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Tanom Motors in the news You may have heard the roar of their engines as several Tanom Motors Invader vehicles whizzed up and down Davis Street on Tuesday. Later on Tuesday there was a filming session near the Culpeper Center. Crowds gathered on Main Street to watch the film crew. What’s this all about? Apparently these sazzy newcomers are the perfect toys for big boys. They will be featured in an upcoming new television show. Los Angeles based Production Company, Lucky 13 Cinematic (L13C), is proud to announce the launch of their television series entitled, Toymakerz. The series is currently scheduled to premiere this September - on the Velocity television network. Toymakerz embodies the modern definition of its title...unique toys for big boys. The 10-part, one hour episodes are based on the life and creations of David Ankin, owner and proprietor of the company, Toymakerz, Inc. Based in Reidsville, North Carolina, the series production is currently scheduled to begin in April with filming to take place in North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Ankin, a former stunt man, motorcycle racer and custom vehicle fabricator, stars and the supporting cast features his team a Toymakerz, Inc. Co-starring in the series is Ankin’s right hand man and racecar fabricator, David Leavy. Leavy is well known for exceptional design and delivery of some of the best machines in the eighth and quarter mile. Ankin’s team is well versed in the creation of “one-off ” specialized vehicles from race cars, custom motorcycles (both V-twin and sport bikes), trucks and unique reverse trikes. David and his team bring the ingenuity and the skill set to satisfy a wide array of customers--from celebrities to international business magnets. Anyone looking for a motorized vehicle that is unmatched in its class calls on, Toymakerz . The production of Toymakerz is led by Executive Producer and showrunner Eric Harryman, best known for his hit series The Chopper Challenge (CMT/ MtvNetworks/Viacom). “We have spent the last two years in the trenches with Dave and his team, building the series concept, tracking character development and highlighting storylines that translate to a wide demographic not traditionally interested in this genre.” The series will appeal to audiences who love wrench turning and fabrication while drawing


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Let’s take a brief look back in Virginia’s history to 1848. Help was needed and a dispute arose about the hiring of additional staff. The result was the institution of Virginia’s Page Program and it started with one Senate Page. Today, Virginia has one of the most extensive page programs in the country serving the Virginia State Senate and the Virginia House of Delegates. Assisting during the regular session of the General Assembly, some 40 pages were selected from across the Commonwealth to help in the House of Delegates. One of those was 13-year-old Marie Clare Matricardi, a homeschooled student, who spent some nine weeks in Richmond. “There were 20 boys and 20 girls,” said Marie Clare, the daughter of Ed and Terese Matricardi, who live in Reva. “There were

also chaperones and we stayed in a hotel in Richmond during the week,” added Matricardi who said their day began at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. After a couple days of training, pages are assigned to spend part of their time on the house floor or given responsibilities to help house and legislative staff as needed. “There’s a lot to learn,” says Matricardi whose interest in the program ignited when her father asked if she might be interested in applying and gave her an article about it. “It sounded pretty cool to me,” beamed the seventh grader. She went through the process and was selected from some 300 applicants. Being selected from a group of your peers statewide comes with its own rewards and challenges. While learning, pages are working, and paid for their experiences but, like any employee, they are expected to conduct themselves professionally. Fast friendships are made among fellow pages as they navigate the hallways of the Capitol complex delivering messages, picking up documents and, in Marie’s case, answering the phones. ➤ See Page, Page 5

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Selected to serve as a page in the Virginia House of Delegates, Marie Clare Matricardi takes the seat of Del. Nick Freitas (R-30) as they experience what it’s like to cast a vote. ➤ Page, from Page 5 “I was assigned to Information Communication Services,” said Matricardi who found herself helping constituents as they requested information about this particular house bill or another. “Some knew what the bill was about but didn’t know the exact house bill number,” said Matricardi adding, “sometimes it was kind of tricky but I’d help them sort through it.” Page protocol requires the wearing of a uniform of sorts. Matricardi donned a blue blazer and grey slacks or a skirt. “Sometimes I even wore a tie.” Nominated by Del. Michael Webert (R-18), who serves a portion of Culpeper, Matricardi saw a few other familiar faces like Del. Nick Freitas (R-30) while in Richmond. Back from her time in the state’s capitol, Marie Clare was happy to return to her schedule which includes some four days a week at Marie’s School of Ballet. “I love dancing,” smiles Matricardi who also enjoys playing the piano and learning Latin. Her parents share a love of history, and for this young teen, who would like to speak several languages, learning Latin - particularly diagramming sentences seems a good starting point. Poised and articulate, Marie Clare can carry on a conversation that would make you think you were talking to someone much older. But then, a smile will creep across her face, as she giggles about funny things that happened among her page colleagues and “inside” jokes that kept them laughing while learning about the structure of state government and those who run it. While serving as page, plenty of opportunity is given for field trips to places like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Supreme Court of Virginia. One of the highlights for Matricardi was attending a naturalization ceremony. “We got to hand out small flags to each person...that was very special.” Another was a basketball game held between the pages and several of the delegates. “They won,” laughed Matricardi, “but I’m glad because apparently they had lost the year before.” “I would definitely encourage others to

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transport those attending the ceremony from the Parks and Recreation lots adjoining EVHS stadium. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Bleacher and Grandstand seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are necessary. Field seating is available with tickets only. Other important dates for the Class of 2016 include: May 15 – Baccalaureate 3 p.m., Culpeper Christian Community Center, 118 N. East Street May 18 – Awards and Scholarship Convocation at 6:30 p.m. in the EVHS auditorium. Recipients will be notified by mail. Students should wear their caps and gowns. May 18 – Mandatory graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the EVHS auditorium May 18 – Senior Picnic at 10:00 a.m. in Cyclone Stadium. May 19 - Mandatory graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to ➤ See Graduation, Page 7


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➤ Graduation, from Page 6 meet in the EVHS auditorium. May 20 – Students are required to report to the EVHS auditorium by 5 p.m. with caps and gowns. CCHS graduation Culpeper County High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016. Graduation is scheduled to be held on Broman Field (the CCHS football field). The rain location will be the Culpeper Middle School gymnasium. About 260 seniors are expected to don cap and gown to receive their diplomas. Please remember that parking at the high school is extremely limited and will be restricted to state issued handicap tags, faculty, one spot per graduate, and press. Shuttle buses will begin operating at 7 a.m. Satellite parking will be available at the following locations: Dominion Skating Center

Floyd T. Binns Middle School Sycamore Park Elementary School Shuttle drop off will be in front of the Annex. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. Bleacher seating will be on a firstcome, first-served basis. Following the CCHS commencement exercises a return shuttle will be available for up to two hours, riders may catch shuttles returning to satellite parking in front of the middle school gym. Other important dates for the Class of 2016 include: May 15 – Baccalaureate 3 p.m., Culpeper Christian Community Center, 118 N. East Street May 17 – Top 20 Dinner May 18 – Graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the CCHS auditorium. May 18 – Senior Picnic at 11:00 a.m. May 19 – Graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the CCHS auditorium.

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Everybody knows your name at Outdoor Power Equipment By Jeff Say STAFF WRITER

Steve Steigler’s friends jokingly call him the mayor of Orange. Walk into Outdoor Power Equipment and it’s easy to see why. A lifelong resident of Orange, Steigler seemingly knows everyone who walks in through the door and greets them with a handshake - sometimes a greasy one if he’s been in the back working on a mower. “Everywhere I go, I feel like I’m a politician, shaking hands,” Steigler, a wrestling coach at Prospect Heights Middle School and a travel soccer coach, said with a laugh. Longtime owner of Custom Care Lawn Service, Steigler bought Outdoor Power Equipment in March 2015 and has transferred his knowledge from years of mowing to his customers. For 12 years he operated the landscape business and bought his blades from Village Motorsports, a relationship that led to a unique business offer - a chance to buy the business when

they decided to just focus on motorsports. Steigler started from scratch, building his team with longtime friends like Kim Downin and new faces like mechanic Tommy Hicks. “We got lucky when we found Tommy,” Steigler said. “He’s a top notch mechanic. We just mesh really well together.” It’s a lot like family at Outdoor Power Equipment, where a pair of pups greet visitors at the door with mascot OPE curling up at Steigler’s feet for a mid-morning nap. While it feels like just another day at home, Steigler admits that it’s been a learning experience going into the equipment business. “You have to take it one day at a time, the time management aspect of it is one of the more difficult aspects of it,” Steigler said. Steigler wears a lot of hats - owner, salesman, mechanic, but his favorite part is customer service. If he isn’t friends with someone who comes through the door, he quickly becomes one. His experience in the land-


Outdoor Power Equipment employees Cissy Jarrell, Kim Downin, owner Steve Steigler (with OPE), Shawn Dean and Tommy Hicks. scape business allows him to relate to problems homeowners face when it comes to servicing equipment - and a lot of those can be alleviated by proper care. “The majority of it is the lack of preparation going into winter," Steigler said. "They want their equipment to run and it won’t, and they don’t understand why." While the crew likes getting their

hands dirty on the repairs, OPE also is an authorized dealer of Hustler, Toro, Grasshopper, Walker and Echo. They also carry a full line of arborist supplies, pressure washers and pretty much anything outdoors. Plus, if there’s a problem a customer doesn’t want to face, Steigler can just call in his Custom Care Lawn Service crew to help. “If you don’t want to do it, we will,” Steigler said..


