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In August 2016, Dr. David Sam announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2017. After serving more than a decade at the helm of Germanna Community College, he underscored the privilege it has been to lead one of the state's 23 community colleges. Last week in Richmond, he was recognized for his many achievements. ➤ SEE STORY ON PAGE 6

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Legislators seek to curb ‘Distracted Driving’

“This is a bicameral, bipartisan effort.� CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE FOR CULPEPER TIMES Existing law against texting while driving applies only when the A coalition of Democrats and Re- vehicle is moving. Anderson’s bill publicans called Tuesday for new would extend the ban to when the laws to discourage Virginia motor- vehicle is stopped on the roadway. ists from using their cellphones It would not apply when the vehicle while driving. is legally parked. 4 The legislators unveiled several Anderson’s bill would not afbills targeting “distracted driving,� fect drivers using a GPS navigawhich they said caused thousands tion system or accessing a name or of traffic accidents and killed 175 number stored on their cellphone to Education Fund. The fund sponsors people in the state last year. make a call. training and activities to promote HB 1834, sponsored by Del. Rich “The real reason we’ve got to do roadway safety. Anderson, R-Woodbridge, would this is simply because, based on reGreason’s bill, HB 1763, would make it illegal for drivers to “manports from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of 2016, authorize the issuance of special liecommend regular Dr. Press was the developer of the them away! ually select multiple icons or enter 175 Virginians died on our highcense plates for supporters of highucoma, which can first tinted, soft contact lens called multiple letters or text� in a hand- ways as a result of distracted driv- way safety, including awareness of Whether need a routine Custom in 1980. licensed h an eye heldpressure device – meaning theyEyes couldn’t ing,� He Anderson said. “On top of that,you distracted driving. eye For each plate exam, or are interested in special Bausch andwere ma is the checksecond Facebook,the sendtechnology a tweet or to 14,700 Virginians injured.� sold, $10 would be used to promote view ainvideo YouTube. Del. Ron Villanueva, R-Virginia driving. lensessafe that can change andCurrent set up their facilities in contact of blindness the on Lomb state law prohibits driversand only Beach, and Del. Tagyour Greason, RGreason suggested eye color like Acuvue Define that the Rochester Waterford, Ireland. nd while it cannot from sending emails or text mes- Potomac Falls, have introduced plates be designed by high school it is diagnosed and His company was sold in 1986 to and Air Optix Colors, do not hesisages. legislation to educate young people students. to contact“High us. We are your said someRevlon which by tative can be successfully Anderson’s bill also would cre-is now about owned the dangers of distracted school students local eye care professionals! Novartis. ate a new offense called distracted driving. thing interesting to me: ‘You might driving in the Code of Virginia. Under Villanueva’s proposal, HB pass a new law, you might create a “In partnership withPress law and en- the 2015, people who WeE-ZPass can alsonew tellimpaired-driving you if you arestatute, you Dr. Eye Care of use the W. Press has been forcement, we can make this hap- electronic toll collection system might increase the penalties, but ater Culpeper and Virginia team stay up to date on a candidate for, or if you want to pen, and that’s what this collective could make a voluntary contribu- that’s really not going to make an learnVirginia more about LASIK surgery, theAnderson latest advances intoeye health SMART communities forabout,� effort is all said. tion the DRIVE effect,’� Greason said. team you is here . He has practiced and vision care, ensuring our Cul- our Culpeper vision “‘Somehow, have to get us engaged in the process.’� approach ecades as an Op- peper patients receive the most to help. Our one-on-one Sen. Dr. Scott Surovell, Press and D-Fairfax, nsed by the state of progressive vision care and oppor- to optometry makes introduced legislation that would Virginia team the tice optometry, Dr. tunities currently available. What’s the Eye Care of deal with injuries caused by disfor theSBKing und includes anat- new in contact lenses, you ask? We providers of choice tracted driving. 1339 says a percommunistry, and physiolo- now have one day, multifocal con- George and Culpeper son who operates a motor vehicle in Culpeper a careless or manner at distracted (540) alifying him to di- tact lenses available for our dry- ties. Call us in and causes serious injury to a peange of eye health eyed patients. These astigmatic 825-3937 and in King George at destrian or bicyclist would be guilty schedule an ap- The drivng the diagnosis lenses are now available for you (540) 663-3937,ofor a Class 1 misdemeanor. today!would be suspended. macular degenera- to use whenever you choose. Just pointment online er’s license Optometrist one day and throw and hypertension. wear them for As a lawyer, Surovell said he dealt with this kind of personal By SaraRose Martin



