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Culpeper Times • March 17-23, 2016

Bowen earns honors as Beauregard’s longtime manager By Anita L. Sherman STAFF WRITER

Working the land is hard work.. particularly physically. “It’s tougher and tougher to do,” chuckled Jim Bowen who was the recipient of the Culpeper Chamber’s 2016 Agribusiness of the Year Award. Candi, his wife, who helped for many years with bookkeeping was at his side Monday as several dozen gathered at their home to celebrate the recognition. Thirty-five years managing farms and Bowen has decided to take a breather. “It’s time that we’re able to do what we’d like to do...perhaps some traveling,” said Candi who has shared the 24/7 lifestyle of the rigors of managing a farm. Particularly a large one, like Beauregard, more than 3,000 acres devoted to grain and cattle. Bowen no doubt looks forward to the days when he won’t be talking over the dins of working threshers in the background. Chamber Chairman Ken Greenfield praised Bowen “as an innovator in the agricultural community” and for “figuring things out.” Bowen garners a reputation for his willing-

ness to help others. A smiling Al Aitken patted Bowen on the back. “You’ve always been a good conservationist...looking out for the land.” Farming has been in Bowen’s blood. His current stint at Beauregard since 1981 had him managing 3,500 acres including 300 head of cattle and 10-12 rental properties. Bowen has also been honored by the National Corn Growing Association. “Two hundred eighty bushels of corn,” smiled Bowen who shared with the group how technology has changed. “With VRT (variable rate technology), you can actually sleep while the tractor steers itself,” laughed Bowen. A working farm, Beauregard has a rich history outside of farming. The stately house that sits nestled among the acres was built around 1857. Then owned by the James Barbour family, the house was used as a hospital often taking in soldiers from as far away as Manassas. The views from Beauregard Farm looking west are spectacular taking in Brandy Station and beyond to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bowen gave kudos to the new


Jim “Jimmy” Bowen shared his delight with his wife Candi Monday afternoon when he was presented with the 2016 Agribusiness of the Year Award by the Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce. Bowen has managed Beauregard Farm since 1981. team that will be coming on board at Beauregard. “They’ll be building on the cattle and fertilizer business.” Modest and clearly humbled, Bowen thanked those present for the award. “I really do appreciate this and want to thank you all for coming.” The Bowen’s long-haired Dachshund Oliver resounded with a few yips of glee echoing the sentiment

in the Bowen house Monday afternoon...truly a celebratory occasion. Jim “Jimmy” Bowen is a member and past president of the Culpeper Farm Bureau Board, past chairman of the Culpeper County Ag and Forestal District Board and serves on the Culpeper Ag Counsel. He is a longtime supporter of 4-H Clubs, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Culpeper County Fire Departments.


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Culpeper General Registrar hopes voting early leads to voting often Staff report While it’s almost impossible to determine exactly how many firsttime voters went to the polls for the March 1 presidential primaries, there’s no doubt about 43 of them. That’s the number of 17- year-olds who were able to vote because they will turn 18 before the November 8 General Election. Culpeper County General Registrar James Clements is hoping this early voting will create some lifelong habits. “All primaries offer a unique opportunity for eligible 17-year-olds, but presidential primaries combine the energy and urgency of a national election with a larger pool of underage voters,” Clements said. “For these 43 young voters, research shows they’re much more likely to make voting a habit.” Virginia Code (§24.2-403) allows anyone who will turn 18 before the November general presidential election to register to vote and participate in a primary. With the eight-month gap this year between the primaries and general election, approximately two-thirds of all 17-year-olds fall into that window. Thanks to the efforts of government teachers at both local high schools, many students took advantage. “One of the things I try to emphasize to my students is that their vote is their voice,” Kendra Stewart, CCHS Government teacher, said. “We’ve been tracking this election since the beginning of the school year, and it has been edifying to see my students become interested in the electoral process. Helping them to become civically active so early in life has been a truly rewarding experience.” Clements said his office processed close to 200 applications from high school students, (many having already turned 18), in the first week of February as a result



of the efforts of Stewart and her colleague Thad Eisenhower at Culpeper County High School along with Brad Miller at Eastern View. At both schools, most students completed their applications online which sent them directly to the registrar. “We knew the registrations were coming, but we were still amazed by the numbers,” Clements said. “With online registration, any voter with a driver’s license and a social security number can complete the process without having to print and mail the forms. It makes a big difference, especially with students.” How did the students feel about their first voting experience? “It was pretty inspiring, actually,” Katelynn Wentz, CCHS senior, said. “I met a guy who said ‘I’ve never seen a young person vote’ and I thought ‘well, now you’ve met me’.” Dirk Pitts, also a CCHS senior, added. “It was nice to be able to participate in the process…I feel like I am able to make a difference.” Brads Budget Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Brads presented his FY17 proposed budget before the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors Tuesday evening. Concise and well organized, Brads budget calls for an additional $3M dollars - $1.5 anticipated from State Revenue and $1.5 requested from the Board. Focus is on teacher salaries and being competitive. Out of a 13 locality comparison, Culpeper comes in last. Brads proposal would increase the starting salary to roughly $42,000. Bus Drivers and Bus Aides would stand to see an increase as well. His proposed overall operating budget is $83M. County’s budget is not finalized until May.


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BEHIND THE BADGE Abate’s Marine Corps mentality make him one squared away sergeant He met his wife at a Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Quantico in 1998. He was a Marine MP, she a photographer for the Navy. Both came with the requisite bloodline for his law enforcement calling. His uncle was a Marine Mustang Officer, his cousin was in the Marines, his grandfather a medic in the Army, his father-in-law a Command Master Chief in the Navy – all bound by oaths of service: like Sgt. Abate is now. Even his oldest son is in the Marines, bound by the same oath of service. When Culpeper residents retire for the night Sgt. Abate is out and patrolling dark county roads. He says he loves his work. It has a purpose but more so he says he enjoys the “camaraderie “of working with other officers. “There’s nothing like it,” he said. His route though law enforcement was as straight and directed as Sgt. Abate presents. He enlisted in the Marines at age 20, served four years as an MP, got out and

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Barbour (Peggy) Johnson Weaver Barbour (Peggy) Johnson Weaver, 91, died at Havenwood Manor, Lexington, Virginia, on Friday, February 12, 2016. Born June 6, 1924 in the town of Culpeper, she was the daughter of Robert Ashby Johnson and Esther Apperson Johnson. She graduated from Culpeper High School in 1942 and joined the accounting department of the American Silk Mills in Orange, Virginia. At the end of WWII, while employed at the National Farm Loan Association in Warrenton, she met and married William B. Weaver, Jr., dairyman and Thoroughbred breeder in Fauquier, Prince William, and Rappahannock Counties. While living in Nokesville, she kept books for McMichael´s Service Center and for her husband´s farming business. She was also directly involved in the farming effort and was tireless in her support of the family´s Thoroughbred breeding, showing, and sales operation. In 1989, she was invited to participate in the Dwight D. Eisenhower People-to-People exchange program. She toured horse businesses in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the USSR as a representative of family owned and operated horse breeding farms in the US. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister, Anne Johnson Wood. Surviving are her daughter, Delia Weaver Hoeffel and her son-in-law, Kenneth M. Hoeffel, Jr. of Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, and her granddaughter, Delia Teel Hoeffel of Atlanta, Georgia. Graveside services at the Sperryville Cemetery are being planned for an undetermined date in the Spring. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rockbridge SPCA, 10 Animal Place, Lexington, VA 24450.


