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There are people who have a rare gift of letting their light shine wherever they go. Their ability to make things happen serves as a catalyst for others to get moving. Their caring, sense of service and confidence in all things good is contagious. When the Culpeper Times looks to honor such a person as their Citizen of the Year, it's folks like Frankie Gilmore that top the list. Congratulations Frankie! ➤ SEE FULL STORY BY JEFF SAY, PAGE 4

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Salute to our Veterans 'A Lasting Memento of the Nation’s Thanks' The local chapter (752) of Vietnam Veterans of America met in December to honor their members and celebrate the season. During the event, several were given the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin as well as a 50-year Commemoration pin for service, valor and sacrifice available to all military. Congress passed legislation to recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The United States involvement spanned from 1955-1975 with 58,479 never returning. Those who did were often met with hostility rather than appreciation as the war was unpopular. Last year in conjunction with Memorial Day, veterans were honored at a ceremony at Culpeper’s National Cemetery where a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin was given to several dozen veterans. Those eligible to receive the pin are living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, and are eligible to receive on lapel pin. These lapel pins will be presented in a dignified manner to each Vietnam veteran during public events held in their communities by Commemorative Partners. In the rare instance when an honoree cannot attend a public event, the pin may be presented during a private ceremony. What is the symbolism of the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin? Eagle - The eagle represents courage, honor, and dedicated service to our nation. As one of the most recognizable and notable American symbols, it is emblazoned with distinction on numer-

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Honored last year during a ceremony held at Culpeper’s National Cemetery, these Culpeper gentlemen left and thankfully returned after fighting in the Vietnam War. They received their Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins. ous military insignia. Blue Circle - The color blue matches the canton of the American flag and signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The circle shape and blue color also match the official seal of the Commemoration. Laurel Wreath - A time-honored symbol representing victory, integrity, and strength. Stripes - The stripes behind the eagle represent the American flag. Stars - the six stars represent the six allies who served, sacrificed, and fought alongside one another: Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea,Thailand, and the United States. Message - “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You” is embossed on the back, closest to the heart of the wearer. Also, the official name of the Commemoration is included to remind each veteran that this is a national initiative, and this lapel pin is the nation’s lasting memento of thanks.

Becoming a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Their goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. For more information on Viet-

nam Veterans of America, visit www.vva.org At the local level If you’d like to get involved at the local level, Sam Thompson is the President of the Piedmont Area Chapter #752. You can reach him at 540-8255672 or vva752@comcast.net. To see videos of Howard Mills, George Taylor, Bill Chase and Al Aitken, visit www. culpepermedia.org, under Archives. Look for interviews of Dr. David Snyder (Navy) and Keith Price (Army) soon. Coming attractions include Del. Nick Freitas and Paul Malone.

The Culpeper Times will feature Salute to Our Veterans once a month. If you know of a particular veteran program or event that you’d like to see listed, let us know. We’re particularly keen on featuring four living veterans each time we feature this page. If you are a veteran or know of one, please send photo, name, branch of service, rank, years of service and highlights to Editor Anita Sherman at anita@culpepertimes.com.

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in Culpeper and the pivotal role Frankie played in it. In the fall of 2002, the pair began planning for a way to honor the 50th anniversary of Rosson & Troilo, the business their father and mother started. What better way, they concluded, was to hold a derby in Culpeper. Their father Joe had participated in the derby in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. in his youth and spoke fondly of that time. However, once the two began learning about the derby and the work it entailed, Tony realized that it was too much too soon. They’d have to start the derby the next year. That was, until his sister changed his mind. “It was New Year’s Day 2003 when Frankie called,” Tony recalled. “‘We’re going to do the Soap Box Derby,’ she said.” Yes, Tony said, we’re going to do it in 2004, just like we talked about. “No, we’re doing it this year,” Frankie declared. Thus, the Soap Box Derby of Culpeper was born. “Now we’re a showcase for the derby,” Tony said. “She’s surrounded herself with good people.” Since 2003 it’s been one first after another for the local derby. In 2007 they were the largest local derby in the world, in 2012 they opened Paul Bates Raceway - a stateof-the-art facility honoring longtime volunteer Paul Bates. The Culpeper derby has been at the forefront of STEM education and the integration between derbies and schools. “When you talk about the mission of the derby, she epitomizes that,” International Soap Box Derby Vice President Bobby Dinkins said. “She’s so passionate about kids. ➤ See Gilmore, Page 5


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Culpeper Times • January 12-18, 2017 ➤ Gilmore, from Page 4 She really gets the mission of the derby and what it stands for. She is so focused on the mission of the derby and because of that she has had so much success. She has done a wonderful job in Culpeper. It’s one of our top programs in the country.” She has helped make it one of the premier programs by forging relationships with government officials and volunteers, all with one explicit goal - to help the youth of the region. “Frankie is a wonderful choice,” Culpeper County Administrator John Egertson said. “She is one of the most energetic and positive people that I have ever met. She has done so much for the youth of our community through the soap box derby. Frankie is also currently involved in the efforts to increase career and technical education opportunities in our schools, among other things. She volunteers much of her time in serving our community, especially our youth.” Longtime local sports journalist and youth advocate Marshall Conner has worked with Gilmore covering the derby since day one. He has also worked with her as the Kid Central Marketing and Sports Coordinator and helped form the Kid Central STEM summer camp in conjunction with the derby. "There is one component to any project I've ever teamed up with Frankie on--it's an unwavering dedication to local families and our community,” Conner said. “It's work rooted in the heart. Frankie teamed up with Kid Central last year on a new STEM program that tied into the Soap Box Derby. Frankie always creates wonderful opportunities that have local kids in mind. Her plans and partnerships always begin and end with a smile and hug. Her heart is in her work." At the heart of her heart, is the kids. She’s helped countless drivers over the years, and has helped honor drivers who passed too soon - such as Carol Anne Brown and Andrew Windland. She is instantly recognizable in the community due to her bubbly personality, whether it’s hitting up sponsors for the derby or for her work with 103.3 WJMA &