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this was,� Cox said on the House floor Monday. “I thought of that on Friday when we saw one of the things I think is one of the greatest things we do, and that’s the transition of power.� Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpepper, expressed his disdain over the weekend’s protests. “As I looked at the violent riots that broke out – probably by a bunch of people with ‘coexist’ bumper stickers on their cars – at the inauguration, I couldn’t believe it,� he said. “These are some of the same people that are constantly lecturing us on tolerance and diversity and getting along, and the moment there’s an election result they don’t like, we’re setting things on fire and throwing bricks through windows.�

Culpeper Times • January 26-February 1, 2017 SCHOOL NEWS

School board seeks input


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The Culpeper County School Board has scheduled a “TAB Time” for the FY’18 budget year for Monday, January 30th at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office, 450 Radio Lane, Culpeper, VA. TAB stands for “Talk about Budget,” when the School Board invites all members of the public to come to an informal session and share ideas or concerns about education needs and the school budget for school year 2017-18. The School Board believes strongly that community input is vital to the budget process. All concerned Culpeper County citizens are encouraged to attend the January 30th “TAB Time.”


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RICHMOND – School security officers could carry firearms in schools under a bill passed Tuesday by the House of Delegates. The GOP-controlled House voted 78 to 19, with several Democrats joining Republicans in support, to pass HB 1392. This is the second time in as many years that a version of the bill has made it past the House and into the Senate. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed the measure last year. The bill, introduced by Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge, would allow school districts across the commonwealth to employ security officers to carry firearms in school if they meet requirements spelled out in the bill. According to those requirements: l The school employee must be a law-enforcement officer who retired or resigned in good standing. l The employee has met additional training and certification requirements set by the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. l The local school board solicits input from the locality’s chief lawenforcement officer regarding the employee’s qualifications. l The local school board grants the employee the authority to carry a firearm while on duty. The bill would also require the DCJS to develop firearms training and certification requirements for school security officers who intend to carry a firearm. In a statement, Lingamfelter said that he was happy that his bill had passed with bipartisan support. He called it “a common-sense measure to protect our children and teachers from the unthinkable.” The bill faces another round of hearings in the Senate, which approved the measure last year and has enough Republican votes to pass it on to McAuliffe. In vetoing similar legislation last April, McAuliffe said he feared that school security officers “do not receive training regarding firearms or the appropriate use of force with juveniles.” “Allowing additional firearms in schools without appropriate training would create an environment that is less, rather than more, secure,” the governor wrote.



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Standing alongside a maze of barriers and security zones flanking Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. a small-yet determined group of Fishburne Military School alumni and families of current cadets waited amid intermittent drizzle to witness their beloved school march in the Presidential Inauguration Parade for the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump. The entire Fishburne battalion of cadets and band, numbering 160 cadets passed the reviewing stand in the early evening accomplishing a mission that had begun in the predawn hours from the front parapet of the historic school. The military school was among approximately 80 organizations, colleges and armed forces units marching in the 1.5 mile parade that originated in 1801 with Thomas Jefferson. Fishburne Military School (FMS) is located in Waynesboro, Virginia and it was founded in 1879. It is the oldest and smallest military school for boys in Virginia. The parade marked the first time that the

school’s cadet battalion had marched in a presidential inauguration. Previously, in its history it had marched in review for President Calvin Coolidge, marched in the inaugural parade of the 65th Governor of Virginia Gerald Baliles (a graduate of FMS) along with parades for Chiefs of the Staff of the Army Gen. George C. Marshall and more recently Gen. Eric Shinseki, according to the Waynesboro Historical Commission. “For those of us who attended Friday it equaled 12 hours on our feet in light to medium drizzle that came and went all day—but it climaxed with 45 seconds of seeing a new generation of cadets marching by us,” said Jon Bailey, a 1985 graduate of FMS and the school’s Outstanding Alumni of the Year from Spotsylvania. To those in attendance it was a short but sweet nostalgic glimpse of the newest brothers marching in a long gray line that stretches unbroken through history from 1879 to 2017. The “the little school on the hill” as it was once called, had former graduates tuning in from across the nation and globe from South America, Asia, Caribbean, Middle East and even the mountains of Afghanistan. In the region there are a number of Fishburne Military School graduates, who ➤ See Parade, Page 5