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Virginia State Parks offer special Spring Break options Virginia State Parks will offer special Spring Break activities in all 36 parks March 18 – April 3. A wide assortment of special self-guided and ranger-led programs provides visitors unique park experiences. A complete list of special programs and activities can be found at “When families and friends spend moments together in Virginia State Parks, those moments become lifetime memories that are cherished forever,” said State Parks Director Craig Seaver. “Spring break is the perfect time to get out-

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Volunteer with UVA Culpeper Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary UVA Culpeper Hospital is now accepting applications for those interested in joining the Junior Auxiliary program this summer. The program is open to high school students ages 14 to 17. Students who have turned 14 by Jan. 1, 2016, are eligible. “Our Junior Auxiliary program is something we’re really proud of,” said Kim Stewart, educational liaison with UVA Culpeper Hospital. “Each year, the program is growing. In order to graduate, most students need to have a certain number of community service hours. This is a great way for students to learn and meet that requirement.” Members of the Junior Auxiliary have an opportunity to serve

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of Culpeper’s hospital. UVA Culpeper Hospital CEO Greg Napps gave a brief presentation of where the hospital has been and what the future holds with its recent partnership with Novant Health. One of those near future goals will be to bring behavioral health to the hospital in conjunction with Novant. Another near future addition to the hospital will be with the launch of 3D Mammography. Capable of creating a three dimensional image of the breast, this technology allows doctors to better detect abnormalities and lowers the frequency of "false alarms." This new technology will be launching at the hospital in April thanks to an extremely generous contribution in the amount of $500,000.00 by the ladies auxiliary to help defray the cost.

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VIEWS EDITORIAL What’s Happening

Freitas has two bills signed by Governor MCauliffe

In this week’s issue you will notice an expanded What’s Happening section. It’s springtime and we’re ready to leap into a new season with a fresh and expanded offering when it comes to all that makes Culpeper and this region vibrant and worth visiting. Culpeper will always be center stage on these pages in terms of things going on but there is lots happening to share from our surrounding neighbors. In fact, too numerous to list all but we’re giving it a good shot. And, you’ll notice a change to the front design. We’re still the Culpeper Times. That isn’t going to change but we’ve added The Weekend Paper to our masthead. Coming out weekly each Thursday, we’re finding that many of our readers grab the paper to see what’s going on at The State Theatre or the Library of Congress or Stage Alive or the Museum or a school play or church picnic or to learn about the latest deals from our advertisers. It’s all good, it’s all about community and sharing the many opportunities to connect. Speaking of grabbing, you may have noticed that there are more and more racks out there in the county and town where you can pick up the weekly paper free. As one of our

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly came to a close the first part of March. Delegate Freitas had his second bill signed into law by Governor McAuliffe. One final bill awaits the Governor’s signature. Additionally, HJ 409, a resolution commending SFC Charles Martland, has been agreed to by both the House and Senate. Having garnered 148 co-sponsors, HJ 409 is one of the largest bipartisan resolutions of the 2016 session. A copy of HJ 409 will now be submitted to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter “as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration of SFC Marland’s valiant and honorable service.” Additionally, a bipartisan letter in support of SFC martland containing 28 signatures on behalf of the Military and Veteran Caucus will be sent to Secretary Carter. Delegate Freitas delivered a passionate defense of SFC Charles Martland on the floor of the House of Delegates on Feb. 18. SFC Martland is being considered for discharge

avid readers remarked, “I see you everywhere.” Every week we list all the locations where The Culpeper Times is available and that includes racks in Fauquier, Orange and Madison counties. We are the most widely distributed newspaper in Culpeper and remember, it’s spring, and we’re into growing. It was a year ago this week March 19, 2015 - that we changed our overall format from a broadsheet to a tab format. Folks responded well from the outset to the new design and throughout the year we’ve added new regular features like Salute to Our Veterans and Biz Bios. Our real estate section, which appears the second week of each month, is growing and then there’s Home and Garden and Let’s Eat. We are optimistic that you will enjoy the expanded What’s Happening section. It speaks and partners with the growing vibrancy that is Culpeper from its shops, restaurants and businesses to the cultural renaissance that is happening with the arts venues. Join us on this journey as we continue to be your local paper that is ever on the lookout to be better and better. It’s springtime, let’s see what’s happening.



Supervisors need to consider pump and haul policy carefully I understand that the Board of Supervisors will be considering a permanent sewage pump and haul request filed by a would-be developer for land under contract at 14434 Rixeyville Road. Pump and haul requests historically come from property owners to address an emergency situation in an occupied building with a failed septic system. The existing structure, an unoccupied house, does not appear to be habitable and has no septic

after he defended a local village boy and his mother. Here is an update on other bills. HB 760 - Expanding Government Transparency. This requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to update the transparency website to provide more information on government spending and to make information easier to find. Awaiting Governor’s signature HB 1341 - Veterans Services Foundation. This makes changes to the membership of the Veterans Services Foundation to ensure a balanced representation among the officer and enlisted ranks as well as the various branches of the armed services. Signed by the Governor, scheduled to take effect June 1 HB 1350 - Distillery Tastings. This increases the size of tastings Virginia’s distilleries may offer to potential customers to three ounces. Signed by the Governor, scheduled to take effect June 1 Delegate Freitas represents the 30th House District which includes all of Madison and Orange County and a portion of Culpeper County. He was elected in November 2015. For any questions or concerns, please contact his office at (804) 698-1030 or through email at DelNFreitas@House.virginia.

system in place because the land will not support one. The VA Health Department’s policy is to grant temporary or permanent pump and haul status to owners of currently occupied structures with no other viable options for dealing with sewage disposal. The Board of Supervisors should carefully consider its pump and haul policy to avoid setting a precedent that will benefit developers, not citizens of Culpeper County trying to deal with a genuine hardship! Nancy Rice Culpeper


Sunday is the official first day of spring. Although there are some reports of some chilly days ahead, the sun and warmer winds are always welcome gifts at this time of year. A time of renewal and recharging, spring is a time for planting. Sunday is also Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week services leading to Easter. Let’s celebrate a new season. This photo was captured in the editor’s backyard during another spring when a freshly bloomed zinnia welcomed a fluttering visitor.

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Minimum insurance leaves drivers vulnerable to uninsured and underinsured negligent drivers If you drive a car in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you are required by law to carry liability insurance of at least $25,000 of coverage per claimant with a cap of $50,000 if multiple claims arise from the same accident. There are additional optional coverages to complete what people often describe as “full coverage.” Many people, however, who believe they are adequately protected because they have “full coverage,” can unfortunately find that they are actually at risk, and often victimized, because they failed to purchase coverage amounts that insure against the negligence of someone else. While negligent drivers are generally liable for the costs arising from their negligence, the insurance coverage of the claimant is often the only resource available to satisfy a judgement against the at-fault driver. Therefore many personal injury victims do not receive compensation because they, themselves, did not purchase adequate insurance. The risk is obvious when a driver commits the criminal act of driving without any insurance whatsoever. However, a lesser, but still substantial, risk may present itself when an


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individual is injured by a negligent driver who is abiding by the law and carrying the minimum insurance. For example, assume Sue is seriously injured by the acts of Dee Linquent, a negligent driver. Sue incurs medical bills of $50,000, and even with the best efforts of medical science, suffers a permanent disability that limits her quality of life and future earning potential. If Dee was abiding by Virginia law and had a minimum limits policy, then the insurance company insuring him would be responsible for paying $25,000 towards Sue’s total damage claim (which would be far greater than the $25,000 policy limit given the amount of medical bills and degree of injury). If Dee has no other liability insurance, then Sue would look to her own insurance company for “underinsured” coverage. However, if Sue’s insurance is also minimum limits, then her own insurance company would have no obligation to contribute towards her injury claim and her total recovery would be only $25,000. If Dee had no insurance whatsoever, then instead of receiving a goose egg, Sue would make an uninsured claim against her own policy and would be entitled to receive the $25,000 of uninsured benefits. Under both scenarios, Sue would be better positioned to be fully compensated for her injuries if she had higher underinsured/uninsured liability coverage limits.