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Things are busy at the studios of Renaissance Women Productions located in Rappahannock County. It’s the culmination of nine months of hard work to produce a compelling TV series, filmed entirely in Virginia. In our culture where death, scandal and bad weather lead the news cycle, this is another example of one of the many really good things that go on in the background almost unnoticed. Nina May and her very talented crew started production last April on the TV series Daily Bread. It’s a post-apocalyptic drama set in rural Virginia featuring seven millennial women who were filming a cooking show when a solar flare knocks out electricity around the world. Nina chose to use a solar flare as the catalyst to eliminate the political blame game. It wasn’t global warming, aliens, an invading nation or an outbreak of a deadly disease. It is totally out of man’s control, but it is how they deal with it that sets the stage for exciting episodes. The girls split into two factions, the gunnies and the foodies. The gunnies are solely focused on defense and survival, the foodies believe that thriving and rebuilding society is as important as survival. There are many parallel stories of people who are stranded as either refugees or stragglers and those who have always been prepared for such an event like the preppers. Of course the roving gang and invaders add the intrigue and tension to a very thrilling plot. Nina calls this show a faith based post-apocalyptic program with hope. To her, all the other productions of this genre are generally very dark, with little in the way of hope or redemption. This positive approach is very much reflected in the cast and crew. They have created a remarkable product, and the first two episodes are completed,

having gone through the stages of production like color, sound design and composition. They have a much more reasonable budget than most Hollywood productions and are able to create an amazing product for a fraction of the traditional costs because they all wear a lot of hats. A great example of this is the statue that set designer Skip Lipman created out of a plastic mannequin and a foam head. It looks just like a 9 foot tall bronze statue, even up close. It cost just over $100 for materials and supplies instead of the tens of thousands that a real statue would cost. And, Skip doubles as an actor, playing the part of Bubba in the prepper camp. Daily Bread is a family friendly production both in the script and on the set. Production Manager Ron Newcomb always starts the day off with prayer. So whether it’s seven girls dressed to go to a party or 60 preppers locked and loaded and ready for battle there is always the same gentle and happy spirit on set. At the end of this week, Nina with her production crew and several of the stars will head to Miami, to the NAPTE convention (National Association of Producers and Television Executives) to show off their program and hope to land a buyer for the first Season. It’s a great time to be in their shoes. Netflix has emerged as a heavyweight in not only content delivery but also creation and is causing dramatic changes in the whole entertainment business. The search is underway for new content on every delivery platform. Daily Bread's trailer has been viewed more than 73,000 times already. You can view this on their websitewww.dailybreadseries.com or on their Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/dailybreadseries. Also on their page is the show introduction, created by Post Production Supervisor Arel Avel-

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Why did I start beekeeping? To bee happy. When asked if I would be willing to write about the life of bees, becoming a beekeeper, and sharing what a wonderful insight I have found with our hives, I said sure! What better way to educate? I am not by any means an expert on bees but what I am is someone that cares very deeply in what we leave for our children and grandchildren by way of a healthy earth, food that is healthy and not artificially changed, water that is not polluted, and taking care of our pollinators because without them we all lose, this is my legacy. When I started beekeeping I had no idea I would not only become passionate about these wonderful insects but found that when talking about the life of bees I could impart (I hoped, little known facts that would help to educate most people). With the opening of my shop “La Bee da Loca” I found my calling, working around bees I found a sense of calm and peacefulness I hadn’t had in a long time. When I start talking about how the colony works together to get things accomplished and how each worker bee has a job to do people start asking questions which opens a dialogue and I have found that adults as well as children are very interested and are somewhat surprised about the life of bees and come away with a new found awareness of how important honey bees are to our existence. In 1973 Karl von Frisch received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his studies in the language of bees and how they share information in finding flowers, determining the value of each flower as a food source, being able to

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navigate their way back to the hive, and communicating all of these things to those of her sister bees by way of a waggle dance. A very intricate dance that each forager bee performs (I like to call it an internal GPS for all forager bees!). A worker bee can live up to six weeks and in that time will only bring in 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime that in itself is a tremendous amount of work for such a small insect. So next time you go buy some honey think of just how many honey bees it took to make that one jar of honey. Felecia Chavez is the owner of La Bee da Loca located at 236 E. Davis Street in Culpeper. You may reach her at 703975-2966.