Culpeper Times • January 26-February 1, 2017 ➤ Parade, from Page 4 either attended or tuned in to see the cadets march in the 58th Inaugural Parade. “I watched on television with a deep sense of pride and joy as the Corps of Cadets, whom I consider brothers from another time, made their way down the parade route and passed the reviewing stand. The tenets of integrity, loyalty, pride, and camaraderie were the main things I took away from my years at the school. These traits seem to be lacking in many of today's institutions,” said Darius Vesuna, a 1985 graduate of FMS and Investment Advisor for BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in Culpeper. “Cadets from FMS come from different countries, religions, and races, yet we all seemed to be able to come together and remain brothers to this day. I believe the institution and it is still quite relevant in today's world. It gave me the ability to interact successfully with a very diverse group as well as the ability to make sense and create order in often chaotic situations.” “No matter which candidate or party one was in favor of, the bottom line is the importance of our peaceful transition of power from one administration to another and the deep respect one should observe for the Office of President of these United States,” added Vesuna. “I carry with me to this day many of the lessons I learned there. My clients depend on me to act with honesty, integrity, and the ability to make sense and execute well laid plans under often chaotic markets.” Andrew Ferlazzo, who attended FMS for four years, is owner of the downtown Culpeper restaurant Grass Rootes. He echoed the same level of pride in seeing his former school marching in the parade. “I watched the cadets with great pride. It brought back many memories for me,” said Ferlazzo. “When I attended FMS I played saxophone in Band Company. I recall how proud I was to march in local parades like the Apple Blossom in Winchester back in the mid 1980s.” In nearby Washington, D.C., Ted Moroney, FMS class of 1973, watched the parade from his home.


“The sight of the Corps of Cadets, in step, arms swinging in unison, marching to the familiar beat of the drummers, transported me back 44 years to my days at Fishburne. Those sights, sounds and moments left me awash in emotion and most of all pride for the cadets, the school and its tradition and history.” In Boston, Virginia, Rick Hess, a retired law enforcement officer (FMS class of 1970) tuned in with a large measure pride and gleefully posted his thoughts on social media. “Fishburne Military School’s cadets were given a great honor. The cadets showed up in stellar form. They showed the excellence required of such an honor as they displayed the finest qualities instilled in cadets at FMS. The cadets showed discipline and sharpness under pressure, while rising above and beyond the average young man in grades 7 through 12. As a graduate my feelings of seeing my old high school on a national stage caused my heart to swell and skip many beats as our cadets stepped briskly in front of the President of the United States,” said Hess. “The participation of Fishburne Military School is a great experience for the young men to put in their cache of memories and experiences. This event launched the school onto the national stage. Politics were not a thought in participation but a building block teaching the cadets that anything is possible if you reach for it. These young men showed the result of hard work and the ability to be the best they could have been. Any parent thinking of giving something special to a young man should know that attending FMS is a gift of a lifetime.” Fishburne’s current superintendent Captain Mark E. Black (US Navy Retired) was elated with the school’s historic participation in the parade. “I am of course extremely proud of both the staff and Corps. They both performed like champions,” said Black.

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Dr. Sam leaves stellar legacy at Germanna Community College Contributed Report Germanna Community College President David A. Sam, who will retire at the end of June, was awarded president emeritus status by the Virginia Community College Board Thursday, Jan. 19 in Richmond. "Our Germanna Local College Board is pleased that the VCCS Board and Chancellor Glenn DuBois approved our recommendation that they name Dr. Sam a president emeritus,” said GCC Board chair William Thomas of Culpeper. “Germanna has made great progress under Dr. Sam’s leadership.” During a decade at Germanna, Thomas said, Sam has guided GCC through a perfect storm of the Great Recession and an ongoing series of state budget cuts coinciding with a rapid increase in enrollment. "Dr. Sam provided calm, steady leadership during turbulent times," said Teri McNally, the city of Fredericksburg's representative on the Local College Board and a GCC Educational Foundation Board member. "He led Germanna through a recession and state budget cuts, managing to take care of our student body, our faculty and our staff