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Recently I was rambling around in back of my house, on Oventop Mountain. In navigating the many fallen logs and piles of stones up there, I kept my eye out for snakes, although I thought it was still a bit early for them to be out. As much as I love them, I have no desire to step on them, for both our sakes. A sunny afternoon, the temperature was in the low 60s, but a breeze made it seem cooler. I found a trail that led me to a forest glade with a brook running along its edge. With the trees not yet leafed out above, sunlight flooded the glade, and the brook was so inviting that I looked for a downed tree to sit on and relax for a while. On such occasions, I try to find a tree with enough clearance between it and the ground that I can see under it, or one lying on the ground with no holes

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snake species are protected under the commonwealth’s Endangered Species Act, according to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ booklet, “A Guide to the Snakes of Virginia,” none of the three species discussed in this column are endangered. However, the booklet says, “by state regulation, non-endangered snakes cannot be killed unless they are a nuisance or health hazard.” It acknowledges the important role snakes play in our ecosystems and agriculture, particularly in keeping rodent populations under control, adding “unless you have no reasonable alternative but to kill a snake, it should be left alone.” I totally agree. The basking snake didn’t appear to have a rattle on its tail, and I heard no rattling. The cool temperature could have made the snake sluggish enough that it was just slow to respond and the tip of its tail was hidden under some dead leaves, so I couldn’t be sure it didn’t have one when I first saw it. And on occasion, rattlesnakes lose, or are born without, a rattle. While color patterns vary among the three species, sometimes these patterns are often not distinct enough to rely on for ID, especially from a distance. With all wildlife, but especially potentially dangerous species, I try to figure out how close I can comfortably get to adequately observe and photograph them without disturbing them. With this snake, I carefully made my way around it, staying about 10 feet away,

trying to get a better look and take photos. I had recently bought a 100-millimeter macro lens, which was on my camera. While I would have preferred getting closer, or having a longer lens, to get the snake’s details, the macro’s focal length helped in getting good enough shots to confirm the snake’s species later. In observing the snake, I briefly checked out the color pattern on the body, then looked closely at its head, which in most snakes have more telling ID points. The watersnake does not have the very broad, triangular head with heat-sensing pits behind the nostrils that marks the rattler and copperhead, both members of the venomous pit-viper subfamily of snakes. The northern watersnake’s nose is also rounder, while the nose of the other two snakes is flatter on top. And the watersnake has vertical stripes running across its mouth, which is lacking in the other two species. Without getting too anthropomorphic, I have to say that the rattler has what I’d characterize as a fiercer look than the watersnake or, to a lesser extent the copperhead, because of the ridges above its eyes. The vertical pupils of the two venomous snakes also look scarier — more alien — perhaps because we primates have round ones. Overall, I was pretty sure the snake I was looking at was a northern watersnake. But, as I normally do ➤ See Snakes, Page 11




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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016 ➤ Snakes, from Page 10 when I want to be sure of an amphibian or reptile ID, I headed online to the Virginia Herpetological Society (VHS) ( when I got home. The site has some good snakeidentification tools, which confirmed that the snake was indeed the northern watersnake. I highly recommend learning about our local snakes, especially the two venomous ones in our area, to avoid interactions that can be dangerous on both sides. And knowing more about these ancient reptiles also helps in appreciating the vital role they play in our local ecosystems. © 2016 Pam Owen

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I’d rather drive: Angst over airlines I may not be the smartest bird in the nest but I do know about flying. At 81 years of age I saw the real beginning of commercial aviation and have watched it grow from tri-motor Fords to 777s and airbuses. I saw the adventurous days, the glory days, the crowded days and now the disastrous days. I saw unregulated days at the start, beginning regulations, over-regulation and no regulation. I saw people die, people who were badly injured, and now people who wish they were dead. The airline industry is the best example of an industry which went from trying to sell itself to an industry that doesn’t give a damn about its customers, the only thing that matters is the bottom line. They just keep testing how much people will put up with before they say the punishment isn’t worth the time saving. Well, I’ve reached that point! In 1941, I saw my first DC-3 commercial airline, Western Airlines, in Butte, Montana. It was a magnificent thing. The shiny surface, the roar of the engines, the classy dress of the crew, and the excitement of the crowd made it an unforgettable moment. By 1953, I was flying in a different type of aircraft, a KB29 air refueling tanker. In 1955, I heard my first sonic boom and watch the winter test of the first B-52s. By 1958, I was discharged from the Air Force and began a career that utilized


Perhaps a closer look at the county budget is needed In recent weeks I’ve taken the time to review the county website, and gather information from Culpeper County government officials and members of the Board of Supervisors regarding the proposed FY 17 county budget. It’s been quite an education for me — not only in terms of learning fiscal monetary practice and sound financial decision making by local government, but also an extraordinary window into viewing a rather egregarious allotment, a misallocation, and misapplication of funds. The words, “maladministration,” “misappropriation” and “random, arbitrary decisionmaking” come to mind. It appears the county has a surplus galore, in the amount of $50 million dollars and growing, but continues on a relentless journey to feed the monster at taxpayers expense. As it is the Board

airplanes as a tool to fight forest fires. In all these activities I was enamored by the airplane and what it could do and what it could provide. And, yes, I did enjoy the adventure and convenience of flying with a courteous crew and helpful flight attendants. And I enjoyed the economy class comfortable seating that no longer exists. That all changed with deregulation of the airline industry! Now the airplane personnel have become arrogant, rude, over stressed, and the passenger is the least of their concerns. The passengers have become disrespectful of their traveling companions. The flight check-in crews hang out in the back room while passengers are waiting to check in. When passengers try to board, the flight crew is congregated in the entrance while passengers are struggling to store their baggage in too small storage bins because baggage handling is now a profit making commodity for the airlines who used to handle the bags and store them safely at no charge (now $25 for an extra bag or a checked bag). During the flight the flight attendants bang their way down the too narrow aisles and the people on the isle seats leave the aircraft with sore shoulders if not injured. The airlines have taken a 100-seat aircraft and crowded 125-130 people on it. How? By reducing the leg room and the seat width. Recently the industry announced that they are going to reconfigure the airplanes so they can add another row of seats. The 18-inch width will have to shrink to at least 16

inches to accommodate these changes. The 31-inch legroom will probably shrink to 29 inches. Boy, it is going to be fun to fly. Of course, you don’t have to fly! You can...what? Recently my daughter and sonin-law offered to buy me a first class seat so I could avoid driving to my granddaughter’s college graduation. I told them that was the most generous thing anyone had ever done for me, but no thanks. I would sooner spend an extra two days on the road and sleep in a motel two extra nights than put up with the cattle-like treatment required by flying. Congress has also lost their direction with regard to flying. First they refuse to develop accessible alternatives to flying such as high speed rail and expanded quality bus systems, and highways designed for state of the art

vehicle transportation. At the same time they refuse to regulate the airlines, probably because they are afraid that the airlines will close National Airport, which is one of the most unsafe airports in the country, but it’s convenient for the Congressman. Ronald Reagan would be embarrassed to have his name attached to this airport. Citizens should insist that all trips by Congressman on airlines must be in the center row economy class seats, and not the extra charge exit row seats, on any plane they ride on while they are a member of Congress. Then we’d see changes in airplane configuration. I hope this doesn’t sound like a sourgrape rant by a disgusted old man, but it is!

