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Eastern View held their prom Saturday at the Daniel Technology Center. Lots of lively dancing to this year's theme of "Masquerade." Prom royalty shared their dance to Ed Sheeran's song, "Photograph." Culpeper County High School will celebrate their prom May 7. Pictured (l-r) are seniors Queen Rebecca Kenaga and King Conrad Coughlin and juniors Prince Anthony Rojo and Princess Mayra Monice. Beautiful couples, congratulations!

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Salute to our Veterans Crusin For Heroes teams up with Bruster’s for monthly fundraiser Several area patriots are members of a small group called Cruisin For Heroes. Chuck Shotwell of Stafford and Culpeper Vietnam veteran Lou Realmuto lead the group. Their mission is to bring a family friendly vehicle display to an event that will raise awareness and funding for the Fisher House Foundation as well as other charities/local community service groups. Not only supporting military organizations, veterans and first responders throughout Virginia, the group encourages interest in preserving the great classic automobile hobby for future generations. Cruisin For Heroes has provided the Special Vehicle Display at the entrance to the annual Culpeper Regional Airport Air Fest for the past seven years and will be there again this year. Chrysler of Culpeper has been their major sponsor for this event. They have also been sponsored by a local business, Braggs Corner Industrial Centre LLC, to participate in CulpeperFest and although they will not have a vehicle display

this year they will have a booth. They also organize an annual Toys4Tots run each December to the Marine Corp Museum and have provided displays for charities like Paws4Vets as well as a grand opening for a major restaurant chain in Fredericksburg and fundraisers at an area winery. These events are not “car shows” and there are no trophies. They have an exclusive list of over 60 volunteer hobbyists who have a passion for classic cars and enjoy talking to people about their special ride while supporting charitable causes and therefore can provide a wide assortment of specialty vehicles from antiques to classics to race cars. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership supporting America's military in their time of need. It recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Af-

fairs. The Fisher House Foundation builds and donates "comfort homes," on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time - during the hospitalization of a member of our military. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House. Cruisin For Heroes is now collaborating with Mike and Melissa Martin, owners of our local Bruster’s on Roger’s Road, on a monthly fundraiser Cruise-In from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month from April through October. There will be music and a Manager’s Choice Award will be presented each month. In addition to any do-

nations collected at the Cruise-In, a portion of the sales from the night’s event will be donated by Mike and Melissa to the Fisher House Foundation. Cruisin For Heroes can add a unique Vehicle Display to promote a special event or business to help attract additional spectators or customers to a festival, grand opening, special sale, holiday event / parade, or any special community activity. Sponsorships are also available to help assist Cruisin For Heroes achieve its mission. For more information go to www.cruisinforheroes. com. Since starting Salute to our Veterans, we have featured dozens of servicemen and women. We want to feature more. In this issue, we thank Chris Hively, Jim Hoy, Duane Mitchell and Lou Realmuto.

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

FEATURED VETERANS Name: Jim Hoy Branch, Rank: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Captain Years Service: 1984 - 1991 Highlights: Combat Engineer, Sapper, Airborne, Platoon Leader, 4th Engineer Battalion (Combat), 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized); Company Commander, 80th Infantry Division; Honor Graduate U.S. Army Engineer Advance Course

Name: Duane Mitchell Branch, Rank: US Air Force, Sgt Years Service: Dec 10, 1963 to Dec 09, 1967 Highlights: Korat Royal Thai Air Base, 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, Assigned as member of four man crew who loaded conventional weapons aboard the Republic F-105 Thunderchief to bomb North Vietnam. Prior to that, loaded nuclear weapons on B-47 bomber during the Cold War.

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Name: Chris Hively Branch, Rank: USAF, 1st Lieutenant Years Service: 1984-1987 Highlights: Stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene Texas during the beddown and deployment of the first B-1B aircraft weapons system. Chief of Construction Management responsible for all construction inspection and service contract programs at Dyess AFB.

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Culpeper Times • April 14-20, 2016 AROUND TOWN

ACC Art Exhibit Celebrates Spring


Market offers nearly 30 participants for this season’s market. Be certain to stop by the market to pick up locally grown produce while supporting regional farmers. The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning destination in the downtown district. Stroll through the market for locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, and vibrant flowers. Taste the very best farm fresh eggs, delicious baked goods, locally raised beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and much more. Buy Fresh! Buy Local! You’ll be amazed by what’s around! For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540825-4416 or visit their website at . “Like” and “follow” the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market on Facebook at CulpeperFarmersMarket to check out the latest offerings and information on the market.

Spring is in the air. And that means the Arts & Culture Center of Culpeper’s Spring Jubilee exhibit is just around the corner. Celebrate the joys of spring — the season of renewal, revival and rejuvenation — with art by more than 20 Piedmont artists inspired by Mother Nature. A reception launching the Spring Jubilee will be on Thursday, April 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre. It is free to all. The exhibit at the State Theatre’s Fresh AIR Gallery starts Saturday, April 23, and runs weekends through May 23. The Saturday hours are10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Sunday hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the art on display, there will be more unframed artwork in bins for sale. Like the reception, the exhibit is free. For more information about the ACC and its exhibitions, please visit the ACC on Facebook: https://www. . To join ACC, a non-profit organization, or to become a volunteer at the Gallery, please contact Keith Price at

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Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community has changed its name to The Culpeper, Executive Director Jim Jacobsen announced in a community meeting with residents April 6. “While we are proud of our Baptist heritage, we believe this name change better reflects where we are today — a community who welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds in the faithbased family atmosphere Culpeper residents have come to expect,” Jacobsen said. Built in the late 1940s, The Culpeper is the fulfillment of Dr. J. T. Edwards’ vision to assist Virginia Baptists in their retirement years. Since then, LifeSpire of Virginia (formerly Virginia Baptist Homes) has grown to four continuing care retirement communities in Culpeper, Newport News, Richmond and the Roanoke Valley. Each community provides a full continuum of care to address the changing health needs of seniors.

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Virgnia Press Association announces winners




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The Virginia Press Association Annual Awards Banquet was held in Richmond over the weekend. Winners were announced for their 2015 annual editorial and advertising contest. The 2015 Virginia Press Association competitions in writing, photography, artwork, news presentation and multimedia were judged by journalists from members of the South Carolina Press Association. There were 3,483 entries from 122 VPA member publications. Awards were presented to 841 winners. The Culpeper Times competes in the Non-daily group 3 which represents Virginia weekly newspapers with 6,999+ circulation. Judges comments appear in italics. Taking home advertising honors: Jeff Say, Second Place, Lifestyles, The Bike Stop Jeff Say, Tom Spargur, Courtney Settle, Third Place, Multiple Advertisers/Themed Pages, Salute to Veterans Staff, First Place, Real Estate,

Culpeper Economic Development “Beautiful ad” The “best of the best” winner is chosen by a panel of judges from among the ads chosen as the best in their respective circulation groups. “Culpeper Economic Development, an ad produced by the staff of the Culpeper Times took home the “best of the best” in our group. The contest was judged by newspaper advertising personnel in South Carolina. Taking home editorial honors: Ian Chini, Third Place, Pictorial Photo, Terrific Topper “Like a scene out of a movie, you want to celebrate Christmas in this town. Good balance of natural and artificial light.” Dennis Brack, Anita Sherman, Jeff Say, Ian Chini, First Place, Specialty Pages or Sections, Downtown Destination (Spring, Summer, Fall) “Great cover and inside page designs.” Anita Sherman, Third Place, Column Writing, Bring on the Brat Chat, Parade of Champions, Dear Dad “Warm, winsome writing from an editor who plainly knows and cherishes her community.” Wally Bunker, Third Place, Feature story writing, Culpeper’s illustrated man is into ink “A neat story along with very cool photos.”

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BEHIND THE BADGE Collins cares about people and about preserving our links to the past William Collins works in the present but his passion is in the past. The bespeckled jail supervisor looks more the scholar than a man who straps on a firearm every morning to go to work. When he isn’t on duty or grilling prime cuts of meat at home, Collins is out scouring the land with his metal detector recovering the past. “Sometimes when I find a relic I’ll just leave it in place, look at it, and think about how it got there,” he said. “I’ll do that for a half hour or so sometimes.” Finding the relic is only part of the process for Collins who researches the units which traversed the land 150 years ago. This month he found a North Carolina belt buckle, a rare find according to Collins. With buckle in hand, he is now researching the Battle of Brandy Station and the units involved. “He [the cavalry combatant] probably took off the belt and just threw it aside,” Collins said. The buckle was poorly soldered and

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Age: 43, married First Sergeant: Culpeper County Jail Hobbies: Civil War relic hunting, reading, history buff probably broke apart, he theorizes. Reading history, researching courthouse records, understanding battles and encampments of 150 years ago, Collins traverses the great divide between today’s world and the Civil War era. The burly First Sergeant came by the hobby easily. He grew up in Hanover County amidst battlefields and relics “surrounded by history” as he put it. Then, one day he saw some relic collectors out in the field near his house. They showed him what they found and he was hooked. He got his own detector and searched the fields near home. “When I was a teenager I sold what I found at the country store,” he said. It kept him in pocket

change. But relic hunting is neither Collins’ profession nor his career path. Public service began as a volunteer at the fire department starting as a junior firefighter at age 14 and ending 23 years later in the department as an Assistant Chief. During the same time as he volunteered at the firehouse he worked for the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) as a security officer for the headquarters and then later for all of the stores in the state. He left that position to work security for J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, then Homeland Security as a police officer, moving from there to the Warrenton Police Department. The then sheriff of Fauquier County noticed Collins in the Warrenton P.D. and recruited him for a position in the Sheriff’s Department. It was only a short leap to Culpeper when Sheriff Jenkins snagged Collins for his new administration in Culpeper. ➤ See Collins, Page 6


First Sergeant William H. Collins recently unearthed a North Carolina belt buckle circa the Civil War period.

