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The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Jointly sponsored by VFW Post 2524, American Legion Post 330, and the staff of Culpeper National Cemetery, these occasions are always moving tributes to the members of America's military. Music will be provided by the Culpeper County High School band under the director of Mr. Duane Clore. The keynote speaker is Rev. Sanford Reaves, Jr. of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Locust Grove who is also president of the Culpeper Branch NAACP. Ms. Mary Elder, director of training and workforce development for the National Cemetery Administration, will also speak. An informal reception hosted by the Heritage Girls will be held immediately after the ceremony at the VFW Post 2524 post home on Sperryville Pike.

Town Offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Trash and recycling schedule will be as follows: Monday 05/30/16: Holiday; no refuse collection or recycling pickup Tuesday 05/31/16: Monday & Tuesday’s refuse collection; cardboard recycling pickup Wednesday 06/01/16: Regular refuse collection Thursday 06/02/16: Regular refuse collection Friday 06/03/16: Regular refuse collection Carts need to be set out by 6:30 a.m. on your day of collection.

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Car Wash Event Local businessmen Steve Corbin and Tom Boyd are great supporters of this country’s military. This year their annual Memorial Day Car Wash will once again offer the Ultimate Wash for just $8 for all active military service members. As an added expression of gratitude to fellow citizens who serve unselfishly in rolls that contribute to this country being a free and safe place, they are extending this special to all law enforcement personnel both uniformed and in support roles, all fire and rescue personnel and all emergency services personnel (EMT’s and support). An attendant will be at the Culpeper Car Wash at 618 Sperryville Pike from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. or later if required. Rainout date is Tuesday, May 31. Please be prepared to identify yourself to attendant. Be prepared with cash. Credit cards cannot be processed at this event. “We look forward to providing this benefit and express our sincere appreciation to all,” said owners Steve Corbin and Tom Boyd.

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Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016 ➤ JJ, from Page 4 and many others. J.J. will always be considered as one of our Founding Fathers here at CJR as his 90 unit t-hangar complex was the push-start that the airport needed to be on its way. For many years he has flight instructed with White Hawk Aviation, continued his aerial photography business and reignited his love of ham radio. As can be echoed by many of you, J.J. will be truly missed as he is and always will be a friend and mentor. J.J. has immortalized himself here at the airport with the t-hangar complex and the wonderful individuals that he attracted to the airport,” said Tanya. Mike Dale, a fellow pilot, supporter of the airport and instrumental in the success of the annual Culpeper AirFest was likewise sick at heart. “JJ was a consummate gentleman. A wonderful friend, kind, generous and warm hearted. His enthusiasm for aviation touched everyone around him and had not abated with age. I flew several check flights with him over the years and, while his approach was typically low key, his disciplines in the air soon challenged you to use every aspect of your aircraft's performance and made you hone your skills,” said Dale, adding, “His work with Angel Flight and other volunteer organisations brought well deserved national recognition and, not surprisingly, it was JJ who volunteered to fly Mike Ginter and I out to persuade the DAV to let us use their name to dedicate the Potomac Flight. He was always ready to help.It was JJ who had the courage to build the first set of hangars at CJR when no one else thought they were viable. When the County asked him to sell them back to the county he agreed instantly with all the grace that was such a strong characteristic of his life. Life was always about other people, not him, and this will live in the memory of everyone who ever knew JJ.” “The last entry in my logbook written by JJ was 3/31/16. I shall always cherish that last flight with him,” said a saddened Dale. “Culpeper has lost a treasure beyond replacement.” Frankie Gilmore has known JJ for years. "Where do I start, he's been a friend of a family forever," Frankie Gilmore, director of the Piedmont Soap Box Derby said. "He hung out with my

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Sally Underwood Friend older brother and sisters in the 1960s. He flew with my dad (the late Joe Troilo) and they always hung out at the airport. I grew up around JJ. He always had a smile on his face and he always asked 'what can I do for you.' He did so much for the Soap Box Derby that people aren't aware of. He touched so many lives with Angel Flight. It's such a tragic loss, it's going to leave a void." Al Aitken, another fellow pilot, knows that flying is not without risk. “It appears JJ went flying with someone at the Culpeper airport to help him learn about his new airplane he had just bought. JJ was like that... always helping out others... even inexperienced pilots,” said Aitken who speculated that perhaps a mechanical problem brought them closer to the ground. “An NTSB investigation is underway. We

won’t know for a while,” said Aitken. “We’re all so sad.” Aitken shared an old adage in the flying community..."Flying is not inherently dangerous...but it is totally unforgiving of the tiniest mistake." JJ received his wings in 1957 as a flight student for the US Navy. He served as a pilot flying with VP-11 Squadron in Brunswick, Maine flying P2V Neptunes and with the Navy six fleet in Malta and Rota, Spain. He later served as a flight instructor in T28s at Pensacola, Florida until 1962. Sadness, that’s the powerful word on this Wednesday as I pen these words. Sadness and yet a good feeling if that’s possible knowing that he died doing what he did best - serving others in the sky.

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Stohlman to retire The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Debbie Stohlman, President/CEO, will be retiring effective August 31, 2016. Ms. Stohlman has been with the organization since August 2009 when she began her career as Operations Manager. She was promoted to her current position in August 2014. “Debbie is a wellrespected leader in Culpeper’s business community. She is a champion for our business members specifically and the business Debbie Stohlman community at large. She has created invaluable connections to education and government in the region. We are very sorry to see Debbie leave and wish her all the best in retirement. We have certainly benefited from her vision and leadership,” said Ken Greenfield, 2016 Board Chairman. During her tenure, Stohlman worked to revamp the organization’s premier


event, CulpeperFest and worked to strengthen community partnerships to help facilitate a quality of life conducive to economic development. “It has been a privilege to serve the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and our community in this capacity. While I look forward to this new chapter of my life, I will miss the daily opportunities to make connections for our members and partners,” said Stohlman. The executive committee of the board of directors will assemble a search committee to find her replacement.

Ahmed named 2015 Physician of the Year Dr. Mirza Ahmed, a hospitalist with Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, has been named the facility’s 2015 Physician of the Year. The award recognizes Ahmed’s bedside manner with patients, as well as his positive interactions with his colleagues. As a hospitalist, Ahmed specializes in the care of patients in the hospital. “I am very thankful for all who nominated me for this award,” Ahmed said. “It was very rewarding and it gave me positive reinforcement to continue to work hard. My goal is to make sure all of my patients receive the best possible care.”


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“It’s somewhere between a barbershop and a salon,” says Alex Faulds about what you’ll find at Supercuts which specializes in high-quality haircare services at reasonable rates. Faulds, along with his wife Jodie, are on a new business venture - owning their first franchise. So far, it’s going well. “We felt it was a good way to go,” says Faulds who spent more than two decades in the insurance business before deciding to become a franchise owner joining more than 2,400 locations nationwide including Canada and Puerto Rico. Targeting primarily a male audience, Supercuts caters to guys who have little tolerance for a long wait but want a classy cut at an affordable price. Faulds demonstrated their app which lets you check on the nearest location for a Supercuts and

how long your wait will be. You can also add your name to the list so by the time you arrive, you’re set to go. It’s all about convenience. “We liked the idea of a service oriented that is solid and has good value recognition,” says Faulds who chose Culpeper for its family friendly feel. “Unlike more populated areas, Culpeper feels like it’s a true community,” says Faulds who wants to build on customer loyalty with plenty of repeat clients. Originally from New England, the Faulds have called Virginia home for nearly 20 years. Opening their business in Culpeper felt right from the start. “We’ve been impressed with everyone that we’ve worked with to get the place open,” says Faulds who has six employees on staff. “We hired all local...we want them to stay.” “We’ve been averaging about 200 customers a week,” says Faulds, “with busy weekend volume.” Located at 563 James Madison