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PROPERTY TRANSFERS These property transfers for December 2016 were provided by the Culpeper County Assessor’s Office. Appreciation is extended to W. Jason Kilby and his staff. December Top Dollar Deal: East Fairfax District $11,200,000 The printing of this list is made possible by ReMax Crossroads of Culpeper. Total: 77 Catalpa District 12/7: Choiniere, Mark J and Wife to Bender, Herman Alfred and Wife; 3.00 acres located at 11432 Dutch Hollow RD, $269,900 12/12: Jenkins, Michael R to Stevener, Craig A and Wife; 5.39 acres located at 11680 Alum Springs RD, $384,000 12/16: Trigon Homes LLC to Baldwin, Jason and Wife; 15.04 acres located at 7123 Laurel Hill LN, $399,945.49 Cedar Mountain District 12/1: Kirk, H Lee JR and Wife to Furlong, Robert A and Wife; 1.17 acres located at 19031 Bleumont CT, $450,000 12/2: Miscellaneous Real Estate Investments Properties LLC to Glascock, Edward Wayne and Wife; 1.18 acres located at 8552 White Shop RD, $459,144 12/12: Elias, Michael J SR and Wife to Abel, Colleen and Husband; 1.80 acres located at 20205 Miller DR, $268,000 12/14: Dellinger, Steve to Willow Run Land Holdings LLC; 2.00 acres located near Old Orange RD, $40,000 12/14: Dellinger, Steve to Turner, Dewey and Wife; 6.90 acres located at 20520 Old Orange RD, $447,500 12/21: Moody, Wendy A and Husband to Burke, Corey and Wife; .14 acres located at 12217 Salt Cedar LN, $289,900 12/21: New Vavin Properties INC to Tyson, Randolph K and Wife; 1.02 acres located at 12007 Martingale CT, $443,000 12/27: Steadman, Wayne Harold and Wife to Rivera, Jose Manuel; .17 acres located at 11926 Field Stone BLVD, $300,000 Cedar Mountain Town District 12/29: Residential Yates LLC to SORIDGE LLC; multiple parcels located near Laurel ST, $600,000 East Fairfax District 12/5: Canland Properties LLC to Machado Funes, Ana E; .13 acres located at 676 Rocky Knoll Arch, $224,500 12/12: Barker, Sara to Hitt, Kimberly M and Husband; .10 acre located at 1867 Cranberry LN, $222,000 12/13: NVR INC to Johnson, Meca and Others; .13 acres located at 1925 Juniper DR, $336,232 12/14: Culpeper Market Place Associates LLC to VA Equities LLC; multiple acreage located near Nalles Mill RD, $11,200,000 12/16: Gravely, Charlotte L to Derby, Mathew C and Wife; .68 acres located at 15217 Prairie CT, $394,000 12/20: Jenkins, Bryan L and Wife to Corvera, Herberth S and Others; .28 acres located at 315 Elmwood DR, $229,000 12/21: Wattley, Stephanie and Husband to Hickling, Timothy D and Wife; Condo located at 1948 Crepe Myrtle LN, $200,000 12/22: Ledbetter, Linda Renee to Fleux, Shane and Other; .30 acres located at 306 E Piedmont ST, $245,000 12/27: Argent Development LLC to Adams, Zackary; .53 acres located at 1210 Meander DR, $237,500 12/28: Little Monkey Head LLC to GET Captive LLC; .85 acres located at 591 Madison RD, $800,000 12/29: K & M Properties LC to Highpoint HP LLC; multiple parcels located in the Highpoint Subdivision, $784,153.84 12/30: Sandoval, Brenda to Hall, Stephanie; Condo located at 2010 Cotton Tail DR, $229,000 Jefferson District 12/5: Virginia Home Buyers LLC to Eisenmann, Tracy; 1.28 acres located at 5417 Ellett LN, $184,300 12/6: Roach, Roger Paul and Other to Hendrick, Wade H and Wife; 1.02 acres located at 17149 Bournbrook LN, $399,900 12/7: Story, Valerie and Others to Clatterbuck, Otis M SR and Others; acreage located in Culpeper & Rappahannock Counties, $110,000 12/8: Trigon Homes LLC to Stanton, Gregory S and Wife; 5.10 acres located at 5159 Black Hill RD, $408,127 12/13: McGuire, Michael A and Wife to Redcay, Chris and Wife; 11.97 acres located at 13293 Beechwood LN, $399,500 12/15: Pease, Robert Paul and Others to Griffith, Charles B; 9.26 acres located near Edward King LN, $130,000 12/21: Klein, Denise C to Fox, Matthew T and Wife; 4.70 acres located at 3211 Holly Springs RD, $372,000 12/22: Coffelt, Jeremy A and Wife to White, Victor and Wife; 2430 Somerset DR, $380,000 12/22: Wilbur, Matthew and Wife to Coffelt, Jeremy A and Wife; 3.65 acres located at 18341 Gaskins LN, $349,900 12/27: Tuttle, Heather D to Cooper, Thaddeaus L and Wife; 7.88 acres located at 5660 Countryside CIR, $390,000 12/27: Thomas, Roy E and Wife to Fox, Thomas M; 1.58 acres located at 1286 Dulin DR, $269,900 12/28: Dewey, Edward Persons and Others to Walser, Joanne Elizabeth; multiple acreage located near Clover Hill RD, $725,000

