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Craftier Than Ever: Culpeper’s Fourth Annual 'Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest' Craft Beer Festival April 30 Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up its fourth annual beer festival this April. Over the past several months, the team has been planning the best Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest yet. Ticket holders can look forward to several new breweries on tap and a wide selection of mouth-watering local food. Located again in the historic Downtown Culpeper area, this craft beer festival is sure to live up to its “gnarly” name. Taking place on Saturday, April 30, from noon – 5 p.m. in the Spencer Street Parking Lot, the Gnarly Hops brewfest is back with live music and more than 70 different beer selections. Sample Virginia and nationally brewed beers, including area favorites like Devil's Backbone, Old Bust Head, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Pale Fire, Blue Mountain, Hardywood Park, and Beer Hound. A crowd favorite, Crabbie’s, also returns serving its refreshing ginger beer in a variety of flavors. A few well-known out-oftowners will be on draft, like Goose Island, O’Connor, DC Brau, and Sweetwater. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer and cider to suit anyone’s taste! Kelsey Carlson, CRI board member, is thrilled to be the returning Chairman of Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, “This year we’re excited to offer you even more craft brews, great local food and some rockin' live music. Our committee has been working hard to guarantee we’ll bring you an afternoon in Culpeper you won't want to miss!” Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, also boasts delicious local eats that will be on hand to accompany the cold brews. Food provided by Croftburn Market, Crabdaddy’s, Piedmont Steakhouse, Uncle Elder’s BBQ, Do the Jerky, and many more. Live music by Matt Jones and

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the Bobs will kick off the festivities followed by the folk-rock groves of Chamomile and Whiskey. Local artisans such as Wild Roots Apothecary, Shenandoah Spice Company, The Sterling Peacock and more will be attending the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festival goers. This year we’re excited to offer our first ever VIP tickets available for $55. A VIP ticket scores you all the regular ticket amenities along with a full size pint glass, two full size exclusive premium pours, and a swag bag full of Gnarly gear. With only a limited number of advanced and VIP tickets available for the Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, CRI is encouraging those 21-and-older to pick up tickets early to ensure a spot at this popular downtown event. General advance tickets are available for $25 and may be purchased now at Culpeper Cheese Company, Vinosity (both located on Davis Street in downtown Culpeper), Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations (211 West Evans Street) and on the web at www.gnarlyhops. eventbrite.com. $5 non-drinking tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event. VIP tickets are available at the same locations for $55. All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. The Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest Craft Beer Festival is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as Culpeper Napa Auto Parts, Inc., Culpeper Times, Fauquier Times, Green Roost, Goose Island, Vinosity, Best Western – Culpeper Inn, Virginia Eagle Distributing, Cintas, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Gayheart & Willis P.C., SWIFT, Brentamental Media, and Kash Design. If you’re seeking the most dynamic beer tasting experience in Central Virginia, look no further. Arrive thirsty on April 30 and ready for a beautiful day at downtown Culpeper’s signature craft beer festival. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or http://www. culpeperdowntown.com/beerfest. html. Visit us on the web atwww. gnarlyhops.com, www.facebook. com/gnarlyhops, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.


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Frenchman’s Corner adds pastries and macarons The Frenchman’s Corner launches a new line of handcrafted French pastries and macarons. Often asked if they would consider carrying pastries and macarons, they listened. Their search began but nothing they found matched their uncompromising approach to quality. After a visit to Chef Ghyslain’s facility, the creator of their delightful handpainted chocolates, both parties agreed that his exclusive line of pastries would be a perfect match to their current offering. They now offer 12 single serving sized hand-crafted French pastries and seven different flavors of macarons. With the warm weather around the corner their store will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday to accommodate customers wanting to have a pastry after dinner beginning in May or to pick some up as a special treat at home. If you would like to meet Chef Ghyslain Maurais, he will be at their Culpeper location on April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in the Fredericksburg location from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the same date. Located in Culpeper at 129 E. Davis Street,

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Culpeper and in Fredericksburg at 817 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA. Everyone is invited to stop by and welcome Chef Ghyslain. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Meg Oremiatzki-Ast at 540-825-8025 or email at marc@frenchmancorner.com.

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RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores are only closed four of the 365 days in a year. This Sunday is one of them. All Virginia ABC stores will be closed on March 27 in observance of the Easter holiday. The retail outlets will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 26, and Monday, March 28. Customers are encouraged to make plans accordingly when shopping for the distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wines Virginia ABC carries. A searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 358 stores— including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s updated website at www.abc.virginia.gov.

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Culpeper’s students will benefit from a $1,500 grant awarded to Bluemont, which will use it for its ongoing Artist-In-Education programs that tie into curricula at individual schools. organizations in three counties, thanks to the $10,200 in grants issued by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation from the Meade M. Palmer Memorial Fund. Established in 2007, the Meade M. Palmer Memorial Fund honors the memory of the prominent Fauquier County architect and community volunteer. Funds are slated to support charitable causes in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties, and this year Culpeper nonprofits came out on top. The funds will support a wide variety of causes in the community. In some cases, these grants could literally save lives. Consider, for example, the Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue. They

will use a $2,200 grant to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator, which can diagnose and treat lifethreatening cardiac arrhythmias before a patient can reach a hospital. The Museum of Culpeper History will be better able to monitor their galleries and precious artifacts thanks to a $2,000 grant that will help purchase and install a security system, including cameras and a monitor that can be used onsite or offsite. Culpeper’s students will benefit from a $1,500 grant awarded to Bluemont, which will use it for its ongoing Artist-In-Education programs that tie into curricula at individual schools. This revered program has been going strong since 1986.

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Body Worn Cameras to be considered in town budget By Anita L. Sherman STAFF WRITER

Town Manager Chris Hively presented his proposed FY17 budget to town council members at a special meeting held last Thursday, March 17. With a proposed operating budget of roughly $16M one proposed item could necessitate a tax increase. Two of the highest priorities in his budget are a proposed merit pay increase of 2 percent costing $129,221. The other is body worn cameras coming in at $110,035. This amount would replace aging in-car cameras and electronic weapons (tasers) in an integrated approach including the body worn cameras. “This is not Ferguson,” voiced councilman Pranas Rimeikis who urged his fellow councilman to take a close look at the purchase of body worn cameras in terms of the costs. “The jury is still out on the real benefits when you think of the costs.” Hively shared with members that beyond the initial purchase costs, it is estimated that an additional $57,000 could be used annually for maintenance and storage costs.