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in 2000) and four separate awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). “I’ve always worked hard and believed in “I believe in serving others,” he said. living where you work,” Collins said. It is Although Collins has worked many difpart of his sense of giving back to the com- ferent kinds of positions in law enforcemunity. So he and his new wife live in Cul- ment he finds his work in the jail to be most peper and have since 2012. satisfying. That motivation explains the awards “Inmates are also people,” he said. “They he received from the Hanover Fire De- may have committed a crime but they are partment (Firefighter of the Year Award human and deserve to be treated humanely.” With that attitude, Collins has worked to improve the lot of those housed in Mowing & Trimming the Culpeper Jail system Serving the town of Culpeper by keeping the facility clean Residential, Senior Citizen Discount, and safe -- to improving the Reasonable Rates, Excellent Services, commissary offerings. The References available result has been more hu540-825-8882 mane treatment, and in the case of the commissary, inmate purchases have grown tremendously which in turn helps pay for the costs of the jail. “First Sgt. Collins came highly recommended by those who worked with him in the past,” Sheriff Scott Jenkins said. “I value his thoughtful apWayne Modena, Agent proach to his job and his 130 N Madison Rd Orange, VA 22960 dedication to public serBus: 540-672-4300 vice. He is a fine example of an officer for others to State Farm, Bloomington, IL follow.” 1211999

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Walker Jones: Coppage offers a caring legal hand By Anita L. Sherman STAFF WRITER

For nearly 40 years, the firm of Walker and Jones has provided legal expertise for their clients relying on a cadre of attorneys proficient in specific legal areas. One of those, Allison Coppage, joined the firm in March 2001. While she can handle cases involving a DUI or if you get a speeding ticket or need a simple will prepared, her focus is family law. “That is where I spend 90 percent of my time,” says Coppage, a native Virginian born in Hampton. Coppage muses about her original career idea. “I actually wanted to be a judge when I was in high school,” says Coppage who has great admiration for former district court judges Dudley Payne Jr. and Charles Foley. A student at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Coppage also contemplated being a biology major but it was political science classes in college at Virginia Polytechnic Insti-

tute & State University and then public speaking and debate that confirmed her legal path. “I found that I had no problem standing in front of people,” says Coppage who spent three years working in Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Attorneys General. “That’s when I knew what I wanted to be,” says Coppage who spent nights attending law school at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. She was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1999 but her southern roots beckoned. “Virginia is home for me so I moved back in 2000 and took the bar in Virginia in 2001.” Going on 16 years, she’s been with Walker Jones ever since. In family law, you are dealing with a lot of divorces. “When you’re dealing with clients involved in a divorce you see people at their worst,” says Coppage, “divorce is similar to the death of a loved’re an attorney and also a counselor at law...I find that more often than not you’re in the

counselor role as well as legal advisor.” When not in the courtroom, Coppage can be found on playing fields throughout the area. “I coach my daughter Claire’s softball team,” says Coppage who is also the JV softball coach at Fauquier High School. Her daughter attends the same middle school that she attended - Warrenton Middle School - although it was Warrenton Jr. High at the time. Her son, Grayson, is involved in travel baseball. When it comes to role models, there are two attorneys that stand out for Coppage: longtime Fauquier native litigator Robin Gulick and Julia Savage, a colleague at Walker Jones. “Robin has a great way about him as a person and Julia is amazing,” says Coppage adding, “you can be a new attorney out of law school and they’ll take the time to talk with you.” It’s the compassion and caring at Walker Jones that is a hallmark for Coppage.


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PEC's solar success story By Michael Melkonian


To launch their second Solarize Piedmont campaign, a grassroots effort to bring solar electricity to more people across the Commonwealth, Piedmont Environmental Council president, Chris Miller, unveiled their own new solar electricity panels last week. “We’re not trying to remove ourselves from the larger system, we just want to contribute whatever we can to the long term solution,” Miller said. To Miller's amusement, PEC’s system was arranged and installed through Solarize Piedmont's online portal found on PEC's own website. Their 10­ kilowatt system uses 38 panels and cost around $34,000 to install. He expects to save $2,000 in the first year. “As a nonprofit, that’s lot of capital,” Miller said. “But we still think it’s a good investment.”

Over a 25-­ year lifespan, Miller expects about a 7.5 percent return, better than many other financial investments, he said. To get started with Solarize Piedmont, residents can sign up on the PEC website and send a letter of interest along with your address and recent electric bills to the Local Energy Alliance Program, LEAP. They will do a satellite assessment of your property to find its “solar potential” and then pass the info to their installer, Solar Solutions for All. The installer obtains all the necessary permits, orders the materials and equipment and takes care of the installation, Miller said. Eleven people finalized contracts through last year’s Solarize Piedmont campaign. Each of them, including PEC, can track their energy production online. PEC posted a link to their statistics for anyone to see. One couple, Watsun Randolph

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➤ Solar, from Page 8 will come into its own. The serious summer sun should drastically offset air conditioning costs, they said. Andrew Grigsby of LEAP said they got into the conversation when they heard so many people dreaming of sustainable systems but waiting for prices to drop. LEAP is now helping many people and businesses like PEC produce at least half of their own energy. And as prices have dropped, businesses compete for more business which leads to even lower prices. But Grigsby said some homeowners might get lost in research before ever getting the chance to meet an installer. “We’re here to help you pull the trigger because we’ve done the research,” Grigsby said. Delegate Randy Minchew of Loudoun, a Republican from Virginia’s 10th district, was on hand to support the local effort for renewable resources. “We’ve been kicking the can down the road for too long,” Minchew said. “I do not care if my name is a chief patron of this bill, I want to see something get done.” Bob Lazaro, director of regional sustainable energy policy for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, has been helping with campaigns like Solarize Piedmont across Virginia.

“This is Groupon for solar,” Lazaro said. “It takes the mystery out of it.” Virginians spent about $1.5 million in solar project contracts despite the lack of tax credit programs in the Commonwealth. But compared to neighboring states, the solar effort in Virginia is lackluster, according to Lazaro. He said there is more solar power in Frederick County, Md., than in all of Virginia. “If we can improve incentives, we can start to address the huge difference between Maryland and Virginia,” Miller said. “And we have to be honest that it’s the utilities that are blocking a lot of that.” The campaign runs April 5 June 15, 2016, and it’s available to residents in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties. There are great benefits to going solar, such as energy security, long-term cost savings and emissions reduction. This program helps residents with the logistics of planning a solar installation, and it provides competitive pricing. To see if solar is right for your home, farm or business, visit pecva. org/solarize, and fill out the sign-up form. This effort is a unique partnership between PEC, Local Energy Alliance Program, Northern Virginia Regional Commission, and Solar Solutions for All.

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you – a statement. As though this were absolute gospel, an established truth. candidates for reverse There is no dearth of data on mortgages. Reverse mortgages the matter, so I was somewhat are basically just used for taken aback by my colleague’s people who are old, poor, and settled declaration. sick.” So what do the data show Not a question here, mind regarding homeowners who