of Supervisors responsibility to oversee and manage a sound fiscal policy, to make responsible financial decisions in the interest of County taxpayers, the misallocations I’ve noticed, confuse me. According to information from the Director of Finance, the $50 million dollar General Fund surplus will grow to $52.5 million in FY 17. This is after capital improvements, requisite salary increases and job creation. This year, the county has asked for $159 million, up from $154 million from last year. The advice given to the Board of Supervisors by auditors was to maintain a surplus of 10 to 15 percent of operating budget. This figure will now increase to 16 percent or more. At what point do we reign in these monies? Why not maintain a 12 percent level, in which the county would still maintain its AAA bond rating and would leave roughly $7.5 million in the General Fund, which could be given back to the taxpayers in the form of a tax break on personal property. Or give the county employees including the Constitutional Officers (e.g. The Sheriff's department,

Treasurer's Office and Commissioner of Revenue) a one-time bonus. God knows they deserve it. But in my research, I found some seemingly random salary levels of certain county employees. For example, one department director has received raises that translate to an approximate 60 percent salary increase during a three-year period. I’ve been informed by county personnel that this extraordinary increase is based upon an impending retirement, as well as a recent study done on the salaries in surrounding counties. However, I question why other government employees, such as the office of the Sheriff, with significantly more responsibilities are not affected. This is a prime example of how the Constitutional Officers of this county are treated in comparison to county employees. Try calling a county employee some evening when someone is breaking into your house. I’m sure there are other instances that can be mentioned, if someone analyzed the figures to a greater extent than I have.

As a business owner, I wish I could run my business the way the county is run. I feel that the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and the Culpeper County Administrator need to look a little deeper at the long lasting effects of what they are doing to this county (we are not Northern Virginia). The average salary of the Board of Supervisors is about $12,000 per annum. Perhaps raising salaries to $75,000 a year and making the positions full time would not only alleviate the need to pay outside consultants to do work for the county, but also encourage the supervisors to stand guard and seriously manage county funds. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is very true. As a pastor so often heard on the radio airwaves states, “It’s not a sermon, just a thought.” I’m not an accountant, nor a budgetary guru. But even with my limited knowledge, I know something is not right.


Airline travel isn’t what it used to be. Cramped quarters and jockeying for tinier seats is standard fare if you’re flying.

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Culpeper is a caring community - thank you! While walking downtown, I stopped in to personally shake hands with John Yarnell at It’s About Thyme, and Jonathan Krawchuk with Culpeper Media, then over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. From there I visited our County Administrator John Egertson, and our Board of Supervisors. I wish I had the ability to personally shake hands with all those who support Victims’ Rights. From Chief Chris Jenkins and Team Jordan, to Sheriff Scott Jenkins and Captain Gary Wilson with the state police, Delegate Nick Freitas and Mayor Olinger as well as the Town Council, and so many friends who showed their support of Culpeper’s Victim Witness Program last week as we celebrated National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. What an honor to have Sen. Bryce Reeves as our guest speaker who delivered a powerful, heart-felt speech on victims’ rights. And all were thrilled as we honored Sgt. Norma McGuckin with our annual Victims Advocacy Award. I just wish to thank everyone who came out and supported us. I also thank the community of Culpeper. What a wonderful group of citizens. This year’s theme is “Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope.” There is so much unity, and that is how we get things done. Paul Walther has opened his door to our program, and he and his team work with us almost daily in an effort to make sure victims and witnesses of crime are well cared for. So I thank my assistant Karah, Margaret with SAFE, and our


Connecting communities during Give Local Piedmont 2016 If there is one thing Culpeper is known for, it’s our sense of community—we proved that during the first two Give Local Piedmont events when we raised nearly $1.4 million, which benefited our region’s nonprofits. We know our residents will step up again on May 3 to give generously to community causes that touch their hearts. Spearheaded by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is an online giving event that provides an opportunity for all of us who care about our community to raise as much money as possible for the 150+ participating local nonprofits during a 24-hour period. For as little as $10, anyone can be a philanthropist and give where they live! Imagine the impact if every resident pledged to give $25, $50, or more to their favorite local charity on May 3. Give Local Piedmont is part of the national Give Local America event, sponsored by the Council on

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Director of the Culpeper Witness/Victim Program Mark Nowacki congratulates Sgt. Norma McGuckin of the Culpeper Town Police. McGuckin was honored with the Victims Advocacy Award. court clerks and court personnel, the prosecuting attorneys, as well as the men and women in uniform, and all our allied professionals for working together for the good of the citizens we serve. When we have events, it is almost impossible to thank each and every individual involved. This is why I write this letter publicly. You know who you are, and I appreciate each of you. Like my colleagues Ginny and Cindy, so many have shared with me that they are not worried about public recognition, rather the focus should be on helping survivors and promoting awareness. People are so kind with donations, and volunteering and

services. So I thank you, Culpeper community, for the tireless support and encouragement as we work together to end violence. Finally, I humbly recognize my heroes, the survivors that endure the heartaches, struggles and the ache of victimization. I am proud of your courage and strength. May you push through the grieving, move peacefully into healing, and may you be strengthened as you move forward as a survivor.

Foundations. Last year it was one of many simultaneous fundraising events held nationwide, raising more than $68.5 million for more than 9,000 nonprofits and setting a new record for the largest single-day crowdfunding event. The PATH Foundation has once again offered 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 individuals and businesses, will be awarded as well. Your donation helps each nonprofit achieve more of the bonus funds and prizes. And Give Local Piedmont is a wonderful community opportunity. 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

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CONCERT: Grammy Award nominee Ryan Stevenson will be on stage at the State Theatre May 6 for FaithFest. • Details, Page 16



VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

COMEDIAN • Christian Comedian Michael Joiner at Culpeper Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Tickets $18. Proceeds benefit Heart Havens. Get your tickets at Live worship band before the show.

FUNDRAISER • Come Join Cintas' Relay for Life Team for a Spirit Night at Shawn's Smokehouse BBQ located at 602 Sperryville Pike. Mention that you are there for the spirit night and Shawn's will donate a portion of your total to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Cintas' - Washing Away Cancer!!Dine in or Carryout from 5 8 p.m. Phone (540) 317-5692 MEETING • Culpeper Chess

Club. Meetings are each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library. 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.




Get your game on. State Theatre hosts Street Fighter V gaming tournament May 1. Ages 16 and above.

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FILM • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater presents Glam and Metal Rock Doc Double Feature. “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (20th Century Fox, 1973) On July 3rd, 1973, David Bowie assumed his “Ziggy Stardust” persona on stage for the last time, joined by his band “The Spiders from Mars.” “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years” (New Line Cinema, 1988) Director Penelope Spheeris’s often-hilarious film showcases the inhabitants of L.A.’s then-burgeoning metal culture. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper,

MEETING • CCHS Class of 1971 CONCERT • The State Theatre of Reunion planning. The second planning meeting for our 45th class reunion will be held 6:30 p.m. at 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701. Contact Jo Backe English at wayne_jo_english@, Selene Lewis Matthews at, or Doug Settle at

ART • ArtSpeak at The Loft. All creative people or people that love the arts are invited to this art salon social gathering. Painters, photographers, potters, authors and musicians welcome.

Culpeper hosts three Bluegrass bands in an evening full of traditional Bluegrass, Appalachian Rock and Southern soul – flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and foot stomping percussion. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Bands include Winston Salem, North Carolina’s Big Daddy Love (rock, bluegrass, southern soul and psychedelic sounds), Nashville, Tennessee’s Forlorn Strangers and Martinsburg, West Virginia’s Circa Blue. Ticket prices per person are: $37 front orchestra; $32 rear orchestra; $27 balcony. Purchase at www.culpepertheatre.

Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Spencer Street Parking Lot. Noon - 6 p.m. VIP tickets available for $55. A VIP ticket scores you all the regular ticket amenities along with a full size pint glass, 2 full size exclusive premium pours, and a swag bag full of Gnarly gear. General advance tickets are available for $25 and may be purchased now at Culpeper Cheese Company, Vinosity, Randy's Flowers by Endless Creations and on the web at $5 non-drinking tickets at the gate on the day of the event. Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416 Email: crievents@ Website: www.

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CONCERT • Eastern View High School, Spring Band Concert, Auditorium, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 16332 Cyclone Way. Phone (540) 825-0621. GAMING

FARMERS MARKET • Buy Fresh! Buy Local! Culpeper Farmers Market opens this Saturday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

• The State Theatre of Culpeper has partnered with GameStop and Aaron’s of Culpeper to offer a Street Fighter V gaming tournament. Street Fighter V is the most current version of the Street Fighter gaming series. Calling all gamers, get your game on! The event will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the State Theatre, located at 305 South Main Street, Culpeper, and is open to all ages 16 and older. Tournament registration is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the State Theatre Box Office, Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and 1 hour prior to the event.