Salem District 12/5: Brown, Wayne M and Wife to O’Rourke, Chelsea R and Husband; 1.01 acres located at 8181 Kirtley TRL, $299,000 12/6: Weaver, Douglas H to Alfred, Wayne R; 11.21 acres located near Major Brown DR, $120,000 12/15: Tutt, Reva Norman to Jenkins, Michael Lee; multiple acreage located near Sperryville Pike, $475,800 12/15: Jenkins, Patsy J and Other to Underwood, Thomas S; 145.26 acres located at 5122 Hazelmere LN, $655,000 12/19: Galloway, William T and Wife to Glascock, Eric T; 1.53 acres located at 8319 Kirtley TRL, $150,000 12/20: Jenkins, Brenda L to Gengler, John David and Other; 13.79 acres located near James Monroe HWY, $112,500 12/22: Lake, George to Dickson, Ryan L and Wife; 1.52 acres located at 15690 Oakland RD, $179,850 12/30: Pilgrim, David L and Wife to Keiper, Matthew G; 2.00 acres located at 10415 Mountain Run Lake RD, $297,000 Stevensburg District 12/1: Haught, Howard Lewis Estate to Grubb, Daniel and Wife; 10.61 acres located at 16418 Newbys Shop RD, $290,000 12/1: Westenfeld, Darrin G and Wife to Batkins, David L and Wife; 13.42 acres located at 11379 Grey Fox LN, $485,000 12/5: Johnson, John Kent Estate to Eggbornsville Properties LLC; 5.70 acres located at 17062 Auburn RD, $190,000 12/6: Fieldstone Investors LLC to NVR INC; 1.04 acres located Near North Ridge BLVD, $60,000 12/7: North Ridge Land LLC to NVR INC; 1.82 acres located near Gunston Hall PL, $70,000 12/9: Virginia Home Buyers LLC to Stewardson, Tyler E; .50 acres located at 19726 MT Dumpling RD, $220,000 12/13: NVR INC to Williams, Russell and Other; .94 acres located at 15055 North Ridge BLVD, $478,269 12/14: Williams, Yvonne Marie and Other to Erlitz, Kristin; 2.33 acres located at 23062 Maddens Tavern RD, $230,000 12/15: Willow Run CO INC to County of Culpeper; 39.81 acres located near Greenhouse RD, $240,851 12/15: NVR INC to Sutton, Barbara C; .94 acres located at 15043 North Ridge BLVD, $414,578 12/19: Boley, Neil Ray to Troilo, Joseph Anthony JR and Wife; .75 acres located at 19363 Brandy RD, $140,000 12/21: Hennage, William Edison to Oates, Phillippa S and Husband; 4.92 acres located at 20362 Blackjack RD, $480,000 12/22: HSBC Bank USA National Association to Hicks, Brian and Wife; 1.57 acres located at 12401 Rixeyville RD, $95,394 12/22: Pardee & Curtin Realty LLC to Wade, Patrick; 6.69 acres located near Richards Ferry RD, $33,500 12/27: Silva’s Construction Corp to Waly, Hassan M and Wife; 28.39 acres located at 21122 Batna RD, $100,000 12/28: Pardee & Curtin Realty LLC to Greer, Lance; 5.49 acres located near Richards Ferry RD, $29,000 12/29: Pardee & Curtin Realty LLC to Hogan, Craig Scott and Wife; 5.05 acres located near Richards Ferry RD, $26,500 12/29: NVR INC to Morrison, April D and Other; .94 acres located at 15038 North Ridge BLVD, $439,756 12/29: Virginia Home Buyers LLC to Bombach, Ronald and Wife; .50 acres located at 24352 Maddens Tavern RD, $157,450 West Fairfax District 12/1: Quinn, John J JR to Pilgrim, David L and Wife; .30 acres located at 1800 Stoneybrook LN, $300,000 12/2: Hoffman, Christina Kay Scott to Kamens Properties LLC; multiple acreage located near Wayland RD, $118,500 12/6: Beach, Kevin R II to Clore, Susan I C; Condo located at 892 Persimmon PL, $194,000 12/14: Huntley, Lucinda L and Other to Johnson, Marie P; .14 acres located at 420 Greens CT, $275,000 12/15: Clore Family LLC to Updike-Bobbitt, Adrian and Other; 5.65 acres located near Zeuswyn DR, $212,000 12/15: Sanford, Kurtis M and Wife to Ly, Hang G and Other; .22 acres located at 422 Covington ST, $250,000 12/16: Stohlman, Robert A and Wife to Benoit, India; .33 acres located at 223 W Park AVE, $375,000 12/20: Naccarato, Jared T and Wife to Ali, Arif and Wife; .16 acres located at 261 Whitworth DR, $309,900 12/21: Furlong, Robert A and Wife to Snellings, Ronald Edward and Wife; .25 acres located at 912 Fairwood DR, $294,900 12/21: Daniel, Joseph R JR to Jedd LLC; 5.65 acres located near Zeuswyn DR, $190,000 12/27: K & M Properties LC to Lakeview HP LLC; multiple parcels located in the Lakeview Subdivision, $400,000 12/27: Coppage, Patrick and Wife to Thomas, Roy E; .12 acres located at 895 Virginia AVE, $274,900 12/29: Pierce, Walter B III Estate to Watkins, Andria Michelle; .21 acres located 600 Hunters RD, $295,000 12/30: Randall, Jessica to Griffin, Andrea N; .13 acres located at 894 Autumn Ridge RD, $269,900


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MUSIC • Join the Friends of the Culpeper County Library as they proudly sponsor Me & Martha on Saturday evening, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room.

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Ming Toy who is about to be sold into slavery when she's rescued by handsome young American Billy Benson. Restored nitrate film introduced by the Institute’s silent film curator, Elif Rongen-Kaynakci and live musical accompaniment provided by Bernie Anderson. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

LIBRARY NEWS • Registration for the Library’s Tuesday Morning Storytimes is in progress. This is for their January-February session. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) is at 10:30 a.m. and Toddler Storytime (age 2) is at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Toddlers participate with a caregiver, and preschool children participate on their own while parents remain in the children’s area of the library. Children and parents benefit from being with the same group of people each week, and from programming tailored to specific age groups. Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, activities, and tips for helping children develop pre-literacy skills are shared. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact: Laini Bostian at 540-8258691 or lbostian@cclva.org Visit www.cclva.org

JAN. 12 FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Spanish Dancer” (Paramount, 1923). Set in early 17th-century Spain, the story of this humorous costume drama follows gypsy singer Maritana (Pola Negri) and her lover, penniless nobleman Don César de Bazan (Antonio Moreno), as they become enmeshed in court intrigue. Live musical accompaniment provided

JAN. 14 The Founding Fathers Republican Women will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East Street in Culpeper. Featured speaker will be Dr. Scott Kennedy, a local citizen who is the Medical Director for Wellspring, a new practice on Sunset Lane. by Bernie Anderson making his Packard Campus Theater debut. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

after a several month hiatus. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is nonsmoking. For further information call 825-3424.

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FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “East is West” (Associated First National, 1922). Silent film comedienne Constance Talmadge stars as Chinese maiden

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BREAKFAST • The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-youcan-eat country breakfast from 8-11:00 a.m. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, biscuits and gravy, pastries, orange juice and coffee. $8/adults, $5/children 6-12, under 6 free. Carry-out available. All are welcome. For info, call 540-937-5119 or go to www. jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.


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JAN. 18 SOCIAL SERVICES MEETING • The regular monthly

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JAN. 14 CONCERT • Join the Friends of the Culpeper Library as they sponsor Me and Martha at 7 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room. Me and Martha play Americana Rural Roots Mountain Music. Located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Susan Keller at 540-8258691.

JAN. 15 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. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.

JAN. 16 LIKE TO SING? • The Blue Ridge Chorale holds rehearsals for their Spring concerts at 6:30 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Hwy, Culpeper. The concerts will be held in April and May and will have lots of fun and recognizable music from such musicals as, "Oklahoma," “The King and I," "The Sound of Music" and many more. We are open to all, no audition necessary, just a love of singing. Come early the first night to register and meet everyone. For more information, call 540-219-8837 or go to www. brcsings.com.