“I think that people may have gotten the wrong impression. I’m in favor of them but I want the public to be fully aware of the costs and what that will mean.”.” Pranas Rimeikis Culpeper Town Council New to council Jamie Clancey did not voice opposition but wondered at the possibility of getting grants to help defray the costs. Rimeikis later qualified his remarks. “I think that people may have gotten the wrong impression,” said Rimeikis Tuesday. “I’m in favor of them but I want the public to be fully aware of the costs and what that will mean.” Other jurisdictions While the subject of equipping the town’s police with body cameras may be new territory in Culpeper, other Virginia jurisdictions have moved or are moving in that direction. The Town of Leesburg’s town

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TASER International’s Axon Body Worn Camera would be the equipment of choice. It is worn on the chest. manager Kaj Dentler has proposed adding $200,000 to their FY proposed budget but would defer the expenditure until later in FY17 when a new Chief of Police is hired. Outgoing Chief Joseph Price is supportive of the request and believes the body cameras will work in concert with in-car cameras. For the Leesburg Police Depart-

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officers were equipped with body cameras with plans to equip 200 by the end of May and more beyond that. The city of Richmond currently has 696 patrol officers. Richmond’s Chief of Police Alfred Durham is proud of this accomplishment and believes that the use of body cameras is positive for the police department and the public. In Charlottesville, Police Chief Tim Longo has been working for several years to bring in body cameras. With equipment (that they are renting for five years) now in, plans are underway for officers to be equipped and have training this spring. Charlottesville’s town council believes the department is on the right track. TASER, International, one of the largest suppliers of body cameras with several models and various options for training, data storage and maintenance appears to be the supplier of choice for jurisdictions. Fredericksburg and the Town of Orange were proactive early on in acquiring body cameras. Fredericksburg’s Chief of Police David Nye equipped 72 officers in May 2014. For Chief of Police James Fenwick he made the decision in 2011 to equip himself and his 11 officers with body cameras. Both have reported that the move has been positive. One the strongest proponents of body cameras and a jurisdiction close to home is the Town of Warrenton in neighboring Fauquier County. “We got them five years ago,” said Chief of Police Lou Battle. “We’re into our second generation.” Battle said their first round was acquired through a grant with the Virginia Municipal League. “I outfitted the entire department...that’s 25 officers.” Warrenton’s town council budgeted for the second round. Battle admits that there’s “a lot to it” between the initial purchase and follow up maintenance and storage which can be done via a cloud format. ‘It’s worth it...definitely worth it,” said

“‘It’s worth it...definitely worth it. The cameras show how we handle our calls... both the officers and the public have to think twice... it regulates conduct on both sides..” Lou Battle Town of Warrenton Police Chief Battle who said the cameras work both ways. “The cameras show how we handle our calls...both the officers and the public have to think twice...it regulates conduct on both sides.” While some body cameras work in tandem with in-car cameras, Battle has both and likes it that way. The way Battle sees it, technology is becoming more and more a part of their tool set and the use of body cameras for Warrenton’s town police has proven to be a positive move. “The use of body cameras has become mainstream in many parts of the country...there’s a need for it and it benefits the police.” Just as the public’s behavior can be scrutinized so it is for the officer. “If I get a complaint about an officer, I’ll look at the video and it will tell me if that complaint is justified..it’s all on camera,” said Battle who said that submitting video from body cameras has become part of court procedure. “I wholeheartedly support any department considering body worn cameras,” emphasized Battle. “It is a lot of money but we rely more and more on technology. Public safety comes with a price.” Town council met with the public safety/ public works committee Wednesday morning to hear a detailed presentation about the police department’s request for body worn cameras. A final decision is still weeks away as the budget process continues into April and May. Anita Sherman may be reached at anita@ culpepertimes.com

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Belmont Distillery prepares for opening day By Anita L. Sherman STAFF WRITER

“We’ve got work to do to get ready but we’re getting there,” said Jeannette Miller Tuesday as she worked her way through Belmont Distillery’s museum and main lobby. “These rocking chairs will go on the porch...and I’ve got to paint.” In another room, employees were busy assembling boxes. And back in the heart of the operation where the still is literally perking away husband Chuck Miller and fast friend Tim Smith are laughing, joking and also helping prepare for opening season which is the first Saturday in April. “We’ve been up since 4:30 a.m…. on a run to Richmond,” smiled Smith who is renowned for his fame as a television star and his product Climax Moonshine - named after his hometown. Sitting on a desk next to Climax Moonshine is his second creation Climax Fire Chief 32. “I am the fire chief in Climax,” said Smith noting that a portion of the

sales goes to help the fire department. “It’s good...has a hint of cinnamon in it.” Miller, sporting his familiar hat, flannel shirt and moustache, and Smith had just returned from Richmond where they’d made a delivery to the ABC distributor. “It’s all legal now,” they both laugh reminiscing about Robert Mitchum’s Thunder Road. On June 13, 2013, Smith went legal with his moonshine operation. He now produces and distributes his Climax Moonshine nationwide all from this location in Culpeper. “It goes to 42 states,” he said. For Chuck and Jeannette, they’ve been doing what they do for more than 30 years and have no intention stopping. Belmont Distillery heralds as the first craft distillery of American Whiskey in the United States. Their large copper pot makes whiskey the way it has been done for decades. Their products including Virginia Lightening Corn Whiskey and Kopper Kettle Virginia Whiskey and Vodka come in subtle flavors including Spiced Rum and Apple Pie.

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Kenneth Lee Foster, Sr. Kenneth Lee Foster, Sr. 51, of Sperryville died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was born June 15, 1964 in Warrenton to Roger Lee Foster and Betty Dodson Keys. Kenneth was a beloved son, father, brother, friend and genuinely kind hearted soul. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his three children, Kenneth Lee Foster, Jr. of Hume, VA, William Zackery Foster of Marshall, VA and Amy AnnaCorine Foster of Jeffersonton and their mother, Eva Surface Armell; one brother, Curtis Edward Foster of Culpeper; his stepfather, Mark Keys; one stepsister, Christy Keys; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family, friends and loved ones. A funeral service was held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA with Pastor Sandy Martin officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in Washington Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers wee Ronnie Foster, Randy Smoot, Aubrey Surface, Gary Dunivan, Greg Jenkins, and Darren Dodson. Honorary pallbearers were William Zackery Foster and Kenneth Lee Foster, Jr. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

Shirley Elaine Hundley Aits Shirley Elaine Hundley Aits, age 81, of Manassas, VA passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 10, 1935 in Chester PA, the daughter of the late John C. and Dorothy E. Hundley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Howard Aits, and a grandson, Calvin Aits. Survivors include her children, Sandra Abbott, Barry Aits, Gail Cox, Robin Anderson, Penny Aits, Rick Aits; brothers, John Hundley, Leroy Hundley, Allan Cornwell; sisters, Nancy Brock; 8 grandchildren, Brooke Carder, Amanda Knedle, Austin Aits, Heather Aits, Tyler Abbott, Jessie Aits, Wyatt Aits, Lauren Wheeler; 8 great grandchildren, Kayla Saffer, Zoe Carder, Shane Carder, Luke Knedle, Athena Knedle, Danyel Knedle, Daniel Knedle, Jr., Jordan Aits A private graveside service will be held at Stonewall Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Katherine Walton Katherine Elizabeth Walton, 27, of Culpeper, VA, peacefully entered Heaven on Tuesday morning, March 15, 2016, to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Kathy was born on December 28, 1988 in Subang Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia, to Kevin L. Walton and Kimberly Sampson Walton. Kathy was home schooled and graduated from high school in 2007. She completed an advanced program in Graphic Design and earned her Associate of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Penn Foster College in 2010. Kathy was an avid fan of the author C.S. Lewis and his series, The Chronicles of Narnia. She served as a moderator for the online forums of Narniaweb for several years and made many friends from around the world. Kathy was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Boston, VA where she was a tremendous inspiration to all who knew her. Kathy is survived by her parents; her sister, Amy Walton; her brother, Ben Walton; her cat, Tucker; as well as her maternal grandfather, Bob Sampson; her paternal grandmother, Marylyn Walton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Joyce Sampson and her paternal grandfather, Elvin Walton. A celebration of Kathy´s life was held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper with Rev. Kevin L. Walton officiating and Rev. Steven Harrelson coofficiating. The family received guests one hour prior to the service. A private family burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions made in Kathy´s name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