In these economic times, people understandably don’t want to pay excessive insurance premiums. We often justify carrying lower limits out of the optimistic belief that we will drive responsibly and without error. However, because underinsured and uninsured coverages are almost always sold at the same level as the liability coverage, the greater risk to ourselves of being injured by every other driver on the roadway is often overlooked when making this important financial decision. In reviewing your auto insurance, consider the value of the underinsured/uninsured coverage equal to, or even greater than, the value of the liability coverage and set the coverage amounts at a level adequate to protect yourself in the event of a catastrophic accident. Think about medical payments coverage, an additional protection that is often remarkably inexpensive and indifferent to fault. Consideration should be given to the possible presence of additional sources of insurance such as life and disability insurance. In the absence of such other insurance, if you are in an accident, the automobile liability policy may be the only thing protecting you and your family from financial hardship. Rex L. Edwards is a partner at the law firm of Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC. 540-825-6000

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Local resident Dr. Tom Neviaser has written a book from his more than three decades as an orthopaedic surgeon. It’s available on Amazon and an easy roadmap to get you through those perhaps many visits to figure out next steps when dealing with aching joints. Have you ever left your doctor's office and not known what your bone, joint, ligament, or tendon diagnosis was? Did you understand the medical terms he used, and did you know the treatment plan and how long it may take? Did the doctor discuss the indications and complications of any surgical procedure you may have? After 33 years as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Neviaser is

ready to share his experience, in easily understood terms, to help you become a highly informed patient. Check out his book The Way Neviaser I See It. Read more about his writings at www. Dr. Neviaser is a retired orthopaedic surgeon and author of many medical articles, papers, presentations, and contributions to medical texts. He’s written extensively on shoulder conditions, his specialty. He is available as a speaker on most orthopaedic conditions. His dynamic presentations involve a great deal of audience participation and personalized attention to attendees. Neviaser is also president

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: March 9-15 Following are the county police reports from March 9-15. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Melissa Ann Thomas Age: 42, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-4/135 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 108 S. West St. 9, Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Contempt of Court.

Dwayne Edwin White Jr. Age: 22, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/138 Hair/Eye: Brown/Hazel Last known: 7452 Amberview Ln., Warrenton, Va Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

George Christopher Faulkner Age: 27, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/150 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 12351 Randle Ln., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to appear on Felony Charge.

Kelvin Deon Yates Age: 38, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-1/178 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 131 Hadey St., Warrenton, Va. Wanted for: Felonious Assault.

March 9 Syliva R. Moore, 57, 5000 block Hazel Court, Fredericksburg, manufacture, sale, possession of controlled substance Robert Lewis Moore Jr., 50, 5000 block Hazel Court, Fredericksburg, manufacture, sale, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana Akeem Siafa Thomas, 26, 400 block Fourth St., Culpeper, driving with suspended or revoked license Caitlin Barganier, 18, 1300 block Orange Road, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Danielle Dawn Mudery, 24, 300 block Blue Ridge Ave., Front Royal, probation violation on felony charge (two counts) Eric Mark Mowery, 29, 300 block North Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro, failue to pay fines, costs or penalties

Following are the police reports from March 7-13. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

March 7 David Charles Howell, 33, 1900 block McKay Way, Culpeper, violate protective order Jemia Tonet Lewis, 35, 500 block Cranberry Lane, Culpeper, profane, threatening language over public airway Donna Marie Woodward, 55, 40 block Mountain Prospect Lane, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol


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March 11 Jessica Faye Nicholson, 30, 200 block Spiros Lane, Lurary, failure to appear Zachary Christian O'Brien, 19, 18000 block Edwards Shop Road, Elkwood, object sexual penetration

March 12 DeJaun Vonte Lewis, 23, 5000 block True Blue Road, Culpeper, possession of marijuana Anthony Christopher Davis, 30, 12000 block Beales Drive, Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Kobe Lee Mullins, 19, 7000 block Wankoma Drive, Remington, DUI, driving with suspended or revoked licnese, reckless driving - excessive speed, possession of schedule IV controlled substance Sufian Awad Dames, 47, 9000 block O'Bannon Lane, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member March 13 Harrison Lee Jackson, 40, 14000 block Ehearts Corner, Barboursville, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, driving with suspended or revoked license

Timothy Lavondell Johnson, 41, 13000 block Racoon Ford Road, Culpeper, failure to comply with support order Angel Dawn Marks, 28, 14000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, driving with suspended or revoked license March 14 Amy Lynn Smoot, 25, 10000 block Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Gary Edward Thomason II, 26, 11000 block Torrie Way, Bealeton, petit larceny Patrick Aaron Griffen Azor, 24, 100 block W. Williams, Culpeper, failure to appear Edward T. Neal, 67, 8000 block Ashland Road, Manassas, failure to appear March 15 Monica Edens, 46, 11000 block Drogheda Mountain Road, Rixeyville, grand larceny, possession of burglary tools

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The 4th Annual Law Enforcement vs. Teachers Youth Sports Benefit Game Saturday is Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 pm at Eastern View High School. The teachers are playing to defend their undefeated title held since 2013,

March 8 Linda Ann Thompson, 60, 2000 block Cotton Tail Drive, Culpeper, failure to appear on felony charge Fred Brimmer, 66, 600 block Madison Road, Culpeper, failure to appear

March 10 James Lawrence Price, 58, 9000 block Roys Lane, Culpeper, possession of alcohol by interdicted person March 11 Michael Davis Jenkins, 34, 300 block Madison St., Culpeper, violate protective orders Heather Lyn Tyler, 31, 500 block N. East St., Culpeper, failure to pay and Culpeper’s law enforcement will be “out in full force” at this year’s friendly fundraising basketball game. This fourth annual game is held in support of Culpeper Sheriff’s Office Youth Summer Sports Camps, which consists of football, soccer, and baseball/softball camps coached by CCSO employees for local children aged five to 16. The goal of the camps is to teach our local youth skills for on the field and off, with an emphasis on

fines, costs or penalties Adrian ONeil Jackson, 30, 16000 block Maple Hill Drive, Gordonsville, failure to appear Coby Lee Bryant, 47, 5000 block Queensberry Ave., Springfield, failure to comply with support obligation March 13 Hector A Navarrete Flores, 59, 1800 block Silver Star Lane, Culpeper, assault and battery family member (two counts) Larry Lee Williams, 50, 10 block Court Lane, Rappahannock, contempt of court, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties

teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect. This year’s opening act will be a CCHS versus EVHS game at 6 pm. Culpeper Blue Angels All Star Cheer/ Dance team will perform at 6:45pm. Student admission is $3; adult admission is $5; children under five and children who wear their Culpeper Sheriff's Youth Sports Camp T-shirt from previous years get free admission. All proceeds benefit the CCSO Youth Sports Camps.

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AUTOMOTIVE SHOWCASE Getting your vehicle ready for summer Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance. Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too! Some of the following tips are easy to do; others require a skilled auto technician. Air Conditioning A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner's manual for location and replacement interval Cooling System The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.

idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop. Windshield Wipers A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent. Tires Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; check them while they're cold before driving for any distance. Don't forget to check your spare as well and be sure the jack is in good condition. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. Brakes Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance. Minor brake problems should be corrected promptly.