CORPS MEETING • Christian Organization of Retired Persons shares discussion, lunch, games, fun. For ages 50+. All welcome. Please note new location in the Meeting Room at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Starts at noon. Pastor Brad Hales from Reformation Lutheran Church will provide Bible Study. Episode 2 of “America: The Story of US - Revolution” will be shown. Sandwiches from Tropical Fruit Smoothie Cafe. Al Aitken welcomes returning and new folks for fellowship. Please RSVP to al@ iamcorps.org or 540-729-0536. Visit www.iamcorps.org. FFRW MEETING • The

Founding Fathers Republican Women will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East Street in Culpeper. Featured speaker will be Dr. Scott Kennedy, a local citizen who is the Medical Director for Wellspring, a new practice on Sunset Lane. Dr. Kennedy will speak about his vast experience over the past 30 years including his work with NATO in Turkey and the U.S. State Department assigned to embassies in Africa and the Middle East. Open to the public and a Soup Supper will be served. For more information you may contact FFRWinformation@ gmail.com or visit our website at www.ffrwculpeper.com.

SUPPORT • Survivors for Life

Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen,

meeting of the Culpeper County Human Services Board, Social Services Board and the Head Start Board will be held at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Culpeper DSS at 1835 Industry Drive. Contact Doris Clatterbuck, Secretary to DSS Board, at (540) 727-0372 ext 360 with any special needs. Public welcome.

CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691.

JAN. 19 BOOK CLUB • The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Eighth Day” by Thornton Wilder. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, this novel takes place in a mining town in southern Illinois and is about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. Meets at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. New members welcome. Read the book and come. Held at Culpeper County Library at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone 540-825-8691.

JAN. 20 FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Blackboard Jungle” (MGM, 1955). Equally renowned for its gritty depiction of rebellious teenagers in an inner-city school and its theme song by Bill Haley and the Comets’, "Rock Around the Clock,” “The Blackboard Jungle” is a landmark film that defined an era. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard

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JAN. 24 FAMILIES OVERCOMING DRUG ADDICTION (FODA) • A support group serving families in Northern Virginia. Meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Culpeper Hospital Conference Room A/B. Access the room by entering hallway behind elevators in main lobby. Call for more information or just show up. Visit www.MyFodaFamily.org or contact Caroline at (540) 316-9221 or My FODAFamily@gmail.com

JAN. 26 FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Ball of Fire” (RKO, 1941). Billy Wilder based the plot on his original story about a Burlesque dancer who moves in with eight fusty professors (headed by Cooper) to explain "slang" for their new encyclopedia. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

FEB. 2 BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP • Pink

Cocoon Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly providing encouragement to new and experienced breastfeeding moms. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to attend. Meets the First Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Providence Bible Church at Providence Bible Church at 17211 Greens Free. Email Cindy@pinkcocoon. com for more information.


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What’s Happening EVENTS FOR CULPEPER, FAUQUIER, MADISON, ORANGE AND RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTIES

FAUQUIER COUNTY JAN. 13

CONCERT • Drum and Strum is pleased to welcome rising Country/Americana artist, Karen Jonas to the Listening Room. Karen’s intensely personal songwriting first grabbed national attention with the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 debut album Oklahoma Lottery. Three years of non-stop touring with her guitarist Tim Bray have produced a smoldering live act that’s left audiences breathless across the country, culminating in their muchanticipated sophomore release Country Songs. Tickets are $10 at the door and seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended. Children 12 and under are admitted free with parent. Doors open at 7:30 and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Located at 102 Main Street in Warrenton. For more information, email info@drumnstrum.com

JAN. 14

MUSIC • Debut of Foothills

Jamboree in the auditorium at Marshall Community Center located at 4133-A Rectortown Road in Marshall from 4-7 p.m. Tickets $10. Don’t miss out on the Marshall Community Center’s first ever Foothills Jamboree! This concert features two great bands. The Cobbler Mountain Grass Band will take you back to yesterday with traditional bluegrass and country music. While Bobby G and Friends will keep you grooving through the night. Feast on mouthwatering BBQ that will be sold during the show. Contact Samantha Griffith at 540422-8580 for questions.

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MLK JR • Free community event for 26th. Dr. Martin Luther

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Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron will speak Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre located at 291 Gay Street in Washington as par of the Martin Luther King Jr. observance. King, Jr. Observance. Guest speaker is Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron. Musical guests are the Show and Treble Choirs from Culpeper County High School. Starts at 4 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre located at 291 Gay Street in Washington. Contact 540-675-1253 or info@ LittleWashingtonTheatre.com

JAN. 26

LECTURE • Aging Together hosts a free lecture on the Virginia “GrandDriver” program, 10 a.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington located at 4 Library Road in Washington. Nancy Lo, the Virginia GrandDriver Coordinator from the Virginia Division for the Aging, will help attendees learn the early signs of driving difficulty as well as new laws that directly impact senior drivers, so you can take action to drive safer and longer. For more information or to register for the free program, call 540-829-6405 or email dbanks@ agingtogether.org.

JAN. 28

DINNER • The annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner, a fundraiser for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund, is 6 p.m. at the Washington Schoolhouse auditorium located at 567 Mount Salem Avenue. Dinners served by Rappahannock “celebrities”; tips are encouraged. For info or to be a sponsor, please contact Lindsay Sonnett (lssonnett@gmail.com) or Jane Whitfield (janeewhit@gmail.com).

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CONCERT • The Theatre at Little Washington presents pianist Joel Fan. Celebrated for his exuberant virtuosity, and a bold repertoire that embraces piano classics and inspired discoveries of contemporary and world music, Fan re-invents the piano recital by illuminating the rare and unexpected. Starts at 3

p.m. All seats reserved. 291 Gay Street. $25/adults, $10/under 18. Contact 540-675-1253 or info@ LittleWashingtonTheatre.com

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SWING DANCE • Introduction to Swing Dancing from 7:30 - 8 p.m. Dancing from 8-11 p.m. Dance jam aerials at 9:30 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner needed. Light refreshments. $9 per person. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a production of the American Swing Music and Dance Association. 1145 Jefferson Davis Hwy In Eagle Village, near the Hyatt Hotel in Fredericksburg. Contact (540) 847-4581 or valerie.webber@ ymail.com