➤ A humble smile and warrior’s spirit describe this Devillette Editor’s note: Throughout the local high school sports season, Culpeper Times will recognize an “Athlete of the Week” from one of the sports. This week we are featuring girls lacrosse. At the end of the year, the Times will select a male and female athlete at both Culpeper County and Eastern View high schools and recognize them as “Athlete of the Year” at their respective schools. By Marshall Conner TIMES CONTRIBUTOR

Last Monday Culpeper’s junior midfielder Breqlyne Johnson had an outstanding game by any measure –she tallied three goals quickly in the first half. She was focused on scoring more goals. In fact, she was so focused that she overlooked a major career milestone unfolding on her team’s home field. The goals kept coming for Johnson in the first half, and then she noticed that her teammates were becoming increasingly excited. She had six goals and the Devilettes led 14-3 at the half. “It was just a normal hard-fought game until the end of the first half when I had scored my third goal. My teammates Megan Sheesley and Georgia Osborne ran up to me and started telling me I was close to my hundredth goal,” said Breqlyne Johnson. “I didn’t realize how close I was to scoring my 100th goal. I thought I was around the high 80s…then when it happened in the second half I was surprised.” Sometimes the best gifts are surprises. Her seventh goal had the crowd cheering. Johnson scored eight goals in a 17-7 victory over the visiting Fluvanna Flucos. Goals seven and eight were her 100th and 101st career goals respectively. Her 100th goal unfolded in a dramatic way. Johnson isolated the keeper then she rattled the net with a forceful shot. Play stopped momentarily as her coach, fans and teammates applauded her milestone. “It was a joyful feeling. I had to work hard for it, but I’ve worked hard ever since I started playing,” said Johnson the next day at practice. “We won, but it was a physical game with plenty of bumps and bruises. It was a great moment.” The physicality of lacrosse is what drew Johnson to the sport initially in her seventh grade year. “I like the aggressiveness and the history of the game,” explained Johnson. “It’s an original American sport invented by Native Americans. I am certainly proud of my own Native American ancestry in my family.”

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The warrior spirit of lacrosse contrasts well with Johnson’s other sports indoor track and competition cheerleading. She is also an accomplished singer in her church and she recently competed in the Miss Culpeper Scholarship pageant. At 3-1 Culpeper is a team that appears to be improving with each game. Johnson and her teammates want to put the Devilettes on the map as a team to be respected. Coaches and teammates praise her pace, heart and leadership. “I like that we are coming together as a team,” said Johnson. “I think that my teammates Megan Sheesley and Alex Richards have been outstanding so far. Richards has even been called my mini-me. I like the chemistry that our team is gaining.” Johnson has outstanding grades and she’s optimistic about creating more opportunities to take her skills to the next level. “I’ve looked at Bridgewater College, but I’m still exploring my options,” said Johnson. Family is also extremely important to Johnson. “They are the reason I can do what I can do, they work hard to make sure I have what I have each lacrosse season,” said Johnson. “I’m so grateful and fortunate that my parents have supported me and given me the opportunity to play lacrosse. They’ve been there for me the entire way.” Marshall Conner is a freelance contributor with the Culpeper Times. You may reach him at kelpiescot@gmail.com


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HEALTH & WELLNESS 'Spring Into Better Hearing' charity event Staff report CULPEPER - In an effort to help others hear better, Culpeper Hearing Center is excited to announce the “Spring Into Better Hearing” Charity Event for the months of April and May to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation. During this event Culpeper Hearing Center is encouraging anyone that currently wears hearing aids to come into the office, donate their old hearing aids, and purchase new hearing aids at a discounted price. As an added incentive, for everyone that donates a pair of used hearing aids and also buys a new pair of hearing aids, they will receive a $50 gift card. And Culpeper Hearing Center will also donate $50 to the foundation. “The heart and soul of our missions is to give free hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. And we believe the gift of hearing is the vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities,” said Brady Forseth, executive director, Starkey Hearing Foundation. “Giving one person the ability to hear better has a compounding effect on the future of our world.” Culpeper Hearing Center is part of the Hearing Health USA network of healthcare providers, whose patient promise states: “We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of hearing healthcare and to guide each individual through their journey to better hearing.” Culpeper Hearing Center's passion for helping people to hear bet-

ter is proven daily by the attentive and customized service that is given to each and every person that comes through their doors. Culpeper Hearing Center is located at 13220 Lovers Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701. The “Spring Into Better Hearing” Charity Event is a companywide event, and every Hearing Health USA location will be participating during the months of April and May. Visit their website to find out where all of their locations are. www.hearinghealthusa.com Culpeper Hearing Center 13220 Lovers Lane Culpeper, VA 22701 540-829-9005 www.hearinghealthusa.com ABOUT STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION Starkey Hearing Foundation is a public charity that provides the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can enhance connection and understanding. The Foundation pledges to provide more than one million hearing aids to people in need by 2020 through international missions, promotes hearing health awareness, provides hearing devices to low-income Americans, and grants funding to missionaligned organizations. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.

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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016 ➤ Mowers, from Page 10 attitude that Manny and Gail want to promote not only in terms of education but to ensure the future of the American alpacas. Customer service is an oft touted phrase that many companies claim. For Manny and Gail, keeping it passionate and personal is a hallmark of how they do business. Keeping their operation tractable, enables Manny and Gail to provide superior customer care to their existing and new clients. As an agritourism draw, Platinum Alpacas has been on Culpeper’s Harvest and Farm Tour in the past and will be on this year’s tour. The alpacas at Platinum come from a long line of industry-recognized bloodlines originating from Peru, Chile and Bolivia. Wonderfully soft and luminous yarns are made from their fur as well as a host of products from stuffed animals to scarfs, blankets and coats. The farm sits on 14 acres divided into fenced areas for the alpacas but with plenty of open area as well. Those grassy knolls are beautifully cut and, as with a lawn and yard of any size, require regular maintenance and conscientious care. “I’m retired but want to stay busy,” says Manny Jaume who decided to launch another expansion of Platinum Alpacas. During the past

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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016

Help shape the future of Culpeper’s recreational offerings If you go

By Marshall Conner TIMES CONTRIBUTOR

Few things are as powerful as the power of public participation in shaping the future of recreation plans at the county government level. Next Wednesday, on March 30th (at 6:45 p.m.) the public is encouraged to attend an Open House at the State Theatre to share ideas and recommendations to “Help Shape the Future of Culpeper County Parks and Recreation.” Need more parks or a public pool? Are you interested in how parks and recreation can impact the local economy? Are you looking for more places to hike or play sports? Do you seek more programs for children or senior citizens? Over the last decade parks and recreation departments across the nation have sought a higher level of community participation to bring new ideas, long-term goals and economic factors to the table. The State Theatre will host the introduction of a new parks and recreation initiative, orchestrated by Culpeper County Parks and Recreation and PROS Consulting, Inc., a nationally recognized parks and recreation consulting firm. County residents are invited to attend this “Open

What: Community discussion - Help Shape the Future of Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Where: State Theatre located at 305 S. Main Street When: Wednesday, March 30, 6:45 p.m. House” to express their ideas and desires for the future of parks and recreation in the county. “We really want to encourage the community to attend. They can help shape the future of recreation in our county,” said John Barrett, Culpeper County’s Director of Parks and Recreation. “Have you ever thought about what you may want or need from the county’s parks and recreation department? What if you were given the opportunity to offer your thoughts and even more? Now is the time to prepare questions and add your ideas.” Before the open house begins its exploration of topics there will be a time period for Culpeper Renaissance Inc. to discuss its innovative pocket park idea and the Town of Culpeper will share its plans for Lake Pelham, according to Barrett. Families, businesses, youth sports