Oil Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage, or tow a trailer.

Visit these local businesses for all your automotive needs! Battery Batteries can fail any time of year. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check the fluid level monthly.Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves. Lights Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean dirt and insects from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag. Emergencies Carry some basic tools — ask a technician for suggestions. Also include a first aid kit, flares, and a flashlight. Source: Automotive Service Excellence

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Walton’s film chosen for national premiere

➤ Rappahannock resident will show his film at Tribecca Film Festival Staff Report

Rappahannock resident Bill Walton’s most recent film, “The Ticket,” has been chosen as one of 10 films – from a pool of 6,626 hopefuls – to compete for top honors next month in the Tribecca Film Festival’s US Narrative Competition. Walton, chairman of Rush River Entertainment, produced the independent film in New York in collaboration with Lawrence Inglee of Blackbird Productions. “The Ticket” tells the story of decisions faced and choices made when a blind man inexplicably regains his vision and becomes possessed by a drive for a better life—a nicer home, a higher paying job—leaving little room for the people who were part of his old life. Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Oliver Platt, and Kerry Bishé, star in this haunting parable of desire, perception, and ambition.

Walton, who lives in Harris Hollow, is chairman and founder of Rappahannock Ventures LLC, Rush River Entertainment and The Forge Studios – a Rappahannock-based independent film studio concentrating on science fiction and fantasy content. He is an investor of Rappahannock Media which owns the Rappahannock News. “As a producer, my greatest desire is for audiences to have a chance to connect with this story and these characters,” said Walton. “Tribeca gives us the best opportunity to showcase our film and celebrate the young talent who brought the story to life. We are honored to have our film premiere as a part of the US Narrative Competition (April 16).” Now in its 15th year, the Tribecca Film Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center. It has evolved from an annual event to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan to a gathering place for filmmakers, artists, innovators, and the global creative community. In addition to “The Ticket,” Wal-


Dan Stevens and Kerry Bishe in the film, “The TIcket,” produced by Rappahannock’s Bill Walton soon to be premiered nationally. ton has produced another upcoming feature film, “Max Rose,” starring Jerry Lewis. An early cut of “Max Rose” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Walton has had a lifelong involvement in the visual and musical arts, theater and film. He is a member of the Collectors Committee and the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art and


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What’s Happening


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PACKARD CAMPUS THEATRE: Will show the Harry Potter series of films, beginning March 28. • Details, Page 17


World-Famous juggler at the State Theatre

STORYTELLING • Itsy Bitsy Baby Storytime (Ages birth-23 months) 1st and 3rd Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time, lots of rhymes, and one book at this fun storytime. Followed by a half an hour play time with Infant to Toddler Connection. No registration necessary. Contact Laini Bostian or 540-825-8691. MOVIE • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Darby O’Gill and the Little People (Disney/Buena Vista, 1959). Frisky old storyteller Darby O’Gill (Albert Sharpe) matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and Michael McBride (Sean Connery), the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker of Lord Fitzpatrick's estate in a small Irish town. 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.


JUGGLER • The State The-

atre presents Mark Nizer’s 4-D Extravaganza. “The hottest juggler on the entertainment market,” (Entertainment Magazine) international juggling champion Mark Nizer, one of the world's foremost practitio-


There’s juggling and then there’s brilliant, super exciting, laser blasting juggling. Not to mention comedy and magic. Mark Nizer on stage at The State Theatre Friday, March 18. Mark Nizer has opened for scores of celebrities and been the featured entertainer at extravaganzas ranging from community theatre presentations to galas held at world-famous venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. D.C. Nizer, who sometimes plans his next tricks during hang gliding excursions, will awe his audience with showstopping tricks and technology. Imagine juggling lasers.

ners of the unique form of entertainment, will take over the stage at at 7:30 p.m. Mark Nizer has opened for scores of celebrities and been the featured entertainer at extravaganzas ranging from community theatre presentations to galas held at worldfamous venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. D.C. Nizer, who sometimes plans his next tricks during hang gliding excursions, will awe his audience with show-stopping tricks and technology. Imagine juggling la-

sers. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 17 and under. Don’t miss the combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises a spellbinding evening. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. 540829-0292. www.culpepertheatre. org.


Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Our Town (United Artists, 1940). Sam Wood directed this sensitive adaptation of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning

play “Our Town,” about life in the fictional New Hampshire town of Grover's Corners in the years 1900 through 1913. Keystone Kops comedy short “Keystone Hotel.” 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 202-7079994.,

STORYTIME • Fun Friday Storytime at the Culpeper County Library at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more! Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. This program is geared towards children who can sit while stories are read. Great for grandparents to attend with the grandkids. No registration required. Contact Laini Bostian atlbostian@ or 540-825-8691. SCHOOL • Eastern View High School, Math 24 Tournament, Gymnasium, Competitor Arrival 5:30 p.m., Tournament begins 5:50 p.m.



brate St. Patrick's Day at Epiphany Catholic School. Music, games, crafts and activities for all ages. Food and beverages available for purchase. Many vendors and crafters displaying items for purchase. Fun for all. 11:00 - 5:00 Free event. 1211 East Grandview Avenue, Culpeper, VA 22701


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What’s Happening MARCH 19

Stage Alive presents Presidio Bass


• Annual Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins Youth Sports Benefit Basketball Game. Deputies and cops team up to take on Culpeper teachers at Eastern View High School. First Culpeper County High School will play Eastern View High School. Then, at 7:30 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and Town Police Officers will venture out onto the wood floors to take on the teachers. Student admission is $3, adults $5 and children admitted free. Proceeds used to sponsor the Sheriff’s youth sports camps which are offered free of charge to area youth in the summer. To round out the event the Culpeper Blue Angels All Star Cheer plan a “dance performance” at 6:45 p.m..

CHURCH • “Rise up with Jesus!” at


Stage Alive brings the jazzy and swinging sounds of Presidio Brass to Culpeper County High School Saturday, March 19.

MOVIE • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Charley and the Angel (Disney/Buena Vista, 1973). Fred MacMurray stars in this inspirational family comedy as Charley Appleby, the owner of a small hardware store during the Great Depression who's so busy with his business that he's neglected his family. Starts at 2 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.

Fundraiser for Culpeper Food Closet. Culpeper High School hosts a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Culpeper Food Closet. Register at the lower level parking lot by the gym at 8 a.m. The cost is $10. (cash/check) per person. Race starts at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented. Forms are available in the CCHS front office. Please contact CCHS at 540-8258310 for more information.

GAMING • Teen Gaming for

MUSIC • The Salem Volunteer Fire and

grades 6-12 at the Culpeper County Library from 2-4 p.m. Sign up in Advance. A great place to meet up with friends or make new ones! We will teach you how to play strategy games, such as Forbidden Desert, Shadows Over Camelot, Contagion and Betrayal at the House on the Hill, or you can play party games such as Apples to Apples, Head Bands Act Up, Taboo, or Wits and Wagers. Feel free to bring your own. Snacks served. Contact Laini Bostian at or 540-825-8691

MOVIE • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents The Road to Wellville (Columbia, 1993 – Rrated *). Sir Alan Parker directed this fictional look at Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the Battle Creek Sanitarium, breakfast cereal, and the health-mania craze that sprang up in the late 19th century, focused in the town of Battle Creek, MI. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. 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.

rusalem Donkey. The church is handicap accessible and a nursery is available. For details about special events see or call church office at (540) 825-8358. Located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd.