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PROPERTY TRANSFERS These property transfers for March 2016 were provided by the Culpeper County Assessor’s Office. Appreciation is extended to W. Jason Kilby and his staff. The printing of this list is made possible by ReMax Crossroads of Culpeper. Total: 88 Catalpa District 3/18: McTarnghan, Judith L to Glenn, William JR; 7.54 acres located near Dutch Hollow RD, $75,000 3/29: Kelley, Dorothy F & John F to Peters, Leonard J SR and Wife; 58.95 acres located at 11166 Rixeyville RD, $550,000 Cedar Mountain District 3/1: Three Flags/Culpeper LLC to NVR INC; .15 acres located at 18136 Scenic Creek LN, $50,000 3/1: Three Flags/Culpeper LLC to NVR INC; multiple acreage located near Field Stone BLVD and Salt Cedar LN, $92,500 3/1: NVR INC to Siira, Robert and Other; .22 acres located at 11917 Field Stone BLVD, $250,710 3/8: Three Flags/Culpeper LLC to NVR INC; .13 acres located at 12007 Live Oak DR, $56,000 3/9: NVR INC to Burgess, Ronald J and Other; .20 acres located at 18135 Scenic Creek LN, $282,645 3/11: Bank of America to JLG Investments LLC; 2.73 acres located at 8300 Kilby RD, $150,000 3/11: NVR INC to Dodson, Mark Richard; .20 acres located at 18120 Scenic Creek LN, $209,380 3/14: NVR INC to Bayliss, Matthew; .13 acres located at 18123 Scenic Creek LN, $199,990 3/15: Clancy, Michael Franklin and Wife to Mills, Eric and Other; .17 acres located at 11922 Fieldstone BLVD, $305,000 3/15: NVR INC to Readmond, Patrick and Other; .23 acres located at 18124 Scenic Creek LN, $239,030 3/22: Three Flags/Culpeper LLC to NVR INC; .13 acres located at 12003 Live Oak DR, $56,000 3/23: NVR INC to Detoll, Ian; .17 acres located at 18116 Scenic Creek LN, $224,990 3/29: NVR INC to Wayland, Richard V and Other; .22 acres located at 18128 Scenic Creek LN, $246,980 3/31: NVR INC to Smith, Dustin E; .15 acres located at 18032 Lakeford DR, $229,990 Cedar Mountain Town District 3/1: Fillings, Richard R and Wife to Abed, Samet and Other; 4.69 acres located at 218 Elizabeth ST, $290,000 3/11: NVR INC to Dodson, Mark Richard; .20 acres located at 18120 Scenic Creek LN, $209,380 3/18: Dilday, Steven C and Wife to Wold, April; .36 acres located at 110 Laurel ST, $179,500 3/21: Moore, Ginger S to Jenkins, Dennis W; .15 acres located at 741 Ripplebrook DR, $223,900 3/23: NVR INC to Detoll, Ian; .17 acres located at 18116 Scenic Creek LN, $224,990 3/25: Perez, Anthony J to Knox, Jeremy E; .06 acres located at 621 Bridlewood DR, $144,000 East Fairfax District 3/2: TJC Harrison Assets LLC to Taylor, Greg and Wife; .20 acres located at 507 Hitt CT, $229,900 3/2: Dorsey, Dashaun to Guerrero, Christela U and Other; .07 acres located at 2043 Cranberry LN, $216,000 3/3: NVR INC to Guerrero Moran, Cornelio Santos and Other; .13 acres located at 1929 Juniper DR, $262,200 3/7: NVR INC to Juliano, Jared M and Other; .13 acres located at 1928 Juniper DR, $264,776 3/11: Paxson LC to NVR INC; .57 acres located near Old House CT, $81,845 3/15: Horn, Daniel C and Wife to Newbauer, Matthew E and Wife; .10 acres located at 1944 Silver Star LN, $187,000 3/15: Estates at Mountain Brook LC to NVR INC; .26 acres located near Kingsbrook RD, $63,060.60 3/17: Creel, Donna Jolene to DeJarnette Properties LLC; .71 acres located at 131 Saunders ST, $55,000 3/23: Estates at Mountain Brook LC to NVR INC; multiple acreage located near Electric AVE and Carriage CT, $126,121.20 3/24: Tortorice, Joseph B JR and Other to Bliss, Annette M and Husband; .57 acres located at 15119 Montanus DR, $389,900 3/29: Buchanan, Steve W and Wife to Crouch, Steven E and Wife; .05 acres located at 1808 SoHo CT, $114,700 3/30: NVR INC to McCann, Lorinda K; .14 acres located at 2065 Magnolia CIR, $306,214 3/30: NVR INC to Bailey, Jeffrey Scott and Other; .26 acres located at 608 Electric AVE, $408,050 3/30: NVR INC to Edwards, Richard F and Other; .24 acres located at 707 Kingsbrook RD, $372,065 3/31: Chapman, Donald H and Wife to Wilkins, Johnny A and Other; .19 acres located at 1703 Gold Finch DR, $254,500 3/31: Denmon, Demetra A to Hartling, Caryn E and Other; .57 acres located at 15205 Prairie CT, $389,900 Jefferson District 3/1: Pickett, William Roger to Lantinga, Kenny JR; 5.59 acres located at 16106 Waterloo RD, $240,000 3/1: Gillispie, John G and Wife to Houde, Warren and Wife; 1.87 acres located at 15293 Callback CT, $300,000 3/3: Brown, Brian S and Wife to Spangler, Brian D and Wife; .92 acres located at 6186 Jeffersonton RD, $250,000 3/7: Horn, William C and Wife to Heggen, Christopher E; 2.26 acres located at 2457 Alamance DR, $399,999.99 3/14: Albrecht, Angela F and Other to Lucas, John and Wife; multiple acreage located near Oak Tree LN, $245,000 3/14: O’Neill, Jonathan Conor and Other to Brotten, Marcus W and Wife; 1.00 acre located at 15260 Quail Ridge DR, $310,000 3/15: BT Properties LLC to White, Joseph P and Wife; 1.44 acres located at 3446 Southampton DR, $415,000

3/15: C&C Homebuilders INC to Ebsen, Casey J and Other; 5.16 acres located at 15039 Black Hill RD, $252,000 3/22: Bernardo, Beatrice to Rodriguez, Eric and Other; 10.00 acres located at 4324 Oak Springs LN, $420,000 3/23: Jefferson Homebuilders INC to Berecz, Louis A and Wife; 5.00 acres located at 15197 Sheads Mountain RD, $307,000 3/25: Curro, Richard J and Wife to Laird, Richard and Wife; 10.38 acres located at 11012 Buchanan LN, $428,000 3/28: The Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia to Tetting, Trenton T and Other; 5.14 acres located near Black Hill RD, $53,000 3/30: Corradi, John M and Wife to Vernon, David S and Wife; 10.01 acres located near Ryland Chapel RD, $174,000 3/30: Smith, Patrick T and Wife to Moss, M Jane; 10.01 acres located near Decoy DR, $65,000 Salem District 3/1: Chang, Thomas Wei and Wife to Nelson, Robert Henry IV and Wife; 3.52 acres located near Glendale CIR, $70,000 3/2: Giovannini-Camino, Renzo G to Woodward, Daniel B and Wife; 10 acres located at 15345 Detwiler LN, $244,000 3/8: Peters, Robert and Wife to Dolby, Ryan G and Other; .93 acres located at 17384 Hawthorne AVE, $323,000 3/8: Citifinancial INC to Haines, Rick and Other; 1.18 acres located at 9159 Heritage DR, $95,000 3/25: Lewis, Jonathan S and Wife to Brookfield Relocation INC; 1.04 acres located at 17214 Lakemont DR, $239,000 3/25: Brookfield Relocation INC to Martin, Christopher F; 1.04 acres located at 17214 Lakemont DR, $238,000 3/28: Peters, Leonard J and Wife to Linker, Justin R; 4.55 acres located at 15390 Fox Chase LN, $369,900 3/30: Nolley, Dana S to Ooten, William C and Wife; .78 acres located at 10378 Mountain Run Lake RD, $254,000 Stevensburg District 3/2: Grimes, John to Brousseau, Wallace H JR; 1.90 acres located at 18340 Edwards Shop RD, $155,000 3/2: Ingram, Linda Y to Beddow, Joseph P and Wife; .69 acres located at 19689 MT Dumpling RD, $251,500 3/3: Vandame, Richard A JR and Wife to Wright, Joseph G and Others; 1.02 acres located at 22580 Halls RD, $240,000 3/9: Fieldstone Investors LLC to NVR INC; .94 acres located near North Ridge BLVD, $60,000 3/14: Fieldstone Investors LLC to NVR INC; multiple acreage located near North Ridge BLVD, $120,000 3/23: Beck, Brian J to Rector, Richard R and other; .57 acres located at 18235 Brandy RD, $174,900 3/24: Wood, Christopher M and Wife to Ward, Jason A and Wife; 1.87 Brenridge DR, $327,000 3/25: Gervino, John A and Other to EPCVA171 LLC; 20.00 acres located at 11296 Grovespring RD, $590,000 3/25: ML-Virgil LLC to Mozingo, Kevin M and Other; 10 acres located near Eleys Ford RD, $64,900 3/28: Chavez, Aristeo to Langlais, Robert P and Wife; 5.13 acres located at 20393 Sunset Hill DR, $339,000 3/29: Fieldstone Investors LLC to NVR INC; .80 acres located near North Ridge BLVD, $60,000 3/30: Craig, James E JR to Rodriguez, Nicholas; 51.42 acres located at 13405 Lewis LN, $305,950 West Fairfax District 3/1: Hawkins, Margaret L to Sowell, David III and Wife; .16 acres located at 901 Riverdale CIR, $249,900 3/1: Jenkins, William W and Wife to Henderson, E Mark and Wife; .22 acres located at 1020 Ridgemere LN, $295,000 3/4: Ingram, Jeremy A and Wife to Delmonte, Justin E; .17 acres located at 710 Blossom Tree RD, $260,000 3/7: Uselding, John E and Wife to Hernandez, Armeldo; .37 acres located at 208 Meadows CT, $330,000 3/7: Demory, Donald W JR and Wife to Gillespie, Dustin M; .15 acres located at 926 Fawn LN, $268,000 3/11: Harding, Justin T to Bailey, Joseph Raymond JR; .07 acres located at 1035 Longview LN, $189,900 3/14: Gayhart, Geoffrey Russ and Other to Craig, Michael and Wife; .14 acres located at 836 Fairwood DR, $237,000 3/14: FFC Properties LLC to Robbins, Jennifer; .40 acres located at 817 Virginia AVE, $340,000 3/18: Dudley, Louisa M to Posada, Juan Pablo; .23 acres located at 721 Holly Leaf RD, $259,900 3/18: Renner, Jason E and Wife to Clancy, Michael F and Wife; .26 acres located at 1916 September CT, $434,500 3/22: Sona INC to Garver, Charles L and Wife; .37 acres located at 1195 Virginia Ave., $290,000 3/23: Gordon, Patrick L and Wife to Corron, Diane S and Other; .37 acres located at 629 Keswick DR, $289,900 3/25: 729 Sperryville Pike LLC to Harris, Julie H and Husband; multiple acreage located near Sperryville Pike, $217,000 3/29: Meier, Jeffrey Joseph and Wife to Soutter, Stacy Lynn; .21 acres located at 573 Woodruff LN, $252,500 3/30: Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Horne, Christopher J and Other; .07 acres located at 1099 Longview LN, $189,500 3/31: Dudley, Walter JR and Wife to Lewis, Deborah Merry; .23 acres located at 715 Sperryville Pike, $171,000


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MUSIC: Mama’s Girls 2: Sugar Ain’t Sweet plays at the State Theatre April 23. • Details, Page 17


Germanna hosts annual Monte Carlo fundraiser Saturday

CONCERT • Stage Alive presents "The Young Irelanders" at Culpeper County High School. Eight sensational performers will thrill you with traditional Irish music, song and dance. For more information go to or email


22nd Annual Scholarship Monte Carlo Night from 6-11 p.m. held at Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College. It’s a sure thing. And the big winners, Dr. Sam says, are the students who are helped by the funds raised at the event, which features mock gambling, great food and libations. Tickets are $90. To learn more, call 540/423-9060 or email out this year’s new online auction site. For tickets, see foundation@germanna. edu or 540-423-9060.