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Culpeper County Parks and Recreation has partnered with a consulting firm to gather data on what residents would like to see in the county in terms of their parks and recreational opportunities. organizations, senior citizens and community leaders are all encouraged to attend. “We’re seeking a consensus of priorities. As the county population continues to grow, it is critical to gather information to obtain a full understanding of those community needs,” said Barrett. “A parks and recreation study will serve as a data collection platform in order to gain insight and prepare a planning guide for the future. After the open house PROS Consulting will take the top three priorities and conduct impact studies. The process should take about nine months to a year.” In addition to the kick-off open house, PROS Consulting will hold additional public meetings, mail a

survey to households in the county, and conduct stakeholder interviews, according to planners. If attendance is not possible for the first open house a website (www.PlayCulpeper.com) will allow people to still play a part in the process. On the website, citizens can provide input as well as view the progress of the study. “This planning process is centered on community values and the unmet needs of the diverse population of Culpeper County,” said Neelay Bhatt, Vice-President of PROS Consulting Inc., who was hired to lead the planning process. For more information, contact John Barrett at 540-727-3412.

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If you could design the next Park in Culpeper, what would it look like? What about the County’s future recreational activities and facilities? What activities would be offered and where? County AND Town residents are invited to weigh in on these questions and more at an upcoming public meeting that is part of a planning process designed to create a comprehensive parks and recreation action plan for the future.

Wednesday, March 30 at 6:45pm The State Theatre 305 S. Main Street

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FILM FEST: The Last Dragons is one of 20 films in The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, at Germanna Community College's Daniel Technology Center. • Details, Page 17

CULPEPER MARCH 24

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SCHOOLS • 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.stlukesculpeper.org or call church office at (540) 825-8358. Located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd.

MARCH 25

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 at lbostian@ cclva.org or 540-825-8691. CHURCH • Good Friday Services will be held at 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church located at 14586 Alanthus Road in Brandy Station with Rev. Peter Way, Vicar. Easter Service held at 9 .m.. on March 27. Easter Egg hunt follows the service. For more information: Sara Bossong 540.321-4301.

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Charleton Heston will be forever remembered for his portrayal of Moses in the 1956 classic, The Ten Commandments, playing at the Library of Congress on Good Friday.

CHURCH • Mountain View Community Church's Sermon Topic for Good Friday, “Shame.” Starts at 7 p.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster's Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. www.mountainviewcc.net 540-727-0297.

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 Pack- MOVIE • Library of Congress 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

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, 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.

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


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Faith Fest at the State Theatre

CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon Topic: "No Wonder They Crucified Him - Shhh." Join us at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Children’s programs available for all three Easter services from birth to 5th grade. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster's Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. www.mountainviewcc.net 540-7270297.

MUSICAL

MARCH 28

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.

MARCH 29

STORYTIME • Grade School Storytime and Craft Tuesday at the Culpeper County Library at 1 p.m. Off from school? Come on down and party with us at the library! We will be reading twisted fairytales, dancing to rockin’ music, and making a troll mask to go with the Three Billy Goats Gruff. No registration necessary. Parents attend with children. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@cclva.org or 540-825-8691. MEETING • 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 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

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@ cclva.org or 540-825-8691.

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Singer Tabatha Haines and King’s Highway will be at the State Theatre’s Faith Fest Saturday, March 26.

be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

STORYTIME

• 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 lbostian@cclva.org or 540-8258691.

MARCH 30

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 www.playculpeper.com 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.

MARCH 31

MOVIE • Library of Congress Packard 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 202707-9994.

APRIL 1

STORYTIME • Fun Friday Storytime at the Culpeper County Library at 10:30 a.m. Join us for

• State Theatre presents Ghostlight Players in “Broadway on Main.” Great entertaining musical about struggling actors having a few beers and sharing stories about the roles they should have landed. Fundraiser for the State Theatre. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $17/$12. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. 540-829-0292. www.culpepertheatre.org.

MOVIE • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (Warner Bros., 2007). As Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fifth year of studies, he discovers that the magical community is in a state of denial about his recent horrific encounter with the ominous Lord Voldemort. 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. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

APRIL 2

MUSICAL • State Theatre presents Ghostlight Players in “Broadway on Main.” Great entertaining musical about struggling actors having a few beers and sharing stories about the roles they should have landed. Fundraiser for the State Theatre. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $17/$12. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. 540-829-0292. www.culpepertheatre.org. TOURISM • Belmont Distillery

opens for the season from 11-4 p.m. See the Still, stroll through living museum and meet Tim Smith, the now legal moonshiner. Tastings available. 13490 Cedar Run Road. 540-825-3207.


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half an hour play time with Infant to Toddler Connection. No registration necessary. Contact Laini Bostian atlbostian@cclva.org or 540-825-8691.

APRIL 9

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FILM FEST • The Last Dragons: Appalachian Hellbenders is among 20 films featured in Friends of the Rappahannock’s Wild & Scenic Film Fest at the Germanna Daniel Technology Center.

POETRY • In celebration of National Poetry month please join the Friends of the Culpeper County Library at 2 p.m. to listen to local poets. Dr. David Sam will be joined by poets from the Windmore Foundation of the Arts. Featured poets are Gary Misch, Laurel Van Horn, Fran Cecere, Rose Jacob, Nancy Scot, Gwen Monahan, and Pennie Patterson. Windmore will have two Windmore Writers Anthologies available for sale. Dr. Sam’s Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves will also be available for sale and autographing. Contact Susan Keller at (540) 825-8691. FUNDRAISER • SAFE Day at the Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yowell Meadow Park. Live music, vendors, and family fun activities. We are also still looking for vendors if anyone would like to purchase a spot. There will be raffle tickets on sale, which anyone could buy now or on the day of the event, with a grand prize of $10,000. You do not have to be present to win the prize. All proceeds are donated to SAFE. Contact Jamie Clancey at 825-4939. MOVIE • The Library of Congress

Packard Campus Theatre presents “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (Warner Bros., 2009). Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds and enlists Harry’s nemesis, fellow Hogwort’s student Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) to carry out a secret mission. 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. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

APRIL 3 ART • GalleryTalk at the Museum

of Culpeper History. Guest Curator Pam Stewart will discuss Culpeper painter John James Porter in the Civil War Gallery. Lecture, refreshments, tours. Free event. Museum located at 113 S. Commerce Street. RSVP 540-829-1749. Limited seating.

FILM FEST • The Last Dragons is

one of 20 films in The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Germanna Community College's Daniel Technology Center, showcases a different kind of action movie: environmental action. Adventurers who love spending time outdoors share their passion on film as they bike, climb or paddle across some of the world’s most beautiful places. Doors open at noon. Part of Germanna Presents! Lyceum series. Festival tickets are $10 in advance and $5 for students. Special prices are available with the purchase of an FOR (Friends of the Rappahannock) membership. Tickets can be purchased online at www.riverfriends.org. For more information, call (540) 373-3448 or email woodie.walker@ riverfriends.org

APRIL 7 STORYTIME • tsy 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

BREAKFAST • The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8-11:00 a.m., (and every 2nd Sat.), at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, biscuits & gravy, pastries, orange juice & coffee. Cost for the breakfast is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 is free. Carry-out available. All proceeds go to scholarships, local public service organizations & charities and maintaining the Community Center. All are welcome. For info, call 937-5119 or go to www. jeffersonvaruritanclub.org. MEMORY WALK • “Living the

Dream” Walk in memory of Ben Long and for support of individuals and families affected by substance abuse, depression or suicide. Yowell Meadow Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations are appreciated (Make checks payable to Living the Dream Foundation/RRCS, Attn: Alan Rasmussen, P.O. Box 1568, Culpeper, VA 22701). Water, lunch and music provided. For more information, contact Alan Rasmussen, RRCS Prevention Specialist, 434-825-8913.