Rescue Pickin Party will be held from 7-10 p.m. located at 13428 Scotts Mill Road Culpeper. This month’s musicians are: Grassland Bluegrass Band, The Country Troubadours and Rhombus. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Come out for an evening of great music and food. There is no admission charge. Please help support the Salem Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

CONCERT • StageAlive! Presents Presidio Brass with its combination of brass, percussion and piano in fresh arrangements and swinging style. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Culpeper County High School, home of Stage Alive, the all ­volunteer community concert organization based in Culpeper and serving seven Virginia counties. Plenty of free parking. Come early to get a good seat. Tickets are only $25 for adults and $10 for students. For further information call 540-­825-­1342..

the lot at Chrysler of Culpeper is donated to The Humane Society of Culpeper. The Culpeper Animal Shelter, Paws for Seniors and Louisa County Animal Shelter will partner for the event. Stop by for free hot dog, chips and water. And please bring a new family member (cat or dog) home with you as well as your new ride! Questions, call the Humane Society of Culpeper at 540-727-7554.


CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon Topic: "No Wonder They Crucified Him - Patrol Your Pleasures." Join us at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster's Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-7270297.


• St. Stephen's Episcopal Church ~ Holy Week & Easter: 115 N. East St., Culpeper (parking at 120 N. Commerce Street). All are invited to join us for Holy Week services (March 20-March 26) and for Easter Sunday (March 27th) at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services, followed by an Easter Egg hunt at noon for children. Contact us for details: / 540-825-8786 / Facebook: St-StephensEpiscopal-Church-Culpeper-VA..

CHURCH • St. Luke Lutheran Church will hold Palm Sunday

FUNDRAISER • Wags & Tags Worship at 10 a.m., preceded by Quarterly Community Adoption Event and Humane Society of Culpeper Food Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Partial proceeds of any car or truck that leaves

Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The service will begin in the Social Hall with a procession of palms and hosannas led by John Henry, a Je-

Providence Bible Church for the entire family on Palm Sunday. “Rise up with Jesus” is a children’s ministry celebration to learn more about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration is a multistation experience that includes games, activities, crafts and interactive dramas all centered on the resurrection of Jesus. Located at 17211 Greens Corner Road at 9:45 a.m. Information at (540) 8254715.


ART • Culpeper County Public

Schools, Celebrate Youth Art Show at the State Theatre from 10-2 p.m. Runs through March 24. 305 S. Main.

MEETING • Founding Fathers

Republican Women meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Guest speaker is Morton Blackwell who began in 1960 to identify, train, and place bright young conservatives for leadership in the public policy process. Barry Goldwater's youngest elected national convention delegate in 1964, Blackwell chaired the state College Republicans and Young Republicans in Louisiana. In 2015, his Leadership Institute trained 10,253 people in its 44 types of training schools. All welcome. See


• Pajama Storytime at the Culpeper County Library at 6:30 p.m. Hear the perfect bedtime story, rhyme along with our favorite games and fingerplays, and get groovy with fun music. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas. Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. This program is geared towards children who can sit while stories are read. No registration required. Contact Laini Bostian at or 540-8258691.

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Cowboy, and Horse, who share a house in the country. The film is in French, with English subtitles. METROPOLIS (UFA, 1927-Kino Lorber, 1984). Composer Giorgio Moroder embarked on a personal project to present a restored and “modernized” version of Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi epic. 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.


BLUEGRASS • Ready for some New Grass Revival. The John

Cowan Band will be at Drum and Strum in Warrenton Friday, March 18. Starts at 8 p.m. Tickets limited.


ART • Culpeper County Public

Schools, Art Show Reception at the State Theatre from 5-7 p.m. Located at 305 S. Main Street in Culpeper.

CHURCH • St. Luke Lutheran Church

will hold Maundy Thursday Worship at 7 p.m. The service will include absolution of sins, footwashing and Holy Communion. The church is handicap accessible and a nursery is available. For details about special events see www. or call church office at (540) 825-8358. Located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd.

MARCH 25 STORYTELLING • Fun Friday Storytime at the Culpeper County Library at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more! Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. This program is geared towards children who can


sit while stories are read. Great for grandparents to attend with the grandkids. No registration required. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@ or 540-825-8691.

MOVIE • Library of Congress Pack-

ard Campus Theatre presents THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (Paramount, 1956). Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical epic follows the life of Moses through manhood, slavery, and trials in leading the Jews out of Egypt. 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

MARCH 26 MOVIE • Library of Congress

Packard Campus Theatre presents double feature. A TOWN CALLED PANIC (Zeitgeist Films, 2009). A film unlike anything you’ve seen before, “A Town Called Panic” (“Panique au village”) tells the story of Indian,

CONCERT • Join us at the State Theatre for the kickoff of Faith Fest – a Community Christian Concert Series featuring a wide range of local churches and bands to nationally recognized names. This first concert features local worship leaders and churches as we gather the greater body of Culpeper to SING! What better way to celebrate Easter? Tell your church, grab your friends, and come celebrate with us! Worship leaders for the night are Freedom Worship Band, White Oak Run Baptist Church, and Tabatha Haines and King’s Highway. Adults $25, Students (under 17) $10. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. 540-829-0292. www.culpepertheatre. org


MOVIE • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (Warner Bros., 2001). In this first installment of the Harry Potter film series, the 11-year-old orphan Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is rescued from a miserable existence with his abusive Uncle and Aunt by a mysterious stranger, Rubeus Hagrid, who whisks him off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Starts at 7 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-707-9994.


MOVIE • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (Warner Bros., 2002). When Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second year, the well-hidden Chamber of Secrets deep beneath the school

Want your event to appear in the Culpeper Times What's Happening expanded regional weekend calendar? Email editor Anita Sherman at anita@ has been opened, unleashing a monster that terrifies Hogwarts denizens. Starts at 7 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-7079994.


• Pajama Storytime at the Culpeper County Library at 6:30 p.m. Hear the perfect bedtime story, rhyme along with our favorite games and fingerplays, and get groovy with fun music. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas. Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. This program is geared towards children who can sit while stories are read. No registration required. Contact Laini Bostian at or 540-8258691.


MEETING • Help Shape the Future of Culpeper County Parks and Recreation. State Theatre hosts open house for residents to express their opinion about what you’d like to see in the county in terms of parks and recreational offerings. Starts at 6:30 p.m. If you can’t make upcoming meetings go to for information. Located at 305. S. Main Street. For more information, phone parks and rec director John Barrett at 540-727-3412. MOVIE •

Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (Warner Bros., 2004). Among the goings-on as Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogworts for their third year of wizarding instruction: convicted murderer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) escapes from Azkaban Prison and the Ministry of Magic entrusts the foul and soulless Dementors of Azkaban to guard Hogwarts from the escaped prisoner. Starts at 7 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-707-9994.


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Appalachian music


MOVIE • Library of Congress Pack-

ard Campus Theatre presents HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (Warner Bros., 2005). During Harry's fourth year at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Starts at 7 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-707-9994.




National Heritage Award recipient Wayne Henderson will be joined by Helen White for some Appalachian music presented by the Castle Festival Theatre in Rappahannock March 20.

