been working on alternative recreation center plans in the event that the referendum #3 did


The referendum asking Culpeper County voters if they would support funding a $13.1 bond for a proposed communtiy center failed 55% to 44% Tuesday. not pass. "As the Committee moves forward with a design and operational plans, it is with great anticipation that community partners and supporters will become involved so that the project will become a true effort by the total community," Crosley said. In the town of Culpeper, the West Fairfax District voted against the community center by a margin of 73 votes (1,115 to 1,072). The East Fairfax District voted for the referendum, 1,000 yes votes to 898 no votes. The only county precinct to vote yes for the referendum was Jeffersonton where yes votes totaled 830 to 763 no

votes. The BOS had crafted a sample memorandum of understanding with the Rappahannock Area YMCA, a group that could manage the community center. There is no agreement with the YMCA currently, but they were the only entity to answer a request for information by the board of supervisors earlier this summer. The topic has been a contentious one, with groups in opposition alleging that the bonds will increase real estate taxes, that the YMCA will not manage the property efficiently and that there is no public transportation to the proposed Catalpa location.


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enewton donates $2,500 to Pamper Me Pink fund By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Elizabeth Newton loves Culpeper. The jewelry designer and entrepreneur was so impressed with the town during her visit to Pepperberries Oct. 2 that she earmarked a portion of her proceeds in October for the Pamper Me Pink fund - a fund originally created by Pepperberries owner Sharon Clark to help provide mammograms for the community. On Monday, Pepperberries got word that enewton will be donating $2,5000 to the Pink fund. It was Clark’s energy and the town’s charm that spoke to Newton during her visit. “My life was forever changed today,” Newton said in an Instagram post. “The experience I had at Pepperberries and meeting people in this amazing town is something I will hold onto forever. Culpeper, I am blown away by how such a small charming town has pulled together and genuinely supported one another and local business. “Because of this, they have amazing restaurants, amazing shopping, happy and joyful people and are incredibly inclusive. Pepperberries, you 2018_HOH_Ad_Cpep.pdf 1 11/5/18 don’t need to write a book on how to

treat a customer, you need to be a destination for all trying to get better or trying to figure it out. I amy beyond honored to call you a partner and friend.” Clark and her staff met Newton in Atlanta at the annual gift show - the largest in the nation. A sales rep that serves Pepperberries had been pitching enewton jewelry for about a year and a half but Clark wasn’t sure she wanted to add another jewelry line at the time. That was, until she met the owner herself. She laughs about the meeting, thinking she was only going to see the jewelry but was quickly told that Newton was going to meet with her as well. “I was shocked,” Clark said. “Sheila and I were there for literally three hours just having conversations. We never touched a piece of jewelry in three hours. By the time I finished the conversation I was in love with her.” Newton, a mother to triplet 12-year-old girls and a 9-year-old boy, juggles being a mother, wife and entrepreneur while churning out custom jewelry. She founded enewton in 2011 4:06 PM ➤ See Newton, Page 7


Elizabeth Newton looks at the display of her jewelry at Pepperberries during her visit Oct. 2. On Monday, Pepperberries owner Sharon Clark learned enewton donated $2,500 to the Pamper Me Pink Fund.










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Blue and Red Santa Project gets increased visibility with donation By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer One Culpeper Town Police department vehicle is turning heads this holiday season. Unveiled during the Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat, the new Blue and Red Santa project vehicle will be seen throughout town through Dec. 1. The Blue and Red Santa Project is a joint effort between the Town of Culpeper Police Department and Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Co. 1. There are only five Saturdays left until the two will use donated funds to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in the Culpeper Area. The project is funded solely through donations and the CPD is hoping the increased visibility will help. The wrap was donated by Jonathan James of Xpress Copy, who reached out to the department and was able to turn around the project in a day. “Xpress Copy approached us and they wanted to partner with the Blue and Red Santa project,” CPD Major Chris Settle said. “We

➤ Newton, from Page 6 with a simple mission: To create beautiful and meaningful pieces that touch both the gift giver and receiver through the creation of meaningful, versatile jewelry. Clark said that at times in the past she has looked for the next big thing, but sometimes that means you miss something truly special. “We’re always looking for the next big thing,” she explained. “I think in retail business, what I have discovered is that if you keep looking for the next big thing, you might fail. I’m not sure the next big thing is going to be readily available to the small business gift shops.” Once Newton and Clark met, their partnership bloomed and Pepperberries started carrying the product in August. By October, sales had been brisk and Newton happened to be in Virginia and made plans to stop at two stores - one in Richmond and Pepperberries. “She said ‘this is just amazing,’” Clark said.

thought what better way to promote the Blue Red Santa Project was with a vehicle wrap to let residents know where to go on our Facebook page or the phone numbers to call to donate.” Donations can be made by visiting www., calling 540-829-5517 or 540-825-8777 or by mailing contributions to The Blue and Red Santa Project, P O Box 579, Culpeper, VA 22701. The wrap, which features a Christmas scene of presents, reindeer and snow, is a great way for the public to partner with the CPD, chief Chris Jenkins said. “We’ve got a ton of comments and we literally picked it up this afternoon,” Jenkins said during trick or treat. “Hopefully it will be an attention getter.” Jenkins said that he’s seen an increase in the need as the project enters its third year. “It’s extremely important, the community has responded and each year it’s getting bigger and bigger but the needs are greater,” Jenkins said. “This is what it’s all about, to be able to bring a little joy to people who might not be able to get it.”

“She said that she had never walked into a store before that was new to E. Newton that she was so proud of the way it was represented.” As she was walking out the store, she turned and surprised Clark with the news that she would donate funds. “She’s getting ready to leave and said that every year on their website they put up ‘share their stories’ about a woman who has breast cancer and she sends them a little cross necklace,” Clark said. “Any of the jewelry in October that she sells she will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Pamper Me Pink fund.” Clark was blown away, and proud to be a partner with enewton. She touts their jewelry has being convenient, classic and elegant. “One of the things about her jewelry is that it’s super lightweight,” Clark said. “She said if you can ever feel her earrings, they aren’t E. Newton earrings. She wants her jewelry to be a complement to what you have.”

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HISTORY A Special Event of Unity and Brotherly Love ZANN’S PLACE

Everyone is invited to attend a “Remembrance and Reflection” event on Sat. November 17th at the Culpeper Baptist Church at 2 PM. The music and remarks will fill you with a sense of unity and provide an opportunity to embrace those whose grief has been neglected. My dad ingrained in a most important lesson: “I am my brother’s keeper,” founded in the understanding that my position in the community, my health, my wealth (if I had any) and other positives were not mine to possess due to some entitled intrinsic birthright. Therefore, according to Jack Nelson, I had a duty to others.

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Trying to live up to that idea has not always placed me in a comfort zone. Nonetheless, I do not disavow the accuracy of his pronouncement. Republican presidential candidate George H. W. Bush’s most remembered campaign slogan was a call for a "kinder, gentler nation." I say hooray for President Bush and his courage to speak about such an ambitious goal. We must not give up on Bush’s call for a “kinder and gentler nation.” The event is “A Remembrance and Reflection” of the tragic deaths of three men documented to have been lynched in Culpeper County. It is a very special commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the murder of one of those three, Charles Allie Thompson. I believe President Bush would join others in heralding the event as an opportunity to share a collective and individual sorrow for the pain of