Hwy, next to Popeye’s, Faulds notes that 60-70 percent of their clientele is male but services are available for women and children as well. In addition to haircuts, several product lines like Biolage, Paul Mitchell, Redken and American Crew are available for purchase. “We like the traffic even though we aren’t in a larger shopping center,” says Faulds. It was all good karma for one Culpeper resident. Tammy Hartman entered her name in their drawing box and was chosen to receive free haircuts for a year. That came after her decision to donate her hair to the Locks for Love nonprofit charity. “Based on that success, we’re going to continue offering this program,” says Faulds, “and you can put your name in the drawing box even if you don’t get a haircut.” Faulds smiles. Energized by this new business venture which, by the way, includes a hot towel refresher after each cut as a finishing touch, he has plans to open additional


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HOME & GARDEN Nature as medicine WILD IDEAS Pam Owen

Having a passion for nature can be rewarding in many ways, but now scientists studying the relatively new discipline of “environmental psychology” (aka “ecopsychology”) are finding that being out in nature has real

health benefits. As an article in the June issue of “University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter” puts it, nature offers “medicine for the mind.” The article cites studies that show that “green exercise” — just walking in nature — can give people “increased vitality (physical and mental energy) and a greater sense of well-being” over walking inside. Walking through forests, according to some researchers, can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate and improve immune function for hours, or even

days. Ever have a sense of awe when viewing some sweeping landscape, or just seeing a bear going about its business? That awe that nature inspires can make us feel part of something bigger, says the article. Or, according to the University of Minnesota (UM) website that awe gives us a sense of “meaningfulness.” For me, it doesn’t take a view of the Grand Canyon to put me in awe of nature. Just finding the brightly colored millipede I featured in my last column, or a somewhat water-soaked, flowerlike mushroom growing in the yard — or mantis nymphs emerging from their egg sac — brought an involuntary “wow!” from my mouth. Research indicates that experiencing nature may lower levels of chemicals that affect systemic inflammation, reduce muscle tension and the production of stress hormones, increase the attention span of children with ADHD and, as the UM website put it, “may even reduce mortality” from some diseases or conditions. Researchers studying dementia

have also found that access to nature can “play a key role in restoring a sense of purpose, unlocking memories from the past, bringing meaning to patients’ experiences and providing a calming affect for people living with dementia,” according to an article on the UK National Health Service website. Nature can improve cognitive function in young people, too. A study about creativity in the wild, published in the journal “Plos”, found that several days of immersion in nature, and the corresponding disconnection from multimedia and technology, increased performance on a creativity, problem-solving task “by a full 50 percent” in a group of young adults. Pointing to new research, Richard Louv, author “Last Child in the Woods,” said in an interview for National Geographic that nature is a “good antidote” for depression, ADD, physical health, child obesity and the epidemic of inactivity. Nature can also distract us from our pain and discomfort, as I’ve found in my own experience battling

fibromyalgia and arthritis, both of which can make it hard for me to get out of bed some days. But I’ve learned that just a short walk in the woods that surrounds my house in the morning, or when I start to lag during the afternoon, can ease pain and clear the brain fog I often experience, enabling me to on with my work and enjoy my life. So next time you think you have too much to do, are feeling lousy or just don’t seem to have the energy to drag your butt off the couch, think about taking a dose of “ecotherapy.” If you’re new to experiencing the glory of the outdoors and leery of its challenges (rugged terrain, rashcausing plants, biting insects or larger, fearsome-looking critters, etc.) — or want to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of nature — take advantage of the many guided nature walks and other activities regularly offered nearby. On June 4, join Shenandoah National Park and nearby state ➤ See Wild, Page 9

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VIEWS Brat nominated as Republican nominee in 7th District As you know, my good friend Congressman Dave Brat won the Republican nomination at the 7th District Convention this past weekend. This is fantastic news for every passionate conservative in our community and in our Commonwealth. That’s because while so many talk about conservative values these days, Congressman Brat has been a true leader fighting to protect our values and our rights – even before he got to Washington. I’m proud to be represented by him in Congress because he’s fighting to protect our Christian morals and principles every day. This November, we must stand together to keep Dave Brat working for us. Please sign up today to help Dave continue the work he’s started. I also want to congratulate Susan


Lascolette, Dewey McDonnell, and Ron Hedlund on being elected to the Virginia State Central Committee. They ran a great grassroots-focused campaign that should be a model for future contests. Their principled, conservative leadership will be a huge asset to the Republican Party of Virginia this year and into the future. The next several months are going to be very exciting here in Virginia and across the nation. The Republican leadership we just elected makes me even more confident we can take back the White House in November and begin to restore conservative values and morals to our national government. Please join me in congratulating Dave Brat when you see him – he’s one of the strongest conservative voices not just in our community, not just in Virginia, but in our great nation. Have a great week. Elected in 2011, Sen. Bryce Reeves represents the 17th. District in Virginia. You may reach him at 540-318-0678 or district17@senate.virginia. gov


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May celebrates older Americans: Let’s start to embrace aging Disrupt Aging. Turn back the clock on aging. Delay aging. These have become commonplace headlines in the media and product advertisements, shouting at us to do something before it’s too late. Frankly, I find this disturbing. Is it really that terrible to grow older? Does it have to be that terrible to grow older? 10,000 people daily are turning 65 – a trend that is expected to continue for the next

loving protection. For those 50 and older and retired or about to retire, we'll remind ourselves of our Judeo-Christian values through meetings held the third Monday of every month, from noon until 2 p.m. Meetings are free and agendas will include: Prayer, Bible Study, Lunch, Viewing of an Episode From David Barton's "American Heritage" Series, Guest Speaker, or Study of our Founding Documents,

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decade. Technology to help us remain healthy, to have global connections, to learn more and learn faster is growing at a tremendous rate. People are retiring with decades more time to enjoy leisure, start an encore career or even a whole new business. Isn’t this exciting? What are we afraid of? Yes it’s true that as the population increases and people live longer the rate of Alzheimer’s and dementia is growing. And older bodies don’t always move the same way or at the same rate as earlier in our lives. Research has shown that our brains don’t work as quickly as when we were younger, but they do work deeper because of the knowledge

we have acquired. Let’s start to embrace aging. If it is something that we value and we look forward to then this change in attitude will change how we respond. Because what we think about something drives how we act. If growing older is celebrated as an accomplishment - if every major decade birthday card had congratulations rather than some joke or insult about growing older - what would we do differently? Would we fuel ourselves better with good food and healthy exercise? Would we incorporate older people into our daily activities? Would our land planning, economic development planning and business

planning anticipate the needs of people from birth to 100 plus? May is Older Americans month. I challenge you to rethink aging. Celebrate it. If there’s something that’s not working for you about aging, change it. When you see people denying aging, call it out. Whether it’s an ad in the media, a stereotype being perpetuated, a policy that creates a barrier – call it out. Then keep on going, sharing the fun and the joy and the opportunity that comes from aging together.