MUSIC • The John Cowan Band

in Concert at Drum & Strum located at 102 Main Street in Warrenton. Enjoy an evening with John Cowan—legendary New Grass Revival member, Doobie Brother, and vocalist extraordinaire. John will be joined by Darin & Brooke Aldridge and Tyler Collins. The concert begins at 8pm. Tickets are $25. Seating is limited. Call ahead. For more information on the concert, please contact Tim Dingus at 540.347.7484 or

PLAY • Fauquier Community The-

atre presents "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" A tragic comedy that takes William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and turns it on its head. Evening performances: March 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th and April 1st and 2nd at 8 p.m; matinee performances: March 20th and 26th and April 3 at 2 p.m. 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. Order tickets at www/fctstage/org..


HORSES • Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point at the Airlie Race Course in Warrenton. 540-270-1730.


TOURNAMENT • Remington Lions Club Cornhole Tournament. Located in Bealeton at 11326 James Madison Highway. For more information please contact Mary at 540439-9119.

but ranges between $17-$26. Membership is available online at www., and will be available onsite at the tournament.

CHURCH • Welcome to Quaker

Worship at 11 am, Bealeton Depot (in front of the library), 10877 Willow Dr North, Bealeton, VA. Quiet activity for children at 11:15. Email fauquierfriends@ or find Fauquier Friends Worship Group on Facebook for more information..

CHURCH • Mount Morris Baptist Church Charity Club 71st Anniversary Service located at 5342 Leeds Manor Road in Hume at 3 p.m. The preacher of the hour will be Rev. Rodney Smith, Pastor of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Morgantown, VA. They will honor us with their choir and congregation. Please join us for the day with dinner being served following the morning service. For further information please contact Rev. Ralph Williams at 540-325-3084.


CLUBS • Socrates Cafe at the Warrenton Central Library located at 11 Winchester Street in Warrenton. Topic: "Is human overpopulation a threat? If so, what should be done?". Discuss thoughts without fear of being attacked for having an opinion that is different; new members welcome. Call 540-422-8517 for more information.

• Castleton Festival Theatre House presents Wayne Henderson and Helen White performing traditional Appalachian music. Henderson, a National Heritage Award recipient honored as a luthier and renowned fingerstyle Appalachian guitar player, is joined by singer, fiddler, and tunesmith Helen White.


POLITICS • Orange and Culpeper County Republicans hold reception honoring Congressman Dave Brat. 7-7:30 p.m. V.I.P. Reception; 7:30-9 p.m. General Reception at The Mill on Madison, 323 North Madison Rd. in Orange. Sponsorship levels available. Individual tickets $50. Space is limited, so please RSVP online at orangereception/or mail your check to Friends of Dave Brat, Orange Reception, PO Box 5094, Glen Allen, VA 23058‐5094 or call 540 272‐4395.



• Orange County Parks & Recreation Chess Tournament at Prospect Heights Middle School. The tournament will run approximately 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (play begins at 10 a.m). This tournament will be US Chess Federation sanctioned, but rated and unrated (in other words, ALL) players are welcome! This tournament is for grades K-12, divided into four age groups. Please register with Parks & Recreation. Early registration is encouraged. Players who would like to be rated will need a membership with US Chess Federation, but this membership is not required to participate. Membership isn’t included,

CHURCH • F.T. Baptist Church holds Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. 31 Peola Mills Rd., Sperryville, VA, From Rt. 231 turn onto Rt. 601. Just after the first house, turn right, into the field. Breakfast following at F.T. Baptist Church 3143 Slate Mills Rd. Easter Egg Hunt after breakfast and worship which starts at 11 a.m. Bring your baskets. Contact Melony Myers at 540-683-8004.

MADISON COUNTY APRIL 2 FUN • Heritage Day at Graves Mountain Lodge. A day of food, exhibits, crafts and fishing for the kids (children 12 and under). Held at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria.


FESTIVAL • Spring Oyster Festival. Enjoy fresh, delicious oysters and crab cakes provided by the Rappahannock River Oyster Company. Wash it down with a bottle of DuCard wine while listening to the music of Bennie Dodd Band. Held at DuCard Vineyards in Etlan.

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Spring into summer camp planning Staff Report This Sunday is the official first day of spring. Once into warmer weather thoughts almost immediately turn to summer and with school out in just a few months, it’s not too soon to plan for summer activities. Fortunately, there are many options. As summer approaches more summer camp options and programs will emerge, so it’s time to start doing a little research for the best way to keep the little and notso-little ones amused, educated and entertained. A few are listed here to get you started. Verdun Adventure Bound Verdun is offering new and exciting off-campus and on-campus camps this summer and registration is up and ready. They are located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in ➤ See Camps, Page 21


Kid Central campers often go on field trips like to Rebounderz. These girls enjoyed their time in the Hurricane Booth.

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➤ Camps, from Page 20 Rixeyville. Check out their website at www. or phone 540-937-4920 for more information. Verdun Adventure Bound (VAB) summer camp offers a variety of programs for children 10 to 17 years of age. For the younger campers, they offer the Young Explorers Camp for ages 8, 9 and 10. Daily Camp hours are 8 to 4 p.m. There is an early drop-off between 7:45 and 8 a.m. for no additional fee. Any camp dropped off earlier than 7:45 a.m. will be charged. They do offer an after camp care program for an additional fee. While on the VAB campus, each summer camp day includes two daily camp activities. As the camp morning begins and the camp afternoon comes to an end, all campers sit and learn from “Doc Talks” by Dr. Snyder. Each day builds on the “ME to the WE to the ONE” concept. Summer Camp offerings Intern Training Camp Week – June 6 through 10. VAB’s first intern training week. This is a fast paced, hands on, leadership skills education in a week. This camp is open to all appropriately aged youth AND required of all possible Verdun interns to learn and practice skills

needed to become a Junior Counselor. Activities will include Challenge Course, Aquatics, Wilderness Survival, Backpacking and Hiking in the Shenandoah National Park with two overnight adventures. Ages: 14 to 17 years old. Intern Training Camp Week – $525. Limited Enrollment. Muddy Tracks Extreme Adventure Camp Week – June 13 through 17. Adventurers will enjoy the VAB ropes course; hiking, climbing and kayaking in beautiful Shenandoah National Park, all while camping under the stars. Adventurers will learn team work by experiencing primitive camping. There will be a new adventure every day with four overnights. Ages: 10 to 15 years old. Muddy Tracks Extreme Adventure Camp Week – $600. Limited Enrollment. Challenge Camp - Weeks of June 20 through 24; July 25 through 29. VAB’s challenge course will test abilities and develop teamwork as campers play games and face the low and high rope elements, including one of the longest zip-lines in Virginia. Ages: 10 to 15 years old. Challenge Camp Camp Each Week $325. High Adventure Camp. Week of July 5 through 8. No Camp Monday, July 4. Campers will enjoy four days of experiencing outdoor skills such as white-water kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling and more

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(weather permitting). Ages: 10 to 15 years of age. High Adventure Camp Week: $400. Limited Enrollment. Wilderness Survival Camp. Week of July 11 through 15. Campers will learn survival skills in the wild including basic fire starting, clean water, sheltering, orientating and hiking with low impact on nature. This camp includes an overnight with a staged emergency scenario. Ages: 10 to 15 years of age. Wilderness Survival Camp Week: $400. Muddy Tracks Adventure Camp. Week of July 18 through 22. Muddy Trackers will learn from the challenge course and hike, climb, kayak and explore in beautiful Shenandoah National Park. A new adventure every day with a Thursday overnight under the stars. Ages 10 to 15 years of age. Muddy Tracks Adventure Camp Week: $400. Young Explorers Camp. Weeks of June 20 through 24; July 11 through 15; July 18 through 22; July 25 through 28. A younger adventurer’s camp with activities that will include games, art projects, aquatics, kayaking and an introduction to the Verdun Challenge Course. Ages: 8, 9 and 10 years old. Young Explorers Camp Each Week: $325. Limited Enrollment. Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Summer Sports Camps