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HOME & GARDEN Monarch butterfly population responds to milkweed plantings The Monarch butterfly makes the longest insect migration in the world, even though it weighs, on average, less than a paper clip. Traveling to Mexico under its own wing power from Canada and the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, it might fly as much as 2,500 miles (over 4,000 kilometers) to get there. Once taken for granted by hawk watchers as fellow travelers of migrating hawks, the orange-and-black butterflies started to become fewer and far less seen as we entered the 21st century. By 2012, the population of this species took a precipitous turn for the worse. The late Lincoln Brower, a professor and Monarch expert at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, worked hard to bring its plight to the public’s attention. He pointed out that one of the major problems for this insect’s decline in numbers was the loss of its caterpillar food plant, and he urged folks to plant milkweeds for it. And it’s apparent that they responded to his plea! An abundance of these butterflies has been spotted here, there, and everywhere this fall, making for a phenomenal comeback. At hawk watch sites (locations known to be good for viewing migrating hawks) in Virginia, Monarch after Monarch has been seen winging its way south. On Afton Mountain, site of my local hawk watch, September 26 turned out to be a day of uncountable numbers of the insects. They could be seen flying nonstop, high and low and all around at every level. The site’s official report for that day included the note that “1500+” Monarchs had passed by. At every hawk watch site in Virginia, from the northeast to the southwest, as well as on the Eastern Shore, hawk watchers have spotted and counted Monarch butterflies on non-rainy days, attesting to the profusion of these insects heading south. This abundance of Monarchs signifies that an abundance of caterpillars fed upon an abundance of milkweed plants during this year’s breeding season. The only way to account for such a spectacular return of these insects is to give credit where credit is due—to the many folks who planted milkweed, whether they did so individually in their own gardens or as part of a group effort on public lands. Even the Virginia Department of Transportation assisted the butterflies by leaving many road

medians unmown this summer where Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) sprouted and undoubtedly fed Monarch caterpillars. As my friend, David White, told me, the “Monarch numbers are delightfully inspiring and hopeful.” But please note: This is not the end of the story. For the Monarchs to make it to their overwintering site in the mountains of Mexico, they must obtain nourishment along the way. It takes energy to fly, which they obtain from nectarproducing flowers. If you did not grow late-blooming plants this year, you can plan now to grow some next year. Goldenrod suits the bill perfectly, as does zinnia—and don’t forget the milkweed, of course! If you find growing shrubs to be easier than growing flowers, Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) is a superb choice. It begins blooming in spring and continues to frost if it continues to get full sun throughout the fall, providing nectar for hummingbirds in addition to many species of butterflies and moths. If you only have room for potted plants, not to worry! They can also assist Monarchs to reach their destination in good health. One of my favorites is Lantana camara, a member of the Verbena Family, the plants of which make lots of nectar-filled blooms all summer to frost, feeding hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and moths. The Monarchs that get to Mexico must survive the winter in large numbers before we can say the species is truly recovering. In fact, the wintering numbers fell the past two years. During the winter of 1996-97, the butterflies covered approximately 44 acres (18 hectares) of forest. In 201718, that number was only about 6 acres (about 2.5 hectares) which was down from the 2016-17 observation of approximately 7 acres (about 3 hectares). Although the population sometimes goes up, as it has this year, Monarch numbers have generally continued to decline. Nonetheless, the astounding population increase this year is a wonderful sign for future breeding success. It demonstrates that people care and that they are willing to do what needs to be done to help maintain our unique, and thus very special, Monarch migration spectacle. Lincoln Brower was willing to personally advocate for this species that he spent decades studying and admiring, which is highly unusual among scientists who generally do not


A migrating Monarch butterfly stops to replenish its energy by feeding upon goldenrod nectar in the author’s garden. want to be seen as activists. But the possibility of the Monarch migration coming to an end was almost more than he could bear. Jennifer Jowdy, a hawk watcher I met this year from Charlottesville, Virginia, told me that she liked “to think that [the Monarchs] were

rising up, in honor of Lincoln Brower.” It’s a wonderful sentiment about a wonderfully spirited researcher who brought the plight of the Monarch to our attention and helped move people to take action on its behalf. The success of their efforts have been easily visible and are to be highly commended.



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Days on Market: Homes continue to sell faster in most of the Greater Piedmont Region which indicates strong demand in the market and a low supply of active listings available. On average, homes sold in 71 days, which is 3 days faster than the 3​rd quarter a year ago. Notably, about 1 out of every 4 homes sold in the 3​rd​ quarter region-wide were on the market for 10 days or less. Culpeper County: O ​ n average, homes sold in 54 days in Culpeper County in the 3​rd quarter, 6 days faster than a year ago.

Analysis of the Culpeper County Housing Market As the summer housing market comes to a close in the Greater Piedmont Region, there are some early signs of a slowdown, however it is still too early to tell if a trend is emerging and will need to be monitored. Sales declined in the region for the second quarter in a row. Flattening sales have also occurred in the national-level housing market, which could suggest a softening of demand. Despite declining sales, home prices in the region continue to rise, a reflection of the low level of active listings available and continued buyer demand locally. Summary highlights from the market data this quarter include: Home prices continue to rise steadily in the region, a trend that has been occurring now for

5 years. The average sales price rose 5.3% and the median sales price climbed 5.0% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017. For the second consecutive quarter there were fewer sales in the Greater Piedmont Region compared to last year. Sales fell 8.0% from last year, the sharpest drop in 4 years. Sold dollar volume declined by 3.2% from a year ago, the second decline nearly 2 years. Even with the rise in sales prices in the region, the decline in sales led to the drop-in dollar volume. The average days on market continues to decline in the region a reflection of the low inventory available. On average homes sold in 71 days in the Greater Piedmont region, 3 days faster than last year.

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➤ Market, from Page 10 the same time last year, an 8.0% decline. This is the sharpest quarter-over-quarter decline in sales for the region in 4 years, though it is still too early to determine if a trend is emerging. Declining sales also occurred at the county-level: Culpeper County: There were 172 sales in Culpeper County in the 3rd quarter, an 18.9% decline from last year, a drop of 40 sales. Home Prices: Despite the declining sales in the region, home prices continue to rise at the region-level and in many of the counties. The increasing sales prices are reflective of limited supply of active listings which remains at a historically low level. At $363,980 the average sales price in the region rose over $18,000 from the 3rd quarter a year ago, a 5.3% increase. Similar trends occurred with the median sales price. At $315,000 the median sales price in the Greater Piedmont Region rose 5.0% from this time last year, a gain of $15,000. Culpeper County: At $293,410, the median sales price in Culpeper County fell slightly, down 1.5% from a year ago, a drop of $4,440. Active Listings: The num-

ber of active listings in the region remained relatively flat compared to last year. There were 1,149 active listings at the end of the 3rd quarter, 2 fewer than a year ago, a modest 0.2% drop. The inventory of homes for sales has been declining sharply for the past few years, this quarter is the first sign of moderation for this metric. Several of the counties in the region also had relatively small reductions in the number of active listings and some had increases compared to last year. Culpeper County: There were 310 active listings in Culpeper County at the end of the 3rd quarter, 32 more than this time last year, an 11.5% increase. Days on Market: Homes continue to sell faster in most of the Greater Piedmont Region which indicates strong demand in the market and a low supply of active listings available. On average, homes sold in 71 days, which is 3 days faster than the 3rd quarter a year ago. Notably, about 1 out of every 4 homes sold in the 3rd quarter region-wide were on the market for 10 days or less. Culpeper County: On average, homes sold in 54 days in Culpeper County in the 3rd quarter, 6 days faster than a year ago. CENTURY 21 ® Global Rebrand