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Bridge provides social connections, lots of fun at The Culpeper By Ann Lovell

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Jean Isaacson, 72, was disappointed there wasn’t a bridge club at The Culpeper, the LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community where she’s lived since 2013. An accountant who had started her own business in 1980, Isaacson learned to play bridge as a teen and taught the game when she lived in Chicago from 1972-1975. Then she met Lila Bunt, 89, another avid bridge player who has lived at The Culpeper since 2011. “Lila and I were walking from ‘the big house’ (the building that houses the dining room and community center) to our cottages,” Isaacson recalls. “I told her how I wished we had a bridge club. ‘Let’s start one!’ Lila said. So we did.” Bunt laughs. “Two heads plus a need equals a bridge club,” she says. The two women started the club with one table in 2013. Then, they asked Pat Ballard, The Culpeper’s Director of Resident Services, to add it to the The Culpeper’s activities’ calendar each month. Soon Bunt and Isaacson were offering weekly classes to those interested in learning the game. Eight players joined a cruise the group took in early 2015, and today the group has grown to 14. “We need two more players to have four tables,” Isaacson says. Isaacson and Bunt are two of LifeSpire’s featured trailblazers during Older Americans Month in May. The U.S. Administration for Community Living sets aside May each year to recognize the contributions of older Americans. The 2016 theme is “Blaze a Trail.” Ballard recommended the two women for their initiative in starting the bridge club. “LifeSpire trailblazers model wellness, community, and hospitality,” agrees Jonathan Cook, LifeSpire President and CEO. “By starting the bridge club, Mrs. Isaacson and Mrs. Bunt showed the kind of community spirit we appreciate from all our residents.” Mental Gymnastics Bridge evolved from the British card game whist and dates back to the 1700s. In 1925 railroad heir Harold Stirling Vanderbilt created the modern version of contract bridge, the version The Culpeper club plays. According to David Owen of The New Yorker, Vanderbilt “had been annoyed by what he felt were deficiencies in the previous version, auction bridge.” Contract bridge caught on quickly, especially as the Great Depression

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They love teaching the game. Jean Isaacson (left) and Lila Bunt (right) discuss how bridge club began at The Culpeper, the LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community where they live. set in, and by the 1940s, 44 percent of American families played the game. Today, an estimated 25 million Americans enjoy bridge, including such notables as Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, who often play as a team. The majority of bridge players are over age 50, says Jon Saraceno in an article for AARP. “Bridge’s intricacies make it particularly appealing for those who want to sharpen acuity with mental gymnastics,” Saraceno writes. “A study in 2000 at the University of California Berkeley, found strong evidence that an area in the brain used in playing bridge stimulates the immune system. Researchers suggest that is because players must use memory, visualization and sequencing.” Additional research by Dr. Claudia Kawas of the University of California Irvine, seems to indicate bridge, with its added social element, may have a slight edge over other mental games in staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. “We think, for example, that it’s very important to use your brain, to keep challenging your mind, but all mental activities may not be equal,” Kawas says. “We’re seeing some evidence that a social component may be crucial.” A Rewarding Pursuit Isaacson and Bunt carve out lots of time each week for bridge. The two

women teach bridge on Wednesdays, developing lessons based on the book, “The Fun Way to Advanced Bridge” by Harry Lampert. “Many of those who come last played in college,” Bunt says. “It’s a great way to welcome new residents to the community.” The group plays together at The Culpeper on Fridays. Isaacson plays with a group at her home on Saturdays, and Bunt and her husband, John, play Tuesday evenings at the local country club with people from the greater Culpeper community. When they aren’t playing bridge, the two women are also involved in other activities in their community. Bunt and her husband regularly work in the food pantry at their local church, St. Stephen's Episcopal in downtown Culpeper. Isaacson reads to an older friend, plays rummy with older residents, and enjoys caring for her granddaughter one day a week. Still, bridge has provided a strong bond between the two women and allowed them to forge friendships with other residents as well. “It’s very rewarding,” Bunt says. “It keeps us busy and provides a lot of good laughs.” Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@ or call (804) 521-9192.

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Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016

Safe Trade Zone created at Culpeper Town Police Station By Anita L. Sherman

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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016

The Chamber ADVANTAGE Culpeper Chamber of Commerce » MAY 2016 » Volume 3, Issue 17

members in the news Xpress Copy and Graphics is excited to announce our new Ricoh 7110X digital press to our fleet of other amazing presses. Also welcome Jamie, who helps with our production and Zack one of our new graphic designers. Please come by and meet them sometime!

welcome new members 3 Dimensional Creations Rex Hancock 540.301.1422 Laser Engraving

Sneak Peek at our Exhibitors to date!

Sneak Peek of our Exhibitors to date!

MVP Staffing Dawn Tyler 206 S. Main Street, Suite#302 Culpeper, VA 22701 540.423.6630 Employment Services

31 Bags and Gifts l Able Heating & Air, LLC. l ActiKare l Alzheimer’s Association The Blue Ridge Chorale presented American Foundation for Suicide Prevention l Appleton Campbelll Bingham & Taylor “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to two fun and Blossman Propane l Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine l Breeze Printing l Brusters Ice Cream/Nathans Hot Dogs l Buffalo Wild Wings l CCRC / Pam Hoag receptive audiences at Warrenton Cedar Mountain Stone l CFC Farm Home Center industrial Moto Community Center and the State Theater Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee l Clore-English Funeral Home Tyler Haynes- Owner in Culpeper May 6th and & 7th. Continental Automotive Systems Inc. l Country Cafe & Catering l Cruisin For 31 Bags and Gifts • Acti-Kare• Alzheimer’s Association • Appleton Campbell • Blossman 15191 Montanus Drive, Suite#110 Heroes l Chrysler of Culpeper l CubeSmart l Culpeper Air Fest Foundation l Culpeper Culpeper, VA 222701 Marcia Anne Designs hasPropane rebranded • Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center• Clore-English Funeral Home • Cruisin’ Baptist Child Development Center l Culpeper Car Wash l Culpeper Christian School to become Vivid Creative,For a full-service Culpeper County Democratic (CCDC) l Culpeper County Public Safety Heroes• CubeSmart •Culpeper Air Committee Fest Foundation • Culpeper Baptist Child 540.827.7193 DevelopMotorcycles Communications Center l Culpeper Football Association l Culpeper Health & Rehab strategic branding agency. They have ment Center•Culpeper County Democratic Committee•Culpeper Football AssociaCenter l Culpeper Hearing Center l Culpeper Kids Dentistry l Culpeper Montessori brought on a Brand Strategist, Logo tion•Culpeper Hearing Dentistry• Culpeper Regional Cul-Home Care of Warrenton Regional Airport l Culpeper Robotics l CulpeperAirport• Children'sCenter•Culpeper Community l CulpeperKids FirstLight Designer and a Drupal developer to Soccer Club l Culpeper Star Exponent l CulpeperTimes Times l • Culpeper Window & Siding, peper Robotics•Culpeper Star Exponent•Culpeper Dogwood Village of Orange Mark R Harvey-Owner/Director round out their team of content writers, Inc l disAbility Resource Center l Dogwood Village of Orange County l Dominos Main Street, Suite #202 Orthodontics• Farm Credit•Germanna Community College •Girls37on the designers, developers andCounty• illustrators.Eppard Culpeper l doTERRA l Embrace Home Loans l Eppard Orthodontics l EVHS FFA Warrenton, Run Piedmont •Hearing Healthcare of Community Virginia•Heartland Foods •Hospice of the VA 20186 Farm Credit l Germanna College l Girls Home on the Run Piedmont 540.317.3146 To better reflect the services offered and Hearing Healthcare of Virginia l Heartland Home Foods l Hofmann Services Home Piedmont• Kid Central• LeafFilter North of Virginia, Inc.• MedExpress•l MinuteMan MiniInstead Senior Care l Hospice of the Piedmont. l industrial Moto, LC l Kid Central Health Care Services-Home Companion clientele served, Green Mama Parenting Mall•Piedmont United Way• Powell Wellness Foundation•Reformation Lutheran Church• K & M Lawn & Garden l Koons Automotive l Kubota of Culpeper l LeafFilter North of Services has changed its name to Piedmont Virginia, Inc. l Majestic Meadow Stables l MedExpress Urgent Care l Mid-Atlantic Remodel USA Rochester/TE Connectivity •SBDC at Culpeper c/o Lord Fairfax SBDC•Service Parenting Resource. Pro-Tel l Mid-Atlantic Waterproofingl MinuteMan MiniMall l Montague Miller Dogs by Warren Retrievers •SERVPRO of Culpeper & Fauquier Counties •& Sherbeyn’s La Bee da Loca Company, Realtors l MVP Staffing l Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Felecia Chavez Dogwood Village would like to recognize StateMedical Landscape Theatre Foundation•Sunshine Contracting Corporation •The Place•UVA Center l Partners 1st Federal Credit Union l Pepsi-Cola of Central Virginia 809 South West Street Christine Bodendorf for her contributions PermaTreat PestRegional Control l Piedmont United Way l Powell Wellness Center l Price & Culpeper Hospital• Virginia Transit Culpeper, VA 22701 to the facility. Christine assists with Price Cleaning Services, LLC l Rappahannock Electric Cooperative l Reformation Lutheran Church l Remodel USA l Rochester/TE Connectivity l RRRC Commuter 703.975.2966 activities on a weekly basis. Services l SBDC at Culpeper c/o Lord Fairfax SBDC l Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Retail SERVPRO of Culpeper & Fauquier Counties l Shawn's Smokehouse BBQ The American Cheese Society “ACS” has Shear Secrets, LLC l Sherbeyn’s Landscape l Soil Consultants Engineering, Inc. l State Culpeper U.S. Army Recruiting Center recruited Certified Cheese Professional, Farm-John Willett l State Theatre Foundation, Inc l Storeland Self Storage l Sunshine SFC Brady Cramer Jeffery Mitchell,Owner Culpeper Contracting corporation l TechBox l The Place l Therapeutic Alliance LLC l U.S. Army 771 Nalles Mill Road Cheese Company, to showcase Recruiting l Uncle Elders l Union Bank & Trust l VDOT l Verdun Adventure Bound Culpeper, VA 22701 their members’ cheeses at SAVOR, a Virginia Regional Transit l Visiting Angels l Wells Fargo- Culpeper South l White Dove Studios l Culpeper Young Professionals 540.829.6834 celebration of American craft beers and