FILM • A screening of the

award-winning film “Koyaanisqatsi” will be the centerpiece for the next informal community discussion group scheduled for the conference room in the Culpeper County Library at 7 p.m. Koyaanisqatsi is the Hopi Indian word for “life out of balance.” All are welcome to participate in this thoughtprovoking experience and join in the discussion immediately following. For further information, contact the McBrides at 540-812-2670 or


Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre “Play Misty for Me” (Universal, 1971 – R-rated). Late night jazz disc jockey and inveterate playboy Clint Eastwood plays the field like he plays records on his show, but meets his match when he becomes involved with a dangerously obsessed fan played by Jessica Walter. 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.

of Raw milk cheese from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and simultaneously offer specially curated Raw Milk Cheese plates to dine in from noon to 7 p.m. Traditional cheesemaking helped preserve fluid milk before the advent of refrigeration, and it was only in the last century that cheese began to be made with pasteurized milk. Located at 129 E. Davis Street. (540) 827-4757.


Mock gambling event benefits students at Germanna Community College this Saturday, April 16.

Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.


TEENS • Teen Gaming and Ozobots

Grades 6-12 at the Culpeper County Library from 2-4 p.m. Ozobots have light sensors that read code that you draw. Sign up in advance. Snacks served. Lots of strategy games for you and friends. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@cclva. org or 540-825-8691.

POKER RUN • Motorcycle Poker Run hosted by ABATE of Virginia, Culpeper Chapter. Sign up starts at 11 a.m. at Athenean's Restaurant, 612 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA. Approx 100-mile scenic ride leaves at 11:30 am, ending back in Culpeper. $20 per hand, cash prizes! All enthusiasts welcome! Proceeds to benefit motorcyclists' rights efforts in Virginia. Questions: call 540397-3924. AGRICULTURE • Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day. Culpeper Cheese Company will be offering a free tasting

OPEN HOUSE • The Culpeper Recreation Club (Pool Club) hosts annual Open House. Doors open at 5 pm. All welcome. Learn about joining the club, swimming and having fun this summer. Beer and Brats for sale at social. Look forward to seeing everyone. Located at 13163 Recreation Rd, Culpeper, VA. Call (540) 825-8269 for more info.


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Culpeper Chess Club meeting

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. 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

CONCERT • Cash Unchained at the State Theatre. The songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter are enduring classics. Hear them evoked on stage by James 3 and Clare Sukley and Ransom Harmony. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30/$20/$10. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. 540-829-0292. MOVIE • Library of

Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “An Evening of Old-Time Radio with the Metropolitan Washington Old-Time Radio Club.” Packed house last year so come early. Special guest Ben Model will provide musical accompaniment on the theater organ. 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.


• Pranapiloga Mandala Market. 133 E Davis St, Ste 350. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mandala is Sanskrit for Circular. Don't throw your unwanted items away. Let someone else use them. Leave something, take something, it's that simple! Contact: 540-317-5518 Website: http://www.pranapiloga. com/ .

CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon Topic: "No Wonder They Crucified Him - High Challenge." 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.

The Frog Prince. Virginia Repertory Theatre’s beautiful production showcases an amphibian ensemble created by acclaimed puppet master Terry Synder. Showings at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets $6. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. 540-8290292.



An ancient game that continues to attract new devotees. Learn how to play at Culpeper Chess Club each Wednesday at the Culpeper County Library. 540-7270297.


MEETING • FFRW present Helle Dale, Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy at The Heritage Foundation, to discuss "Terrorist Uses of the Internet: Radicalization, Organization and Propaganda." The first group to use the Internet effectively was Al Qaeda, but with the arrival of ISIS in 2014, the battle in cyberspace against terrorism has been taken to new levels. How can we account for the appeal of online radical Islamist propaganda and is there anything we can do to stop it, short of shutting down the web." All welcome. Starts at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church located at 115 N. East Street. Free Admission - Refreshments served. For more information, contact Jewell Duvall at 540.547.2373. MEETING • Survivors for Life Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. The support group is sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services.

This group provides a safe place for those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide to talk about their grief and get support from those that can understand. Contact Alan Rasmussen for further information at 434-8258913 or by email atarasmussen@

DINNER • Grill 309 - Hardywood Beer Dinner. Located at 309 S. Main Street. 6 p.m. Paired tastings with amazing Hardywood beers! Please reserve your spot today! Contact: (540) 764-4902. Website: www.


• Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. For this meeting only – at Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.


• Free oral cancer screenings. The dental hygiene students at Germanna Community College will offer free oral cancer screenings at the Locust Grove Campus at 2130 Germanna Hwy from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Contact Marlana Thomas at or 540-423-9833.

PLAY • State Theatre presents

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. WINE • Winemaker Wednesday

returns for its 6th season at Culpeper Cheese Company. Nothing formal, just a chance to meet a Virginia winemaker and taste their wines. Meet and mingle with the winemaker. Sip wine. Savor cheese. Winemaker Wednesday incorporates a price fixed wine cheese tasting ($ 34.95 value) paired with selected Virginia Winemakers wines. Guests will receive four tastes of selected Virginia wines each specially paired with cheeses and accompaniments. Guest winemaker is Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards. Seating is limited– reservations suggested. (540) 827 – 4757.

MEETING • Culpeper Chess

Club. Meetings are each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library. Next meeting April 27. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691.

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What’s Happening Lenn Park Amphitheatre, Stevensburg Road. Free. Donations accepted. (Rain/Inclement weather venue: EVHS forum, same times). For more information, please contact Jeff Walker at jwalker@culpeperschools. org or 540.825-0621 (w) or 540-6728678 (C).


CONCERT • Stage Alive presents the Young Irelanders April 14 at

CCHS. Irish songs and dance. Starts at 7:30 p.m.


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 or 540-825-8691



• The Brandy Station Foundation Annual Business Meeting & Dinner will be held at the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 19601 Church Road, in Brandy Station. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the social reception and silent auction. This year, the guest speaker is Glenn Stach, the Preservation Landscape Architect of STACH pllc in Ashville, NC who prepared the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain Battlefields State Park Feasibility Study for the Civil War Trust. Included in the feasibility study is the letter from BSF President Joe McKinney to Mr. Mark Coombs, State & Local Relations Manager for the Civil War Trust. Joe summarized the Brandy Station Foundation’s position in this way: “ We strongly support the establishment of a Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain Battlefields State Park in Culpeper and believe it is an important step forward for our organization, Culpeper County, and visitors to our historic sites. We look forward

to working with you, other Alliance members, and state authorities to make the park a reality.” The cost for the dinner is $25 per person; for reservations, please RSVP by April 15th to Paula Johnson at 540-341-7019 or

SALE • Spring Children's

Consignment Sale from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this excellent sale you will find gently used children's clothing, toys, books, games, baby equipment and furniture, maternity wear and much more. Items are high quality and priced for the bargain hunter. Located in the gym at Epiphany Catholic School, 1211 East Grandview Avenue, Culpeper, VA 22701. Call 825-9017 for more information.

MOVIE • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Citizen’s Band” (aka “Handle With Care”) (Paramount, 1977). The CB radio was at its peak of popularity and impact when this clever comedy was released. 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.


DINNER • Shakespeare in the

Park. Eastern View presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Directed by Mr. Jeff Walker. Two performances at noon and 5:30 p.m.

YARD SALE • Blue Ridge Chorale's Big Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14445 Glen Verdant Drive on Rt 226, the Rixeyville Rd, north of Culpeper at the second right past the Emerald Hill Elementary School. Special sale - some items never used.used. Local authors Alex ter Weele and Rob Stone will be there to visit and sign their books. Proceeds of the sale help support the Blue Ridge Chorale.If you’d like a table, contact ART • Acrylic Painting Workshop at The Loft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with instructor Krissy Lavin. $85. Supply list provided upon registration. Limited participation. Call 540717-0647 or online at CHURCH • Mitchells

Presbyterian Church will hold its Spring Steak Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Adults, $12 and Children 6-12, $5. Children under 6 eat free. Proceeds used to renovate church building which is designated as a historical landmark. For more information and carry-outs, please call 825-1079.


IN • Cruisin For Heroes will be hosting a family friendly monthly Cruise-In from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (and every 4th Sat. through Oct.) at Bruster’s located at 16170 Rogers Road to raise awareness and funds for the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers. There will be a DJ and a “Manager’s Choice Award” presented. Come out and support community and our military. Along with any donations (check donations are tax deductible) collected during the event, Bruster’s will be donating a portion of the event nights sales to Fisher House. For info, contact Lou Realmuto at or go to www.