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PROPERTY TRANSFERS These property transfers for October 2018 were provided by the Culpeper County Assessor’s Office. Appreciation is extended to W. Jason Kilby and his staff. October Top Dollar Deal: Stevensburg District $6.5M The printing of this list is made possible by ReMax Crossroads of Culpeper. Total: 92 Catalpa District 10/1: McCawley, Edward and Wife to Meixner, Richard C and Wife; 2.21 acres located at 13125 Longwood DR, $420,000 10/5: JDW Construction LLC and Other to Beard, Christopher R and Wife; 1.01 acres located at 10243 Eggbornsville RD, $307,900 10/23: Davis, Maxie C to Champion, Robert Anthony and Wife; 10.03 acres located near Clark Meadow LN, $103,000 10/23: Settle Excavating & Construction INC to Cross, Anna Marie and Husband; 2.09 acres located near Sperryville Pike, $70,000 10/24: Busardo, John Arthur JR to Harlow, Robert L JR and Wife; 10.18 acres located near Eggbornsville RD, $130,000 Catalpa Town District 10/5: O’Dell, Ingrid Anne to Fossen, Merle; .26 acres located at 909 Hendricks ST, $121,000 10/12: Persad, Roshani to Bronesky, Jason J and Wife; .32 acres located at 955 N Main ST, $218,000 10/12: Seale, Roy E and Wife to Salazar, Jose Gonzalez; .18 acres located at 891 Hill Top DR, $190,000 10/29: Dwyer, Richard H to Farrell, Liam M; .23 acres located at 330 W Fairview RD, $207,500 10/30: Yancey, Phyllis to Jenkins, Richard R and Wife; .11 acres located at 1529 Willow ST, $239,990 Cedar MTN District 10/15: Jenkins, Michael R to Wilson, John D JR and Other; 13.79 acres located near Spring Creek DR, $164,000 10/16: McCarty, Charles A and Wife to Markwell, Angela I and Other; .83 acres located at 19051 Stallion RD, $449,900 10/19: Aguirre, Fiama to Weldon, John Jerold and Wife; .13 acres located at 18129 Scenic Creek LN, $258,000 Cedar MTN Town District 10/5: Haines, Christopher Michael to Omolu, Mame and Husband; .14 acres located at 125 King Edward CT, $300,000 10/19: Connors, Kirstine N to Hart, Dennis M JR and Wife; .13 acres located at 141 King Edward CT, $297,900 10/23: HSBC Bank USA National Assoc to D & B Realty Investments LLC; Townhouse located at 532 Cromwell CT, $145,000 10/31: Gugliemelli, Eloise F and Other to Lewis, Loretta E; .13 acres located at 803 Ripplebrook DR, $242,000 East Fairfax District 10/9: NVR INC to Watterson, John and Other; .26 acres located at 2435 Post Oak Dr, $262,375 10/11: K & M Properties LC to Richmond American Homes of Virginia INC; multiple acreage located near Laurel ST, $781,000 10/15: Estates at Mountain Brook LC to Richmond American Homes of Virginia INC; multiple parcels located near Saddlebrook RD and Electric AVE, $387,722 10/16: Federal National Mortgage to Portillo, Luis; .25 acres located at 226 Chestnut DR, $171,000 10/16: K & M Properties LC to NVR INC; multiple parcels located near Tulip Poplar DR and Butternut LN, $225,000 10/17: Richmond American Homes of Virginia INC to Hashbarger, Brandy; .23 acres located at 713 Saddlebrook RD, $302,365. 10/18: Lovers Lane LLC to Tayman, Jurgen Lee; .15 acres located at 405 Clay ST, $194,500 10/26: Culpeper Regency LLC to Culpeper 2018 LLC; multiple parcels located near Montanus DR, $32,650,000 10/26: Dunn, Brian Keith to Leiva, Roberto C and Wife; .25 acres located at 812 Kingsbrook RD, $365,000 10/30: Rupard, Julia G to Seldon, Angela D; Townhouse located at 2027 Cranberry LN, $190,500 10/30: K & M Properties to NVR INC; multiple parcels located near Tulip Poplar DR and Butternut LN, $300,000 Jefferson District 10/2: North Jefferson LLC to McCawley, Valerie-Anne L; .88 acres located at 18162 Springs RD, $257,000 10/3: Hadden, William to Couick-Newman, Dottie and Other; 1.85 acres located at 2847 Wildwood CIR, $370,000 10/3: Sellers, John W and Wife to Hess, William; 1.44 acres located at 2256 Fox Hatch PL, $485,000 10/5: Whipple, Douglas J and Wife to Welch, Christopher M and Other; 69.72 acres located near Ellett LN, $350,000 10/12: Franklin, Howard W and Other to George, Tim Owen; 10.00 acres located at 1149 Dulin DR, $245,000 10/17: SBN REO LLC to Vernon, Michael A; 9.33 acres located at 489 Old Bridge RD, $270,000 10/18: Nolan, Renee Ann and Others to Graziano, Frank Ronald and Wife; 5.23 acres located at 12129 Tutts Mill LN, $390,000 10/19: Smith, Randy S and Wife to Lewek, Kathryn E; 3.90 acres located at 5367 Countryside CIR, $393,750 10/22: Steinard, William M and Wife to Fleming, Ronnie Lee and Wife; 15 acres located at 13075 Woodlands LN, $580,000 10/22: Foote, David R to Firro DeFlores, Rocio; 5.50 acres located at 6095 Jeffersonton RD, $405,000 10/25: Plaster, Jackie D and Wife to Cooksey, Carlton and Wife; 5.00 acres located at 2426 Atkins TRL, $375,000 10/29: Coffelt, Jeremy A and Wife to Beaty, Charlie R and Wife; 3.65 acres located at 18341 Gaskins LN, $400,000 10/29: McClellan, Sandra to Fanslau, Rudolph R JR and Wife; 2.08 acres located at 2215 Colvin RD, $404,000 10/29: Anderson, William Lee JR and Wife to Braley, Mark Robertson and Wife; 15403 Waterloo RD, $295,000 10/30: House Buyers of America INC to Wilmot, Brittany N; .45 acres located at 5330 Scottsville RD, $203,000

Salem District 10/1: Greco, Richard A and Wife to Edgecombe, Jarred L and Wife; 3.63 acres located at 15234 Rillhurst DR, $365,000 10/2: Lester, Thomas Howard and Wife to Arhueta, Kenni and Other; 3.01 acres located at Mountain Run Lake RD, $220,800 10/2: Raiford, Daniel C to Holley-Poole, Herod Maranatha; 1.63 acres located at 11286 Boston DR, $169,900 10/3: Jefferson Homebuilders INC to Bailey, Jeffrey D; .99 acres located at 9247 Sperryville Pike, $242,000 10/3: Bolum, Dennis M and Wife to Smith, Daisy Mullett; 3.13 acres located at 16306 Norman RD, $495,000 10/9: Foundation Homes INC to Blackwell, Brent Aaron and Other; 2.00 acres located at 10134 Churchside LN, $393,500 10/11: Martin, Samuel J and Other to Hornbrook, Joseph and Other; 5.08 acres located at 16467 Shadow DR, $450,000 10/16: James, Anthony Jason and Wife to Ferguson, David and Wife; 5.00 acres located at 13154 Mill Creek CT, $319,000 10/16: Hockett, Hencil I and Wife to Raines, Robert E; 2.01 acres located at 13691 Highlands DR, $372,500 10/18: Groves, George E and Wife to Mayes, Brandy M and Other; 2.20 acres located at 5501 Hoover RD, $324,900 10/26: Clair, John and Wife to Sparks, Karen Elizabeth; 5.96 acres located at 9015 Old Stillhouse RD, $288,500 10/29: Aylor, Jennifer A and Husband to Clatterbuck, Gregory A and Wife; 3.71 acres located at 6276 Brook CT, $370,000 10/30: Whitt, Elizabeth H to Adams, Christopher and Other; 10.06 acres located near Cedar LN, $86,000 10/31: Barham, Ottis R and Wife to Dunn, Brian Keith and Wife; 3.02 acres located at 8231 Tinsley PL, $510,000 Stevensburg District 10/1: NVR INC to Claveloux, David M and Other; .67 acres located at 14516 Kingsmill Way, $425,340 10/1: Caliber Homebuilder INC to Ricky J Kilmer and Teresa F Kilmer Trust; 3.00 acres located at 17115 Payne RD, $447,804 10/1: Crown Jewel LLC to 14521 McDevitt Holdings LLC; multiple parcels located near McDevitt DR, $6,500,000 10/2: Stickbow LLC to NVR INC; multiple parcels located near Manorwood DR, $160,000 10/3: Division One Management LLC to 3-R Contracting LLC; .33 acres located at 14629 Carrico Mills RD, $190,000 10/5: Curtis, Edith Brown Estate to Duckett, James R and Wife; 97.00 acres located at 22098 Wilson RD, $460,000 10/10: Stickbow LLC to NVR INC; .57 acres located at 14504 Kingsmill Way, $80,000 10/15: NVR INC to Donner, Raymond G and Other; 3.67 acres located at 14633 Manorwood DR, $483,919 10/17: NVR INC to Myers, Byron J and Other; .51 acres located at 14223 Belle AVE, $457,325 10/19: Walker, Gary C and Others to Settle Excavating and Construction INC; 11.49 acres located near Jennings RD, $84,000 10/19: Patriot Land Group INC to Mullen’s Properties LLC; 1.01 acres located near Marathon DR, $250,000 10/25: NVR INC to Draper, Dustin and Other; .46 acres located at 14606 Manorwood DR, $478,494 10/29: NVR INC to Senna, Dana and Other; .48 acres located at 14221 Belle AVE, $404,564 10/29: Fox, Helen Marie and Others to Bremmerman, Sandra M; 4.19 acres located at 18428 Windy Acres RD, $280,000 10/31: NVR INC to Ewell, Bernice and Other; .46 acres located at 14620 Manorwood DR, $426,660 10/31: R J Merkel INC to Jolly Group LLC; .48 acres located at 19478 Brandy RD, $110,000 10/31: Robertson Custom Homes LLC to Crager, Edmond Russell II and Wife; 5.00 acres located at 25512 Eleys Ford RD, $369,000 West Fairfax District 10/1: Schiltz, Lillian F to Maxwell, Dorothy Ruth; .25 acres located at 456 Kearns DR, $250,000 10/1: NVR INC to Yowell, Jean Dimitra; .15 acres located at 691 Blossom Tree RD, $312,595 10/1: Clark, Mary Ann and Others to Sheridan, Philip Lawrence and Wife; .14 acres located at 430 Greens CT, $278,900 10/3: NVR INC to Anthony, Billy Roy SR; .19 acres located at 820 Virginia AVE, $310,085 10/3: Federal National Mortgage Assoc to Wampler, Bradley Shane and Wife; .25 acres located at 2017 Golf DR, $358,000 10/5: Hunley, Debra Jean to Bailey, Joseph R JR and Wife; .19 acres located at 525 First ST, $180,000 10/5: Pross, Derek and Wife to Mack, James and Wife; .44 acres located at1093 Virginia AVE, $304,900 10/9: Thomas, Roy E III and Wife to Melgreen, Justin and Wife; .12 acres located at 895 Virginia AVE, $309,000 10/10: NVR INC to Jackson, Elizabeth and Other; .13 acres located at 832 Virginia AVE, $323,260 10/18: Polaris INC to Cooper, Alfred J IV and Other; .31 acres located at 215 W Piedmont ST, $205,000 10/22: REO Trust 2017-RPL1 to Ironwood Investments LLC; .40 acres located at 202 S Blue Ridge AVE, $88,500 10/22: NVR INC to Streat, Yolanda; .24 acres located at 823 Fairwood DR, $302,825 10/22: Ewell, McKinley E and Wife to Huamani Luna, Jesusa C; .26 acres located at 564 Greenbriar DR, $320,000 10/22: NVR INC to Office, Joseph; .19 acres located at 671 Holly Crest DR, $274,485 10/23: Ibrahem, Samer to Gutierrez, Edwin M; .20 acres located at 804 Fairwood DR, $315,000 10/25: Turner, Kalon and Other to Breeding, Charles Edward and Wife; Townhouse located at 879 Persimmon PL, $229,000 10/26: Myers, Byron and Wife to Perry, Lawrence R and Wife; .16 acres located at 626 Pelhams Reach DR, $304,000 10/26: Rizik, Yocoub and Wife to Turner, Kalon C and Wife; .43 acres located at 128 Wayland Manor DR, $312,400