Members of the ARiA team from the Culpeper office were honored to present their work on artificial intelligence for defense acquisition to the Secretary of Air Force in a special meeting at the Pentagon this month. Faye’s Office Supply would like to welcome Dianna Converse, account manager to our Faye’s family. AmeriCare Plus, won the Statewide Corporate SMILE (Service, Motivation, Integrity, Loyalty and Excellence) Award 2015 and Agency of the Year Award 2015. The proud recipients were Leigh Ann Cubbage, Agency Coordinator, Mitzi Jackson, Agency Staffing Coordinator and Casey Shelton.

◊ Food Vendors ◊

Thank you For your generous donation of the Chamber’s new grill and for all your hard work in making our Open House a success!! We are also grateful to Dairy Queen, Martin’s Grocery Store, and The Ole Country Store for your donations!


Next Level Insurance Solutions Allison Koons 401 James Madison Hwy. Culpeper, VA 22701 703.402.9541 Insurance services

THE CHAMBER ADVANTAGE Published monthly as a joint venture between the 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, www.culpeperchamber. com free of charge.


Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016

Final News from the CulpeperFest Committee! Just 2 weeks until our 35th CulpeperFest everyone! I am thrilled to announce we have over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors signed up for CulpeperFest! There is a complete list on the previous page. Some exhibitors will have items for sale and some will also be offering classes and seminars. Everyone who signs up for their FREE ticket at will be emailed a list of the presentations and seminars before the date. We are still looking for volunteers to help either the day before or the day of the event. If you can spare an hour or two, please call Lorraine at 540.825.8628. ALSO NEW! We have made CulpeperFest T-Shirts available for purchase online at We have both youth and adult sizes available. These will not be sold at the event, so get yours while you can. See you Friday June 10th from 3pm to 7pm at Eastern View High School for the 35th CulpeperFest! Sophie Hudson, CulpeperFest Committee Chairwoman

Contributor Sponsors Battle Park Farm - Blossman Propane - Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. - CubeSmart - Culpeper Car Wash Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards - Eppard Orthodontics - Environmental System Services, Inc. EURO-COMPOSITES ® Inc. - K & M Lawn, Garden and Arborist Supplies - Koons Automotive Inc. Kubota of Culpeper- Pepsi Cola of Central Virginia - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers - SERVPRO of Culpeper & Fauquier Counties Sunshine Contracting Corporation - State Farm, John Willett, LUTCF, LTCP - StoreLand Self Storage - Tech Box Therapeutic Alliance LLC - Updike Industries - Virginia Community Bank Fan Sponsors BB&T - Bingham & Taylor - Culpeper Window & Siding - Digital Benefit Advisors - Embrace Home Loans Fisher Auto Parts - Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Culpeper - JHB Rental Properties & Storage - JMJ Contracting Oak View National Bank - Soil Consultants Engineering, Inc. - Wells Fargo - Yount, Hyde & Barbour


Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016

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What’s Happening


ADOPT A PET: Pick-A-Pet hosted by the Humane Society of Culpeper, at the Culpeper County Animal Shelter. • Details, Page 18

Commemorate Memorial Day!


Storytimes they will get to pick out a FREE book of any value $18.99 or less. Phone: 540-812-2103. Website: www.

HEROES • Culpeper Farmers


Market. From 7:30 a.m. to noon. End of Davis Street in the Depot District. Features 30 vendors for your fresh products. Support Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Phone 540-825-4416 or www.

Lutheran Church holds Bible Study each Thursday at noon, currently studying the Pastoral Epistles: 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus. All are welcome. St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd. For more info call 825-8358 or visit

PARADE • The annual Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department’s parade will start at 6:30 p.m. FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Sink the Bismarck!”(20th Century-Fox, 1960). The true story of the Royal Navy’s chase and sinking of Nazi Germany's most powerful warship, the Bismarck, is chronicled in this British drama based on the book “Last Nine Days of the Bismarck” by C. S. Forester. 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. 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. Share ideas.


The White House Band plays at the State Theatre May 30.

No obligations. No fees. Just inspiration. Located at 107B East Davis Street.

MAY 28 MARKET • Culpeper Farmers Market. From 7:30 a.m. to noon. End of Davis Street in the Depot District. Features 30 vendors for your fresh products. Support Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Phone 540-825-4416 or www. FUNDRAISER • Culpeper Youth

Basketball holds fundraiser to help the family of Trey Alexander who is diagnosed with Stage IV Burkett Leukemia. If you are a vendor, craftsperson or have yard sale items, you can get a spot at

the Ole' Country Store. Bring your own table - cost is $25. Set up starts at 6:30 a.m. Event runs from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. For information, contact Teresa Jamison at

PET ADOPTION • Pick-a-Pet event and low cost rabies vaccinations hosted by Humane Society of Culpeper at the Culpeper County Animal Shelter, 10144 James Monroe Hwy. from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $15 rabies from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Two Hearts One Home Rescue and Nirvana Ridge Ferrett Rescue also at event. Contact (540) 727-7554 or STORYTIME • Free Puppet Story

Time at Lollipop Station. 179 E. Davis St. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us for Puppet Storytime on the green stage! Don't forget - when your child attends 10

Hardware celebrates America’s military, law enforcement and first responders with extra discounts for them. Sale prices throughout the store. Live music from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. performed by “Somewhere Tonight.” Free food samples from the grill from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free setup and delivery on any grill purchase. 509 Meadowbrook Shopping Center.

FUNDRAISER • 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. 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.cruisinforheroes. com.

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Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016


What’s Happening


MAY 28

'You're killing me Smalls!'

CONCERT • The State Theatre

LIBATIONS • Museum of Culpeper History – Libations at the Depot, 113 S. Commerce St. at 5:30 p.m. Honoring Father’s Day. Reduced fee for members. $1 less if you wear a BBQ apron. Contact: 540-829-1749. Website:

presents The Spotsylvanians, a Stage Alive Matinee at 3 p.m. The Spotsylvanians of Spotsylvania County, VA, are an award winning, dynamic, and highly talented contemporary chorus of dedicated singers from Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities. Tickets $12. 305 S. Main

DINNER • Relay For Life

MUSICAL • The State

Theatre Piedmont Players present Charlotte’s Web in the Halsey Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/adults, $15/youth. 305 S. Main. www.