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FUNDRAISER • Give Local

Piedmont is May 3, 2016. Northern Piedmont Community Foundation presents training session. Board’s role in fundraising. Help your board understand and embrace their role as advisors, ambassadors and fundraisers. Great chance to get your questions answered and share ideas with other nonprofits. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Culpeper Town Police Training Center, 740 Old Brandy Road. GLP participants $15/all others $30. Contact Andrea Flynn at (540) 349-0631 or aflynn@npcf.org or www.givelocalpiedmont.org.

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APRIL 16

HISTORY • Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and explore the legacy of Hunter’s Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We’ll meet at the FOR home office and ferry over to the island in canoes. Learn more about Capt. John Smith, who explored the Rappahannock River in 1608, and the Native Americans who greeted him. There are ruins of old mansions on the island which make for great photo opportunities. Bring a bag lunch and water bottle for a scenic picnic. Minimum age is 8 years. The backup date is the next day. The cost is $30 per individual and $90 for families, or $24 and $72 for FOR members. For more information call (540) 373-3448. Please pre-register at www.riverfriends.org.

APRIL 20

MEETING • Culpeper County

Human Services Board, Social Services Board and the Head Start Board hold regular meeting at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Culpeper DSS at 1835 Industry Drive. Any person with questions on the accessibility should contact Doris Clatterbuck, Secretary to DSS Board, at (540) 727-0372 ext 360. Persons needing interpreter services for the hearing impaired and / or vision impairments must notify Ms. Clatterbuck no later than one (1) week prior to the meeting. The public is invited to attend.

APRIL 21

STORYTIME • 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 atlbostian@cclva.org or 540-825-8691 .


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FAUQUIER COUNTY MARCH 24

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MUSIC • Acting workshop at Forge Studios in Washington. Learn from producer Ken Arnold what it takes to be an actor from your business resume to auditions to pre-production and being on the set. Opportunities for actors in 2016. Learn what The Forge is looking for. Cost is $75 for five hours. Chip in $5 for pizza and networking after the event. Runs from 12-5 p.m. Check out their website at www.theforgestudios.com.

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..

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Health • Fauquier Hospital holds

Breast Cancer Discussion. Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women – and of course, indirectly, their friends and families. Although there is a genetic component to the disease, many women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Fauquier Hospital will host a panel discussion on breast cancer, featuring four physicians who can answer questions about screenings and diagnosis, risk factors, treatment options and reconstruction. They will also cover the new guidelines for screening recently released by the American Cancer Society. The forum starts at 7 p.m. in the Sycamore Room at Fauquier Hospital. Participants will include: plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Mountcastle; radiologist Dr. David Reilly; hematologist/oncologist Dr. Syed Salman Ali; and general surgeon Dr. Kip Dorsey.

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HEALTH • Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center is hosting a free, open house event from 4-6:30 p.m. Goodie bags for all attendees, door prizes and light refreshments. Attendees can learn more about all of the products and services offered. Live Demonstrations of two injectable therapies: Botox at 5:30 p.m., and Kybella - the NEW treatment for double-chin at 6 p.m. Go to www.warrentondermatology.com or call 540-341-1900 for more information.

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Think you can act? Learn from actor,producer and director Ken Arnold how to polish your skills at acting seminar held at The Forge Studios in Rappahannock March 26.

APRIL 23 AGRICULTURE

• Cheese Making Class at Hobby Hill Farm. Learn to make your own fresh mozzarella in this fun and interactive class. $25 per person includes glass of Desert Rose wine and homemade snacks. Class times at 12 p.m./2 p.m./4 p.m. Call 540-635-3200 or email at info@desertrosewinery.com for reservations. Be sure to include class time.

ORANGE COUNTY MARCH 26

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the author of "Liberty & Learning, The Essential James Madison," Mr. Philip Bigler. Mr. Bigler is an engaging speaker and author who does not simply recite his works. He was recognized with several awards while a professional educator. 6 p.m., James Madison Museum of

MADISON COUNTY MARCH 26

Orange County Heritage, 129 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960

FUN • MWP Supply, Inc.'s Customer Appreciation Day 7a.m.-5 p.m. Big Pool & Spa Sale. Hit Kicker 99.7 LIVE Radio Remote from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2 inflatable Bounce Houses from 12 - 5 p.m. EASTER EGG HUNT for children 10 yrs. and under at 2 p.m.

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TOURNAMENT

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

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. Gravesmountain.com.

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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. Ducardvineyards.com


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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016

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At the gas pump The U.S. national average for a gallon of gasoline has again made a weekly climb, rising 4.5 cents to $1.985 per gallon Monday, according to price-tracker GasBuddy.com. Gasoline prices in every state have been moving higher since the national average bottomed out February 15 at $1.696/gallon, the lowest since 2008. Since the upward trend began, average prices have jumped some 29 cents per gallon, slightly under GasBuddy forecasts that suggested motorists would see a 35-70 cent per gallon jump between the bottom price and a spring/early summer top. This comes as oil prices continue to move higher on the threat of a freeze or cut in output from some OPEC and non-OPEC members, ahead of their meeting. Oil prices Monday are again flirting with $40/bbl, some of the highest levels since last November. The biggest weekly jump at the pump was observed in Arizona, where average prices raced higher by nearly 20 cents per gallon. Following, was Nevada with a 13 cent spike, Florida, rising 12 cents, California, up 9 cents and Wyoming, up 7 cents. Just three states saw prices rise by over a dime per gallon in the last week, compared to 32 states that saw such jumps two weeks ago.

GasBuddy expects that the continued rise at the pump will likely slow down yet again, as it did this past week, yet it's likely the national average will soon break $2 per gallon, a level it has seen just once in 2016. Expectedly with the rise, fewer stations are selling the cheap gas motorists long for. 100 percent of the nation's stations are selling at over $1.50 per gallon Monday, while a month ago some 78 percent of stations were selling over that level. "With the U.S. average price of gas closing in on the $2 level, a price not seen since late December, it reflects a real paradox; we see simultaneously both a stark increase --25 cents per gal. in the past few weeks-- and a reminder of how much we're still saving," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. "Even with the anticipated rise in retail prices to accommodate 'summer blend' gasoline regulations, and even with a 54 percent increase in crude oil from $26 to $40 for the

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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016