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FILM • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater presents “The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan” (United Artists, 1953).Robert Morley and Maurice Evans portray William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, who conquered the worlds of theater and music in the nineteenth century with their still-beloved operettas. 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. FILM • Library of Congress Pack-

ard Campus Theater presents “Outlaw” Country Music Double Feature “Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Celebration.” Since 1973, Willie Nelson has hosted his annual 4th of July celebrations at various locations, mainly in Texas. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.“Outlaw Country” (aka “Heartworn Highways”) (First Run Features, 1981). A more intimate look at the outlaws of 1970s country than “Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Celebration.” 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.

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Youth Fundraiser Dinner. The Youth of Stevensburg Baptist Church are having a Fundraiser Dinner from 5-7 p.m. to enable kids to go to summer camp. The dinner includes chicken, potatoes & gravy, green beans, corn, coleslaw, biscuits & dessert. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 10 & under. Contact Philip Walker at


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CHURCH • J.T. Clark gives

his testimony about Love and Forgiveness during the 10 a.m. worship service at Little Fork Episcopal Church located at 16461 Oak Shade Rd. Rixeyville. Time of fellowship follows in the parish hall. Contact the church at 540-937-4306.

CONCERT • Culpeper County High School, Spring Band Concert, Auditorium, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 14270 Achievement Drive.

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 at arasmussen@


CONFERENCE • Teepa Snow,

one of America's leading educators on dementia care, will be the featured speaker at an all-day conference to be held at Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. Other speakers include Dr. Jonathan Evans, a geriatric physician. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Limited scholarships and respite care are available for unpaid family caregivers. For more information, visit or call 540829-6405.

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Piedmont 2016. It’s an online giving event to help your favorite nonprofit. Culpeper has many. Log on to www. Come to the State Theatre at 305 S. Main from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to check how your favorite is doing. Festive fundraiser.


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 at or 540-8258691.

CHURCH • The 65th Annual

National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Culpeper Courthouse Lawn (off of West Davis Street across from the Culpeper Fire Department) from noon to 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America.” Contact Stephen Found at 540-7177797 or


CONCERT • The State Theatre

welcomes GRAMMY® Award nominee Ryan Stevenson. Performance is at 7 p.m. Stevenson’s performance will mark the State Theatre’s second FaithFest concert, a Community Christian Concert Series featuring a range of local churches, bands and nationally recognized names. General admission tickets are $12. Advance group sales are $10. Group tickets can be purchased at the Culpeper Baptist Church office at 318 S. West Street or by calling the church at (540) 825-8192 or email to faithfest@culpeperbaptist. org.

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• Germanna Community College is hosting an Open House at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania at 10000 Germanna Point Drive from 9 a.m. to noon. To be included: Campus tour, Student Services Showcase, Meet faculty and staff and get answers, Learn about financial aid options.

FAUQUIER COUNTY APRIL 29-30 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 540-349-8760.


DANCE • Spring Fling and

Dance Contest with the Silver Tones Swing Band! Starts at 7 p.m. at the Marshall Community Center located at 4133 Rectortown Road, less than a mile off I-66, exit 28. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Swing dance lesson is included in admission and starts at 7 pm. Band plays at 7:30 pm. $10 per person. Call 540-422-8580 or visithttp://www.SilverTonesSwingBand. com for more information.


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

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.


Silver Tones Swing Band will be at the Marshall Community Center in Fauquier April 29. Put on your dancing shoes.

in a lovely setting. 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 540/349-5814 or 540/349-5815.

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FESTIVAL • Warrenton Spring

Festival. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM, Main Street in Old Town Warrenton. A Southeast Tourism Top 20 Event! For more information call (540) 347-4414, or visit:


CONCERT • Orange Community Chorus will perform at the Orange Presbyterian Church. Starts at 7:30 p.m. The chorus will present a festival of folk songs for your listening enjoyment. They will include familiar favorites such as Danny Boy, Aura Lee, Simple Gifts, & Sweet Betsy From Pike. For info, contact 672-2552 or


CONCERT • Orange Community Band will perform at the Orange County High School. Starts at 7:30 p.m. The band will perform

a musical potpourri that will include original works by local composers, foot-stomping music from the 50s, some Dixieland jazz, and stirring marches.For info, contact 672-2552 or www.orangechorusandband. com.

MAY 14


• Orange and Culpeper Republican Committees’ sponsored golf tournament and dinner at Meadows Farm Golf Course, 4300 Flat Run Rd, Locust Grove VA. 18 holes of golf plus a steak dinner for only $65. Range opens at 10 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m. Golf with cart, range balls, and more. Not a golfer? Come to the 4 social followed by 5 p.m. steak dinner for only $25 and meet special guests Congressman Dave Brat, Delegate Nick Freitas, and others. For registration or additional information please contact Josh Dotson at (540) 229-9467. Registration can be done at Meadows Farms Golf Course or send a check to Meadows Farms Golf Course at 4300 Flat Run Rd, Locust Grove VA 22508.


The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation will show the film “Glory” at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Free (but donations welcome!). Raffle, Refreshments. Scrabble School; 111 Scrabble Road; Castleton, VA. For more information: email contact@ or Nan Roberts, 540-661-2013.; or nb_roberts@ Glory is the 1989 Civil War film that recounts the formation of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first allblack Union regiment to fight in the Civil War. Denzel Washington won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1990 for his role.


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.

MADISON COUNTY MAY 7 PLANT SALE • Boy Scout Plant Sales at Brightwood Ruritan Club Breakfast with summer annuals & hanging baskets - 7-11 a.m. PLANT SALE • Mother's Day weekend Plant Sale and Music at DuCard - 12-5 p.m.


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ON MAY 3, SUPPORT THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY. Nonprofits benefit from each donation, a $100,000 bonus pool from the PATH Foundation and $30,000 in prizes! THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: From the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation:

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How will you react with cheese in the future? Fresh, line caught grilled rainbow trout and iron skillet fried eggs may be the best breakfast that I have ever had. Though that particular breakfast has been duplicated many times since the “discovery” some decades ago, it’s never been as good. It was the first time that I had witnessed a fish caught, gutted, cleaned and grilled. Admittedly, the ambiance and aromas may have a lot to do with my memory as well. Outside in cool morning air, basked in warm sunshine, wisps of smoke from the charcoal grill all while sitting next to a stocked trout pond in the Shenandoah helped to create this collection of experiences that, when taken together, etched a memory beyond taste. Each of my senses was involved. This past Thursday night I attended a seminar and learned how we, as people, perceive and interact with food and create memories. It turns out that our interaction with food, and particularly cheese, is very sensual and complex. If you start with mother’s


milk as our first food, memories of satisfaction and warm touch, together with sound (suckling) and sight (curves and smiles), are each tied to drinking milk. Counted together as senses, you have taste, sight, sound and touch all associated with mother’s milk. With that as a baseline, how will you react with cheese in the future? Ever wonder why cheese is used for making groups smile for a photograph? Sure, it shows your teeth and moves your cheeks to a smile, but that can be done with the word “Peachy.” Just look in the mirror and say the words to yourself. You can see the “Kodak moment” in each word, but can you sense a difference? Cheese goes deeper and exposes memories of happier thoughts. It also works the other way around. How do you react when you see a cheese? What emotions are elicited by sight and touch? What emotional reactions are you having to the tasting and hearing the cheese? Meaning that tasting a cheese can create and elicit involuntary facial muscle movements. In turn these reactions trigger the trigeminal nerve – a cranial nerve that is responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. Where that science becomes truly interesting is when you are introduced to a new cheese and need to quantify