The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office summer sports camps program is gearing up for the warm weather. Parents take note. According to Sheriff Scott Jenkins the program is designed to teach sports fundamentals to area youth. The teachers are sheriff’s deputies and volunteers from local community sports leagues. All of it is offered to Culpeper youth free of charge. Funds are raised to support the sports camps through the Annual Scott H. Jenkins Youth Sports Benefit Basketball Game between local law enforcement and local school staff. Monetary and in kind donations are essential to the sports program. This year M.D. Russell Construction, Updike Industries, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sweet Frog, Little Caesars and Eastern View Athletic Boosters gave funding or in-kind donations to make the camp happen. This year the sports camp program will team up with existing Culpeper sports associations for manpower and equipment. The Culpeper Little League donated the use of all equipment for the baseball/ softball camp. The Culpeper Soccer Club will supply equipment -- and their coaches and players to help plan and organize the soccer camp. In each camp the basic fundamentals are taught to children aged ➤ See Camp, Page 22

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➤ Camps, from Page 21 5 to 16. Camps last three days and end with a recognition lunch and a t-shirt for each participant. “There is a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork,” according to Sgt. Marshall Keene who is helping to coordinate the camps for the sheriff’s office. “The goal for each camp is to have participants use lessons of good sportsmanship and respect on the field in their everyday lives off the field,” he said. 2016 Sports Camp dates are as follows: Football Camp - June 7-10, 2016 Soccer Camp - June 21-24, 2016 Baseball/Softball - July 12-15, 2016 Online registration begins March 19, 2016 at: Kid Central Summer Camps If you are looking for a traditional summer day camp experience Kid Central offers plenty of activities, flexible hours and affordability. Kid Central’s Summer Day Camp has been a popular choice for children and working parents in Culpeper County since 1990. The camp annually serves hundreds of local children providing a great camp experience with a vacation close-to-home feel.

Many know about Kid Central as a before and after-school childcare program and think that its summer camp is only offered to kids enrolled in the school-year program. This is not the case. The camp is open to all children. Kid Central is designed to serve children ranging from kindergarten to middle school. The summer camp is $145 per-week (with a one-time registration fee of $60/per child), according to its staff. Kid Central’s summer theme is “The Amazing Race.” This means that campers will take a whirlwind tour of nine countries in nine weeks—all from the friendly confines of its camp in Culpeper. The featured countries will include Italy, United Kingdom, China, Egypt, Australia, Brazil, Russia and India. Campers will be introduced to each nation’s language, flag, geography, music, capital city, climate, traditional dress, food, currency, sports, government and history. In addition to the focus on exploring the globe there will be weekly trips to the pool, art projects, cooking classes, scavenger hunts, field trips and guest speakers. Kid Central will also bring back its popular Teen Pathfinders program, designed to meet the needs of preteens. This program will offer weekly field trips that will focus on leadership, education, community ➤ See Camps, Page 23

Fresta Valley Christian School Summer Day Camps Week-long camps will be held through the summer with exciting activities for all age groups. Each day the fun begins at 9am and continues through 3pm. Before and after care will be available for children of all ages from 7am to 9am and from 3pm to 5pm. Transportation is offered from Warrenton.

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June 20-24 Under the Sea ------------------------------------------------ ages 4 - 5 Under Sea Adventures ---------------------------------------- ages 6 - 12 June 27-July 1 Creeping, Crawling, Critters ----------------------------------ages 4 – 11 July 5-8 Terrific Tunes, Clever Crafts ---------------------------------ages 4 - 11 July 11-15 Sizzling Chefs------------------------------------------------ ages 4 - 7 Become a Jr. Chef--------------------------------------------ages 8-12

July 18-22 Music Olympics --------------------------------------------------ages 4 – 11 July 25-29 Master Artists ----------------------------------------------------ages 4 – 11 August 1-5 Bursting Builders-------------------------------------------------ages 4-5 Jr. Lego Robotics ------------------------------------------------ ages 6-7 Lego Robotics, The Swiss Family Robinson Adventure --- ages 8-12 August 8-12 Outdoor Madness--------------------------------------------- ages 4-11

Registration is open to all children in the appropriate age range for each camp. Camps cost $175 per week for each child*. Before and after care is available for $4 per hour. Transportation cost is $40.00 per week. Children should bring a packed lunch to camp each day; a snack will be provided for all children each day. Details about offsite field trips/ permission slips will be handed out on Monday of each week. Campers who register for 6 weeks of camp on or before June 15th will receive a 10% discount on the basic camp fee for each week they are registered. Campers have the opportunity to learn something new, exercise their creativity, invent, make new friends, and have tons of fun, all in a Christ-centered loving environment. Each week includes Bible stories, field trips, and all kinds of projects and activities! Make plans to join in the fun by registering today!

Registration forms are available online at under activities or by calling the school office at (540) 346-1929 *There is a $25 per child supply fee for Sizzling Chefs, Become a Jr. Chef, and Lego Robotics. “All your children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of your children “Isaiah 54:13

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➤ Camps, from Page 22 service and career exploration. In addition to weekly activities the teen group will have Teen Cuisine, a fun class offered through the Virginia Family Nutrition Program class where basic cooking skills and nutrition are covered. There will also be a babysitting class that teaches safety, responsibility and the standards employers seek in a babysitter. The camp offers flexibility for parents and children, allowing campers to attend the weeks of their choice, depending upon availability of slots. Enrollment continues throughout the summer. The camp is based at Yowell Elementary School this year and it will offer field trips to popular summer locations including: Splashdown Water Park, Dinosaur Land, Skyline Caverns, Riverside Theater, Bounce-N-Fun, Richmond Zoo, National Museum of the United States Marine Corps, Brandy Station Carnival, Rebounderz, Mountain Run Bowling, Dominion Skating Rink and Golden Skate World. Kid Central also will have weekly swimming trips, movies, special shows in cooperation with Culpeper County Library, bowling, snow cone days, arts and crafts, sports, music exploration and a popular end-ofsummer talent show that is often


Gaige Robson hits the ball just right for a base hit line drive at last summer's baseball camp sponsored by the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office. televised or covered by local media. Special additions to Kid Central’s list of activities this summer include a special Soap Box Derby program, mini-sports camps, Culpeper Library’s Summer Reading Program, disc golfing and trips to local parks, according to its staff. Other reasons to choose this camp are its hours of operation, free lunches and breakfasts via the USDA’s Summer Food program, tuition assistance, an in-town location and it offers both before and after-camp childcare. Kid Central