PLAY • State Theatre presents Mama’s Girls 2: Sugar Ain’t Sweet. Award winning stage play has five sisters dealing with diabetes. Showtimes at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets $50 VIP; $40 Front Orchestra; $30 Rear


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MOVIE • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Wiz” (Universal, 1978). Charlie Smalls’s jazzy, updated version of “The Wizard of Oz” won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1975, and was brought to the screen three years later with Diana Ross taking the lead role of a grown up, urban Dorothy that Stephanie Mills originated on Broadway. 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. MOVIE • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Soul Power” (Sony Pictures Classics, 2008). As part of the build-up to the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire, three nights of all-star concerts were held in the capital city of Kinshasa. 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.


FAMILY FUN • Funday Sunday at the State Theatre. Entertainment for the whole family. Boomers can bring their millennials to share in classic film favorites. This 1979 classic tells about young Alec Ramsey and the beautiful Arabian stallion that he meets on board a ship. See The Black Stallion. Starts at 2 p.m. Tickets $5. 305 S. Main Street in Culpeper.


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HISTORY • Old Tools from Home

“Naturescaping: Using Native Plants to Create Healthy Landscapes” and Native Plant Sale at 6 p.m. Janet Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery shares ideas about adding layers of diversity to gardens and how native plants add enhanced livability to our world. Beckon birds, befriend butterflies and pamper pollinators by incorporating these concepts and plants. Plant sale to follow. Virginia Cooperative Extension Office (24 Pelham St., Warrenton, VA). Free.. RSVP to the Fauquier County Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950 ext. 1 or email


MEETING • “Alternative Energy – Is it Finally a Good Investment?” will be the subject of the third annual Earth Day Talk sponsored by the Warrenton Climate Change Group, in conjunction with The Fauquier Chamber. Local solar and geothermal businesses, and those using the systems they sell, will share information about the value and costs of a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Cliff Hamal, an energy expert with Navigant, will preview what tomorrow’s energy mix and costs may likely be. Starts at 7 p.m. at Fauquier High School. Contact Judy Lamana at (540) 270.2950 Or judy.lamana@



• 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 for reservations. Be sure to include class time.


and Barn. Sponsored by the Rappahannock Historical Society from 2-4 p.m. at Washington Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Washington, VA. Phone 540-675-1163.


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Kenneth Slowik is an American cellist, viol player, and conductor, Curator of Musical Instrument Collection at the National Museum of American History and Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. He will play at the Theatre in Washington May 1.

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PLAY • Fauquier Community

Theatre presents the musical Jane Eyre. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Family friendly. Adults $18; seniors (60 and above) $16; students/children (3 and above) $16. May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows at 2 p.m. For more information go to or call 540349-8760.


FUNDRAISER • Spiritual Care

Support Ministries Spring Tea Fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at 76 W Shirley Avenue in Warrenton. Proceeds will go to support SCSM's services. Bring your special friends. Both tea and fun will be served up in a lovely setting. Delicious homemade delicacies - no bought food for this elegant event. Tea for one is $45. Tea for two is $85. Reservations and prepayment are necessary. Purchase tickets at SCSM, 76 W Shirley Ave, Warrenton, or call 540/3495814 or 540/349-5815.


HISTORY • Working Woods Walk

at James Madison’s Montpelier from 2-4 p.m. Located at 11407 Constitution Highway in Montpelier. Explore the Mansion and the lawn to the woods of Montpelier on a two-hour hike. Children under 6 free. For more information, see: In case of inclement weather, call (540) 672-2728, ext 141 or ext 252 for further information.



• 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). Membership is available online at www.uschess. org, and will be available onsite at the tournament.

Plant Sale from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is the perfect time to start planning for your garden. As in past 14 years, this sale has a wide selection of native and cultivated plants offered by local growers. At Waterpenny Farm, U.S. Route 211, Sperryville, rain or shine.


CONCERT • Smithsonian at Little Washington. As the 24th season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series comes to a close, Kenneth Slowik will perform compositions by the great Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach at 3 p.m. Slowik will be playing on cello and harpsichord. Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $10 under 18. To reserve or purchase tickets, please visit or call (540) 675-1253. The Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Washington, VA 227

MADISON COUNTY APRIL 16 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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Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary donates money for guest chairs

purchase a light on the tree for $10 or a light in the star for $50. Donors can give their money in honor or in remembrance of a loved one. “The Lights of Love celebration is a great way for people to celebrate the holidays and honor or remember their loved ones,” said Sally Canavan, Chair, Lights of Love. The Lights of Love campaign began in 1983 when the Culpeper Memorial Hospital Auxiliary decided to sell lights and celebrate the holiday season with a treelighting ceremony. That first year, they raised $5,000. Money from previous years’ Lights of Love fundraisers

Tuesday Morning Storytimes begin at library Registration for Tuesday Morning Storytimes started Tuesday,

April 11, in person at the Culpeper County Library. This is for the April-May session. PreSchool Storytime (ages 3-5) is at 10:30 a.m. and Toddler Storytime (age 2) is at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Toddlers participate with a caregiver, and preschool children participate on their own while parents remain in the children’s area of the library. Children and parents benefit from being with the same group of people each week, and from programming tailored to specific age groups. Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, activities, and tips for helping children develop pre-literacy skills are shared. Contact Laini Bostian at 540-825-8691 or


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The Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary recently donated new guest chairs for the UVA Culpeper Hospital infusion area. The donation, an approximate value of $6,500, was made possible by the auxiliary’s annual Lights of Love celebration fundraiser. Held in December, the Lights of Love event has been a part of the Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts for nearly 33 years. Beginning in October, community members have an opportunity to

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Governor signs Webert’s HB206 bill FROM THE DELEGATES' DESK Michael Webert

Delegate Michael Webert (R-18 District) is thrilled to report that the Governor has signed his legislation, HB206 into law with no amendments. This bill repeals the prerequisite for a Virginia resident to present a

secondary form of government issued identification to purchase a firearm. Acknowledging the Governor’s approval, Delegate Webert said, “I am ecstatic to see the Governor sign HB206 into law. My bill removes an archaic requirement instituted decades ago when Virginia issued identification to individuals without verifying residency. Now, Virginia law requires an individual demonstrate legal proof of habitation to secure an ID.” “Under the new law, an individual

would be required to provide only a single form of ID issued by a governmental agency of the Commonwealth or by the U.S. Department of Defense that indicates Virginia residency,” Webert added. “By rescinding this unnecessary hurdle, more law-abiding citizens will have the opportunity to exercise their right to purchase a firearm.” This bi-partisan, pro-gun measure passed both the House of Delegates and the state Senate with unanimous support.

Michael Webert is a Virginia farmer who represents the 18th district, an area that covers all of Rappahannock, and portions of Fauquier, Warren, and Culpeper counties in the Virginia House of Delegates. He is currently serving his third term in the legislature, and sits on the following committees: Militia, Police and Public Safety; Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources; Counties, Cities, and Towns. He and his wife Rebecca reside in Marshall, VA with their two sons William and Ben.

Gibson family letters capture Culpeper during the Civil War Letter from Alabama: The following letter was written by Frances Burt in Alabama to her step-mother, Mary Shackelford Gibson, in Culpeper. The letter conveys to Mrs. Gibson the sad news of her granddaughter’s death as well as the writer’s concerns about the Yankees arriving in Culpeper. It continues the series of Gibson family letters from columns I published in 2013 and 2014. Mardisville, April 22, 1861 My Dear Mother I have to write you the sad news of dear little Minnie’s death. She was sick about five weeks, she had whooping cough and pneumonia combined. She suffered a great deal but was so patient during all of her sickness, indeed she was a remarkable child, one of the most intelligent and interesting children I ever saw, and was the life of the household. While sick she asked her mother to sit on the bed and read the Bible to her, and also asked to get her book and


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sing some for her and joined in with her. She died in a convulsion, but looked beautifully after death. She was dressed in a tucked jacinet that was made for her christening dress, and the little thing was almost covered with white roses and geranium leaves. The services were performed by an Episcopal minister and she was buried at Pa Welch’s. Tim, Nannie’s little boy, was baptized by the side of sister while she was a corpse, of course it was an impressing scene. Nannie and Mr. Welch are deeply grieved for they had made an idol of the child, but N tries to bear it with a great deal of fortitude. She came here from the burial as Pierre was sick, and I could not go. I was anxious she should remain several days, but she thought Mr. W would be too lonely now his dear little Minnie was gone. I had not been able to go to Mr. W’s for several days before Minnie’s death, owing to Pierre’s illness for he had congestion of the brain, and his life was despaired of. He is up today running over the house. We lost a very valuable servant with the same disease a few days since, only lived three days after he was taken sick. I never felt so forcibly before the uncertainty of life; truly in the midst of life are we in death.

I feel sad to think the Yankees have again been so near you, and fear you all are not safe in Culpepper, and if danger is near I do not think I would remain there. Nannie told me to tell you how much she wished for you during Minnie’s sickness. It would have been such a gratification to her for you to have been with her. She is very anxious to have you with her. Sue left here yesterday. She has been anxious to go to Va in the summer, but I tell her it will not be prudent for her to do so. The Yankees will get her, and that she had better keep as far away as possible. I do not know what is now her conclusion. I told her she must write for Ned to come on and spend some time with us, he is too young to be in the army, and the family is well represented without him. He ought to be in college. I hear from Martha D every week. She is progressing well in her studies. She is anxious tho to be at home. Henry is still in Tuscaloosa, wants to get in the navy, but his father is still opposed. John is a large boy and feels his importance. Ann is a quiet modest little thing but not inferior to her brother. Mr. Burt is in Selma. I wish you could see my lovely roses. I have a great variety now in bloom.