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VIEWS

'Titanic:' The unsinkable musical The greatest theatre often requires the greatest risks. There’s no statuette for playing it safe. Aware of the challenges but thrilled by the possibilities, composer and lyricist Maury Yeston steamed ahead with writer Peter Stone into unchartered waters. Their destination: a musical version of the Titanic disaster – and the risks were legion. Everybody knows the story, and no live theatre can compete with Cameron’s movie version on film terms. It would have to be something uniquely theatrical told with an outstanding musical score and tightly controlled focus. When “Titanic” finally opened on Broadway in 1997, it faced a field of icy reviews and technical difficulties. Gradually the show righted itself, and after 805 performances was nominated for – and won – five Tonys, including Best Musical. After 105 years, the Titanic disaster still fascinates us. No other maritime disaster has so wide a field of cultists and trivia sharks, for all the elements of a great story are there: Man’s technological hubris, the White Star Line’s ambitions, the crew and passengers’ optimism, heroism and cowardice, and a raft of compounding human errors born of carelessness and over-confidence. Set them afloat on the largest moving object in the world sailing under a moonless sky and colliding with a mammoth iceberg jutting from a glassy calm sea - and a ‘night to remember’ is born. True to their reputation for staging monumental theatre in a close space, Signature, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, gives us the full immersion treatment. Surround seating in the Max theatre brings us close enough to the gangplanks soaring overhead to feel that we could get up and board the ship ourselves. Set designer Paul Tate Depoo solves the problem of magnitude and intimacy – the giant themes have room to sprawl before us while the personal moments the ogling the rich and famous, the dance of lovers, the desperation of the telegraph operator - all find their separate moments and spaces. But it’s the music that sets this telling apart. The 17-piece orchestra, in full view on its own balcony, accompanies a superb 20-person cast. The music is grandiose but includes “echoes of Elgar and Vaughan Williams

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Christopher Bloch (Captain E.J. Smith), Nick Lehan (Harold Bride), Lawrence Redmond (J. Bruce Ismay), and Bobby Smith (Thomas Andrews) in Titanic at Signature Theatre through January 29.

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What: “Titanic” Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va. Call: (703) 820-9771 or visit SigTheatre.org Playing through Jan. 29 mixed with the pennywhistles of the common folk” - a fitting backdrop for the immensity of the new platform from which the designers, builders, and travelers viewed their world – and for the tragedy that awaits them. Opening with “The Launching” in seven parts, the pride of the crew, the awe of the passengers, and the thrill of setting sail on this momentous maiden voyage culminating in “Godspeed Titanic” by the company sets the tone historically as well as theatrically. The story flows in a familiar arc, and my only less-than enthusiastic note is in the sameness of the songs that illustrate the optimism in the first half of Act I. By the second half, individual stories begin to emerge. It’s a given - if not a strength - of the material that no one story can lead another. J. Bruce Ismay (Lawrence Redmond) agitates for greater speed; Capt. Smith (Christopher Bloch) expects a grand retirement cruise; William Murdoch (Kevin McAllister) ambitious for rank but unsure of his skills sings “To Be a Captain”. Far below decks, the stokers labor over pits of red fire, while above them, the passengers go about their diversions, business, and love affairs in the first, second, and third class orbits to which they have been assigned. Notable performances in this standout cast include Katie McManus as the young Irish contriver, Katie McGowan; Bobby Smith as Thomas Andrews whose vision encompasses the tireless

strivings of humankind “In Every Age”; the silver-throated Tracy Lynn Olivera as second class Alice Beane who wants only to hobnob with the elites and sings “I Have Danced” with her husband Edgar (Russell Sunday); and Nick Lehan in multiple roles, but unforgettable when he plays “Autumn” on the violin. “Autumn”, for Titanic enthusiasts, the ironically signature song of beauty and loss. Intuitive direction and timing make the moments up to and after collision mesmerizingly taut. What follows in Act II is an immediacy of events that touch on the confusion of crew and awakened passengers as well as a very real triangle of blame between Ismay, Andrews, and Capt. Smith in “The Blame.” And while the historically correct refusal of Ida Strauss to leave her husband (Florence Lacey and John Wolfe) suspends the action with delicately played tenderness in “Still”, floating debris and Amanda Zieve’s lighting create one of the most stunning effects seen on this stage. Frank Labovitz’s costuming accurately defines the era as well as the positions of the wearers with colors clustered within classes, and Matthew Gardiner’s choreography from waltzing to rag-time is, as always, accessible to the cast and believably reflective of the story’s context. “Titanic” the musical could easily – and apparently has – been blown off course in some less than professional stagings; there is, after all, a lot that can go wrong. The Signature production is a splendid reinvention, proving once again that in art, it’s not the ‘what’ but the ‘how.’ Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.

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Culpeper Town Police: Jan. 2-8

Following are the police reports from Dec. 12-Jan. 1. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

Ryan Butler James Age: 23, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/180 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Blue Last known: 218 Monticello Ave., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: (3) counts of Shoplift Alter Price/Conceal-Goods >=$200.

Jan. 2 William Henry Kennedy, 44, 13000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, abduction by force, intimidation or deception, assault and battery - family member Christopher Scott Jenkins, 35, 11000 block Westwind Drive, Orange, failure to appear (two counts) Jan. 3 Brian O'Neal Clark, 38, 400 block Virginia Ave., Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation

Priscilla Elizabeth Payne Age: 72, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-1/140 Hair/Eye: Brown/Green Last known: 1001 S. East St., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

Jan. 4 Ashley Nichole Plummer, 25, 8000 block Burwell Road, Catlett, failure to appear Joseph Warren Jones Jr., 29, 600 block Claire Paige Way, Culpeper, failure to appear

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Jordan Nicolas Reed Age: 23, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-0/165 Hair/Eye: Brown/Green Last known: 738 Colonials Ct., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear, Possession of Controlled Substances and Bail/Peace Release.