“1984” – Because confusion is clarity CURTAIN CALLS

Remember: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re NOT out to get you. In the futuristic dystopia of Oceania, there is no doubt – they are definitely out to get you. George Orwell’s cautionary tale of the future rates not only as one of the most read and important novels of the 20th century, but one of the most necessary to re-read in the 21st. The actual year – 1984 – may be thirty-two years behind us, but that’s all the more reason to keep our freedom inventories updated. It should be self-evident that one measure of a theatrical production’s success lies in its ability to not only tell its story, but to inspire the intended reaction. The first is debatable but can be generally agreed upon. The second can’t be known but in the most personal terms. I know my own personal reaction, but no one else’s. It is safe to say, however, that if someone who has paid the price of a ticket walks out while the play is in progress, that’s a statement. Some people did. The Shakespeare Theatre Co. once again hosts a traveling company. This time it’s Headlong, a group from the U.K. that claims a goal of creating “exhilarating contemporary theatre” with “a provocative mix of innovative new writing, reimagined classics and influential 20th century plays that illuminate our world.” That, too, is debatable, at least as far as their reimagining of “1984” is concerned. And slightly ironic. Winston Smith’s job in the Ministry of Truth is to rewrite history according to the Party’s dictates. He is a cog in the unsleeping Lie apparatus that allows Truth to be what Big Brother says it is, and Smith must not question or even disapprove of his function. Granted, to present a novel in the medium of theatre requires a rewrite, but Headlong added its own perspective and curlicues to Orwell’s story. They rewrote “1984.” At least the directors, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, did. Opening with a book group sometime in the future discussing “1984” (or was it Smith’s diary? I couldn’t be sure) the first scene included odd choreographed movements with no relationship to the dialogue and repeated remarks to Smith who may or may not be actually present. This weirdness for weirdness’s sake had the unfortunate effect of a college theatre troupe staging “cool ideas.” What it did not communicate to me was the overwhelming sense of paranoia and entrapment that seeps

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1984 plays at the Shakespeare Theatre Company through April 10. from every page of the book. Though the story arc is reasonably faithful right down to exact lines, missed opportunities abound, many of which center on the staging and effects. One well- lit unit set served for office, antique shop, and outdoor hideaway. We are supposed to know that Big Brother is always watching, but the screens above the stage show only Smith’s diary entries and the attic love nest where Winston (Matthew Spencer) and Julia (Hara Yannas) meet, thinking they are hidden. The set transforms into the dreaded Room 101, a place of torture, where there is no darkness, where the worst thing you can imagine actually happens. Headlong spared nothing in creating the most graphic, violent and bloody scenarios accompanied by frequent blinding lights and deafening crashes of sound. These were no doubt intended to force the audience into an uncomfortable engagement with electrocution, fear, and excruciating pain. But physical pain isn’t the tone of Orwell’s vision so much as an unbearable loss of objective truth and personal identity to the ubiquitous government machine that sees all. This is not to diss the cast, which is capable and doing what they were directed to do. Tim Dutton is imminently suitable as O’Brien, the one man whom Smith was sure led the underground resistance, but is, naturally, a Big Brother insider. His execution of the torture scene makes it all the more grueling to witness. Stephen Fewell, too, as the antique shop owner, Charrington, delivers the authentic shock of revealed

deception, even when we know it’s coming. Christopher Nolan is used – and misused, in my opinion – not only as Martin but as a range of robotic, purposeless humans. Yes, in “1984” people have no purpose beyond mindless service to Big Brother, where War is Peace, and Freedom is Slavery, but even that function should be clear. Regardless of my personal quibbles, “1984” is a profoundly important work to be visited and re-visited, read and re-read. Do cameras watch us everywhere we go? Are we so focused on little screens that we ignore what’s going on around us? Do we believe what those little screens tell us, and mindlessly pass the information along? Does the government keep

records on our every personal move? Can screens watch us as we watch them? Oh no – of course not. A free people would never tolerate that! Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics’ Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.

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VIEWS Senator Reeves remarks at Grassroots Kickoff of Revitalize Virginia PAC, Intention to run for Lt. Governor of Virginia REEVES REPORT

Senator Bryce E. Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) kicked off the grassroots efforts of the Revitalize Virginia PAC this evening. Senator Reeves announced earlier this month his intentions to lay the groundwork for a run for Lt. Governor of Virginia in 2017. [Citing the need for conservative leadership in Richmond as well as his strong record of public service, Senator Reeves announced his intention to run for Lt. Governor of Virginia in 2017.] Delegate Nick Freitas opened with the following remark: “I’ve seen firsthand what this man will do... this man will run to the conflict, to the sound of guns. Bryce went to Richmond to protect the rights of citizens.” Anne Reeves continued with a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for the steadfast loyalty shown by supporters and volunteers, dating back to his first campaign. “...I can tell you, we were not wealthy. Not wealthy, but rich in family, friends, and faith. I say this so you know the fabric of my life and what drives me to want to be your next Lieutenant Governor.”, said Senator Reeves. “Help us revitalize the Commonwealth to its prominent place at the top of our nation. We must

Pump and Haul makes little sense On April 5th, Culpeper's supervisors will again consider a pump and haul agreement for 14434 Rixeyville Road that makes little sense. The applicant does not yet own the property. If the abandoned house is leveled for a new building how can these land speculators claim hardship? No one is forcing them to buy this property. Why should the county share in the

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liability for pumping and hauling sewage for a facility of unknown size and use? Rixeyville Road near Ira Hoffman Lane is already hazardous. I would appreciate the Board of Supervisors answering the following questions about how this portion of Rixeyville Road will be affected by this proposal. 1. How big will this public facility be? How often and how much raw sewage will be pumped and hauled? 2. On an average day how many vehicles will access and leave this property? 3. Will the road be altered to

eliminate the need for U-turns so north bound vehicles can enter and exit the property? 4. Will more pump and haul development projects be encouraged in this residential area, and throughout the county? I urge the Board of Supervisors to closely examine this unusual application which makes Rixeyville Road more hazardous and congested. Culpeper citizens have right to know more about the impacts this proposal has on health and safety. Thomas Sawyer Reva

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Richard Ernest Hall Age: 45, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-10/175 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 14135 Sowers Ln., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Profane, Threatening Language Over Public Airway.

Anthony Joseph Ferrante Age: 38, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/170 Hair/Eye: Brown/Hazel Last known: 362 Yanceyville Rd., Louisa, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

Dana Cardell Tyler Age: 37, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-7/148 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 9391 Gov Kemper Rd., Orange, Va. Wanted for: Driving /Suspended or Revoked License and Accident Driver not Report, Property Damage.

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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016

Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: March 16-22

Following are the county police reports from March 16-22. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

March 16 Eugene Lura Curry, 45, 500 block Fairfax Lane, Herndon, probation violation on misdemeanor charge Preston Lamont Leggette, 24, 1300 block Old Fredericksburg Road, Culpeper, phone: annoying ringing Ricky Lee Robold, 53, 100 block Boucha Lane, Culpeper, contempt of court Jason Aldous Hammond Jr., 41, 13000 block Eggbornsville Road, Culpeper, failure to appear, obtaining money by false pretenses March 17 Rick Lee Robold, 53, 100 block Boucha Lane, Culpeper, bail/peace release (two counts) Anthony Gabriel Hernandez, 20, 900 block Langdale Court, Culpeper, failure to appear

Angela Louisa McCray, 33, 8000 block Buckland Mill Road, Gainesville, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Nicolas David Nelting, 27, 1000 block King St., Culpeper, strangulation: results in wounding/ bodily injury, petit larceny, monument: unlawful damage, no intent to steal, assault and battery, unlawful use or injury to telephone lines Tiffany Nichole Young, 32, 600 block Highview Court, Culpeper, failure to appear Samelijah Isaac Richardson Jr., 30, 6000 block Library Lane, Bealeton, failure to appear March 18 Merriel M. Swensen, 34, 400 block Falmouth St., Warrenton, failure to appear Kelvin Deon Yates, 38, 6000 block Bailey Lane, Rixeyville, sale, distribute marijuana March 19 Megan Onyx Cubbage, 27, 14000 block Chesterfield Lane, Culpeper,

sentence to community based corrections March 20 Daniel Vasquez, 23, 10 block Clubhouse Way, Culpeper, abuse and neglect of children, eluding police - endanger persons or police car, no driver's license March 21 Gregory James Cubbage, 35, 100 block Wayland Road, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Michell Monique Martin, 49, 10000 block River Road, Rixeyville, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Preston Lamont Leggette, 24, 1300 block Old Fredericksburg Road, violation of stalking protective order (three counts) March 22 Mariah Nicole Dillard, 19, 17000 block Victoria Falls Drive, Dumfries, failure to appear