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This is a land of flowers, and I hope they may never be touched by Yankee invasion. My kindest love to all of my brothers. Tell Pierre I shuddered when I heard of his narrow escape from death. I hope it may prove a warning and that he may feel and know that Providence protected him. I want to get his boots, and will if possible. Remember me to May and Lucy, and Lucy and Georgia Shackelford. Write as soon and as often as you can. Write to Nannie. Your affectionate daughter, FCB Frances’ quote “in the midst of life are we in death” would prove too true for the Gibson family in the coming years. Mentioned in her letter were three siblings who died soon after: Pierre Gibson, a member of the Little Fork Rangers, killed on duty in 1863; Sue Gibson, a schoolteacher in Alabama who died in 1864; and Ned Gibson who died in Culpeper in 1869. Minnie was the two year old daughter of sister Ann “Nannie” Gibson Welch, who also died young, in 1872, at around the age of 38. Julie Bushong is the historian at the Culpeper County Library. You may reach her at 540-825-8691


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Knowing your rights as a grandparent Sometimes grandparents make all the difference when life gets tough. Parents of young children can encounter difficulties in life that make it challenging or impossible for them to be good providers for their children. Perhaps they suffered a job loss and cannot afford stable housing, or they are struggling with substance abuse. In such cases, the child’s grandparents or other extended family may step in to provide a temporary home for the child, a situation known as kinship care. Kinship care sometimes happens with the approval and gratitude of the child’s parents, in which case the parties should sign a formal entrustment agreement or obtain an uncontested court order reflecting their custody agreement. In the absence of such documentation, the grandparents are likely to encounter problems with third parties when managing the child’s medical, educational, and other needs. In 2013, in recognition of the crucial role played by extended family in caring for children, Virginia law was amended to make it easier for kinship care providers to enroll a child in the relative’s school district. Instead of needing a court order transferring custody, the relative can provide an affidavit signed by one or both parents and the relative providing kinship

care, reciting the reasons for the alternative care arrangement and other pertinent information. If the family cannot agree on who should be the child’s primary caregiver, the parties may wind up in court asking the judge to decide what is best for the child. The law strongly favors the rights of parents over nonparents. The U.S. Constitution has been interpreted as giving parents a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and control of their children. Virginia law does not specify any particular rights for grandparents or other relatives. Nonetheless, anyone with a “legitimate interest” in a child, such as a grandparent, other blood relative, step-parent, or former steppar, may petition the court for custody or visitation. If the relative’s request for custody is opposed by the child’s parents, the relative has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence (i) parental unfitness; (ii) a previous court order divested custody from the parents; (iii) voluntary relinquishment of custody; (iv) abandonment; or (v) other extraordinary circumstances. Once the relative proves the existence of one of these factors, the parents and relative are on equal footing and the court turns its focus to the best interests of the child. The best interests of the child may dictate placing the child with the parents, relative, or jointly with both. Typically, if a relative has been awarded custody of a child and a parent expresses a desire to have the child return home, the court will try to effectuate a return home as soon as the parent’s stability has improved

and he or she can meet the child’s basic needs. When parents refuse to allow grandparents time with the child, grandparents may petition the court for visitation. Because of the parents’ fundamental right to raise their child as they see fit, Virginia law does not give grandparents an automatic right to visitation. To prevail over the united objection of the parents, grandparents must prove that the child will suffer “actual harm” if visitation is not ordered. It is usually quite obvious to the grandparents that the child would suffer harm if they were not an active presence in the child’s life. From a legal standpoint, however, proving actual harm is a high barrier to overcome. It often requires the testimony of an independent professional, such as a counselor, who knows the child well and can express an educated opinion about the potential impact on the child’s mental health. If only one parent objects to the grandparents’ visitation and the other parent supports the request, the court applies the “best interests of the child” standard. It is much easier to show that it is in the best interests of the child to have visitation than it is to prove actual harm without visitation. As a result, having one parent as an ally will greatly increase the odds of grandparents maintaining a meaningful relationship with the child.


haul application from the ICC [Islamic Center of Culpeper]. I understand that your action was based solely on the facts in the 2012 Pump and Haul Policy which supersedes any previous policy. Your decision was knowledgeable, fearless, and based on the oath you took to uphold the laws (policies) of this

county. It was for this very reason you were elected to the [Culpeper] Board of Supervisors, to make hard decisions based on facts (current policy). BRAVO!

LAW SENSE Elizabeth G. Thorne

Supervisors praised for their decision Thank you to Mr. Chase, Mr. Deal, Mr. Walker and Mr Frazier for your recent decision to deny the pump and


New ad rep joins Culpeper Times staff The Culpeper Times welcomes a new staff member. Patti Engle joined the company as an Account Marketing Manager. Engle, who lives in Jeffersonton, was born an Army “brat” at Indian Town Gap Military Hospital in Pennsylvania. She moved around the globe including two tours in Germany. She attended eight elementary schools, one junior high and three high schools before

graduating from Madison College (now James Madison University) with a degree in Medical Technology. She began her career in advertising sales in 2007. No stranger to the Culpeper Times, she sold advertising for them for four years under the former ownership. “I’m happy to be back,” says Engle who started April 11 and will be covering Culpeper and Rappahannock. “We’re very happy to have Patti on board,” says Culpeper Times Group Sales Director Tom Spargur. “She’s a seasoned salesperson and very customer oriented.”

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Jason Edward Jenkins Age: 37, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-0/180 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 14481 Fletcher Place 11, Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: April 6-12

Following are the county police reports from April 6-12. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO. April 6 Jamar Andre Smith, 32, 300 block Duke St., Culpeper, manufacture, sale, possession of controlled substance (two counts) Amanda Dawn Tyler, 33, 200 block Cedarhill Road, Madison, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties April 7 Christina M. Poston, 29, 20000 block Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper, non-compliance with VASAP April 8 Dwayne Savalase Mosley, 39, 5000 block Scottsville Road, Jeffersonton, probation violation

on felony charge (four counts) Ronald Lee Patterson Jr., 53, 11000 block Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, violate protective orders Hampton Reginald Murphy Jr., 43, 3900 block Georgia NW, Washington, D.C., driving with suspended or revoked license

April 9 Zachary Ryan Bradley, 25, 17000 block Reid Hill Drive, Culpeper, threat by letter, communication or electronic message (two counts) Nicholas Perez-Aguilar, 41, 600 block Second St., Culpeper, DUI, no driver's license Albert Prazmark, 75, 14000 block Eggbornsville Road, Culpeper, DUI April 10 Isaac Mardoqveo GondinezSales, 24, 14000 block Cherry Wood Place, Culpeper, assault and battery - simple, falsely summons or false report to police

Elio Mendez Velasquez, 31, Sleepy Hollow Trail, Culpeper, assault and battery - simple April 12 Megan Onyx Cubbage, 27, 12000 block Jamesons Mill Road, Culpeper, violate condition of release Malia Makanant Kelekolio, 23, 6000 block Dayon Ave., Las Vegas, NV, failure to appear, probation violaton on felony charge Anthony Christopher Davis, 30, 12000 block Beales Drive, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections Andrew McKinley Lam, 29, 5000 block Britteny Elyse Circle, Centreville, probation violation on felony charge Mahshid Moradian, 24, 1500 block Lincoln Way, McLean, reckless driving - excessive speed

Culpeper Town Police: April 4-10

Following are the police reports from March April 4-10. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

April 4 Gustave Huesca, 24, 800 block N. Aspen St., Culpeper, failure to appear Dwayne Savalase Mosley, 39, 5000 block Scottsville Road, Jeffersonton, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Carlos Ramone Hackley, 24, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another April 5 Dwayne Alan Ryder, 47, 11000 block Alum Springs Road, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Nakia Wilkerson, 38, 2000 block Cranberry Lane, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member April 6 Emily L Marshall, 44, 1000 block S. East St., Culpeper, possession of marijuana Garth Quentin Lotane, 26, 100 block N. West St., Culpeper, driving with suspended or revoked license Gerardo Choc Asig, 36, 900 block N. Main St., Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol, eluding police

- endanger persons or police car, driving with suspended or revoked license Idaettae Marie Lambert, 31, 500 block Fourth St., Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility, revocation of suspended sentence and probation (two counts), shoplift, alter price/ conceal goods Allen Javier Briceno Jr., 20, 1800 block Golden Rod Road, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties

April 7 Gregory O'Neal Johnson Sr., 57, 100 block W. Piedmont St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language William Eddie Addair, 28, 600 block Willis Lane, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge Jason Ashley George, 33, 300 block Lesco Blvd., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Charles Edward Climo, 24, 12000 block Alum Springs Road, Culpeper, possession of controlled substances April 8 Sabrina Rita Straw, 35, 300 block E. Spencer St., Culpeper, contributing to the delinquency of a minor Edward Eagle Haggerty Jr., 23, no fixed address, Culpeper, trespass after being forbidden to do so, drunk in public, profane language