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Number of homes sold fell in most of Fredericksburg’s real estate market in September Home sales declined in most of the Fredericksburg real estate market in September, according to Long & Foster Real Estate’s Market Minute report. Fredericksburg City experienced the largest drop in the number of homes sold last month, falling by 58 percent. While Caroline, Culpeper and Spotsylvania counties also saw double-digit decreases, home sales rose by 7 percent in Stafford County. Long & Foster Real Estate’s Market Minute report for the Fredericksburg region includes Fredericksburg City and Spotsylvania, Stafford, Culpeper and Caroline counties. Median sale prices rose in three parts of the region in September, including a 9 percent increase in Spotsylvania County, and an 8 percent increase in Culpeper County. Active inventory levels varied in the Fredericksburg region last month, with Culpeper County and Fredericksburg City experiencing increases of 7 percent and 1 percent, respectively. The Fredericksburg region saw homes sell at a steady pace in September, with days on market averages ranging from 28 days in Culpeper County to 67 days in Fredericksburg City. Lack of homes for sale has de-

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H E A LT H The Dos and Don’ts of adjusting to the time change In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 4, Daylight Savings Time officially came to an end as we turned our clocks back and were rewarded with an extra hour in our day. The 25-hour day is a once-a-year treat, however. Between now and March, we’ll have one less hour of daylight in the evening. The reaction to fewer daylight hours varies by individual. Some are merely annoyed to leave the office after dark. Others experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – seasonal depression associated with the decrease in daylight. For many, sleep schedules go awry as they adjust to an earlier nightfall. Effects on Sleep Schedules Naturally, people begin to feel drowsy as the sky darkens. That’s because our bodies’ circadian rhythms – our internal clocks – keep us alert or make us drowsy at certain points in the day. In response to nighttime the body signals the brain to release melatonin, a hormone that makes us ready for sleep. However, there are steps you can take to adjust your circadian rhythm so the time change doesn’t negatively affect your sleep schedule. Here are sleep tips from the physician experts at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. Get as much sunlight as possible. Spending time in the outdoors, especially in the afternoon, can lead to a better night’s sleep. Bright, natural light helps the brain recognize it’s daytime and puts off production of melatonin. Can’t get

outdoors during the day? A light box that simulates sunshine can also be used. Turn up the heat. Cool environments lead to a drop in body temperature, which triggers the body to produce melatonin. That’s why people often sleep best in slightly cool rooms. To help avoid the early onset of melatonin secretion, keep your home’s temperature relatively warm. Stick to a bedtime schedule. Try to turn in at your regular bedtime, particularly in the days immediately after Daylight Savings Time ends. Keep your brain stimulated until about an hour before you turn out the lights. Concentrating on a puzzle, playing a game or journaling can keep your mind active and away from thoughts of hopping into bed. Another tactic: set an alarm for starting your nightly routine to make sure you don’t brush and floss until just before bed. Get moving. Incorporating light exercise into your routine later in the day will help keep you energized until it’s time for bed. Instead of “resting your eyes” after dinner, take a walk or do household chores that keep your brain alert and your heart rate elevated. Eat energizing foods and caffeinate if you must. Caffeine – in healthy doses – can be a wonderful thing. If the darkness really affects you and you’re concerned about dozing off midway through dinner, have your

morning cup of coffee closer to lunchtime. Snacking on fruit fuels your body with healthier sugars that won’t lead to a crash later in the afternoon. Balancing your meals with carbohydrates for quick energy, and protein-packed foods for long-lasting

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VETERAN'S DAY • Veteran's Day is Monday, several events are scheduled throughout the weekend.

giving back to your community! Getting started is easy – call 540-829-5300 or visit to ask questions or complete a short application. You drive when you want and where you want. We need you!


NOV. 9


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.

REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH • Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm: Lunch & Learn, Senior Pot-Luck Luncheon and Bible Study Thursdays, 12:15 pm: Adult & Senior Pot-Luck Luncheon and Bible Study

FUNDRAISER • When you dine at any Glory Days Grill including Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland from October 1st thru October 30th, Glory Days will contribute 10% of the total food and beverages purchased to the All Fur Animals Rescue fundraiser. Simply ask your server for the itemized copy of your GUEST CHECK receipt (not the charge card receipt). We can provide an address to send the guest check to or provide it to an AFAR member

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.


Culpeper Wellness will host its inaugural 5K Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day.

NOV. 8

FILM • “I Walked with a Zombie” (RKO, 1943) Producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur created this atmospheric chiller on a low budget, utilizing limited sets and only a handful of extras. Frances Dee plays a nurse who comes to a tropical island to treat the wife of a sugar plantation owner (Tom Conway) who suffers from an unexplained mental paralysis. She soon discovers skeletons in the family closet and local voodoo rituals and legends that cannot be ignored. The mesmerizing story is loosely adapted from Charlotte Brontë's “Jane Eyre.” Screenwriter Ardel Wray recalled that before filming "We were all plunged into research on Haitian voodoo

culture. Val (Lewton) was addictive researcher, drawing out of it the overall feel, mood, and quality he wanted, as well as details for actual production. He even found some genuine voodoo musicians for the film.” 35mm film print produced by the Library of Congress Film Preservation lab in 2000. 69 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

DRIVERS NEEDED • Become a volunteer driver to assist people in our community who are over 60 or disabled and who depend on transportation support to get to the doctor, grocery store or pharmacy. Volunteer driving is a simple, low cost but high-impact way of

County High School cordially invites all veterans to a veterans day celebration at 10:30 a.m. at CCHS. Please RSVP by calling 540825-8310.