despite it all." As Sam approaches retirement, Thomas said, there are modern new facilities, new programs – and most importantly, an 183 percent increase in degrees awarded in the 2015-2016 academic year over 2006- 2007. Bruce L. Davis, a longtime member of the Germanna Educational Foundation Board, said Sam faced a daunting situation soon after he arrived at Germanna in 2007 as the Great Recession was about to begin. “The recession took a huge toll,” Davis said. “It was a real challenge.” In spite of that, student success at Germanna has increased steadily during Dr. Sam’s tenure with the number of degrees awarded annually doubling. During Sam’s time as president, Germanna’s total attendance soared to a total headcount of more than 13,000 and the college expanded its Fredericksburg Campus in Spotsylvania, christened the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper and added centers in Stafford and Caroline counties. Sam launched the first-ever capital campaign at Germanna, with the lofty goal of $10 million: The campaign exceeded its goal, raising

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From a field or more than 100 applicants, the search has been narrowed to 12 according to Director of Media and Community relations Mike Zitz Beckham. Those 12 will be whittled down to three or four who will be brought in for public forums in early March. Beckham reported that the plan is to have a hire by late March. $12 million--an unheard of sum for a community college. From 20072015 at Germanna, Dr. Sam raised $26.5 million, including donations, grants and local funds. The funds led to the opening of a new Caroline County Center, helped build the new Science & Engineering Building and Information Commons at GCC’s Fredericksburg Area Campus and will lead to an expansion of the Stafford Center and a permanent location in that county. They funded the start of two programs--the Germanna Scholars and the Gladys P. Todd Academy-both of which make it possible for local students to earn their associate degrees at little or no cost while still in high school and transfer to

universities. Germanna will also open the Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology in Central Park in 2017 as Sam’s presidency approaches an end. Under Dr. Sam’s leadership, Germanna: • doubled the number of students in its nursing program • established an engineering program • began a physical therapy assistant program • started a student success initiative that includes Student Success Coaches In addition to the 183.3 percent increase in the number of degrees and certificates awarded annually: • Credit side enrollment climbed 61 percent. • FTEs jumped 43.5 percent • Noncredit workforce enrollment increased 1028.3 percent as Dr. Sam and Dr. Jeanne Wesley took a sleepy program and turned it into one that meets community needs for training. • The number of workforce courses climbed 1675.7 percent. “It has been the greatest honor of my life,” Sam said, “to have served as president of Germanna.”


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Lee’s last days in Culpeper No doubt one of Culpeper’s gems is the Museum of Culpeper History. It is celebrating its 40-year anniversary this year. I’m a big fan of new beginnings and when I heard that its director, Lee LangstonHarrison, was leaving I was saddened to hear that news but also jubilant at her new path. Last Thursday I stopped by the Museum to see her and say “good-bye.” I found her tucked in one corner, on her computer, on the phone, answering multiple questions from staff and, after a brief breathe, she put on a big smile and we gave each other a warm hug. I’ve always liked and admired Lee. I’ve known her eight of her 10 years serving as the Museum’s director. I can recall countless events held at the Museum where new exhibits were being introduced, a fundraiser was in process or the quiet times when she’d let me peruse through the Museum’s photo archives. Soon into her career at the Museum, she was affectionately called “Hurricane Lee,” a nickname she’s proud of. “I’ve worked my butt off,” she laughed as she shared one of her visions for the Museum that it move from Main Street to its current location inside The Depot on Commerce Street. She was instrumental in that move, in working with members of town council to make it happen. She was absolutely convinced that it would serve the Museum and the community in better ways. And it has by adding much needed space for exhibits and increasing visitors both inside and outside the county. I’m also a big fan of serendipity and it was a visit to her sister and brotherin-law last Fourth of July that found Lee sitting on a deck in Reedville, eating crabs and musing about her next path. “My sister asked me what it would take for me to retire and move to Reedville,” a quaint and working fishing village in Virginia’s Northern Neck. Lee, who could see the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, from where they were sitting answered, “If something were to open in that museum, I might consider moving here.” A few months later, Lee learned that they were looking for a new executive director. She applied but admitted that she hadn’t thought that much about it until she learned in October that they wanted to interview her. From there it moved quickly, “like a whirlwind” and by December she learned that she had been selected. She is so funny. “Friends have


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Lovingly known as "Hurricane Lee" Lee Langston-Harrison wrapped up her tenure at the Museum of Culpeper HIstory last week.