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Culpeper Times • March 17-23, 2016 ➤ Wild, from Page 24 miles of looping, intersecting trails, offering lots of options for easy to moderate hikes. In February, I headed for the preserve to hike, starting with the easy, one-mile “Yellow Loop” trail, which circles the top of Chestnut Ridge, named for its chestnut oak. The day was gray, with a bit of sunlight struggling through the thin clouds, and a fairly brisk, chilly wind coming up from the south. On the way to the trailhead, I ran into VOF’s manager of the preserve, Robert Stuart. A young, amiable guy, he’d assumed the job last April. When I asked him how he liked the preserve so far, he responded “a lot . . . it’s a beautiful piece of land.” I headed on to the trailheads, which were beyond a gate and across a track of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The track is still in use, as I discovered when I had to wait for a train to go through on my return. As I arrived at the trailhead, a pileated woodpecker flew over, announcing its presence with its goony cry. The forest was pretty bare of snow as well as leaves, offering a fairly clear

view of Catlett’s Branch, in the valley below. I welcomed the green relief moss and a patch mountain laurel along the trail brought. After the Yellow Loop, I sampled some trails on the west side of the preserve, starting with the Green Loop. Passing some remains of a stone house and historic Beverley Mill (just outside the preserve), and lovely Broad Run to the south, between the railroad tracks and I-66, the trail soon turned north, away from the highway and entered Fern Hollow. Interpretive signs there noted the location of several species of fern, but this time of year only the coldhearty, evergreen Christmas fern was visible, lying prostrate against the ground after the recent snow and cold weather. The sound of I-66 started to recede a bit as the trail wound around past the closed-off trails to High Point. Going down a sheltered, still-snowy hill, the trail bent east along a small stream that ran through a narrow ravine. The banks were lush with mountain laurel, ferns and moss — undoubtedly a great spot on a hot summer day. Coming out of the ravine,

the stream joined Catlett’s Branch, and nearby was a wonderful field of large, lichen-covered boulders, apparently spawned from a low rock outcrop. Following Catlett’s Branch, I headed south on the trail, coming to what looked like a huge, crab-like monster emerging from the stream. In reality, it was an old tree that had fallen across the stream. On one side its huge, gnarled roots bent over to look like a bunch of tangled legs. On the other side, its branches reached out from the end of the large, heavily graffitied trunk. In between, the stream flowed over the narrower “body” of the tree. I veered away from the stream, taking what seemed like the most direct trail back, and found the one bit of trash I’d seen all day — an empty plastic water bottle, which I carried back with me. I also heard, for the first time since I started hiking, the sound of people, laughing along the stream. After I got home, I wondered what the preserve would look like in spring, so I emailed Michael Kieffer, the executive director of the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy. The conservancy, which is

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Culpeper Times • March 17-23, 2016


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New CRI director enjoying the ‘Culpeper Experience’ ➤ One of Goldstein's first projects is new 'pocket' park By Wally Bunker TIMES CONTRIBUTOR

In September last year, Dan Goldstein sat in a town council meeting watching a presentation by Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) Interim Executive Director Jeff Sadler about the “Culpeper Experience” and what CRI needed to do to bolster and expand the downtown shopping and dining experience. “I thought it was very well done,” said Goldstein about Sadler’s presentation. “It helped identify areas of Culpeper we could improve.” The presentation highlighted deficiencies in the types of shops and additional family restaurants that other localities of similar size attract. Goldstein, who was taking over as Culpeper’s Main Street Program executive director, took it all in. Now, along with well-trained and enthusiastic staff of one full-time and one part-time employee, the 41-year-old Washington, D.C., native is helping develop the Culpeper experience. “We want to increase opportunities and options and make it more attractive to visitors,” said Goldstein. One of Goldstein’s first major projects is the design, creation and funding for the E.B. Wood Community Park in the 100 block of North Main Street. The now-vacant lot once was home to a Masonic Lodge, restaurant and other businesses. The building believed to have been constructed before the Civil War was severely damaged in the August 2011 earthquake and ruled an unsafe building due to structural damage. It was demolished and the stucco walls to adjoining buildings replastered. However, the past few years Mother Nature has taken a toll on the adjacent buildings where the stucco has fallen off and holes developed, exposing old crumbling brick. In addition, broken bottles and debris has collected onsite. To create the pocket park, with four tables, brick walkways, benches, chairs and planters will cost between $40,000 and $50,000 to complete. CRI signed a three-year lease with the property’s owner at no cost to CRI. “They are making it pro bono to us,” said Goldstein. The park will enhance the value with the improvements. Goldstein said the walls to the adjoining

buildings will be patched and prefabricated painted corrugated metal walls constructed. “We are literally going to cover (the exposed walls) up,” said Goldstein The gated park will also be closed at night. “We are working with the police department on security measures,” said Goldstein. A storage area will be set aside at the rear of the park on an existing concrete slab to store trash carts for the A.P. Hill Building next door. Goldstein said the prefabricated walls, planters and other amenities can be easily removed if the property owners have another use for the property after three years. Goldstein has already received a $12,500 grant for the park but more is needed. Fundraising is Goldstein’s forte. He served as fundraiser for 10 years at the Smithsonian Institute. But as a fundraiser for the Smithsonian he never really got to see tangible results after he raised the money and handed it over to the curator. “With a job like this, my fingerprints are going to be all over the park,” said Goldstein. He hopes that local businesses and individuals will donate cash or in-kind services to make the pocket park a reality, He also served as a fundraiser for a private company responsible for the new museum at the Gettysburg Battlefield. Goldstein, who was raised in Prince George's County, Maryland and lived in Spotsylvania County since 1985, found the CRI executive position as an opportunity he couldn’t resist. The married father of two children, a boy and girl, is fascinated with history, both Civil War and American Revolution. “It played a big part,” said Goldstein, a High Point University U.S. history graduate, with an interest in archeology, about applying. He also appreciated that CRI was a small and established Main Street Program, plus Culpeper was close to his home. The historical and preservation aspect in downtown was appealing as well. “It intrigued me because it was a local job and because it fit in with what I was interested in,” said the former curator and development director at the Fredericksburg Area Museum that closed in April 2015 due to funding problems. Goldstein had been on the job for only a few days last year when he attended a manager’s meeting in South Boston. When he told those attending that he was from Culpeper, Goldstein said he was shocked


The new executive director of Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Dan Goldstein is able to see beyond the blight and to brighter days for this spot in downtown Culpeper which is slated to be a small park. at the rave reviews the town’s revitalization efforts received. CRI has been operating since 1987. “Culpeper is one of the oldest Main Street Programs,” said Goldstein. “We are held up as a model. I was very proud to hear that.” The state is invested in Culpeper’s program and its success is being looked at on the national level, said Goldstein. The new CRI director also cherishes the great working relationship with town government, which allocates $150,000 annually to help fund CRI. He said the town staff has been phenomenal to work with on various proposed projects, including the pocket park. He noted from his manager’s meeting that two close by localities lack that kind of relationship. Besides the park project, Goldstein would like to see upstairs vacant space above some of the downtown shops turned into apartments. He also would like to see the now vacant building once the home

to Culpeper Human Services and Foti’s Restaurant near the Depot house retail shops on the ground floor and apartments above. Expansion of the revitalization footprint from Davis Street – although Goldstein notes that is not done – would bring more opportunities for both businesses and visitors alike. South East Street holds potential for expansion with the addition of a brewery and office space, along with several shops from U.S. Avenue toward Davis Street. He envisions new sidewalks and historic lighting for the area, which would direct foot traffic to that area of downtown. “We see that area as light industrial,” said Goldstein and prime for green businesses. Goldstein has rolled up his sleeves and is ready for the many tasks ahead. Wally Bunker is a freelance contributor with the Culpeper Times. You may reach him at

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DOWN MEMORY LANE. Guests who attended the 56th anniversary event of UVA Culpeper Hospital Tuesday read information as part of the new history exhibit located on the main hallway of the second floor.

AT THE KEYBOARD. Hannah Thompson played and sang “Hometown Glory” by Adele during the talent portion of the recent pageant held at the State Theatre. Hannah came in third out of 11 finalists earning her a $250 scholarship.

STATE STAGE. Competing in the Miss Culpeper Scholarship pageant, Tramayne Huguely sang "Bound" by Christina Aguilera.

CONFIDENT CONTESTANT. Savannah Raines gave a beautiful vocal performance of the song “Control” by Halsey during the talent portion of the recent Miss Culpeper Scholarship pageant.


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