Akeem Siafa Thomas Age: 27, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-3/200 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 511 Fourth St., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Trespass: After Being Forbidden To Do So. Warrants current as of Jan. 11

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Law enforcement work collaboratively in ongoing efforts to fight drugs For Deputy Jose Vazquez it was all in a day’s work. “I’m used to this sort of thing,” said the 17-year- veteran who recently joined the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. At 10 p.m. Jan. 2 Deputy Vazquez encountered a white Cadillac at a convenience store on Route 211 in Amissville. The car matched the description of a car he had been attempting to locate so that he could serve two warrants on Chasity Henry for possession of heroin and possession of an unauthorized substance while in jail just days earlier. Deputy Vazquez noticed the vehicle driving in an erratic manner in the parking lot of the convenience store. He followed the vehicle but it sped off. The deputy followed on Route 211 sometimes reaching speeds of 85 mph before coming to a stop at Sturgis Lane. Vazquez approached the stopped car on foot when she sped off. The deputy jumped back in his cruiser and followed with lights flashing, sometimes reaching speeds of 95 mph. The Cadillac with Vazquez in pursuit crossed into Fauquier County. The Cadillac turned onto Leeds Manor Road, and then turned onto Old Waterloo Road, then Wilson Road sometimes reaching speeds of 85 mph.

Michelle Lynn Franklin, 43, 200 block E. Spencer St., Culpeper, failure to appear

Jan. 5 Jackie Ferris, 54, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, failure to appear, revocation of suspended sentence and probation, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Howard Marshall Lewis, 51, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member (third offense) Michael Bruce Hopson, 36, 200 block Berry Hill Road, Orange, probation violation Travis William Berry, 39, Russ Jones Lane, Aroda, revocation of pretrial Lisa Marie Fewell, 24, 7000 block Woodley Heights Drive, Warrenton, driving under the influence of alcohol, abuse and neglect of children endangering health Nicholas Devon McMillan, 22, 100 block Peliso Ave., Orange, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, probation: violation on felony charge

The fleeing car blew through a stop sign before finally coming to a stop on Free State Road. It stopped, according to Vazquez, because of a mechanical failure. The two occupants of the Cadillac bailed from the vehicle. The officer recognized Chasity Henry standing by the rear driver’s side of the stopped car. Running from the passenger door was Michael Neece, again someone the deputy knew from an earlier encounter. The pair ran to a tree line and split up in the woods. He noticed that Chasity Henry lost her pants and shoes as she fled into the woods. The deputy returned to the car where he found her purse containing among other things, a passport. He had no warrants for Neece and no reason to charge him with anything. At one point another deputy called Neece and told him to come out of the woods – that there was no need for him to run and hide. Neece refused. While Culpeper and Fauquier Counties conducted a ground search using dogs in the woods searching for Henry, Fauquier received a call from a resident that a woman was in the caller’s home. When deputies responded she ran up the stairs of the house and tried to escape from a second floor window before being apprehended – shoeless, pantless and shirtless. Vazquez took custody of Henry from the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken to a hospital where the deputy served her with the two warrants on hand, a warrant for felony

Jan. 6 Victoria Dawn Mollenauer, 20, 2000 block Beautiful Run Road, Orange, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia Kyle Bryan Stafford, 29, 13000 block Five Staff Lane, Rixeyville, drunk in public, profane language Jose Mendez-Hernandez, 24, 300 block Commerce St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Michael Eugene Braun, 33, 9000 block Conmar Road, Middle River, shoplift alter price/conceal goods, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Jan. 7 Cesar Agusto Najera, 37, 500 block Meadowbrook Drive, Culpeper, concealment, price alter merchandise, drunk in public, profane language Jan. 8 Fredi Benjamin Gonzalez, 24, 100 block W. Evans St., Culpeper, failure to appear, contempt of court, probation violation on felony charge

eluding and a summons for defective equipment. She is being held without bond. “The State Police, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, the Fauquier County Dispatch center, all worked in perfect coordination,” Culpeper Sheriff’s Office Captain Bryant Arrington said of the incident. Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins said the help from the Fauquier Sheriff’s Office in the chase and search was “outstanding.” “I really appreciate the cooperation and assistance from them,” he said. Vazquez originally encountered Neece and Henry on December 29 just before midnight. The deputy stopped Neece for defective equipment on Monumental Mill Road in the Rixeyville area. Chasity Henry was a passenger in the same Cadillac involved in the chase into Fauquier County days later. The deputy noticed what looked like drug paraphernalia in the car as he was talking to Neece. As a result of the stop Neece and Henry were arrested on drug charges and held in jail. Both were strip searched before being placed in their jail cells. At 5:15 a.m. while breakfast was being served to inmates jail personnel found Henry on her bunk with a syringe beside her and her laundry bag tied around her right arm. They woke Henry and asked her about her condition. Upon a secondary strip search they found three small baggies which Henry said contained heroin. They were found near Henry’s anus having been secreted in a body cavity.


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Strange Portents THE WINE NERD

Winter is no friend to man. I Jim Hollingshead just returned from a week-long stay in the mountains of Montana, and never has 20 degrees felt so warm as it did stepping off the plane at Dulles. After days of the thermometer hovering below zero, anything warmer felt downright balmy. Whether the temperature is below zero in Fahrenheit or only in Celsius, it is helpful to have a couple of standby wines to get through the winter. When needing to warm up, the easiest bottle to reach for is one of the most ignored in America: Port. This fortified wonder, and its sister Madeira, are heavily entrenched in early American history, but are generally left on the bleachers

today. Port is a wine and a half. Like many wonders in the world of alcohol, it was created out of necessity; in this case, to survive voyages. Like the famous IPA of the beer world, the higher-alcohol and heavily-oxidized port was created to withstand voyages around the globe. Today, the winemaking process is easy enough to understand. Rich red wine is made, and a grape spirit much like brandy is added before fermentation has had time to complete. This raises the alcohol content and kills off the yeast before it can consume all of the sugar. The result is a murky, powerful sweetness that needs time to calm down. The port is then stored in barrels to age for years. What makes most port even more unusual is the fact that there is no vintage; each bottle has many years’ grapes blended into it. Each time a barrel is emptied, some of the old wine is left in to mix with the