NOV. 10

AQUATIC FITNESS • Powell Wellness Center will host an aquatic fitness open house as part of Aquathon, a worldwide promotion now in its sixth year that highlights the benefits and fun of aquatic fitness. Classes open to the public from 9:00 through noon will include 15-30 minute sessions in the pool of bootcamp, low intensity and high intensity classes, a one mile walk in the “lazy river” oval, and a stretching session. For more information, contact PWC aquatic director Stacey Aucoin at 540-445-5383 or saucoin@ 1005 Golf Drive, Culpeper.

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for Sunday, November 4: "The Challenges of Adjustments – Is He Really Worth It?”" Worship Service with 5 other churches & children’s ministry. Regular worship services will resume Sept 16 at 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30 AM at 16088 Rogers Road, Culpeper.

• New Salem Baptist Church is hosting a Car and Truck Show to support Hope for Appalachia from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a $20 registration fee per car or truck. Trophies will be awarded to the top entries. There will also be a Turkey Shoot, and all BB guns will be provided. There will be treats and games for everyone. Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to Hope for Appalachia. New Salem Baptist Church is located at 8233 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia. Come on out on Nov 10th and enjoy some beautiful cars and trucks, win some prizes at the Turkey Shoot, play some games, and have loads of fun as you help bring warmth, love, and hope to the children of Appalachia. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Dodson at 540-718-9675 or Tony Tharpe at 540-825-6878.

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Department of Veterans Affairs Culpeper National Cemetery will host a 2018 Veterans Day ceremony to honor Veterans who served and sacrificed at Culpeper National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served in the military - in wartime or peacetime. Our cemetery staff will be present to discuss products and benefits for Veterans and their families.

BAZAAR • Culpeper United Methodist Church is having its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We have 50 vendors present. This 28 year old event has proven to be a fun experience for the entire family. Come out and find unique Christmas gifts for all those on your list. A continental breakfast is available along with lunch, baked goods, and other homemade treats.

LIBRARY • Toddler Storytime

(age 2) Mondays, 10:30 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. Followed by 20 minutes of play/social time. No registration necessary. Older siblings are welcome to attend.

LIBRARY • The Library of

Virginia is pleased to introduce a robust offering of free digital resources for all Virginians through their local public libraries. Citizens can research, read, and learn through FindItVirginia. com or through their local public library website Research ageappropriate databases for factual information on any topic in a userfriendly environment, Explora, by Ebsco Publishing. Read from a wide variety of mobile-friendly, online, and downloadable platforms for magazines and books (both fiction and nonfiction) for all ages, including read-alouds for the youngest readers. Find a new job or learn a new language, skill, or hobby with Rocket Languages, Universal Class, and Career Transitions. The full offerings are on the website of the Culpeper County Library, under Research, then General Research, then Find it Virginia. Many more resources have been added for Adult Learning, Rocket Languages, new downloadable magazines on Zinio, and much, much more. To get assistance with these offerings and to see what else your public library may

offer, visit FindItVirginia.comtoday. Find It Virginia is supported by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

NOV. 11

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 | |

CHURCH • For over 30 years

Hopewell United Methodsit Church, 23557 Lignum, Road, Lignum, Va. has sponsored a Community event filled with music from different churches

& individuals. In 2018 we are emphasizing Community Choirs supporting Community Fire & Rescue Depts. Lake of the Woods & Richardsville will be recipients of the total proceeds raised from donations. This special event is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. A representative from each Dept. will provide insight into the needs & expenses of their Dept.. Come join us & support this group of people who give so freely of their time to help those in need. Refreshments will follow program. For questions call 540-399-1843Call: 540399-1843Call: 540-399-1843,Hopewell UM Church, Pastor Mike Evans or

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.

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NOV. 14

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. For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540-7270695 or culpeperchessclub@hotmail. com. CUSTOMER APPRECIATION •

“Come join us at Home Economics and Latch Key Mercantile for our customer appreciation day on Nov. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. Door prizes, specials and sweet and savory treats Located at 155 and 163 E. Davis St., Culpeper.


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FILM • “Dogfight” (Warner Bros., 1991 – Rated R*) Set in San Francisco in 1963, this original and thought-provoking drama chronicles the brief relationship between a young Marine (River Phoenix) who is about to be shipped out to Vietnam and the rather plain aspiring folk singer (Lili Taylor) who teaches him a few important lessons about life and the treatment of women. Presented as part of a series of films from contemporary women directors from the 1970s to the present, this is the second feature film directed by Nancy Savoca, who also directed “True Love” (1989), “Household Saints” (1993) and “Union Square” (2011). Savoca was mentored by John Sayles, and she in turn, has mentored up-and-coming filmmakers through the IFP’s Emerging Visions program. 35mm archival film print. 92 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

NOV. 16

FILM • “Home for the Holidays” (Paramount, 1995) Holly Hunter stars as Claudia Larson, a single mom who, after being fired from her job as an art restorer and regretfully having an affair with her ex-boss, apprehensively decides to fly to Baltimore to spend Thanksgiving with her eccentric extended family. Jodie Foster directed this affectionate but dark comedy with a cast featuring Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning as Claudia’s parents and Robert Downey Jr. as her younger brother and confidante Tommy. Film critic Roger Ebert praised Foster's ability to “direct the film with a sure eye for the revealing little natural moment," and Downey's performance that "brings out all the complexities of a character who has used a quick wit to keep the world's hurts at arm's length." Rated PG-13. 35mm archival film print. 103 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

NOV. 17

FILM • “Babe” (Universal, 1995) Babe, an orphaned piglet, is chosen

for a "guess the weight" contest at a county fair. The winning farmer, Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell), brings Babe home and allows him to stay with his Border Collie named Fly, her mate Rex and their puppies, in the barn. While trying to fit in with the other barnyard animals, Babe learns the skill of sheepherding from Fly and is entered in a competition. Despite its unlikely premise and low profile, Babe's inspirational story, directed and cowritten by Australian filmmaker Chris Noonan, was embraced by audiences and critics alike. With its sympathetic view of the intellectual, emotional and social capacities of animals, “Babe” had a marked effect on the growth of vegetarianism, particularly among younger viewers. James Cromwell, already a vegetarian for 20 years, became an ethical vegan as a result of starring as Farmer Hoggett, saying, "Working with a lot of animals and animal trainers during production, I cared about their welfare and then, of course, you have lunch and it’s all there in front of you, and I thought, I should go the whole hog, so to speak.” The movie was named Best Film of the Year by The National Society of Film Critics and was nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay), winning the Best Visual Effects Oscar. 35mm archival film print, 91 min.

known for his popular coming-of-age teen movies such as “Sixteen Candles” (1984), “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” (1986). 35mm archival print, 93 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.

REMEMBRANCE • Join us at

Wear it Again Kid Consignment Nov. 18th 12-5 pm.Refreshments & fun activities! 146 E. Davis St. Culpeper.

the Culpeper Baptist Church at 2pm for an event to recognize the lynching of Culpeper's Allie Thompson one hundred years ago - together with two other victims William Grayson in 1850 and William Thompson in 1877. The program will include music and stories to remember and reflect upon the lives of these individuals as well as the impact on their families and the entire community. Contact: (540) 825-8192. Culpeper Baptist Church - 318 S. West St. 2 to 5 p.m. Website: www.facebook. com/events/503787883471657/

FILM • “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (Paramount, 1987 – Rated R*) After his flight home to Chicago has been cancelled due to bad weather, high-strung marketing executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) runs into one disaster after another while trying to get home to his family for Thanksgiving, which includes being stuck with loquacious traveling salesman Del Griffith (John Candy) as his unshakable traveling companion. Written, produced, and directed by John Hughes, the comedy was a widely noticed change in the repertoire of the filmmaker who up until that time was

OPEN HOUSE • Clevengers

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CRAFT FAIR • Please Join us for

our 7th Annual Fall Craft Fair Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Yowell Elementary School , 701 Yowell Drive Culpeper, VA 22701 Come on out and do some early Holiday Shopping with the many Crafters & Vendors that will be participating! PLUS, Raffles, 50/50, Concessions, Children's Activities & lots more! ** INDOOR EVENT so it will be held Rain Or Shine!**

NOV. 18

OPEN HOUSE • Open House at


• Historic Downtown Culpeper from noon to 5 p.m. Community Tree Lighting 5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Start your holiday shopping in Historic Downtown Culpeper. You'll find something for everyone on your gift list in one of our many specialty shops: from delicious chocolates, unique art, distinctive clothing, and specialty foods to bird feeders and furniture, plus so much more. So, come enjoy the convenience of shopping downtown and the personal service our merchants always provide! Contact: (540) 825-4416. Website: www.