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Summer camps offer creativity and imagination at the State Theatre Contributed Report The State Theatre of Culpeper is known to many in the region as the venue for shows, plays, musicals, Sunday family movies, band performances and concerts. Many do not realize that it is all of these things and more, offering an education center for those interested in learning the theatre arts. The State Theatre of Culpeper’s summer camp series begins June 6 and registration is currently open. Executive Director Steven Barker, Education Coordinator Tara Moylan, and several hired theatre instructors make sure that the STEP (State Theatre Education Program) is full of fun, acting, improvisation techniques, stage management, tech support lessons, camps and classes, creativity and teamwork, collaboration and discovery. Denise Mabie of Locust Grove is a State Theatre patron and mother of two young aspiring actors. Her eight year old daughter, Hayden Mabie, attended the State Theatre’s STEP Spring Break Camp this year. Denise says, “Andrea (the spring break

camp instructor) is amazing. She did something that Hayden thought was the best thing in the world. At the end of camp performance, the instructor took both of the hands of each child, looked them in the eyes, and gave positive comments to each of them and encouraged them in their unique strengths on stage. That meant so much to Hayden.” She continues, “Hayden learned so much from Andrea, who is the perfect combination of someone who is trained (Andrea has a college degree in the arts) and really knows what she is doing!, and someone who cares for the children. We will be back for sure.” (Hayden is currently playing the part of a farm animal in Charlotte’s Web – a production by Piedmont Players that will run at the State Theatre May 20-22.) “I loved it, and I want to do it again,” says Hayden of the STEP camp. She shares that the campers played acting improv games, learned stage directions, used their own creativity for costumes, and put together the storyline for the end of camp performance, which was based ➤ See Camps, Page 21

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➤ Camps, from Page 21 on a well-known children’s book, but the campers added their own twists and turns with individual and group input. This summer, the State Theatre will offer one week and two week summer camps full of jam-packed days of acting, creative drama and visual arts for students to enjoy during their days off from school (and to help working parents while school is on break)! The camps cover a variety of topics in creative drama, acting, improvisation and visual arts. Campers can register for a morning session, an afternoon session, or combine morning and afternoon sessions for a full-day experience. Campers who are staying for a full day of camp should bring lunch. Lunchtime is supervised. Before and after care is available at an additional cost. Summer camps are offered Monday through Friday with two daily sessions: morning (9 a.m.12:45 p.m.) and afternoon (1:15-4:30 p.m). Experienced instructors lead the camps and children are well supervised. For more information, visit Camps range in price from $150 for half-day camp elementary camps to $395 for full-day middle school camps. A generous discount is applied when one registers for more

SUMMER CAMP than one camp. Fun and imaginative camp themes for elementary campers include Supermen & Wonder Women (June 6-10/July 25-29), Knights & Princesses (June 13-17), Galaxy Guardian (June 20-24), Jungle Adventures (June 27-July 1), Pirates & Mermaids (July 11-15), Wardrobes & Wonderlands (July 18-22). Middle school aged campers will enjoy TheatreMaker: Stage Starters and Acting FUNdamentals which will cover playwriting, acting, prop building, puppetmaking and other elements of production. Students learn both how to create character through improvisation training and by working with script in hand. Skills for auditioning, collaborating, and teamwork are all explored in this fun and fast-paced extravaganza of theatre training. And let’s certainly not forget the visual camps offered this summer at the State Theatre! Mask Madness, Outside the Lines, Fan Frenzy and Outside the Box are camps will offer creativity, sketching, design, history and expression. Various 2-D & 3-D media including acrylic, watercolor, collage, pastels, charcoal, papier-ma-

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che, recycled materials, and natural objects will be used. Emphasis will be on artistic self-expression, experimentation, and art appreciation! “We invest in education here at the State Theatre,” says Mr. Barker, who has worked in theatre education in the public school system. “We’re really very proud of our STEP program and welcome the community to utilize all that it offers for children and teens. We have hopes of expanding this program in the future to

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

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

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

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

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

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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016

The Chamber ADVANTAGE Culpeper Chamber of Commerce » APRIL 2016 » Volume 3, Issue 16 News from the CulpeperFest Committee! Lots of news this month on CulpeperFest. Our Vendor Deadline is just 2 weeks away - May 15th. To date we are over 50% committed for booth space. We have several new vendors this year, many of whom are taking advantage of the opportunity to sell their products and services to the public. Our sponsor deadline is also this week - there are many new benefits of sponsorship this year - view them all at Finally we have had plenty of inquiries from people wanting to grab their FREE TICKETS, they are now available at CulpeperFest. com. As last year, entry for attendees is free via preregistration or $5 at the door. Food is available for purchase and many vendors will have items for sale. Finally, we are looking for volunteers, we have several opportunities both June 9th and 10th. If you are interested please contact Stay tuned for more information next month!

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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016

Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care has launched their updated website with the help of K Art & Design. See the results at ClevengersCorner. com. Maureen Watts, R.D. of Watts Nutrition Services, Inc. has been approved as a participating provider for Medicare and Medicaid and can now bill them directly for qualified services. pranapiloga is excited to announce that Rebecca Elsen has accepted a position as a Karuna Yoga teacher trainer. She will be co-teaching the Summer Immersion program in Richmond and the Fall programs in Richmond and Culpeper. "I am honored to share my love of yoga with future generations of teachers."

The Greater Piedmont Area Association of REALTORS® held their Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 18, 2016 to recognize the 2015 Award Winners. The prestigious “Of The Year Awards” were presented to Tish Smyth with Re/Max Regency for REALTOR® Of the Year; Adele Yost with Commission Express of Prince William for Affiliate of the Year; Linda Martin with Montague, Miller, & Company for Broker of the Year; Randy Smyth with Re/Max Regency for Rookie of the Year; and Janet Holden with Century 21 New Millennium for Salesperson of the Year. Congratulations to all! At the February meeting of the Regional Commission, Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission Executive Director Jeffrey Walker announced his resignation, effective March 31, 2016, to become the Executive Director of a Planning District in Massachusetts. He spent the past 15 years with the Commission. The Commission named Deputy Director Patrick Mauney as Interim Executive Director following Mr. Walker's departure.

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Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and Culpeper Times as the Chamber’s newsletter. The newsletter is distributed monthly as a page within the Culpeper Times, as well as being available on the Chamber website, free of charge.

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31 Bags and Gifts • Acti-Kare• Alzheimer’s Association • Appleton Campbell • Blossman Propane Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center Sneak Peek• of our Exhibitors to date! • Clore-English Funeral Home • Cruisin’ For Heroes• CubeSmart •Culpeper Air Fest Foundation • Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center•Culpeper County Democratic Committee Faye’s Office Supply wants to wish 31 Bags and Gifts • Acti-Kare• Alzheimer’s Association • Appleton Campbell • Blossman •Culpeper Football Culpeper Hearing Center • Culpeper Kids Propane • BlueAssociation Ridge Orthopaedic &•Spine Center• Clore-English Funeral Home • Cruisin’ our newest employee, Jan Shifflett, Heroes• CubeSmart •Culpeper Air Fest Foundation • Culpeper Baptist Child DevelopDentistry• For Culpeper Regional Airport • Culpeper Robotics a Happy Birthday on April 22nd. ment Center•Culpeper County Democratic Committee•Culpeper Football Associa- • Culpeper Star 31 Bags and Gifts • Acti-Kare• Alzheimer’s Association • Appleton Campbell • Blossma Hearing Center•Culpeper Kids Dentistry• Culpeper Airport• CulExponent •tion•Culpeper Culpeper Times • Dogwood Village ofRegional Orange County • Eppard peper Robotics•Culpeper Star Exponent•Culpeper Times • Dogwood Village of Orange Propane • BlueOrthodontics Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center• Clore-English Funeral Home • Cru • Farm Credit •Farm Germanna Community County• Eppard Orthodontics• Credit•Germanna Community CollegeCollege •Girls on the • Girls on the Run Piedmont •Hearing Healthcare of Virginia•Heartland Home Foods •Hospice of the Run Piedmont • Hearing Healthcare of Virginia • Heartland Home Foods For Heroes• CubeSmart Piedmont• •Culpeper Fest • Culpeper Kid Central•Air LeafFilter NorthFoundation of Virginia, Inc.• MedExpress• MinuteMan Mini- Baptist Child Devel Mall•Piedmont United Way• Powell Foundation•Reformation Church• •Hospice of the Piedmont• KidWellness Central • LeafFilterLutheran North of Virginia,AssociaInc. ment Center•Culpeper County Democratic Football Remodel USA Rochester/TE ConnectivityCommittee•Culpeper •SBDC at Culpeper c/o Lord Fairfax SBDC•Service Elkwood Animal Hospital • MedExpress • MinuteMan MiniMall •Fauquier Piedmont Dogs by Warren Retrievers •SERVPRO of Culpeper & Counties United • Sherbeyn’sWay • Powell tion•Culpeper Hearing Center•Culpeper Kids Dentistry• Culpeper Regional Landscape State Theatre Foundation•Sunshine Contracting Corporation •The Place•UVA Wellness Foundation • Reformation Lutheran Church • Remodel USAAirport• C Lisa Gibson Culpeper Hospital• Virginia Regional Transit peper Robotics•Culpeper Star Exponent•Culpeper Times • Dogwood Village of Orange Rochester/TE Connectivity •SBDC at Culpeper c/o Lord Fairfax 22080 James Madison Highway SBDC•Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers • SERVPRO of County• Eppard Orthodontics• Farm Credit•Germanna Community College •Girls on t Elkwood, VA 22718 Culpeper & Fauquier Counties • Sherbeyn’s Landscape • State Theatre 540.825.1777 Run Piedmont •Hearing Healthcare of Virginia•Heartland Home Foods •Hospice of the Foundation • Sunshine Contracting Corporation • The Place Veterinarians Piedmont• Kid Central••LeafFilter North of Virginia, MedExpress• MinuteMan M UVA Culpeper Hospital • VirginiaInc.• Regional Transit ◊ Food Vendors ◊ Mall•Piedmont United Way• Powell Wellness Foundation•Reformation Lutheran Churc