MAY 29

FILM • It’s Family Film Funday Sunday at the State Theatre featuring “The Sandlot,” a coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962 about a new kid in town who is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Tickets $5. 305 S. Main CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon Topic: “Quest—Discovering Myself in the Light of Christ.” Join us at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster's Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-727-0297

LECTURE • 2016 Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Lecture Series presents Kevin Walker, CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation speaking about "The Battle for the West Woods at Winchester." Starts at 2 p.m. The location of the Sunday Lecture Series is at the Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station. Free, donations to the BSF welcome. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, please go to the Brandy Station Foundation's website:



Family Film Funday Sunday at the State Theatre features the baseball classic "The Sandlot."

MAY 30

CONCERT • In celebration of Memorial Day, the State Theatre presents The White House Band, a group of musicians who have played at The White House during their careers. Popular group. Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $20/Adults, $10/ Youth. 305 S. Main

MAY 31

RIBBON CUTTING • Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. invites you to Culpeper downtown’s newest shop La Bee da Loca. Owner Felecia Chavez will share everything bees. 2 p.m. 236 East Davis Street. For more information please contact La Bee da Loca at 703-975-2966 or visit .


CHESS • 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. FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Love Happy” (United Artists,

1949). Marilyn Monroe had one of her earliest screen appearances in this, the Marx Brothers 15th and final film. 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.


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 540-825-8691

YARD SALE • Woodland United Methodist Church at 14280 Woodland Church Road, Culpeper will host its annual yard/bake/luncheon on from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Many household items, clothing, knick knacks,homemade bake items, hot dogs, BBQ and sodas.Proceeds to benefit church’s outreach programs. Contact Barbara Watt at 540-547-4792 or bwatt@ CONCERT • The State Theatre presents musical group Flow Tribe at 7 p.m. Tickets $25/ front, $20 orchestra, $15/balcony. 305 S. Main www.culpepertheatre. org

Survivor dinner at Eastern View High School. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. All survivors and one guest are invited. More information on line at www. Va or questions e-mail Christina.Ballard@

FILM • Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Monkey Business” (20th Century-Fox, 1952). Cary Grant plays absent-minded chemist Dr. Barnaby Fulton whose lab chimp accidentally concocts an elixir of youth. 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.


RELAY • Relay for Life Walk

will be held at Eastern View High School. Opening ceremony 11 a.m. with Survivors lap to kick off the walk. More information on line at Va or questions e-mail

DINNER • Jeffersonton

Community Center celebrates 60 year anniversary from 4-7 p.m. BBQ dinner with plenty of sides and desserts. Adults $10, Children 6-12/$5 and under 5 free. 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton. (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Contact Rachel White 540-347-4663


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Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016

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MONKEYING AROUND • Cary Grant stars in "Monkey Business" playing at the Library of Congress

June 3.


FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Asphalt Jungle” (MGM, 1950). John Huston's brilliant crime drama contains the recipe for a meticulously planned robbery, but the cast of criminal characters features one too many bad apples. 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. BATTLEFIELD TOUR • Civil War Brandy Station Foundation Battlefield tour (with the focus on the Beverly Ford & St. James Church areas on June 9, 1863) between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. by personal vehicle. Meet at the Graffiti House (19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station) $10 adult, children under 12 free. See


BIBLE SCHOOL • St. Luke and St. Stephen Deep Sea Discovery Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church from June 5-9th, 5:30-8:30 p.m., co-hosted by St. Stephen Episcopal Church. Join us for a kid-friendly dinner, Bible Stories, games, crafts, and more! Ages 35th grade register at www.stlukes- Located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Road. Call 825-8358 for more info.


SUPPORT • Survivors for Life

Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. Contact Alan Rasmussen for further information at 434-825-8913 or by email at



Chamber of Commerce Annual event will be held from 3-7p.m. at Eastern View High School. More than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their goods and services, with many offering items for sale. Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Cap’n Corbin’s, Domino’s Pizza of Culpeper, and Uncle Elder’s BBQ will have food for your purchase. Entertainment highlights include, I & L DJing and the Elizabeth Lawrence Band ­plus children’s activities and more. Admission is

free to the public for those that register for pre-­ticketing at www. Tickets may also be purchased for $5 at the door on the day of the event.


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


HEALTH • Caregiver Support

Group. 2nd Tuesday each month at Culpeper Library Conference Room from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.. Discuss issues and possibly find solutions or new ideas. No registration required. If you have questions, contact Kathi Walker at 825-3100 x 3416 or Email

MEETING • The regular monthly meeting of the Culpeper County Human Services Board, Social Services Board and the Head Start Board will be held at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Culpeper DSS at 1835 Industry Drive. Any person with questions on the accessibility should contact Doris Clatterbuck, Secretary to DSS Board, at (540) 727-0372 ext 360. The public is invited to attend.


CONCERT • The Fabulous Hubcaps - Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The Depot - 109 S. Commerce Street. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes, a lawn chair, family and friends! Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416 Email: crievents@ Website: www.culpeperdowntown. com.


SUPPORT • Survivors for Life

Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. Contact Alan Rasmussen for further information at 434-825-8913 or by email at

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Culpeper Times • May 26-June 1, 2016




TRIVIA • Get your head in the game. Trivia Night in the taproom at Old Bust Head Brewing Company from 6-8 p.m. Every Wednesday. Located at 7134 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton, VA 20187. (540) 347-4777. Email:


CONCERT • The Fauquier

County Youth Orchestra, in partnership with Verdun Adventure Bound, presents A Patriotic Salute and the 1812 Overture on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Experience the concert at the beautiful Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheatre for the Performing Arts located just outside Warrenton in Rixeyville at Verdun Adventure Bound located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail. The Fauquier Youth Orchestra, the Rappahannock Youth Symphony, and many other special guests are scheduled to perform. Food and refreshments will be available from Hidden Julles’ “The Rambler” food truck. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Fauquier County Youth Orchestra, a Virginia 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Bring a picnic basket and come enjoy this patriotic celebration! Tickets are $10 and are available in advance from Drum & Strum Music, located at 102 Main Street in Warrenton. They can also be purchased at the gate. For more information please call Drum & Strum Music at 540.347.7484 or email fauquieryouthorchestra@


The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra plays at Verdun Adventure Bound June 11.

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Deputy at home in the classroom He grew up on his grandfather’s farm off Scott’s Mill Road learning the lessons of another era -- lugging spring water up to the house, daily farm chores, and the thrifty life of a family of six siblings. His mother and father lived on his grandfather’s 45-acre farm amidst six gardens, pigs and whatever else the family needed to make a living from the land. In the process Melvin White learned the value of work, a love of sports, a thirst for knowledge and perhaps most importantly, empathy for struggling children. The latter lesson came later but the seeds were planted early. “My parents were great,” he said. “Me and my dad were the best of friends,” he said. And, it is evident White reveres his grandfather. But it wasn’t until his daughter Melody was born that the linebacker-sized deputy fully appreciated the advantages his family life gave him, the same advantages he was deter-

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Married: 24 years, one daughter School Resource Officer: Emerald Hill Hobbies: Travel softball, fishing, target shooting, reading. mined to give to his daughter, and the advantages so many children in Culpeper and elsewhere lacked. “There are no bad children,” he said, “only bad circumstances.” “My dad was my biggest inspiration,” White explained. “He used to tell all of his kids failure wasn’t an option.” It is the same attitude White tries to instill in others. White played baseball for Culpeper High School. In 1985 he obtained a certificate in the building trades and went off to work in the construction industry: first with well-known builder Bruce Tibbetts, then with his father’s company Melvin D. White & Sons, and finally with a building supply company. He had friends

who worked in the Fairfax Sheriff’s Office who told him about working for a sheriff’s office. In 2008 he decided to give it a try and worked in the Fairfax Sheriff’s Office until last year when Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins talked to him. “I’ve known Scott Jenkins forever,” White said. “He knew I loved working with kids,” said White, who coaches little league softball. So, when Jenkins asked White to come to the Culpeper Sheriff’s Office in 2015, “I didn’t even need to think about it,” White said. Now he is the School Resource Officer for Emerald Hill on a personal mission to help children no matter their circumstances. “We're really lucky to have someone like Melvin working with our kids in the schools,” Jenkins said. “They love him at the school,” one fellow officer said about Deputy White. And the big burly deputy exudes the same sentiment according to all who see him in action at Em-


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erald Hill. “Everything I do, I do for my family,” he said regarding his life story. And he credits anything good in his life to his faith in Christ, being as he puts it, “25 years saved.” “I've known Melvin and his family most of my life and you won't find more genuine and caring wonderful people. I'm proud to consider Melvin part of my extended family and we are so fortunate to have him in our schools,” Jenkins said.