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The Museum of Culpeper History will reopen on Saturday, Feb. 4 with new exhibits for 2017. Among them an exhibit on World War I and the Women of Winston and Winston an Early Planned Community.The Museum is located at 113 S. Commerce Street in The Depot. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone: 540-8291749 Look for 40 special events throughout the year to celebrate the Museum’s 40th anniversary. It opened in 1977. Gloria Cooper is serving as interim director until a permanent director is selected. asked me what I know about fishing... about as much as I knew about the Civil War when I started here,” she said adding that she’s always been a lifelong lover of history, research and information gathering. “I will learn,” she said confidently. There’s no question in my mind that she will do just that. She paused a moment in our conversation. “I’m very fulfilled...I’ve accomplished what I set out to do create one of the best small town museums...I do plan to retire in Reedville and when I put in my years there I’ll have had 50 years in this business...that’s a long time.” “This has been my life,” she told me, “I’m doing this for me.” Giving up her home in Orange County is bittersweet. There are many memories for her in that place. She’s moving out of her comfort zone in Culpeper, leaving behind colleagues and friends but after a decade of service, she’s ready for a change and to take on a new challenge. That kind of energy and enthusiasm

is inspiring. What a way to start the year. As she looked around for the last time at her surroundings, the paintings on the wall, a box of donated tea cups in one corner, piles of books in another, she stressed to me how important her team has been over the years. “I couldn’t have accomplished any of this without the support of

the staff and the board and members of town council...they are amazing, absolutely amazing.” “Together, we have done great things.” “You get on Route 3 and stay on it for about three hours and you’ll hit Reedville,” she told me with a smile. I took notes. Paths with a good heart are easy to follow.

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HOME & GARDEN Nature notes: Bird count, bat chatter and more WILD IDEAS

Not enjoying the recent blast of Arctic weather, I curled up under my comforter with my computer and scanned my email for nature events and news, and was not disappointed. Below is a sampling. Events Montpelier Working Woods Walk (Jan. 29, 2-4): Walk with Virginia Master Naturalists through James Madison’s beloved woodlands. As part of the Virginia LEAF (Link to Education About Forests) program, the walk is intended to enable attendees to “experience the austere beauty of the winter landscape, and contemplate our connections to Madison’s era through our mutual dependence on this important natural resource.” The guided walk will include information about the ecological and economic contributions a well-managed forest

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provides in terms of habitat, wildlife, wood products and such basic needs as clean air and water. Attendees will also learn how various techniques of active forest management constitute stewardship of the woodlands to renew and preserve them for future generations. The fee is $5 per person; free for children under 6 years old. The tour begins at the Visitor Center, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. For more information, go to visit. In case of inclement weather, call 540-672-2728, ext. 141 or 252, for any changes. Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 17-20): Help bird conservation through participating in this annual count. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the count collects data on birds worldwide, producing a “snapshot” of their distribution and abundance. Collect data on the birds at your feeders, in your backyard or at other locations. While bird-identification expertise is helpful, it’s not required but sites must

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Are cougars in Virginia? Find out at February’s Woods and Wildlife Conference. be registered, which is free. Check with the GBBC website for more information. 13th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference (Feb. 25, 8:30-4:30): A popular winter event for woodland owners, this annual conference is sponsored by Virginia Tech and “addresses the latest issues and trends in forest and wildlife management,” says event founder Adam Downing of Virginia Cooperative Extension. “Owners of woodlands large and small can learn how to maximize their property’s potential,” he adds, and “participants can tailor their own program by attending sessions that target large property management, small woodlot projects, or topics of general interest to any landowner.”