welcome new members Dogwood Village would like to recognize Sue Dofflemoyer for her contributions to the facility. Sue was born and raised in Orange County, completed high school and later went to work for State Farm Insurance in Charlottesville. She has been married to her husband Luther, for 46 years and is a member of the Orange Baptist Church. Sue enjoys reading, walking, shopping and crossword puzzles. She is pictured with resident Mary White while assisting with an activity.

LegalShield/ID Shield Remodel USA Rochester/TE Connectivity •SBDC at Culpeper c/o Lord Fairfax SBDC•Se Anita “Gail” Smth Dogs by Warren Retrievers •SERVPRO of Culpeper & Fauquier Counties • Sherbeyn’s 540.905.5860 Insurance Agencies Landscape State Theatre Foundation•Sunshine Contracting Corporation •The Place•U

Culpeper Hospital• Virginia Regional Transit

Soil Consultants Engineering, Inc. Kim Marcey 9303 Center Street, #300 Manassas, VA 20110 703.366.3000 Geotechnical Engineering

Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Spotlight: Belmont Farm Distillery opened for the 2016 season on April 2nd. John Fischer, REALTOR® at Exit Cornerstone Realty Tim Smith and Tyler and of course Culpeper Kids Dentistry Chuck Miller (all from the Discovery Dr. Alvin Amonte Meet John Fischer! John moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Channel's Moonshiners) were here Culpeper after deciding that he wanted to settle down in a 18474 Crossroad Parkway greeting folks all day until 6 pm. small town near his wife’s family. He jumped into the real Culpeper, VA 22701 We had around estate business with Exit Cornerstone Realty in Culpeper YP Spotlight:    April   2,500 visitors, a 540.445.0271 band, food prepared by the Knights with much success. In his first year of Real Estate, he was Pediatric Dentistry of Columbus and a grand time. awarded the Rookie of the Year for the Greater Piedmont Name:    John   ischer   Area Association of Realtors (GPAAR), and then made the Some ofFour spirits were entered in Majestic Meadows Stables Silver Honor Society for GPAAR in 2015 for over 2.5 national and international contests in Bonnie Williams million in sales. He is also an Accredited Buyers Representative and Certified at Exit Cornerstone Realty Title:  the  REALTOR® USA and received many awards. 23114 Maddens Tavern Road e-PRO. Since joining the Culpeper community, John has become active with We were awarded Gold, Silver and Stevensburg, VA 22701 the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Precious Blood medals.  John  moved  from  Pittsburg,   Meet  Bronze John  Fischer!   PA  to  Culpeper  after  deciding  that  he  and  his  wife,  Kate,   540.219.6532

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Catholic Church, GPAAR, and state and national realtor associations.

John a welcoming Boarding & oLessons wanted to  settle   down  in  of a  stheir mall  MICA town  near  Horse her  hometown   f  Madison.    He  jumped  into   the  isreal   estate   face to the Culpeper community and is happy to help ARiA’s development home buyers and sellers alike. He states, “I am never happy unless my clients artificial-intelligence technology business   with  Exit  Cornerstone   Realty  with  mLaw uch  Office success.    In  his   first  year  oPLC f  Real  Estate,   he  was  I go above and beyond to make sure that I am serving their best are happy. of Marie Washington, for cognitive assistance to the interests and atond   make each transaction as smooth and care-free as possible.” awarded  the  Rookie  of  the  Year  for  the  Greater   Area  Association  of  Realtors  (GPAAR),   MariePiedmont   Washington government-acquisition process was 67 W. Lee St., Suite 102 Contact John for all of your real estate needs at johnfischerrealtor@gmail. then  covered made  the   ilver   Honor   GPAAR  in  2015  for  over  2.5  million  in  sales.    Hcom e  is  aorlso   an   540-407-0967. in Sthe March 26Society   issue offor   the Warrenton, VA 20186 Los Angeles Times. Accredited  Buyers  Representative  and  Certified   e-­‐PRO  with  the  National  Association  of  Realtors.   540.347.4172


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Keep up with the Times If you did not receive a copy of today’s edition, you can find it at any of these customer friendly businesses: CULPEPER 7-11 (U.S. 29) 7-11 (Main St. near Shenandoah Garden Spot) All Smiles Dental 4 C’s Restaurant AJ’s Market Amberwood Animal Hospital Surgical Center Ande’s Store Atheneans Family Restaurant & Pizza Bailey’s Country Store Battleford Toyota BP (Across from CVS) Bonnie Reb Boots Brooks Chiropractic Clinic Bruster’s Ice Cream Cabrera’s Bakery Century 21 Clancey Counseling, LLC Commonwealth Eye Chik-fil-A Chrysler of Culpeper Coin Laundry Commonwealth Medical Center Country Cookin’ Country Shoppes of Culpeper CRI Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Culpeper Cosmetology Culpeper Family Practice Culpeper Farmer’s Co-Op Culpeper Museum Culpeper Senior Center Culpeper Thrift Shoppe Culpeper Health & Rehab Culpeper Post Office Culpeper Resource Center Culpeper UVA Hospital Culpeper Visitor Center Culpeper Town Police Department Culpeper Department of Human Services

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office CVS - Culpeper Dunkin’ Donuts Embrace Home Loans Eppard Orthodontist EXIT Cornerstone Realty Fantastic Sam’s Food Lion Foti’s Restaurant Frost Cafe Full Circle Thrift Gary’s Ace Hardware Germanna Daniel Tech Center Germanna Community College (Locust Grove Campus) Gilmores Grill 309 Illusions by Teresa Intergrity Auto Holiday Inn & Express H&R Block K&M Lawn Equipment Knakal’s Bakery Koons Automotive Liberty Tax Main Street Weddings Martin’s MedExpress McDonald’s Microtel Minute Man Mini Mall Northridge Apartments Panera Bread Pepper’s Grill/Best Western Pixley’s Automotive Powell Wellness Center Quality Inn Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations Ravens Nest Ray’s Automotive Route 29 Express Red Carpet Inn REMAX/Crossroads Safeway

Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ Soap Opera Laundry Starbucks Surge The Loft The Ole Country Store Town of Culpeper Tropical Smoothie Cafe Uncle Elders BBQ & Family Restaurant UVA Pediatric Vinosity Virginia Orthopedic Center ORANGE COUNTY Waugh Enterprises Harley Davidson Piedmont Power Sports Holiday Inn Express Budget Inn Silk Mill Grille Country Cookin WJMA 103.1 Orange County Tattoos Dogwood Village Outdoor Power Equipment WARRENTON Fauquier Chamber Warrenton Chamber Warrenton Police Department Fauquier Times Fauquier Hospital Bistro REMINGTON The Corner Deli in Remington Remington Barbershop Dollar Store MADISON The Mountaineer Cafe Saddlery Liquidators Yoders Country Market Eddins Ford Autumn Care Nursing & Rehab Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery Madison BP Pig N’ Steak Orange-Madison Co-Op

The Culpeper Times is published every Thursday and is Culpeper’s FREE weekly newspaper providing local news, community events, and weekly topics you won’t want to miss! In addition to reaching the Culpeper marketplace, we are also available at high-traffic Orange and Madison locations and in Warrenton.

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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016 IN BRIEF

Honorary fire queens 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 27-30. For information call Stephanie Jones at 540-222-8762.