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Relay for Life fights for a cancer cure Staff Report “Culpeper is doing excellent! We came up with a sure fire plan this year to be successful and we are right on the mark,” says Christina Ballard, South Atlantic Community Manager for Relay for Life. Ballard, with several family members who have battled cancer, coordinates the Relay for Life efforts and events in Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. To date, Culpeper has 52 teams,


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Protesters march in support of CCHS students suspended due to ‘misconduct’ ➤ Parents, supporters allege punishment too harsh for student athletes By Jeff Say TIMES STAFF

More than two dozen protesters peacefully marched outside Culpeper County Public School’s Central

Office Wednesday afternoon. They sported signs that read “Educate Don’t Eliminate” and “Students Have Rights Too.” They gathered in support of 12 Culpeper County High School students allegedly suspended for 364 days for misconduct. According to group spokesperson Traci Johnson, the 12 students - three members of the varsity baseball team and nine members of varsity football - were suspended for “alleged horseplay and inappropriateness in the locker room.” “It’s been admitted by the administration that it’s a cultural issue

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for the past several years,” Johnson said. “Accusations against these kids were from two seasons ago and they have just been brought to light this year.” According to Johnson, the student-athletes received a 10-day suspension from CCHS and then were suspended for 364 days by the administration. “We feel this is unacceptable and they should be educated rather than be sent out of school for 364 days,” Johnson said. In a press release issued by the school district earlier this month, the school division said that CCHS administration was made “aware of allegations of misconduct involving some of its student-athletes. Thereafter, school administration initiated an investigation, which continues, into the alleged conduct and that investigation has resulted in the initiation of disciplinary action against 12 student-athletes. “Because student disciplinary proceedings are pending, and to safeguard student privacy, the division cannot and will not comment more specifically about those disciplinary actions or the nature of the alleged conduct,” the release said. “As is its practice, Administration is in the process of reviewing its existing policies and procedures to

determine if any changes should be considered regarding the administration of school athletic programs.” The school division had no comment on Wednesday’s protest. Reportedly the misconduct included roughhousing in the locker room. Johnson, whose sons are friends with students who were suspended, said that her sons have been upset and affected by what has happened. Johnson admitted that the group doesn’t know all the facts, so she admitted there may be instances where the 364 day suspension was warranted, but she “just doesn’t see that.” “You can’t just throw the book at them,” she said. “If there was inappropriateness there needs to be counseling.” Johnson also pointed out that to her knowledge, no criminal charges were filed. According to the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office there was no formal investigation and no charges were filed. The CCSO reached out to all families involved and none elected to press charges. Johnson admitted the situation was difficult as the group didn’t want to cause the students involved ➤ See CCHS, Page 25

OBITUARIES Richard Frank Serene Richard “Frank” Serene passed away on May 17, 2016, at the age of 67 in Warrenton, Virginia. Frank was born on April 20, 1949 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania to Frank Arthur Serene and Betty (Simpson) Serene. Frank is survived by his wife Gale (Dusenberry) Serene; his three children; son, Andrew Serene, his wife Sara and two children Ryne and Georgia; son, Joshua Serene; and daughter, Morgan Little and her husband Shaun. He is also survived by his sister Jeanne Cobert and her husband, Sam, and their children Thomas, Paul and Katie. His occupation was Chief Estimator for Resurface, Inc. Frank graduated from James Madison University in 1974 and moved to Warrenton with his family in 1982. He dedicated his time to helping the community and had a passion for teaching. He was a long time volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and Fauquier Lions Club and was a member of Warrenton United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday May 26, 2016, 4 p.m. at Warrenton United Methodist Church (341 Church St., Warrenton, Virginia 20186). Memorial donations can be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 175 (341 Church St., Warrenton, VA 20186)

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➤ CCHS, from Page 24 more harm, but felt it was important to the do the right thing and bring awareness to the situation. In the end, the group would like to see the school division reverse its decision. “I don’t think these boys did anything that warranted the punishment they are getting,” Johnson said. Johnson confirmed that one student athlete in particular lost a scholarship to Cornell University and others were unable to graduate because of the suspension. Others that were suspended are looking to move out of state to continue their education because of the incident. Johnson said the families that are able to have retained an attorney but said she was unaware of what legal action may be taken. “I know they want to meet with the school board and the administration, with their attorneys and have an open dialog,” Johnson said. Those meetings have not been held yet and Johnson was unaware if and when they would take place. Nonetheless, the punishment handed down is too severe the group believes. “They should be punished for what they did commit, but children make mistakes and they should be given an opportunity to learn from that mistake,” Johnson said.


Protesters march outside of Culpeper County Public School's Central Office in support of 12 Culpeper County High School student athletes who were supsended for 364 days for alleged 'misconduct'

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: May 11-17

Following are the county police reports from May 11-17. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Melissa Ann Huffman Age: 50, Black/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-3/295 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 641 E. Spencer St., Culpeper Wanted for: Revocation of Suspended Sentence & Probation, Fail to Appear on Misdemeanor Charge and Sentence to Community Based Corrections Program or Facility.

May 11 Savannah Elizabeth Leavell, 22, 200 block East Williams St., Culpeper, possesion of schedule I, II controlled substance Jilliane Williams, 34, 100 block Moffett Ave., Warrenton, DUI May 12 Joshua Louis Fincham, 28, 11000 block Cherry Hill Road, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge (two counts) Tyler Shane Bailey, 19, 800 block Autumn Ridge Road, Culpeper, reckless - improper brakes, unlawful purchase or possess alcoholic beverage Marcus Thomas Williams, 33, 8100 block Frytown Road, Warrenton, violate condition of release

Matthew Huntley Age: 30, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/145 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 5934 Cambridge Dr., Fredericksburg, Va. Wanted for: Probation Violation on Felony Charge and (2) counts of Sentence to Community Based Corrections.

Joshua Linzie Mensah Age: 26, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/150 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 2373 Abington Dr., Charlottesville, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

Jason Brian Yocum Age: 26, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/150 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 13628 Postoak Rd., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Probation Violation on Felony Charge and Sentence to Community Based Corrections Program or Facility. Warrants current as of May 24

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May 13 Robert Lee Martin Jr., 41, homeless, failure to appear Dustin Kye Gilbert, 20, 15000 Oakland Road, Reva, driving w/suspended or revoked license, possession of marijuana, driving after illegally consuming alcohol Doneil Lorenzo Robinson, 28, 14000 Dutch Drive, Culpeper, assault & battery - family member May 14 Susan Lynn Edwards, 40, 19000 S. Merrimac Road, Culpeper, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance Ronald Aaron Newman, 24, 2000 W. Hoover, Haywood, possession of marijuana, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, violate protective order Joshua Ryland Cunningham, 26, 1100 block Jackson St., Culpeper, DUI Johnny Carlton Wharton, 39, 11000 block Murphy Court, Culpeper, contempt of court May 15 Jonathan Ira Haskell Earnest, 28, 5100

block Waterford Road, Amissville, drunk in public, profane language Simuel Adam Washington, 29, 5100 block Waterford Road, Amissivlle, DUI Lewis Ryan Risher, 46, 10 block Fisher Lane, Castleton, license revoked, allow another with suspended/revoked license to drive Galen Alan McMahan Jr., 38, 9400 block Breezewood Lane, Culpeper, DUI Ashley Lynne Parsley, 22, 400 block Hill St. Culpeper, DUI May 16 Jesse Daniel Elliott, 28, 14000 block Elliott Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear, bail/peace release, contempt of court May 17 Thomas Robin Beall Jr., 29, 21000 block Yellow Bottom Road, Lignum, probation violation on felony charge (four counts) DeJuan Vonte Lewis, 23, 5100 block True Blue Road, Culpeper, failure to appear Anthony Alan Lauffer, 50, no fixed address, Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language