Topics are still being added but so far include whether mountain lions and other exciting mammals are here in Virginia, vernal pools, Virginia’s snakes, the relationship between trees and pollinators, measuring trees and forests, Virginia’s Conservation Assistance Program and earning income by leasing your land. At the Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper. Register by Feb. 14: $45 for an individual, $80 per couple, which includes lunch and materials. For more details or to register, online to tinyurl. com/wi-wwconference. For more information, contact Katie Jenkins at 540-948-6881 or ➤ See Nature, Page 9

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➤ Nature, from Page 8 News New books on bird intelligence: Added to the growing number of books on bird intelligence are Jennifer Ackerman’s “Genius of Birds” and Mason Emery’s “Bird Brain.” According to a review on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website, these two recently published books have very different formats and approaches. Which is best? Get both, says the reviewer, Stephen J. Bodio: “Ackerman’s almost novelistic narrative skill brought her protagonists, both avian and mammal, to life, but I learned more from Emery.” What to feed birds in winter: Cornell Lab offers downloadable guidelines on winter bird feeding — what kind of foods to offer, the types of feeders to consider and where to place feeders to reduce the chance of window collisions. And find out about some of the birds most likely to visit suet feeders from the National Audubon Society’s website. Rough scales give butterflies lift: The incredibly tiny scales on butterfly wings are arranged like roof shingles, making the wings a little rough, according to a Jan. 5 article in “Science” online, which has an accompanying video. Scientists in Louisiana have discovered that the roughness boosted climbing efficiency between 16 percent and 82 percent. The researchers think scales may also help flight in other, still unknown ways. For monarch butterflies, which make annual longdistance migrations of thousands of miles, “even a slight advantage could go a long way in helping them reach their destination.” Scales may one day help engineers, too, by improving the design of small flying robots, the article concludes. Arguments in the bat cave: No, this is not about Batman having a dustup with Robin. Rather, according to a Dec. 22 article in “The Guardian,” researchers have found that highpitched chattering in colonies of bats perched together in caves is arguing — basically bats just “shouting” at each other. The researchers used a form of artificial intelligence — machine learning algorithms, which “are ‘trained’ by being fed data that has already been sorted into categories, and then used to apply the patterns and relationships the system has spotted to sort new data.” By viewing video, the researchers could figure out which bats were arguing and the outcome of each row, and sort the squabbles into four different bones of contention: sleep, food, perching position and unwanted mating attempts. Scent-seeking moth drives car: Another Lepidoptera-related article in “Science” caught my eye recently. The Jan. 3 piece is about an insectpiloted robotic vehicle “that could help scientists build better odor-tracking


robots to find disaster victims, detect illicit drugs or explosives, and sense leaks of hazardous materials.” The driver of the car is a commercial silkworm moth (Bombyx mori), which is native to Asia, “tethered in a tiny cockpit so that its legs can move freely over an air-supported ball, a bit like an upside-down computer mouse trackball.” Using optical sensors, “the car follows the ball’s movement and moves in the same direction.” As the moth’s odor-sensitive antennae pick up a target smell, the moth walks toward it along the trackball, driving the robotic car. Beware of bad seeds in pollinator mixes: According to a Dec. 7 ScienceDaily article, weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects “is sowing bad seeds — including seeds of the potentially devastating agricultural weed Palmer amaranth —

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along with the good.” Researchers have now traced the weed seeds to at least one source: pollinator habitat seed sold by a company in the Midwest. The provider of the seed is one of dozens of companies that sells seed mixes used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pollinator Habitat Initiative and Conservation Reserve Program. The researchers did not name the provider because they “don’t think this is the only one distributing weed seeds in their pollinator seed,” the article says. “Evergreen and creepy: It’s winter creeper!”: Hankering the chance to remove yet another invasive nonnative plant from your property? The Virginia Native Plant Society has a new article on its website about winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei, aka creeping euonymus), which, “with its glossy evergreen leaves, is easy to spot in the woods right now.” Like many other invasive, nonnative plants this Asian member of the bittersweet family was introduced here as an ornamental but has escaped


cultivation and is now invasive in most of the eastern states of the United States. Although pretty, it takes over habitat from native plants, which native wildlife depend on. The article has more information and several photos to help with identifying it. Tracing the history of tomatoes: The tomato on your sandwich evolved from a plant ancestor that existed more than 50 million years ago, according to a study published Jan. 5 in the journal “Science.” Researchers found two fossils compressed into 52.2-million-year-old Patagonian stone that resemble modern-day members of the Solanaceae or nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, eggplants and tobacco. © 2016 Pam Owen Pam Owen is a writer, editor, photographer, and passionate nature conservationist living in Rappahannock County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You may reach her at