Sara Campos, 20, 1900 block Juniper Drive, Culpeper, unlawful purchase or possess alchoholic beverage Jermaine Hunter Pittman, homeless, Culpeper, failure to appear April 9 Victor L. Thompson, 32, 100 block Sterling Court, Warrenton, contempt of court, probation violation on felony charge Elmer Castro Ramos, 25, 500 block Barberry St., Culpeper, failure to appear April 10 Lisa Ann Washington, 50, 100 block John Tucker Road, Madison, grand larceny Brittany Tierra Brown, 28, 700 block Belle Ct., Culpeper, felonious assault, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana Phillip Maurice King, 30, 1800 block Martina Way, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member, assault and battery - police officer or firefighter, strangulation results in wounding/ bodily harm, malicious injury - police officer, obstructing justice

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Give Local Piedmont is May 3

➤ Connecting and cultivating communities

With the third annual Give Local Piedmont event less than a month away, excitement from more than 150 participating nonprofits and community members throughout the four-county area is on the rise. The first two years of Give Local Piedmont were smash hits, raising just shy of $1.4 million collectively for area nonprofits on May 6, 2014, and May 5, 2015, while increasing awareness for these organizations to much higher levels. This year’s event—running from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 3—includes many nonprofits participating for the first time. The PATH Foundation (formerly Fauquier Health Foundation) has stepped up once again, generously providing a $100,000 bonus pool to be shared proportionately with all nonprofits according to their donation totals. An additional $30,000 in cash prizes donated by generous sponsors will be awarded as well. Two sets of grand prizes in the

amounts of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,250 will be awarded to the top three nonprofits (with operating budgets totaling less than or more than $250,000, respectively) that receive the highest number of unique donations of $10 or more. In addition, one Grow the Grassroots prize of $2,500 will go to the organization with an operating budget of less than $100,000 that receives the largest number of unique donations. Four $1,000 Power Hour prizes will go to the organizations that raise the most money during specific hours throughout the day while 12 Golden Ticket prizes ($500 each) will be randomly drawn every other hour beginning at 1 a.m. Each nonprofit can earn up to two prizes, or a maximum of $5,000 in prize money. Spearheaded by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is part of the national Give Local America event, sponsored by the Council on Foundations. Each year it is one of many simultaneous fundraising events held nationwide. In 2015, more than 9,000 nonprofits in all 50 states raised $68.5 million through

375,000 gifts. Community Foundation executive director Jane Bowling-Wilson knows firsthand the potential impact such an event can have on a nonprofit. “From the nonprofit side, it is an unbelievable opportunity to generate community awareness about your foundation and what you accomplish,” says Bowling-Wilson who, as the previous executive di-

rector of Headwaters Foundation, led the nonprofit during Give Local Piedmont in 2014 and 2015. “Every nonprofit should be working to create visibility for themselves through multiple channels,” she adds. “It doesn't mean you have to be big or have a large budget, but nonprofits need their volunteers to help increase awareness about who they are, what they contribute ➤ See Give, Page 24

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Who can I help on May 3?

to our counties, and how they are moving forward.” And Give Local Piedmont is a wonderful opportunity to build community. “It’s about the excitement of giving to a cause you feel is important, and it’s a tiny way to say ‘thank you’ to those folks who dedicate themselves to a cause that is larger than words,” Bowling-Wilson says. “Life should be about making a difference, contributing, and having an impact. Many of the nonprofits participating in Give Local Piedmont have the ultimate impact of helping people turn their lives around.” On May 3, all eyes will be on the Leaderboard at, which will post donation totals in real time throughout the day, beginning at midnight. Pledge to be part of this historic day that will benefit our incredible nonprofits, and by extension our community as a whole. Established in 2000, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation is a public charity that builds philanthropic capital to enhance and preserve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties and to strengthen the region’s nonprofit organizations.

You can see the full list of nonprofits at their website. Here are a few representing Culpeper’s nonprofits: Aging Together Blue Ridge Chorale of Culpeper Bluemont Concert Series Career Partners Culpeper Air Fest Culpeper Christian School Culpeper Community Resource Center Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center Culpeper Recreation Foundation Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Culpeper Fiesta Culpeper Literacy Center Culpeper Young Life Free Clinic of Culpeper Friends of Culpeper Library Girls on the Run Piedmont George Washington Carver Agricultural Resource Center Habitat for Humanity of Culpeper Hospice of the Piedmont Humane Society of Culpeper Little Fork Fire and Rescue Manna Ministries Mountain Run Disc Club Museum of Culpeper History Piedmont Environmental Council SAFE (Services to Abused Families) State Theatre Verdun Adventure Bound WPRZ-FM Praise Radio


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plete a short nomination form to recognize, honor, and celebrate heroes throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Nominations will be accepted April 18-May 16. Winners will be announced June 22, 2016.

Honorary fire queens IN BRIEF

The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department is seeking young ladies age 5 to 18 to compete for the honorary fire queen title with the annual fair slated for July 2730. For information call Stephanie Jones at 540-222-8762.

Virginia State Parks celebrates 80th anniversary with new Nominate a hometown hero contests offering Do you know a Virginian who for generating posiprizes, $500 drawing istiveresponsible change in the community or A new contest celebrating the 80th anniversary of Virginia State Parks is offering the opportunity to win a $500 gift certificate for an overnight stay at a Virginia State Park. Other prizes include a waterproof smartphone case and a carabineer pocket knife. The new “80 Things to Do in Virginia State Parks” serves up a bucket list of experiences that celebrate the diverse and significant offerings of Virginia State Parks. The 80th Anniversary Collectors Issue of the Virginia State Parks color booklet includes an outer cover with the “80 Things to Do” ready to check off. Pick up the booklet at any park or find the list here: Guests earn prizes by logging experiences on the contest webpage: Multiple family members may participate and use the same email address as long as the names are unique. Prizes begin with a special 80th anniversary acorn stress ball after 10 visits. At 20 activities the prize is a waterproof smartphone case. A carabineer pocket knife is the prize at 30, and visitors checking off 40 experiences receive 10,000 loyalty program points. Visitors who achieve 40 or more items on the list during 2016 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Virginia State Park overnight stay gift certificate. Visitors may also participate in the Virginia State Parks Trail Quest program to earn unique hiking pins for visiting parks. Find out more about Trail Quest at Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make a reservation for one of more than 1,800 camp-

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Fauquier Livestock Exchange

7404 John Marshall Highway, Marshall, VA

Annual Spring Farm Equipment Sale Saturday, April 16th @ 9:00 a.m. 2 Auctioneers – Bring a friend!! Tractors, Vehicles, Big Lot at 12:00 Noon

Partial Listing – More items added daily! Trucks & Trailers: ’94 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2001 Brenderup 2 horse trailer, 2006 Keystone (Cougar) fifth whl camping trailer, JD 2013 550 GATOR 4x4 camo, 111 hrs 2 seater Tractors: Case 1494 2wd cab (ac good) 12sp 4200hrs, 74L loader, JD 5510 4x4, cab, loader, snowplow, bushog, 500hrs, JD 1026R w/loader, 4x4 60” belly mower 26HP 70hrs Hay Equipment: NH BR 730A round baler 800 bales(string only), New Idea 5209 disc bine, Hesson Adco 4 basket tedder hydraulic fold, New Frontier 8 wheel rake. JD 925 disc bine(frails), NH 851 round baler, V hay rake Miscellaneous: INT 1325 grinder/mixer 125 bushel, H & S 310 manure spreader, Stoltzfus 10 bale hay cart(new), Hay Unroller 5’, 4’ (new), 1038 MF loader Livestock Equipment: Gates, Round Bale Feeders, Troughs, Panels, Creep Feeders, Chicken Feeders and Huts Lawn and Garden: Numerous lawn mower, push mower, Zero-Turns, garden tractors,Rotor-tillers, weed eaters, spreaders, carts, wheelbarrows, hand tools, etc TERMS: Cash or good check. ID required to acquire a bidding number. All items must be paid for day of sale. FLX does not guarantee any items sold. Not responsible for accidents. No household items. No vehicles will be sold without clear title. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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What to ask a winemaker I get asked a lot why I use the term “Nerd,” Jim Hollingshead as opposed to “connoisseur,” “enthusiast,” or even “geek.” When I began my tumble into the rabbit-hole of the wine world, my friends started calling me ”the wine guy,” but that always seemed too bland or generic, like a plot device. While there are other terms to describe passion and expertise, I find that “Nerd” most perfectly encapsulates my obsessivecompulsive nature. It’s the kind of obsession that will halt a conversation as my eyes glaze over with visions of Austria or South Africa, until I start scrambling through research on why Carmeñere is nicknamed “The Jurassic Park Grape,” or why wines grown on Mount Vesuvius are called “The Tears of Christ”(both great stories, of course). It’s not so much an interest or even a passion as it is a fundamental need to know each wine, from the setting to the story to the scent. Thus, I am The Wine Nerd. Fortunately, we live in one of the most exciting places to be a wine lover. Virginia is plodding towards having 300 wineries, and more acres are being planted than ever before. While spending afternoons at these idyllic scenes, you might be lucky enough to run into the winemaker himself. I have been fortunate enough to work for two such winemakers, and have met, chatted with, assisted and even worked on projects with countless more. I’m even bringing 10 talented winemakers to Culpeper for my Winemaker Wednesday series. There is rarely a better fount of wine knowledge than one of the artists themselves. After all, it takes more than a year, often several, to make each wine- these men and women devote their whole lives to it! While there are countless technical questions that you can always ask, I find that there are a few that tell me


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the most about a winemaker’s artwork. Where do you get your grapes? Not all wineries grow everything; when a wine has only grapes grown by the winery itself, it is called “Estate.” Many winemakers will buy grapes from other vineyards to augment their own, whether from other parts of the state or even from California or Washington State. While outsourcing much of the growing certainly does not mean a wine is of inferior quality, Estate wines will present the specific character of the one piece of the planet where it was grown and made. How do you feel about vines and barrels? Some winemakers do as little as possible to the grapes- they want the wine to express the natural tones of the fruit the way it grew in the vineyard. Others will do more with their winemaking technique, in order to craft the wine towards the particular profile that they desire. Think of a crisp stainless-steel Chardonnay versus an oaky, buttery one. Asking about this will generally lead to a discussion of their personal philosophy of winemaking, and will tell you what to expect from their wines now and in the future.