Culpeper Town Police: May 9-22

Following are the police reports from May 9-22. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department. May 9 Reta Don Paskuwalge, 66, 2100 block Forsythia Drive, Culpeper, failure to appear Amy Lynn Settle, 32, 29000 block Kron Court, Richardsville, probation violation William R. Bayne Jr., 47, 11000 block Cherry Hill Road, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol, refusal second test w/in 10 years, driving after forfeiture of license Randell Harry Pearson, 47, 1900 block Cotton Tail Drive, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol May 10 Artayvia Sharpee Baker, 19, 100 block Ash St., Culpeper, giving false identity to law enforcement officer Fernando Castillo, 24, 6100 block Granton Ave., North Bergen, concealment, price alter merchandise

May 11 Amy Marie Carroll, 39, 21000 block Blackjack Road, Culpeper, forging public records, giving false identity to law enforcement officer, driving with suspended or revoked license David Antonio Powell, 33, 900 block N. Main St., Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation (three counts), giving false identity to law enforcement officer, assault and battery - family member May 12 Derrick Lamont Willis, 37, 500 block Meadowbrook Dr., Culpeper, forging, uttering (four counts) Caitlin Barganier, 18, 1300 block Orange Road, Culpeper, reckless handling of firearm, monument: intentional damage David Antonio Powell, 33, 900 block N. Main St., Culpeper, giving false identity to law enforcemnt officer

Chelsea Lyn Panos, 26, 600 block Tanner Road, Orange, shoplift alter price/conceal goods

Elisha Marie Fimple, 35, 200 block N. Waverly St., Staunton, grand larceny (three counts)

May 13 Thomas Robin Beall Jr., 29, 21000 block Yellow Bottom Road, Lignum, probation violation Adrian LaMount Strother, 20, 900 block Longview Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear

May 19 Derryl Wayne Highley II, 38, 28000 block Mine Run Road, Rhoadesville, probation violation Alexx Khrystyne McKnight, 24, 600 block S. Main St., Culpeper, drive while intoxicated Christopher Allen Guest, 31, 600 block Claire Paige Way, Culpeper, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance

May 14 Joshua Louis Fincham, 28, 7900 block Fry Town Road, Warrenton, drunk in public, profane language, monument: intentional damage May 15 Malcon D. Noakes, 19, 1400 block Old Fredericksburg, Culpeper, assault & battery, family member May 16 Jason Lee Myers, 33, 20000 block Bre Z Way Lane, Lignum, contempt of court May 17 Robin L. Williams, 29, 700 block Belle Court, Culpeper, failure to appear Jose Mendez-Hernandez, 24, 800 block Virginia Ave., Culpeper, soliciting without a permit, drunk in public, profane language Ashley Mae Elliott, 19, 700 block Belle Court, Culpeper, possession of controlled substances, unlawful purchase or possess alcoholic beverage Amanda Kimberly Garcia, 18, 600 block Claire Paige Way, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, possession of marijuana, unlawful purchase or possess alcoholic beverage May 18 Clarence William Jenkins, 60, 600 block Claire Paige Way, Culpeper, possession of controlled substances Ronnie Cane Vaughn, 20, 12000 block Old Grassdale Road, Remington, concealment, price alter merchandise

May 20 Diana A. Bigelow, 46, 10000 block Dutch Hollow Road, Rixeyville, assault and battery simple (two counts) Aaron Wayne Hutcherson Jr., 24, 1000 block Lake Pelham Drive, Culpeper, giving false identity to law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, contempt of court May 21 Angela Lee Butler, 36, 1800 block Broad St., Culpeper, assault and battery, monument: intentional damage Arithciaca Mandrell Gourdine, 38, 800 block Third St., Culpeper, failure to appear Jose Carlos Loayza, 25, 800 block S. Main St., Culpeper, possession of marijuana Elizabeth Anne Warner, 45, 800 block Autumn Ridge Road, Culpeper, contempt of court May 22 Arithciaca Mandrell Gourdine, 38, 800 block Third St., Culpeper, probation violation Jonathan Deane Singleton, 23, 200 block Whitworth Drive, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Michael Lee Grandy, 41, 700 block Colonels Court, Culpeper, embezzlement >=$200 Sean R. Bailey, 41, 14000 block Porterfield Drive, Orange, no driver's license, driving under the influence of alcohol


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Stop and smell the roses ... your nose is not broken JEFFERY MITCHELL

Your nose needs an exercise plan. You think that I am joking? It’s not just for dogs – you can train your nose to smell better. Try it for a week and see if the world does not change for you. Developing a better sense of smell and taste is reliant on your willingness to investigate (through aromas) the world around you. Slow down, smell the details and you can pick up all sorts of new (subtle) aromas. Aromas that you may have thought were as simple as fresh cut grass. Mowing the grass is an easy place to start. Break down individual grass aromas in a lawn. Onion grass is a giveaway aroma, but find some of the other varieties and pull them apart – smell them one at a time smashed into your fingers. Dandelion, crabgrass, chamomile and clover are each different. Wet steel, gasoline exhaust, hot motor oil and lubricating grease also have distinct smells that help build that fresh cut grass smell. You can do this smelling workout anywhere or time. Smell your shoe soles or your keyboard. Is that too weird? Ok, move your exercise plan into the kitchen and smell each ingredient before you use it. Have you ever smelled raw egg after cracking it? Try it and then smell the same egg fried, hot, and about to be plated. Found some new aromas, right? Try the same with flour, olive oil and salt. Use caution when smelling the pepper. This process of olfactory discovery is not unique as wine geeks love to talk about “terroir,” or the “sense of place,” that comes from smelling and tasting a particular wine. For instance, wines sourced from the volcanic soils of Italy’s Mt. Etna do have pronounced volcanic rock notes. There is a true sense of place in a well-crafted wine, but it takes time to align those

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001 Apartments Markham, 1BR apt, near Rt 66, $1100 all inclusive, mtn views, W/D, D/W, no pets, 703-217-5877 Rentals —

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Elderly male, religious, former school teacher seeks very quiet rental space in home. Needs some health care. After 5pm 540-778-9992

Antiques &

200 Collectibles Totally Awesome Bargains @ DESIGNER FINDS!!

4238A Frost St. Marshall, 20115. Antiques, HH furnishings! Thursday - Sunday 11a-5p


232 Yard Sales Garage/Moving Sale, B e a l e t o n , 11 5 1 9 Cemetery Rd, 5/28, 8a-2p. Furn, clothes, jewelry, tools, If you go to one sale this year, don´t miss the bargains at this one! Come and enjoy the beauty that moving entails!