NOV. 22

5K RUN /WALK • Turkey Trot

5K at Powell Wellness Center (PWC) supports Manna Ministry of Culpeper. Runners and walkers of all ages welcome - start your Thanksgiving Day with a gobblin' good time! Early bird online registration $20; registration by November 12 includes


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Adventurebound hosts Standup Warrenton Comedy night, a fundraiser to benefit Verdun at 8 p.m. at the Eagle's Nest Conference center, Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, Va. 22737. Featured performers are: Magician Charlie Ross, Gigi Modrich, Kwame Amponsem, Maddy Gross, Martin Phillips, Sandi Benton and your host Mark Mensh. Pre-sale tickets are $10 per person or $15 at the gate or $25 per couple. Contact suwarrenton@, 540-905-9132.

DEC. 8


Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all you can eat Breakfast with Santa from 8-11 a.m. Santa will be here with us from 8:15 - 10:00 Brings your children out for a fun time with Santa and an excellent country breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, fried apples, crepes, pancakes, pastries, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, under 6 is free. The Center is located at 5073 Jeffersonton Rd. Jeffersonton, Va. All are welcome. For more info. call 540937-9979.

DEC. 15


Adventurebound will host a Christmas Extravaganza from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring the White House Band at the Eagle's Nest Conference center, Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, Va. 22737. The Culpeper Community Band will play at 1:30 p.m., followed by Theatrical Artists Christmas Carolers at 2:30 and the White House Band at 3 p.m.

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Refreshments will be served to veterans and their families. Honor a veteran with a flag placed in front of the high school by contacting Jason Guira at 540-227-0745.

NOV. 17

JAZZ • Frank Vignola's Hot


Jazz Trio returns to the Little Washington Theatre at 8 p.m. Reserved seating: $25 for adults, $10 under 18. For more information, go to or call 540-675-1253.

evening will feature an exciting look back at Rappahannock history, with novelist and researcher George Pettie as our guide. Pettie is the author of a trilogy of novels, In the Land of Rob, that span Blue Ridge history from the late 1800s to the 1960s. Rappahannock County Library, Washington, at 8 p.m. Free, all are welcome.


NOV. 10

Forging Art plays at 3 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre.


Amissville United Methodist Women will present their Annual Holiday Bazaar, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. The event will feature crafts, holiday items, baked goods, lunch and more. For more information, call Anne at 540-937-4934.

FAMILY FUN WALK AND RIDE • Join this first annual fall

community event, featuring 9-mile and 4-mile walking and biking routes. The walk/run starts at Headmasters Pub in Sperryville at 11 a.m., followed music, barbeque and ice cream from noon to 4 p.m. Registration is $30, ages 18 and over, $15, ages 12-17; children under 11 free. Sign up online (https://walkandride. or at the door. Organized by Rappahannock Trails Coalition (RappTrails). For more information, go to or email Everyone is welcome!

ART • Dwell Fine Art, Washington, welcomes Diego Sanchez, Martha Prideaux and Mary Scurlock from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. These solidly established abstract artists hailing from Richmond will fill the gallery with color, texture and light. We will have a great selection of their most recent works on display for you to enjoy comprising of mixed media, oil and cold wax. Come and enjoy a “glass of something” and get to know the artists.


Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection, together with the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority is planning to hold its next dark sky event at the Rappahannock County Park on Rt 211, across from Little Washington, starting at 7 p.m. There will be interesting interpretive presentations as well as astronomers with telescopes to allow you to close-up views of the crescent moon, planets, stars, and galaxies. Telescopes welcome. Come early for cookies and cider! All invited to this fun-filled family event.

NOV. 11

ART • Forging Art, a new documentary film, takes a peek inside White Oak Forge in Huntly, where artist-blacksmith Nol Putnam employs centuries-old techniques to make art out of iron and steel. Screening at 3 p.m., with Q&A to follow. Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Washington. BOOK TALK • The Inn at

Little Washington’s luncheon and lecture series continues, welcoming author Linda Holden for a special lecture and signing of her new book: The Gardens of Bunny Mellon. The lecture

will begin at 11 a.m. in The Little Washington Theatre and is free to the public. It will be immediately followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. After the lecture, join the inn in their main dining room for a unique 5-course lunch with the author. For additional information and to make reservations for lunch, call 540-675-3800.

NOV. 12 OPEN HOUSE • Wakefield Country Day School is hosting an Open House on the federal Veterans Day Holiday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Community members are invited to take a tour, sit in on classes, and enjoy refreshments. For more information about their college preparatory program serving students in grades preschool through 12, visit or contact Admissions at 540-635-8555, x227. OPEN HOUSE • Please join the students and faculty of Rappahannock County Public Schools to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families at 10 a.m. at the high school gymnasium. Guest Speaker: Dick Manuel, USMC (retired). Performances by Rappahannock County High School Concert Band.


• The Tenth and final "The Vietnam Experience” open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6265 Spring Hill Rd. Ruckersville, VA 22968 , moving in 2019 to Nelson County. "The Vietnam Experience” presented by the Vietnam Museum Foundation is one like no other and your visit will be a time to remember. The Foundation was established to honor all who served in uniform during the official Vietnam Era and the collection is poignantly displayed in settings developed and created by the members. It will afford Veterans the opportunity to revisit their assignment to Vietnam and to be proud of their service. It will provide all visitors the opportunity to experience a time in history that is too often forgotten. It may bring a tear to a veteran’s eye, bring back memories for the generation of that time, educate the generation that hasn’t been taught about the war in school and it is guaranteed to amaze everyone.


Sunday Brunch, Madison Co. Rescue Squad from 8 am to 1 pm. Held at the Rescue Squad building. N. Main St., Madison.


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Taking the next steps forward THE MARSHALL PLAN

As we close the curtain on Tuesday’s midterm election Marshall Conner the will of the people provided a mixed bag of successes or failures—all depending on who you talk to. So many people were emotionally invested in a win for their ego or party. There were a few hopeful signs in this election including a large voter turnout, a rejection of extremes and a denial of a local referendum that needed greater cooperation and transparency from town, county, community and school leadership. A quote from Alex de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America comes to mind: “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by


Final thoughts on Communicy Center As one comes to the end of a saga, it now being moments before the polls open across Culpeper County. It causes reflections of the past several weeks to fleet through the mind. The one you could find most puzzling is how the discussion of Question # 3, a purely fiscal issue, become a discussion of the a Community Recreational Center or a YMCA? Then a negative Political issue spearheaded by two dedicated Tea Party members. Perhaps when one focuses on misguided principles, you fall in the trap of loosing reality. One minute you are public servants and the next loose cannons on the deck of truth. Perhaps a thimble of light could have replaced jargon and rhetoric. Some of the cornerstones of deflection were to constantly refer to

private citizens.” What continues to trouble me is polarization, the exploitation of identity politics and the political theater of our mass media that moves from crisis to crisis. These are the divisions that make us pawns of parties… not Americans. Another troubling trend is the shrinking number of independent local papers. As election results came in from across the nation it was apparent that fewer and fewer papers were out there covering the news and results. This is a troubling trend for a free press. Who are we as citizens? I have always believed that we are all more alike than we are different. We all want the best for our families, fulfilling careers, health, opportunities for our children and peaceful communities. Last Tuesday, we had a civic duty as Americans to vote--it is the greatest power given to us by our

founding fathers. It is the envy of oppressed people across the globe. The results of our collective votes can stir the pot or tip it over. Our history is important, imperfect, sometimes unfair, sometimes glorious, but it is always uniquely American. We have been a work in progress since our independence. Hopefully, that will never change. This weekend, we honor our nation’s servicemen and women on Veterans Day. Coming from a military family and as a former soldier myself, it has always been important for me to encourage my children to experience the company of veterans. Growing up I found comfort in the military. I grew up on bases where “we all” were green and we took care of each other. My closest friends came from all backgrounds, their faces had many shades of color and their accents varied. Success

was based on merit, hard work and leadership. There’s a promise among soldiers that holds true no matter the situation, “I have your six.” This promise means that you are covered by your comrade from all directions—that you will never be left behind or forgotten. Good luck finding that level of caring in the civilian world. One of the greatest lessons I learned from the military was the simple act of service to community— to constantly work towards making the world better one small step at a time. It’s never easy, but it’s worth the sweat. As we close the books on an election let us look at it’s lessons. Let us take our ribbons or failures home for reflection. Let us shake the hand of our opponents, listen and see each other as Americans. We all have plenty of work to do.