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Jim Hollingshead is a rabid oenophile who was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Texas, and has fallen in love with the rolling hills of Virginia. He is The Wine Nerd at the Culpeper Cheese Company, and occasionally pretends to have other interests. You can reach him at 540-8274757 or

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What do YOU drink? Every winemaker has a wine that they are jealous of. Most have a pretty hefty international collection. All are passionate about others’ artwork. This can spark a lively monologue on the wines that brought them into the industry, or the masterpieces that they hope to compare to. Though winemaking is a technical, chemical process, it is best when driven by passion. These questions and others can get you to the soul of the artist, and that passion unlocks the heart of the wines themselves.

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Miscellaneous For Sale

On WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016, the contents of the listed tenants will be auctioned off in accordance with Virginia Code 55.416-423 to satisfy the amount of the lien owed on their unit(s): 9AM-Commonwealth Storage, 9406 Onyx Ct, Fredericksburg, 540-898-8767: Rosemary Armstrong, Felicia Johnson 10AM-Locust Grove U-Store-It, 3222 G e r m a n n a H w y, L o c u s t G r o v e , 540-399-9835: Wayne Adams, Jr., Les Lozano, David Spencer 11AM-Montanus Self Storage, 15440 Montanus Dr., Culpeper,540-825-4760: Dennis Chapman, Leslie Dorman, William Hartman, Walter Nibblins, Julia Settle 1PM-Opal Mini Storage, 10227 Fayettesville Rd, Bealeton, 540-439-1824: David Buddington 2PM-New Baltimore/Nathan´s Mini Storage, 6558 Commerce Ct, Warrenton, 540-341-7800: Erin Jacques, Marlena Joyner 3PM-Marshall U-Stor-It, 7437 John Marshall Hwy, Marshall, 540-364-0205: Oscar Power Property Manager has the right to refuse sale to anyone at time of auction. Bring your own locks. Holding deposit required. List of units subject to change before sale. CVAA#001574.00543 T.P. O´Bannon, 1 3 0 2 5 Wa l n u t L a n e , C u l p e p e r #2907003826.

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IN THE JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT OF CULPEPER COUNTY MARIA BONILLA DE HERNANDEZ, Petitioner, v. JJ014341-02-00 SONIA MARTINEZ, ANGEL RAFAEL ORTIZ, Respondents In Re: Fernando Ortiz, DOB: 6/23/1998 ORDER OF PUBLICATION COMES NOW, Petitioner, by Counsel, upon her Affidavit and Petition for Order of Publication of her Motion to Reopen Custody Petition and her Petition for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS); IT APPEARING that said motion is proper and should be granted; IT ALSO APPEARING that the Defendant´s address is unknown; it is therefore, ORDERED that ANGEL RAFAEL ORTIZ, Father/Respondent, appear at the above named Court on May 20, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. to protect his interest; ORDERED that this Order of Publication be published once a week for four successive weeks in the Culpeper Times; ORDERED that the Certificate of Publication and the bill shall be sent to Jessica H. Foster, Esq., Foster McCollam, PLLC at 9401 Centreville Road, Suite 204, Manassas, Virginia 20110; and ORDERED that this Order be posted at the front door of the Courthouse. ENTERED THIS 18 day of March, 2016 Claude V. Worrell JUDGE

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for lumber mill. Must be able to perform hands-on work. Competitive wages, benefits, 401K, safety incentivies. 45hr work week. Apply in person: Blue Triangle Hardwoods 1317 Augusta Lane Amissville, VA 20106


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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: Vsit us at: Please list job title on subject line

Corporate Flight Operation Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

Responsible for performing maintenance on corporate aircraft, 3-5 yrs. Exp. in corporate aircraft maintenance, must be able to read & interpret blueprints, system schematics, and engineering drawings. Weekend/on call work may be required as aircraft schedules dictate. MUST have A&P license & provide your own tools. Must be able to pass random Drug Screenings & Background Check. To apply for this position and for further information: careers/ap-mechanic-job-opening/ No Phone Calls Please

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Experienced Farm Help

Northern Fauquier Co. Hay/Grain/Cattle operation seeking full time equipment operator. Must have a valid drivers license and a minimum of 5 years on a working farm. Job involves physical labor. Email resume to:


Private club seeking experienced prep/ dishwasher for immediate employment and certified lifeguards for summer season. Starting at $10-$11/hour. Contact Jay at

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Direct marketing agency in Warrenton is expanding and seeks to hire entry level Assistant Account Manager who is a career-oriented individual. Position involves a wide variety of duties to include Purchase Orders, Invoice Preparation, Job Costing, Data Integrity Checks, etc. Will train the right person in professional use of Excel and databases, Ideal candidate must be analytical and able to communicate professionally in person and in writing.. Knowledge of/interest in non-profits (especially Christian and/or Catholic charities and conservative causes), direct mail, fundraising, databases a plus. Send rĂŠsumĂŠ and cover letter to:

Corporate Flight Operation Ground Support Technician Prepares aircraft for flight, moving of aircraft, Anti-icing procedures, GPU Equipment, General upkeep of Hangar Facilities & Grounds, Observes all safety rules, Other duties as assigned. Weekend & on call work will be required as aircraft schedules dictate. Must be able to pass a pre-employment and random Drug Screenings, Background Check, Credit Check, DMV Check and Employment Verification. Further Job Description & Required Skills are on our website. See website to apply for this position and for further information: careers/ground-support-technician/ No Phone Calls Please

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Full Time Employment CREW MEMBERS/LABORERS We are looking for Full-Time crew members ~No prior experience needed. ~Must have a valid Driver´s license ~Mandatory Pre-employment Drug Screen required. Come by our shop and grab an application today!!

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Busy medical practice looking for a FT reliable, detail oriented, patient friendly LPN or MA. Must be able to travel between offices in Warrenton, Culpeper & Gainesville. EMR experience preferred. Mail resume to

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midfielder anchors field with leadership 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 soccer. 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

There is a steadiness in her stride as she passes the soccer ball left and right across the practice field at Culpeper County High School. Junior midfielder Rachel Bullard shouts directions as the ball ping-pongs through a brace of defenders and nears the goal. She smiles briefly when the passes connect. “She’s a real leader for us,” said Culpeper head coach Erick Kalenga.

“Rachel is our engine in the midfield. She’s been with us for a long time. She has three years experience and she’s a junior—so she’s logged considerable time on the field. She’s a very good athlete, student and leader.” After a fast-paced practice Bullard reflected on her varsity career. “It’s funny I still feel like I’m young, but I’ve realized that I can bring leadership and experience to our team,” said Bullard. “I think we have a wellbalanced team. We have some players who are gaining experience but I fully believe they can learn and excel at their positions. Sometimes it’s tough to learn and play well—but I’m hoping I can help our younger players become more comfortable in their roles.” Culpeper (5-2) has had a nice start to its season and fully expects to be one of the top teams in its district and conference. Bullard has three goals and seven assists so far this season. Last year, she was recognized for her success on the pitch with all-state and first team conference honors. Bullard is an exceptional student and she also lettered in basketball. She has verbally committed to Bridgewater College with the dream of studying biochemistry and eventually becoming a veterinarian. “Soccer is my number-one sport.

I also love basketball too because it was a sport I grew up playing at home against my brothers and friends,” said Bullard. “I’ve known what I wanted to do in life since I was a kid.” As a soccer player Bullard characterized her midfield style as more defensive in her first few seasons--but last year she began to become a potent weapon on offense for the Devilettes. “We have two games this week with Fauquier and Liberty,” said Bullard. “I think we are getting better with each game.” Bullard has had a busy schedule of travel and varsity sports throughout the last few years. She cited the support of family as being essential to her success. “My family has always given me great support. There’s lots of travel and my father likes to provide commentary and suggestions on strategy while my mom usually handles the transportation and being a nice buffer between my dad and I when we get heated over strategies on the field.” The dynamic between a coach and midfielder is also essential, mainly because most the coach’s strategic game plan tends to be orchestrated by the midfield position. “Coach (Kalenga) may seem de-


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manding and even tough, but I’ve learned that he has a high standard for us and it pushes us to become better players,” explained Bullard. “He knows when to push us and when to take a step back and teach us. He expects a lot, so I try to meet those expectations.” Bullard believes that Culpeper has the talent to succeed this season, but like any savvy midfielder she knows that games can come down to opportunities and she wants to make sure every one of her teammates is in the right place to win games. 491 101 ) 825-5 Suite (540Madison ,Rd.Va. 22701 767





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I LIKE YOU BUT I LOVE ME MORE. Ashleigh Fairfax and Hailey Jackson traveled to the VAFCCLA competition in Virginia Beach and have made it to the National competition in San Diego in July. They have also applied for a trademark for their logo and are in the process of starting their own non-profit organization. These two debuted their slogan and event at CCHS in November 2015 focused on self esteem and confidence building for young girls. You go girls!


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