Learn to use the computer at the library Sign up at the Library for basic computer classes during the month of June. Volunteer Computer Instructors Tiffany Hodge, Sara Crider and Caroline Smeltz will present the following computer classes especially developed for novice to moderate computer users: INTERNET BASICS with Tiffany Hodge Friday, June 10, 1 to 2:30 pm Audience: For novice users. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills needed. COMPUTER BASICS with Sara Crider Monday, June 13; Wednesday, June 15; Friday, June 17 Time: 10:30 to 12 p.m.

This is a three day course. Attendance is expected at all classes. Audience: For novice users. Prerequisites: None. INTRO TO EXCEL with Tiffany Hodge Friday, June 17, 1 to 2:30 pm Audience: For intermediate users. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills needed. EMAIL BASICS with Tiffany Hodge Friday, June 20, 1 to 2:30 pm Audience: For novice users. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills needed. ONE-ON-ONE time with our volunteer computer instructors! With Sara Crider Tuesday, June 21 Choose from one of these 30-minute slots: 10:30 am; 11 am ; 11:30 pm Audience: For all levels of users. Special Instructions: Bring your own laptop or mobile device if you need help with an operating system other than Windows 7. Registration required for all classes. Space is limited. Please register early since classes fill up quickly! Visit the Library’s Circulation Desk or call (540) 825-8691. Class held in the Library’s computer lab.



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Over 220 Vendors on One Floor! Virginia Living Magazine Winner for Antiques Malls in Central Virginia

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George G. Zeigler GZ Construction

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• Residential Carpentry •

Snow Removal • Topping • Pruning Feeding • Take Downs • Stump Grinding • Firewood Mulching • Landscaping Lawn Care/Mowing Bush Hogging •Pressure Washing

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Drywall Repairs Int. & Ext. Painting Minor Household Repairs Power Washing Gutter Cleaning VA Licensed

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Service Plumbing • Water Services • Gas Repairs/Logs Sewage/Sump Pumps Repairs • Well Pump Water Heaters • Water Softening & Conditioning


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Services Directory

Licensed & Insured • Family Owned & Operated

Free Estimates • Installation & Repair • Residential & Commercial • New Homes or Remodel Work

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Rentals — Apartments

Jeffersonton, lower lvl furn, 2BR, gas FP, LR, kit & laundry rm, CAC. Priv ent, patio, utils incl. $1060/mo Sec/ refs. 540-359-6077 Markham, 1BR apt, near Rt 66, $1000 all inclusive, mtn views, W/D, D/W, no pets, 703-217-5877

Orlean APARTMENT 2BR, large, on 60 acres, beautiful views. Utils included. $1395/mo 540-229-9328


Farm Equipment

International Tractor, diesel, 2400 hours, good cond, front loader, 540-347-5225


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Sofa and Chair set, like new cond, $125. 540-825-1984.



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Garage/Yard Sales


Free horse manure, Gold for your garden, will help load pickup t r u c k . C a l l (540)364-6282

Open to the public.

Mary Walter Community Day

4/30 â—? 8:00am-1:00pm Mary Walter Elementary School 4529 Morrisville Road Bealeton, VA. HUGE yard sale, vendors, safety awareness area, K-9 Demo, and food.

Garage/ Yard Sales

Moving Sale, good prices April 29 to 30, 9am - 2pm. 12456 Lucky Hill Road, Remington, 22734



OPEN SAT & SUN; 2p-5p 6666 Clarkes Meadow, Bealeton, VA 22712 Shows Like Model Beautifully updated Colonial, spacious floor plan. Wood floors from entry throughout living areas. Kit has top of the line quartz counter tops & new appls. Clean & bright with decorator paint & new carpet. FP in LR. Family area off kit. 4BR. Owner´s suite w/bath, separate shower & soaking tub. Ceiling fans. Lge deck to enjoy spring breezes. Priced at only $339,900. FOR SALE BY OWNER HOMETOWN PROPERTIES, 210-527-7106 OPEN SAT & SUN; 2p-5p 9746 LOGAN JAY, BEALETON, VA 22712 Updated from entry to finished bsmt, your family will love this home. Efficient kit features island w/ custom lighting, new granite counter tops & appls. Fresh paint; new carpet. FP in living area. Solarium conveniently located off kitchen. 3BR; 3 1⠄2BA. Huge finished bsmt ww/full BA offers space for entertaining & family fun. Beautiful new deck. Priced at only $334,900. FOR SALE BY OWNER. HOMETOWN PROPERTIES, 210-527-7106.

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NOTICE OF HEARING FOR RECEIVING PROOF OF DEBTS AND DEMANDS Re: ESTATE of KATHERINE C. DOAK, DECEASED TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES, TAKE NOTICE At the request of the Executor of the above estate, and pursuant to the terms of Section 64.2-550 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, I will conduct a hearing for the TAKING OF DEBTS AND DEMANDS in reference to the above estate at 115 SOUTH WEST STREET, CULPEPER, VIRGINIA, 22701 on MONDA, MAY 16TH, 2016 beginning at 10:00 A.M. All interested parties are hereby required to appear to such time and place with proof of debts and demands in reference to said estate. BRUCE T. CLARK COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS FOR CULPEPER COUNTY 115 SOUTH WEST STREET CULPEPER, VIRGINIA 22701

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Employment 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


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 Brookside Rehab & Nursing Center (formerly Oak Springs of Warrenton)

Do you like being part of a dynamic team? Do you like having fun at work? Do you have experience working in long term care? Brookside Rehab and Nursing Center could be the place for you!

NURSING JOB FAIR 614 Hastings Lane Warrenton, VA 20186 Friday, April 29th * 1-5 pm

Food, drinks and raffles 23(1 326,7,216 )25 )7 37 1856(6 683(59,6256 &1$Â?6 We offer comprehensive benefits, health, dental and vision insurance. 401K and more.

12391 James Madison Highway, Orange, VA 22960 A.P.T. member

540-6-RAD-TAT ( 540-672-3828 )

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Custom and Cover-Ups artist Thom Little. Licensed Professional for 20 years.

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Full Time Employment




Needed for 2016-17 SY 10am - 2pm â—? M-F St. John the Evangelist School Email resume to

Medical Receptionist

Busy medical practice looking for part/full time, reliable, detail oriented, patient friendly medical receptionist. Must be able to work at Culpeper/Warrenton/Gainesville offices. Mail resume to

Bluemont Nephrology Associates 406 Hospital Drive Warrenton, VA 20186 or fax to (540)347-7152 ATTENTION: Heather

545 Employment

FT Teachers Aide

Certified Caregivers NEEDED

Drivers: LOCAL, Home Nightly! Fredericksburg Delivery Driver & Yard Hostler Openings. Great Pay & Benefits! 1yr CDL-A with flatbed /van exp. Estenson Logistics. Apply: w w w. g o e l c . c o m 1-866-336-9642

Needed for 2016-17 SY St. John the Evangelist School Email resume to

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:

Account Manager

Direct marketing agency in Warrenton is expanding and seeks to hire multitasker who is a career-oriented individual. Position involves a wide variety of duties to include Purchase Orders, Invoice Preparation, Creating & Running Reports, Data Integrity Checks, etc. Will train the right person. Ideal candidate must be analytical and able to communicate professionally in person and in writing. Professional use of Excel and databases a plus. Knowledge of/interest in non-profits (especially Christian and/or Catholic charities), direct mail, fundraising, and/or editing 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

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





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


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


for our Building Installation Crew at SmithMidland Corp, a world class manufacturer of precast concrete products located in Northern VA. The candidate must be familiar with directing cranes, & have construction background. Will lead a crew of 5. Position involves 50% travel, some overnights. To apply submit resume & application w/ salary requirements to: Smith-Midland Corporation P.O. Box 300, Midland, VA 22728 540-439-3266 (Human Resources) Email: Applications at: Please write: Foreman on subject line ~ Equal Opportunity Employer ~

Healthcare Mid-Atlantic Home Health Now Hiring for RN´s, LPN´s and PT.