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fresh, new wine that will be aged with it next. Only in rare, exceptional years is a port made out of only that one year’s wine. The extended aging in barrels continues to transform the wine. The longer the port sits in the barrel, the more the color changes from a deep red to a lighter brown. Younger Ruby Ports hold their red color, along with more of a juicy sweetness. Older Tawny Ports are drier, nuttier, and paler. Oak and oxygen have robbed them of their bloody hue, leaving the dirty brown. You could argue that older ports have been ruined so badly that they have come full circle to being great again. As a rule, port is the best thing to pair with a cigar or a pipe. The

rich, often sweet tone of fruits and nuts balances the spice and power of tobacco. My favorite pairing, however, is a heavy-duty blue cheese. The story of port is that of a wine being ruined so badly that it has come around full circle to being fantastic. This winter, try pouring yourself a glass when you come in from the cold. Next to a hot toddy, it’s the best thing to warm you up! Jim Hollingshead is a rabid oenophile who was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Texas, and has fallen in love with the rolling hills of Virginia. He is The Wine Nerd at the Culpeper Cheese Company, and occasionally pretends to have other interests. You can reach him at 540-8274757 or jim@culpepercheese.com

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Harald Havstad, Jr. Harald Havstad, Jr., 75, of Sperryville died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 29, 1941 in Long Island, NY to the late Harald and Gladys Sigwald Havstad. Mr. Havstad was a lifelong stamp collector and was a member of a stamp club in Warrenton. He loved nature, was an avid animal protection supporter, a weather enthusiast and sci-fi lover. He is survived by two daughters, Dawn Havstad Gasteazoro and her husband, Eduardo of Amissville, and Sharon Katzenstein and her husband, Richard of Stillwater, NJ; and four grandchildren, Ryan Sicovitch of Andover, NJ, Keely Katzenstein of Stillwater, NJ, Alex Gasteazoro of Amissville, and Francesca Yowell and her husband, Trevor of Manassas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah “Sally” Havstad; and one brother, Peter Havstad. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

Marcus Alan Sisler Marcus Alan Sisler, 48, of Amissville died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Fauquier Hospital. He was born February 1, 1968 in Washington, DC to the late Harry and Patricia Marcus Sisler. Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman and a proud member of the NRA. He loved older sitcoms and classic movies. He especially liked John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and the “true” cowboy actors and heroes. He enjoyed classic country and Bluegrass music. Mark had an amazing voice and loved to sing. He passionately followed the Washington Capitals and the Dallas Cowboys. One of his simple pleasures was to sit with his wife at the fire pit and listen to music. He and his daughter were each other´s anchors. His wife and daughter were the loves of his life. He looked forward to “Friday family game nights”. He treasured time spent with his grandsons no matter the activity. His devoted companion, his dog Bear, was always by his side. Mark was loved by many and will be missed the same.He is survived by his wife, Lori Gail Sisler; daughter, Patricia Ann Sisler of Amissville and step-daughter Jessica F. Rodriguez and her husband, Scott Good of Stanardsville; three step grandchildren, Kenneth Wray and Cale Wayne Hamblin, and Abel Scott Good, all of Stanardsville; and two brothers, Charles B. Sisler and his wife, Evonne of Manassas, and Harry D. Sisler, Jr. of New Market, VA.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Andrea Anderson Sisler. The family held a memorial service on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Battlefield Baptist Church, 4361 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA with Pastor Greg Corcoran officiating. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

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Find YOUR local weekly community paper at more than 300 locations throughout the region! CULPEPER 7-11 (Main St. near Shenandoah Garden Spot) All Smiles Dental Citgo 3 Star Food Store AJ’s Market Amberwood Animal Hospital Surgical Center Ande’s Store Atheneans Family Restaurant & Pizza Bailey’s Country Store Battleford Toyota Billy Fox, State Farm Agency BP (Across from CVS) Bonnie Reb Boots Brooks Chiropractic Clinic Bruster’s Ice Cream Cabrera’s Panderia & Bakery Century 21 Cintas Christina Mills D.D.S. Clancey Counseling, LLC Commonwealth Eye Chik-fil-A Chrysler of Culpeper Coin Laundry Commonwealth Medical Center Country Cookin’ Country Shoppes of Culpeper Country Farm Services CRI Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Culpeper Cosmetology Culpeper Family Practice Culpeper Farmer’s Co-Op Culpeper Museum Culpeper Senior Center Culpeper Thrift Shoppe Culpeper Health & Rehab Culpeper Post Office Culpeper Resource Center Culpeper UVA Hospital Culpeper Visitor Center Culpeper Town Police Department Culpeper Department of Human Services Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office CVS - Culpeper Dairy Queen Duke’s Store

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culpeper DAILY BREAD: There’s filmmaking going on in Rappahannock but several Culpeper folks are involved like Virginia Morton, author of “Marching through Culpeper” seen here with two of her “students” playing tourists as they photo a bronze statue rendered by art designer Skip Lipman. Foti’s Restaurant was recreated for the scene as well. See page 7 for details and where to see trailers.

ANGIE LOVES APPLETON: Appleton Campbell has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members for the sixth year in a row. This achievement in 2016 is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier. “Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks. Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements, must be in good standing, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines. “When I started working for my grandfather, he always reminded me that we should treat customers the way we would like to be treated,” says Appleton Campbell President Mike Appleton (l) pictured with Vice-President Scott Wayland ®. For additional information about Appleton Campbell, please visit appletoncampbell.com.

CHAMBER CHAIRMAN: Sophie Hudson takes the reins as the chairman of the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. Owner of Kash Designs, Sophie offers a full range of promotional materials to help any business. Speaking of business, the Culpeper Times produces the 2017 Chamber Guide and Business Directory. It’s coming out this month so be on the lookout for it. GETTING A HEAD START: Culpeper’s Early Childhood Education program has gotten a boost from expanded facilities. These preschoolers are among some 300 that are enrolled in the county’s early childhood programs. Pictured (l-r) Jahzari, Wynter, Ke'erye, Keyone and Jayden.

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