a non-profit doing wonderful things in our community as a business. They like the YMCA are charities. They are are also the organization which discontinued accepting the”Silver Sneakers” program which permitted many seniors use of Powell Wellness Center at reduced or no cost through their insurance programs. Even this outstanding Charitable Foundation placed rates ahead of service, in one development here in Culpeper over twenty percent of the residents lost their exercise programs. One must wonder how many lost their exercise programs County wide? They then focused on cost of membership in a YMCA. Which has a sliding scale membership based upon income. The leaders then put out signs and ran a so called town hall meeting. It was clearly a “Just say no to Question # 3 rally,” with four public servants at the organizing table leading the

meeting. Yet half say, we have not made a decision on the question. Do not actions defeat words? One could dissect the fallacious signs, accusations, character attacks and baseless statements. However, lets limit it to one. On Sunday morning at 8:28 am Mr. Marshall Keene messaged me,”Gary Deal ask you to call the radio station?” My answer “you were the source of my information.” How? He posted on Facebook, we will be on 103.3 at 8:00am Sunday. I called the station requesting equal time, Under Federal Law, they had too. They 103.3 could not comply due to time constraints and they not our side pulled Mr. Keen and Mr. Russell off the air. When they were surprised at 8 a.m. Sunday. They blame someone who has an interest in Quality of Life in Culpeper. However, is a public servant and apparently understands his responsibilities and does not

talk on official matters before they come before the Supervisors. Did Mr Frazier do this at the Town Hall? When questions were asked of the Board of Supervisors, He should have said they are not here. He quickly answered the questions, thus speaking for them and not for himself as a private citizen. Donnie Johnson reported this in the Star Exponent the next day. He is a seasoned reporter. This prompted my filing a formal complaint with the County Attorney about his violating policy and perhaps the law by his actions. We can be confident the County Attorney and Supervisors, as a rules matter and election matter, will as a minimum take appropriate action as to participation related to a possible Community Recreation Center. Ian M. Phillips Jr. Spokesperson Committee for Improving Quality of Life in Culpeper

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'Senior Swag' — Roles in Estate Planning ESTATE STEWARDSHIP Katherine Charapich

“Senior swag!” Don’t judge – stay with me as I expand on the beauty behind the concept.

Recently, I was listening to a sermon given by Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church, and as he was referring to Paul’s letter written to the Philippians while he was in prison, he stated that Paul had “senior swag.” Though Pastor Furtick acknowledged that Paul was in his later years, he wasn’t referring to Paul having many years on his life. What he was sharing was how Paul had reached a point in life where he recognized that his faith was not dependent on his situation and that he was able to move forward and make progress, in spite of the opposition. The wisdom attributed to Paul certainly speaks of one who embodies a commitment to purpose, and an attitude of thankfulness. Having a spirit of thankfulness is a concept one may encounter most around Thanksgiving; however, the precept rings true during all seasons. It is my hope that no matter the age, each of us can claim an expanded version of some “senior swag” – the ability to realize one’s purpose, the drive to achieve such a calling, and the thankfulness for the surrounding elements that support the purpose. One may wonder how “senior swag” and estate planning have any correlation at all, and how having gratitude for anything related to estate planning may even be possible. As I thought on that question, the list of possibilities started out as a few, and then began to expand. To begin, the only reason that I, and I venture out on a limb to say most estate planning attorneys, are able to provide quality service to clients is because of a wide array of people and elements in place that provide wisdom and structure. I am thankful for the following that reveal the true intricacies that make estate planning even possible. The Code of Virginia (the Code), that is well-designed to protect the process of estate planning, and those involved in the effective execution. The Code addresses diverse matters such as the requirements for the establishment of trusts, last will and testaments, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives, as well as what occurs when an individual does not take the time

to put in place such documents. The Code sets forth the duties and requirements of fiduciaries, those who take on roles such as a trustee of a trust, a testator of a will, an agent under a power of attorney, or a guardian and conservator of an incapacitated adult. If parameters for either of these were not in place it is easy to envision the chaos that may ensue, but for those wellthought out statutes. The commissioners of accounts, who are responsible for overseeing the settlement and distribution of estates through the probate process, whether by a last will and testament or intestate. As set forth in §64.2-1200 of the Code, “The judges of each circuit court shall appoint as many commissioners of accounts as may be necessary to carry out the duties of that office. The commissioner of accounts shall have general supervision of all fiduciaries admitted to qualify in the court or before the clerk of the circuit court and shall make all ex parte settlements of the fiduciaries' accounts.” We are so very fortunate within Culpeper and the surrounding counties to have commissioners of accounts who have a wealth of knowledge and are willing to share their wisdom, helping the settlement of estates to run as smoothly as possible. The clerks of the circuit court, who are responsible for handling the probate of the last will and testament - reviewing and approving the last will and testament of the decedent, appointing the executor or estate administrator of the estate – when the decedent died intestate, as well as preparing and receiving documentation related to the settlement of an estate. As was stated about the commissioner of accounts, the same is true with those who hold the position of clerk as well as those who work with the clerk, both within Culpeper and the surrounding counties; those of us who have estate matters benefit from their wealth of experience and dedication to the process that is set forth in the Code. The attorneys who are skilled at being a guardian ad litem. A guardian ad litem is appointed by the court and is a neutral party, acting in the best interests of the senior adult. After interviewing appropriate parties and evaluating medical information, living conditions, and physical and cognitive abilities, the guardian ad litem provides a written opinion to the court on whether the senior adult needs assistance and protection above what is currently

in place. Such an opinion helps the court decide whether the senior adult should be deemed a ward of the Commonwealth and have a guardian appointed. The attorneys who spend their time on matters such as this have a heart for the older adult generation, and are gifted with the ability to put a senior adult at ease, and evaluate situations – many which are extremely layered with medical, financial, and family issues. The financial advisors who provide advice on risk averse investments so that a client’s money can last as long as possible for use towards the client’s quality of life, care, and medical needs. These same advisors are adept at helping to diversify funds if the estate is subject to the prudent investor rule, which unless waived, requires diversification upon the fiduciary taking on his or her position. They are also skilled when transferring funds into trusts, or making distributions from estates. The certified public accountants (CPA) who provide essential tax advice from the very establishment of an estate – the writing of the original documents, to the settlement of an estate when a person passes away. The input of a CPA helps raise the awareness of an estate planning attorney of tax considerations that may apply to a specific client’s portfolio. The CPA’s skills are also needed in the preparation of the filing of the accountings related to probate estates, and the final tax filings of a decedent. Estate planning, as well as estate and elder law matters address some of life’s most sensitive issues. The planning for one’s care and support while on this earth, and the consideration of dispositive terms regarding one’s assets following death, are not easy subject matters for most individuals. I am frequently amazed at the underlying strength, courage, and faith of so many as they face life’s challenges as set before them. As each requires a considerable amount of time and care, the wisdom and expertise of those who hold the positions previously noted, are essential to me as an estate planning attorney when I am providing estate or probate services to a client. And, I claim that element of “senior swag” — that I am so very thankful for the skills and dedication of others, which allows me to deliver on my purpose. Katherine S. Charapich, Esq., operates the Estate Law Center, PLLC in downtown Culpeper. Call 540-812-2046

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Rappahannock BOS votes 3-2 to kill bike path By Patty Hardee Special to the Rappahannock News At 11:20 p.m. Monday night, after passionate remarks in which he castigated residents at the meeting for acting childish and saying “I'm disappointed to see you arguing and laughing,” Board of Supervisors Chair Roger Welch called for a voice vote on Christine Smith's resolution to deny a large VDOT grant awarded to RappTrails Coalition. Then Welch, the last of five mem-