Culpeper Town Police: March 14-20

Following are the police reports from March 14-20. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

March 14 Dorien Ray Williams, 44, 1800 block Picadilly Circus, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Alviso Compos Lee, 40, 1900 block Mariner Lane, Woodbridge, DUI - third or subsequent offense, driving after forfeiture of license Nygeria Maya Bushrod, 23, 1800 block Cranberry Lane, Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Heather Lyn Tyler, 31, 500 block N. East St., Culpeper, contempt of court Joseph Levi Fleming, 21, 7000 block Oak Drive, Culpeper, failure to appear March 15 Robert Earl Harrison, 57, 9000 block Hampton Lane, Culpeper, concealment, price alter merchandise Phillip Omar Newman, 41, 800 block Persimmon Place, Culpeper,

assault and battery - family member Christopher Allen Guest, 31, 600 block Claire Paige Way, Culpeper, possession of controlled substances

March 16 Thomas Edward Bowles, 29, 100 block E. Williams St., Culpeper, failure to appear Amy Marie Carroll, 39, 300 block Berry St., Orange, possession of controlled substances Paul Clayton Troutman III, 25, 1700 block Finley Drive, Culpeper, assault and battery March 17 Tommie Eugene Gray III, 24, 1300 block Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, failure to appear Kelvin Deon Yates, 38, 6000 block Bailey Lane, Rixeyville, felonious assault Shaquelle O'Bryant White, 21, 700 block First St., Culpeper, possession of marijuana Wayne Lee Aldrich, 65, 100 block S. West St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Jeffrey Scott Martz II, 23, 14000 block Blueridge Turnpike, Somerset,

probation violation Christopher S. Carter, 29, 7000 block Melton Court, Gainesville, possession of marijuana March 18 Jonathan Daniel Canon, 19, 1600 block Harrier Lane, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections or facility (two counts) Jesus Rodriguez, 21, 100 block Brenda Court, Warrenton, consensual intercourse with child > 15 years old March 19 Ernest Hamilton Cottom III, 30, 6000 block Myers Mill Road, Jeffersonton, possession of marijuana March 20 Bruce Allen Booker, 50, 200 block, E. Williams St., Culpeper, failure to appear Davon Shamoan Noakes, 23, 1300 block High Street, Culpeper, possession of marijuana Victor L Thompson, 32, 100 block Sterling Court, Warrenton, drunk in public, profane language


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Man charged for intent to distribute drugs Contributed report Three pounds of marijuana, packed in mason jars and individually labelled by flavor, were packed away in a trailer on Baileys Lane until March 17 when Culpeper Sheriff’s Deputy Rusty Woodard arrived. Woodard was there to serve a warrant on the occupant Kelvin Yates, 28, for an unrelated court case. When the door opened he began to speak to Yates’ mother and at the same time the officer smelled Marijuana. K-9 Officer Jonathan Kearns went back to town, got a search warrant, and upon his return the two searched the trailer with the help of Karma -- Kearns’ drug sniffing dog. It wasn’t until Karma went to Yate’s bedroom did he alert on a large blue bag in a closet and on a dresser in the same room, according to the report. With that information deputies searched the house by hand and found the stash of marijuana worth an estimated $10,500.00 retail. Neatly packed in 46 mason jars labeled with names to include “Key Lime,” “Cookies” and “Snow Kush,” the marijuana is now held in the Sheriff’s Office evidence room for trial.

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State Theatre offers spring break camps By Anita L. Sherman STAFF WRITER

Communication. Collaboration. Community.

Creativity What do all these concepts have in common? They are all skills explored ➤ See Theatre, Page 25

PHOTO BY IAN CHINI

Youth Theatre Camps held at the State Theatre are broken into eight week sessions: teamwork, movement, character, voice, text, rehearsal, performance and sharing skills. Saturday’s theme was character. These campers used a coloring exercise to help teach them about design and the ‘colors’ of their unique characters including personality traits.

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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016 ➤ Theatre, from Page 24 during theatre camps held at the State Theatre. Executive Director Steven Barker has launched a series of education programs to further expand the reach of the theatre as a community venue on many levels. The State Theatre Education Program’s (STEP) mission is to provide a nurturing, inspiring, creative, and engaging environment for learners of all ages to grow. To put it lovingly, participants are encouraged to play nice and learn to get along as any set of cast members will tell you is essential for a successful performance and at life. “This is an opportunity for young people to get instruction from a theatre professional...and actually get to be on the stage,” says Barker who doesn’t believe in any final scoring process or earning points. “It’s about showing off skills and learning to get along...I’m keen on collaboration.” To that end, the State Theatre will offer a series of theatre camps during the upcoming spring break. “They are jam-packed full days,” laughs Barker who has lined up a group of instructors, many in the community, who are willing to share their theatre expertise. There are also half day programs. For grades 2-5 and grades 6-8, choices include a full or half day program running Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and/or 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Their Theatre Sampler week is broken into sections that develop skills in a variety of theatre genres spanning work on and off the stage. Topics range from musical theatre and improv to visual art and production including a backstage tour. Create a Story encourages students to use popular stories as a springboard to discover their own creativity in creating characters through voice, body, mind and imagination. At week’s end, there will be a small ‘shareformance’ to show off new and improved skills. The cost for each camp is $150. If you attend both camps, the price is $250. You can go online (www. culpepertheatre.org) to get registration forms or stop by the State Theatre where forms are available in the

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One of the warm up exercises designed to help create the mindset for an actor is a reaction improv game. Here, Ally Freitas reacts to the word "grandma's house." lobby. Before and after camp care is available. Also, payment plans are available as well as discounts for multiple enrollments. Theatre updates Barker was pleased to report that their box office

hours have been extended. They are now open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “I’m also looking for a full time marketing person,” said Barker. Coming soon to a theatre near you, Barker is launch-

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Indulge in one of life’s finest pleasures THE SWEET SIDE OF THINGS Meg Oremiatzki-Ast

This new column is dedicated to those readers who, like us, have a great pallet and a soft spot for all things sweet. Today we are going to take a journey back in time and visit the kitchens of Duke Cesar de Choiseul Count du Plessis-

Praslin (1598-1675). It is mostly believed, but yet to be proven for lack of historical documentation, that the Duke’s Chief Cook Clement Jaluzot invented the first praline. While we know he came up with the idea of roasting the almonds, it is unclear as to whether or not he appropriated some of the recipe elements from his under cooks and coated the almonds with sugar. During a peace reconciliation between the city of Bordeaux and the crown, the roasted almonds coated with sugar became a huge success and the Duke took credit for the invention and named it Praline after himself (Praslin became Prasline then Praline). Years later Clement opened a shop selling his pralines, however, he was very careful about taking credit for his invention. It is only in 1903 that Leon Mazet and his wife purchased the recipe and their shop remains properly named “Au Duc de Praslin.” Here, when we refer to the Praline, we think of New Orleans and the deep south where the Southern Praline was born. It was begun when the French settled in New Orleans and they continued their long tradition of Praline making. However, with time it was replaced with pecans as these were readily available and likely more affordable. In 1912, Jean Neuhaus created the Belgian chocolate praline which is a chocolate shelf filled with soft and at times a crunchy filling. While the two words are exactly the same, their origins are vastly different. The verb “Praliner” pronounced