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

Come see what makes us EXCEPTIONAL! Quality housing at affordable rates.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider



252 Livestock Polled Hereford bulls, 16 mo. - 20 mo. olds, from $1700-$3000. (540)905-2667

273 Pets LAB PUPS, AKC, choc & yel, guar, wormed/ 1st shot 540/825/4688; 703/203/0702 www.

294 Giveaways 220 Equipment

Rentals — Apartments

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

8447 W Main, Marshall

May 28, 8 a - 1 p, Multi-family, h o u s e h o l d , collectibles. Rain postpones. 8447 W. Main St, Marshall. 5/28, 8-1. Horse tack, nose bands, yokes, bits, blankets. Too much to list. ESTATE SALE; MAY 27 & 28;, 8AM-2PM 9620 Ridge Vw. Dr. Marshall 20115. Antiques, Furn, Jewelry, Yard Equip, HH Items & More


Updated from entry to finished bsmt, your family will love this home. Efficient kit features island w/custom lighting, all new granite counter tops & appls. Fresh paint; new carpet. Fireplace in living area. Solarium located off kitchen. 3BR; 3.5BA. Huge finished bsmt with full bath 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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CBY will be hosting a benefits fundraiser to raise money for 7UH\ $OH[DQGHU, who was diagnosed with Stage IV Burkett Leukemia. WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 WHERE: Ole Country Store, Culpeper Parking lot off Route 29 TIME: 8:00A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Vendors will be allowed to setup at 6:30A.M. Spaces per 1 table are $25.00 each (please bring your own table) Vendors / Crafters/ Yard sellers will need to RSVP by: FRIDAY, MAY 20th to Teresa Jamison on Facebook or email

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

N.T.A. member

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


Hiring Pipe Foremen, Dirt Foremen, Equipment Operators DRIVER/WAREHOUSE

PT, Fauquier Community Food Bank & Thrift Store. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs, clean driving record, background check. Retired, veterans & women encouraged to apply. Apply inside only at: 249 East Shirley Ave, Warrenton VA. NO phone calls.

Loader / Mover / Driver/ Helpers

FT/PT, (Typically 30-50 hrs) for local moving company. 1RQ VPNJWREDFFR SRVLWLRQ DMV record required. Job includes constant heavy lifting. Excel for college student. Own transportation & cell phone a must. Range $12-$18 per hr. (540)229-9999

MECHANIC Excellent pay and benefits. Ricky L. Brown, Inc. Call (540) 364-4800

Class B CDL/Non CDL Driver/Warehouse

Mon thru Fri. in Manassas. Good benefits. 703-369-1110 or Email:

Commercial HVAC Service Tech

Garage/Yard Sales

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


for established remodeler in Fauquier. Dependable transportation & valid driver´s license required. Knowledge of all phases of construction preferred but not required. Pay based on exp.. Call 540-522-1056

Excellent pay, benefits and guaranteed time. Ricky L. Brown, Inc. 540-364-4800


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5 plus years of commercial HVAC service experience required. CFC certificate and a clean drivers record required. Basic computer skills needed. Manufacturers training schools helpful. Paid Holidays, Health Care, 401k. Email your resume to:

Shop Positions

Superior Paving Corp., has immediate openings in our Bristow, VA shop for the following positions:

Mechanic Inventory Management Specialist

Complete an application at www. Superior Paving Corp. offers competitive salary, health, dental, and 401(k) benefits. SUPERIOR PAVING CORP. IS PROUD TO BE AN EEO & AA EMPLOYER MINORITY / FEMALE / VETERAN / DISABLED


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 ~

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:


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

Fire Chief

Fauquier County, VA

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a department that is committed to protecting & preserving the county & its citizens with Fire, Paramedic Emergency Medical, Rescue, Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management Services. The selected candidate will be responsible for staffing, training, budgeting & all other administrative matters. A Bachelor’s degree is required (Masters preferred), from an accredited college with major course work in Fire Science, Fire or Public Administration, considerable supervisory experience &/or the equivalent of 5 years’experience as Fire Chief. Residency required except for current County employees For more information & to submit your application please visit EEO/AA/M/F/D


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We offer comprehensive benefits, health, dental and vision insurance. 401K and more.



Summer Position Duties to include: Typing, Filing, and Answering phones. Good organizational skills a plus. Hours 7-4. Send resume to: resumes@

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605 Automobiles - Domestic

Washington Post, 12 midnight - 6am, 7 nights/wk. Need reliable car. Opal,Bealeton, Marshall,The Plains, 571-236-5335

position available at Ark Woodworking Cabinetry and lacquer training. Long term. Must have valid driver´s license. Contact:

(formerly Oak Springs of Warrenton)

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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!

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605 Automobiles - Domestic

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Glory Days Grill 15295 Montanus Dr; Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 829-7133 EOE

2012 Chevy Cruze LT, 9500 mls, exc. cond, sunroof, prem sound sys, $12K firm. 540-905-0312


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´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.SOLD/SOLD

630 Campers/RVs 30ft Prowler camper trailer, w/ slide out. new awning, sleeps 6. Exc. cond, new tires. $6500/ obo. 703-795-2314. 31´ Fleetwood Storm motorhome, low milage, 2 slideouts, $25K exc. cond, lots of extras, 571-356-1275



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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

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Culpeper County High School held their convocation ceremony last Thursday. Culpeper Times recognized a male and female Athlete of the Year. A star on two fields, Sarah Reed (top) took home honors excelling in lacrosse and field hockey. She also does a mean squat in the weight room. Sarah will head to Shenandoah University in the fall. A leader on the basketball court, the Male Athlete of the Year went to Luther Gibbs (bottom) who earned high marks from his coach as a young man who is strong academically as well as in sports. While courted by several colleges, Luther will attend Christopher Newport University. They are pictured here with Times Contributor Marshall Conner and editor Anita Sherman. PHOTOS BY MARSHALL CONNER

At Eastern View High School's convocation ceremony held May 18, the Culpeper Times recognized their selections for Athletes of the Year. Choices reflect a student-athlete in good standing academically and who participated in one or more sports. Annie Boone (top left) was awarded Female Athlete of the Year for her dedication to swimming. As Greg Harpine mentioned when he heard the news, "she was born to be in the water." As Boone heads to Auburn University, it's more than likely that we'll see her name heading to the Olympic games. She's already done some qualifying runs. Garnering the Male Athlete of the Year is Bret Shurina (bottom left) who excelled on the football field as well as one of the school's top grapplers. He started his wrestling career as a young Culpeper Cobra before taking to the mats as a Cyclone. Bret plans to attend Coker College in South Carolina. Coincidentally their mascot is a Cobra.

hen we think of taking our pets to the veterinarian we often picture a busy place, with a lot of animals and activity. At Animals First Veterinary Service we have crafted our practice to allow for the comfort of our patients both when they come visit us in our home office or when we visit them in their own homes! Our office is designed with their comfort in mind. Appointments are spread out once per hour, the exam room has a big soft dog bed to lounge on and our table, for smaller animals, is covered in soft bath towels. It also helps that we stock our reception area, exam rooms, and our pockets with healthy treats for both cats and dogs. For those who prefer not to travel, our practice is completely mobile and can be brought right to your front door. In the not so distant past, a house call was a typical practice for pets and people a like. As our lives got increasingly busy, and more impersonal, house calls became a thing of the past and fell out of favor. A doctor’s visit went from a visit with a family friend, to a visit with a physician to whom you were just a number or a lab result. With house calls, our practice brings back the individualized care that our pets thrive on. House calls allow your pets to have a good physical exam and diagnosis in the comfort and quiet of their own home. One of our patients who excels with a house call approach is Dakota. Dakota, a 150+ pound Alaskan Malamute, is a perfect example of our ideal house call patient. Due to hindquarter pain and weakness, he was having trouble getting in and out of vehicles. When we first met him, he was quite wary of us and protective of his body and his space. Evaluation of his gait and palpation of his limbs indicated that his hips and lower back caused him pain. His treatment centers around acupuncture, and now he is greatly improved. When we arrive to treat him, he comes over to us wagging his tail and walks right to his favorite acupuncture spot. Our practice is located in Rixeyville — 20 minutes from Culpeper, Rappahannock and Fauquier. This makes it easy for us to reach your home for a house call and is convenient for those clients who would like to visit our office. Please check back again for our next article about Holly and how our house call approach has helped her heal and relax to a doctor’s touch.

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