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'King John' – The Cost of Playing the King CURTAIN CALLS

“The Life and Death of King John” is not considered one of Shakespeare’s “problem” plays; nevertheless, it’s a puzzle to me. The primary puzzle is why Shakespeare ever wrote it. John was known to the ages as “the bad king” (Edward II hadn’t been born yet), but his flaws, more ordinary than tragic, stemmed from his being an unremarkable man with a remarkable lust for getting and keeping power, whether or not he was entitled to it. The endless tussles between him, the king of France, the Pope, his dead brother’s son, and that boy’s dragonmother are the stuff of the play. War, deception, and bloodshed ensue. Only the crown remains for the next round of contenders. Aaron Posner, directing his twentieth production at the Folger, mines the ornate action and curlicues of conflict with a speed that, at least in Act I, suggests the fear of losing the audience’s attention in a tsunami

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of confusion. As is common in the Bard’s plays, then and now, multiple actors can appear in multiple roles. Everybody wants something and they want it now. To clarify, Posner has employed the overused drama school device of having the actors address the audience directly, explaining who they are and their purpose, and adding a few attempts at casual, modern humor. (Eleanor – “England’s first badass queen”) The messy – if not incestuous – joint histories of England and France are difficult no matter where the playwright turns. What saves this story of a king we don’t like surrounded by other people we don’t care about is the stellar cast of actors. Finding depths in emotion and meanings in words is their job, but it is even more important when the characters they represent are so uniformly unsympathetic. Sarah Cubbage’s costumes of Victorian-esque lines with layers of vests, capes and buttons neither enhance nor detract from the feeling of a play caught between tragedy and mundanity. Brian Dykstra’s well-focused King John alternates between fear, raging, buttering up his supporters,

COURTESY PHOTO The cast of Shakespeare’s political power play King John at

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and slouching on his throne. It is that oversized throne with an even more oversized crown hovering above it which centralizes Andrew Cohen’s scene design and mutely suggests that no one is entirely up to the task it represents. Lurking at his side is his alpha-

female mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, (Kate Goehring) who knows a thing or two about royal shenanigans. But she is well-matched by the perpetually outraged Constance, widow of Geoffrey and mother of the “real” heir to the ➤ See Curtain Calls, Page 25

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➤ Curtain Calls, from Page 24 throne, Arthur. It is a treat to see the fabulous Holly Twyford in this role, as well as Kate Eastwood Norris slicked down as Philip Faulconbridge, a.k.a. “The Bastard” of Richard the Lionheart. A very different note is played by Megan Graves as the delicate and dangerously placed young Arthur. Howard Overshown plays three roles, but is most notable as Philip, King of France. Every move, every lift of the eyebrow is political. We may wonder that one country would be so embroiled in and opinionated about another country’s succession of monarchs, but that would be to forget that William of Normandy once sailed from France to claim the throne of England. And then there’s the Pope. He, of course, thinks his word is God’s word and therefore the last word, and sends a Legate, Cardinal Pandulph, (Sasha Olinick) to threaten everyone with excommunication if they don’t toe Rome’s line. And so they do. Briefly. Act II moves with more clarity and purpose even as John himself accelerates in his downward spiral. Occasionally France and England stop fighting long enough to join forces, as in their battle at the gates of Anger in Anjou. War on the modestly sized Folger stage takes place somewhere

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What: Shakespeare’s “King John” Where: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C. Call: (202) 544-7077 or visit Playing through Dec. 2 beyond the audience as the witnesses alternately shine tiny flashlights in their own faces and make rapid commentary, sometimes with lines from other plays. Once was mildly effective, but this happened twice. The residual leitmotif of “King John” is endless deception and power play, no more devastating than when Hubert (Elan Zafir) is urged to murder young Arthur. In a moving confrontation, Hubert decides to let the boy live and report to the king that he is dead. When Arthur’s dead body (presumably an accident) is discovered and the king blamed, it is Hubert’s fault for misinterpreting the king. That the death of the king only brings another king to the throne does nothing to relieve the futile sense that games of thrones are never won. As minor as “King John” is in the opus of Shakespeare’s history plays, the Folgers’ production is likely as good as it will get, and therefore recommended. Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.

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Age: 26, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-3/175 Hair/Eye: Brown/Black Last known: 354 Warrenton Rd., Fredericksburg, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

Oct. 24 Paul Jackson Sloan, 48, 1300 block Mutton Hollow Road, Stanardsville, probation: violation on felony charge (two counts) Charles George Bauer, 49, 16000 block Braggs Corner Road, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Oct. 25 Brandon Lee Bennett, 25, 9000 block General Winder Road, Rapidan, probation violation on felony charge (two counts)

Carita Leshay Quarles AKA: Carita Clanagan Age: 44, Black/ Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-5/160 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 18274 Monitor Rd., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Sentence to Community Based Corrections.

Oct. 26 Richard ODell Carter, 44, 100 block Ash St., Culpeper, distribute/ sell for profit schedule I, II, possession of marijuana Prince Michael Orf, 23, 100 block Cobb St., Gordonsville, driving with suspended or revoked license

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Dimitri Jay Reid Age: 26, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-1/175 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 12532 Armada Pl., Woodbridge, Va. Wanted for: Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance and (2) counts of Possession of Schedule I, II Controlled Substance. Warrants current as of Nov. 7

Misael Agustin Ventura, 19, 12000 block Jennel Drive, Bristow, possession of marijuana Oct. 27 Jonathan Matthews Irizarry, 27, 1000 block Fleetwood Court, Fredericksburg, failure to appear Oct. 28 Shakiea Chante Sanders, 38, 18000 block Brandy Road, Culpeper, revocation of pretrial Christopher Lee Angus, 36, 300 block Bailey Run Lane, Culpeper, breaking and entering with intent to commit felony - armed, assault and battery - family member, driving under the influence of alcohol Lixin Peng, 100 block Ivy Drive, Charlottesville, eluding police endanger persons or police car Oct. 29 Jason Cadle, 43, 300 block Lafayette Drive, Culpeper, violate condition release James Russell Thompson Jr.,

42, 800 block Fairfax St., Culpeper, operate motor vehicle - habitual offender, second or subsq. offense Tylor James Baldwin, 24, 14000 block Reva Road, Reva, contempt of court Brittney Lynn Lusk, 31, 2300 Silver Fox Way, Locust Grove, drunk in public, profane language Oct. 30 Dionna Ann Washington, 32, 2000 block Cottonwood Drive, Culpeper, possession of marijuana, obstructing justice without force Harrison Lee Jackson, 42, 14000 block Eharts Court, Barboursville, defeating drug and alcohol screening test, probation violation on felony charge, probation violation on misdemeanor charge Richarda Cortez Brown, 28, 22000 block Constitution Highway, Rapidan, probation violation on felony charge Steven Lorenzo Anderson Jr., 21, 17000 block Blue Road, Culpeper, failure to appear

Culpeper Town Police: Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Following are the police reports from Oct. 29-Nov. 4. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

Age: 29, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-8/195 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 2273 Forsythia Dr., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Driving w/Suspended or Revoked License, No Insurance and Vehicle Registration Violations.


Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Oct. 24-30 Following are the county police reports from Oct. 24-30. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

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14000 block Ehearts Court, Barboursville, driving under the influence of alcohol, eluding police - endanger persons or police car, driving with suspended or revoked license Deontaie Dovall Lewis, 20, 1000 block S. East St., Culpeper, contempt of court Willie Frye Jr., 60, 1000 block Meander Drive, Culpeper, violate protective orders Oct. 31 Sergio Vasquez Lopez, 28, 200 block Elmwood Drive, Culpeper, rape Nov. 1 Merriel Morgan Swenson, 37, 23000 Sommerville Road, Mitchels, obtaining money by false pretenses Brittney Lynn Lusk, 31, 2300 block Silver Fox Way, Locust Grove, revocation of pretrial Jessica Nicole LaForge, 23, 400 block James Madison Highway, Culpeper, probation violation Carlos Mucu, 23, 400 block James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, rape Diamond Autumn Monae

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Veterans Day events scheduled | 'That's a wrap' | Spanberger shocks Brat | Community center shot down by voters