(Pra’lin’eh) means enrobing the root of a plant. It was coined praline because Jean Neuhaus, whose first profession was as a pharmacist in Brussels, was selling plant based candies to heal some conditions such as stomach aches or allergies to name just a few. In the chocolate world today, some chocolatiers like to use many different words for their artisan creations. During our various visits to the Washington, DC, area we have found the word Pralines to be used quite loosely to describe truffle chocolates and other bonbons creating some confusion among customers. Many artisan chocolatiers are removing the term Praline by promoting each individual chocolate with a name describing their creation, although, I believe that you could argue that when it comes to the purchase of a chocolate the words are lost in our minds as we let our eyes and our nose make the final decision. The chocolatiers core desire is to create a unique piece which stimulates your senses in many different ways. When you visit any chocolate shop, you will be amazed by the varied flavors and textures offered. The world of chocolate is now forever married to many new ingredients and spices such as bacon, basil, balsamic vinegar, hot spices, and curry, just to mention a few.

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This manon is a perfect blend of light butter cream praliné and caramelized hazelnut pieces with the sweetness of milk chocolate.The airy sensation of the cream and the original nutty note of the hazelnuts are a surprising combination The “Manon” collection of pralines is a tribute to the success of Suzanne Neuhaus, the daughter of Jean Neuhaus, in her role as “Manon” in the opera of the same name performed at the La Monnaie opera house in Brussels. Don’t be shy, let yourself explore the new tastes and sensations that these mixtures can bring to your taste buds, and if you can’t fathom the idea of a mix of chocolate and spices, then try chocolates with beer or liquor flavors and if this does not do the trick, then enjoy the more traditional European house which rarely strays away from the Open Daily

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ABC Licenses Full name(s) of owner(s): Marlene Lei Ortiz, Michael Scott Shrinak & Kimberly Sue Skrinak Trading as: Hangar9 LLC 15252 Rosson Troilo Circle #4 Brandy Station, Culpeper County Virginia 22719 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for Beer Wholesaler license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Kimberly Sue Skrinak, Owner

Note: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at www.abc.virginia.gov or 800-552-3200.

Healthcare is hosting a Job Fair!!! Wednesday, March 30th 9am - 4pm

We are looking for employees who provide quality care everyday. Our success comes from the work they do each day. Quality care drives our people and our performance. Current positions available: *CNA *CNA/Med Aide *LPN/RN*Custodian *Activities Aide *Director of Social Work *Social Worker *Dietary Aide *Prep Cook *Health Information Management Technician Birmingham Green offers competitive pay and benefit options including: * Medical, dental, visions, long-term disability and life insurance * 23 days paid time off * Virginia State Retirement plan with employer contributions (FT employees only) * Tuition reimbursement

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Eligibility to work in the U.S, a Criminal Background check, and a Drug Screen are required for employment.Birmingham Green is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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Top pay, truck, Yearly profit sharing bonus to qualified candidates. Respond to: 540-846-3220 or email: kworleyaw@gmail.com

TRUCK DRIVER

Experienced Truck Driver position available. Class A CDL/Flat-bed/Limited OTR. Full-time with benefits. Contact Brenden Chernay for more information at

(703)864-0933 or Brenden_Chernay@ culpeperwood.com

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for Smith-Midland Corp, a producer of precast concrete products. Construction exp w/ background in project coordination & requires technical knowledge of building systems, reinforced concrete products, communication, ability to prioritize, schedule & ability to follow through. Exp w/ computer applications including excel, scheduling programs, & AutoCAD. Qualified candidates send resume & salary requirements to: Smith-Midland Corp P.O. Box 300; Midland, VA 22728 Fax: 540-439-1627 Email: careers@smithmidland.com Vsit us at: www.smithmidland.com Please list job title on subject line CHEMUNG CONTRACTING CORPORATION, Mitchells, VA is now accepting applications for the following Asphalt Crew positions:

Paving Foremen; Paver Operators; Asphalt Roller Operators; Traffic Control; Tack Truck Driver (CDL required with tanker endorsement); Equipment Operators; Asphalt Lutemen, and Skilled Laborers.

Required to work nights and weekends, have a valid driver´s license and reliable transportation. All new hires are subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Apply in person: Main Office at 10496 Quarry Dr., Mitchells, VA 22729 - Tues-Fri 8am-4pm or call 540-829-7203 to schedule an appointment. Chemung Contracting is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and all qualified persons are encouraged to apply.


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Expd. PT/FT, flexible, some overnight & weekends. Immediate need! Heaven Sent 877-349-7772

LABORERS NEEDED

Clean driving record a must, Background check required, Must be willing to work overtime Monday through Friday. Excellent opportunity to advance with a growing pest control company. Email resume:

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MANAGEMENT TRAINEE POSITIONS

We have immediate openings for entry level Management Trainee Positions. We provide Full Training, Health INS, 401K, $600 to $1000 per week. Please call

540-645-5922

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm to schedule a confidential interview and ask for John Wall.

MANAGEMENT TRAINEE POSITIONS

Exciting Opportunity in Administration!

Fauquier County Public Schools is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to serve as Elementary School Principal. Must have or be eligible for Virginia teaching certification with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision, K-12. For complete job description and to apply, visit

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We have immediate openings for entry level Management Trainee Positions. We provide Full Training, Health INS, 401K, $600 to $1000 per week. Please call

540-645-5922

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Drivers: CDL-A 1yr. Excellent Family Medical Ins. Guaranteed Weekend Home Time. Earn $65,000 + Monthly Bonuses. Absolutely No-Touch. 888-406-9046

Certified Caregivers NEEDED References & reliable transportation required. 540-466-1632 IMMEDIATE POSITIONS

2006 Buick Lucerne, 4 door, lthr seats, OnStar, remote start, well maintained. $8,000. 540-351-1777

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2011 Ford Focus, SE, 4dr, all pwr w/ cruise. 35K mls, $10,500/obo. 540-3472093

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Certified Caregivers NEEDED References & reliable transportation required. 540-466-1632 IMMEDIATE POSITIONS

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31´ Fleetwood Storm motorhome, low milage, 2 slideouts, $27K exc. cond, lots of extras, 571-356-1275

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culpeper SUPERCUTS OPENS. The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting March 18 for SuperCuts, owned locally by Alex Faulds. SuperCuts, located at 563 James Madison Hwy., Suite 111 (next to Popeye's) opened earlier this month.

A LITTLE OFF THE TOP. Celeste Britt (left) cuts Riley Bream's hair at SuperCuts March 18.

HEAVE HO. A team of youngsters tested their tug of war skills against team mascots at the law enforcement vs. teachers fundraiser basketball game held Saturday at Eastern View. Proceeds go toward Sheriff Jenkins Summer Camp Program.

HUMBLE HANK. Recognized as CRI’s Champion Tuesday evening, Hank Milans was given honors by President Steven Miller. A longtime town resident, Milans has been an active volunteer and advocate in many organizations but shines with his involvement with CRI.

LEADING LADY. Receiving a rousing round of applause Tuesday evening at CRI’s open house was Green Roost owner Kelsey Carlson who serves as the top organizer for the group. She was presented with CRI’s President’s Award from board president Steve Miller.

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