Nurses must have trach and vent exp.

fax resume to: 540-349-2840 or email to: EOE

Full Time

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Farm Help

Call 540-222-2535

Full Time Employment


Seeking full-time laborers w/ exp. in landscaping / mowing. Must be willing to travel overnight. Email: or call: 703-393-4844 5367 Telephone Rd, Warrenton, VA; EOE

Admin Assistant

PT (20 - 25 hours) that reports directly to the President of SmithMidland Corp, a premier precast concrete manufacturing firm located near intersection of Rt. 17 & 28 in Fauquier Co. The candidate for this highly visible position must be proficient in MS Office, Outlook & have 5+ yrs of related exp. A proactive approach to routine, as well as unique responsibilities and special projects, is required. Send complete application & resume today. Start rate: $16/hr. EOE Smith-Midland Corp P.O. Box 300, Midland, VA 22728 Fax: 540/439/1627 Visit us on the web:

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Experienced Farm Help

PT School Nurse

Full Time

Full Time Employment

NOW HIRING IN WARRENTON Through a February 1, 2016 merger with Northern Piedmont Federal Credit Union in Warrenton, VA, UVA Community Credit Union is now operating in the Town of Warrenton and serving members in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock counties. Based in Charlottesville, VA., UVA Community Credit Union is one of Central Virginia´s largest member-owned financial institutions and employs over 180 people in 14 full-service branches, 3 student-run branches, and 3 administrative locations. Once again awarded Favorite Financial Institution honors by Charlottesville residents - for the tenth consecutive year - our community involvement, member service, outstanding staff, and generous and competitive benefits and compensation are just a few reasons to consider a career with us.

Assistant Branch Manager - Blackwell Road

In this position, you will help direct the daily activities of the branch, develop branch staff to meet and exceed sales and service goals while exemplifying the credit union mission and vision, and manage risk, among other duties.

Community Relations Specialist

In this important role, you will contribute to the achievement of UVA Community Credit Union´s strategic goals through developing, planning and coordinating community relations activities.

Mortgage Loan Officer

Member Options, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of UVA Community Credit Union, needs an experienced MLO to help the Credit Union´s members in the Northern Piedmont area meet their home financing needs.

Home Equity & Consumer Loan Officer

In this dual role, you will provide efficient service to members; review requests for home equity or consumer loans offered by the Credit Union; and evaluate, underwrite, and make sound loan decisions.

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600 Classics

1929 Model A Ford, Black Tudor,Garage housed; parade ready $12,900. 703-927-2118

605 Automobiles - Domestic ´03 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 3800 V6 eng, 45K mls, 4dr, cloth inter, new brakes, exc con. $5,000 609-330-5274 2011 Ford Focus, SE, 4dr, all pwr w/ cruise. 35K mls, $10,500/obo. 540-3472093 2012 Chevy Cruze LT, 9500 mls, exc. cond, sunroof, prem sound sys, $12K firm. 540-905-0312 ´94 Cadillac, ElDorado, Touring coupe, 2dr, V8, 107K mls, very good cosmetic cond, trans & engine needs work, $ 1 5 0 0 / o b o 540-497-1413 ACURA TSX, 2008. Very good cond, loaded! Garage kept, one owner, 117,600 miles. $8200. 540.351.6131

640 Motorcycles HD 1983 FXSB Low Rider. Vintage stock shovelhead 80cc, orig. paint. 45K mi, garage kept. good cond, extras $6K 540-349-2375

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665 Vehicles

05 Ford Escape XLT, V6, $4700/obo. 1 owner, garg kept, auto, lthr intr, sunrf, all pwr, 176K mls. 540-272-5750

Float Teller

In this role you will split your schedule between the Blackwell Road and Vint Hill branches as you provide exceptional member service by accurately and efficiently performing Teller related transactions. To learn more about our benefits, these and other opportunities, and how to apply, please visit the Careers section at

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The tragic  accident  of  Bobby  and  Pam  Clark  changes  peoples’  lives  

Love and Forgiveness

The tragic accident of Bobby and Pam Clark changes peoples’ lives

Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016

Culpeper Food Closet Need of the Week This week;

canned chicken and chicken helper soups canned meat jelly

The Culpeper Food Closet is an outreach ministry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 115 N. East Street, Culpeper 540-825-1724 Drop off donations M-F from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Arrangements should be made ahead with Dick Rosica at 547-3644 if you are bringing a large amount, i.e. from a food drive.

  Join us on May 1, 2016 as J.T. Clark gives his Join  us  on  M ay  1,  2016   as  J.T.   Clark  and gives   his  testimony  about   testimony about Love Forgiveness Sunday, May 1, 2016and   during 10:00 worship service    Love   Forgiveness Sunday,    May  Little 1,  2016   during   the  10:00   worship  service   Fork Episcopal Church 16461 Oak Shade Road Little   Fork  Episcopal   Church   Rixeyville, Va. 22737

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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016 PHOTO BY JEFF SAY

Tanom Motors Invaders "invaded" Main and East Davis Streets for the filming of the reality TV show ToyMakerz. Five of the machines zoomed up and down a closed East Davis as onlookers filmed the filming. This episode will air Sept. 16 with a two-hour premiere on the Velocity network.


32 Plan to be in PAPER the next issue - Call 540-812-2282 THE WEEKEND The Piedmont Area Soap Box derby is happening June 11-12. Local News. Local Voices.

Watch for the annual Derby special section - including driver profiles, feature stories and sponsor ads - publishing on June 9 in the Culpeper Times. Also watch for derby heat sheets in the June 9 edition of the paper. To advertise in this highly-anticipated section, call 540-812-2282.


Athlete of the week: Jenny Bosserman

➤ Cyclones' dynamic duo score 200th goals one week apart

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

Over the last four years Eastern View’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team has set a high standard for excellence exemplified by the play of two dynamic athletes--- seniors Jenny Bosserman and Jordan Howard. The two Cyclones achieved a major milestone just one week apart. Both players have now scored 200 goals in their varsity lacrosse careers. Any fan of Eastern View’s field hockey and lacrosse teams have witnessed the impact Bosserman and Howard can achieve in a game. Both are certifiable stars in district, conference and regional play. “Jordan is a great friend and teammate. I was happy for her when she scored her 200th goal this week at James Monroe,” said Bosserman. Howard scored seven goals in the 19-9 victory over its Evergreen Conference opponents. The Cyclones (6-3) ascending the conference standings. One week ago it was Bosserman’s time to shine when she hit the milestone at a pivotal moment in an 1110 victory over John Champe High School. “I scored my 200th last Thursday at home against John Champe. It was amazing because it was a really close game,” said Bosserman. “It was a very big milestone for me and it was certainly and exciting moment.” The bond between the two athletes is strong---they’ve been teammates and friends for years. “Jordan and I have been friends and teammates since sixth grade. She was the one who got me to try

out for lacrosse my eighth grade year,” explained Bosserman. “We grew up playing sports together.” Over four years Bosserman and Howard found success each season in field hockey and lacrosse. “We’ve been teammates from our freshman year on,” said Bosserman. “We have an unspoken way of communicating—we know each other so well, even to the point where we know each other’s tendencies on the field.” Bosserman is optimistic that the Cyclones will continue to gel as a team as the season progresses. “We’re improving. With last season’s success I think our team might have entered this season a little bit overconfident,” said Bosserman. “We took a few losses early in this season that I don’t think we should have. I think we’re improving each game.” On a personal level Bosserman PHOTO BY MARSHALL CONNER believes that experience and scoring Eastern View's Jenny Bosserman scored her 200th career goal this have elevated her game. “As a player I believe that I’ve season for the Cyclones' girls lacrosse team. matured since my freshman year. I see many more opportunities on the field now,” said Bosserman. “I see what can happen, and then, I know how to make it happen.” Bosserman is an outstanding student who will attend University of Mary Washington next year. “I loved the campus and it’s away…but not too far away,” said Bosserman. “I chose the college first and thought if I had the opportunity to play lacrosse--- I’d do it. I’m glad I’ll have that opportunity.” “Coach (Liz) Schumacher was the coach who taught me lacrosse in eighth grade. My freshman year she became the head coach, so we’ve been together my entire lacrosse career,” said Bosserman. “Coach Peggy Allen has also been one of my most important mentors and coaches in both sports.” Outside of lacrosse and field hockey Bosserman is an award-winning equestrian. “I enjoy equestrian sports and I try to ride when I can fit it in—usuGet a Free 48” Samsung Smart TV ally a few times a week,” explained Bosserman. with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 The support of her family has Edge and DIRECTV service. also been an essential ingredient to the young athlete’s success. “My mother is my top statistician and my father is also very support800-671-7263 ive,” said Bosserman. “My family has always been there for me.” Eastern View’s dynamic duo Offer details at Other restrictions may apply. will return to action this Thursday Ask a sales associate for more details. against Freedom High School.

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