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Narmada Winery earns “Best in Class” Narmada Winery Yash-Vir 2014, a red bordeaux-blend, was named Best of Class at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Over 7,000 entries from 28 states were judged, making this the largest competition for American wines in the world. According to the organizers, the Best of Class award "provides consumers with an easy reference guide to delicious and affordable wines based on insights from industry specialists." Narmada Yash-Vir 2014 will also make its debut in Wine Enthusiast Magazine in April, with a review and rating of 90 points. This is the first time a Narmada wine will appear in a national publication. Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988 and delivers wine, spirits and beer reviews as well as wine news, features, travel, recipes and more in both print and online formats. Narmada Yash-Vir 2014 is made with the classic Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It is a compelling wine, rich mahogany in color with evocative aromas of black fruits and cedar. On the palate, deep black cherry and cassis notes are

Executive Chef Tony Bonanno is back. The one-time Charlottesville, Northern Exposure Executive Chef and Fresh Market Gourmet MeatCutter is back in the Restaurant Biz! Starting Feb. 1, Executive Chef Tony will be the new owner of the Madison Inn Restaurant / dba as “The Bonanno’s” Madison Inn Restaurant on 217 N. Main Street, Madison, VA. Longtime Charlottesville locals may remember the native Italian/Sicilian Chef Tony Bonanno and his savory authentic Italian and Continental infusion cuisine. He will now share his culinary creativity with Madison locals. For reservations please call: (540) 948.5095.

Cardiology clinic space opens In summer 2016, Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center began renovations to enhance the lobby of the hospital and provide additional cardiology clinic space. The cardiology clinic space opened Jan. 23. “We are glad to now offer additional cardiology access through our partnership with UVA Health System,” said Greg Napps, CEO, Culpeper Medical Center. “We have known for some time that there is a local need for cardiology services and the new suite will allow us to better serve our community and our patients.” The 6,000 square foot newly renovated clinic space includes seven exam rooms and four diagnostic rooms for echocardiography, exercise stress tests, nuclear stress tests and vascular ultrasound. The clinic is

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staffed by two board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologists – Dr. Kwame Akosah and Dr. J. Cullen Hardy. “I am excited to see patients in our new clinic and to work alongside a dedicated team that cares for patients with a variety of cardiovascular conditions – from coronary artery disease to heart failure,” Akosah said. “And because of our unique relationship with UVA Health System, we are able to offer the same level of care provided at an academic medical center right here in the Culpeper community.” To make an appointment with Culpeper Medical Center cardiology services, call 540-829-4400.

CCHS plans Class of 1982 reunion Looking for lots of classmates! Culpeper County High School class of 1982 will celebrate their 35 year class reunion on Oct. 7, 2017 from 6-11:30 p.m. at Reva Fire Hall. If you are a classmate or know one, please pass information to them. Dress is casual. Full dinner served. Music provided. Hope to see lots of classmates. $40 per person. Make check payable to Donna Yowell Hill and send to P.O. Box 403, Culpeper, VA. 22701. Questions, contact Tammy at 540-347-3952 or

Washington selected as Top 40 Under 40 The American Society of Legal Advocates is pleased to announce that Marie E. Washington again has been selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyer in Virginia, and has accepted membership in the organization for 2017. The American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers, drawing its membership from practicing attorneys who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA selects less than 1.5 percent of all licensed lawyers nationwide, featuring no more than 100 lawyers per state – and 40 lawyers under the age of 40 – in each area of practice or specialty, with specialties varying per state depending on the number of practicing lawyers. A native of Fauquier County, Ms. Washington has practiced law since 2003. She is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and the Fauquier

and Prince William County Bar Associations. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar. Marie attended The College of William and Mary, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minor in government, and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate in 2003 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Deadline to file your Virginia tax returns is May 1 The Virginia Department of Taxation individual income tax filing season started Monday, Jan. 23. The deadline to file 2016 Virginia tax returns is Monday, May 1. “Timely and accurate processing of every return is a priority for the department. As refund fraud schemes grow more elaborate, we may need to take extra time to review returns. This means it will take longer to issue refunds to some taxpayers than it has in the past,” said Tax Commissioner Craig Burns. “To prevent refund fraud, we’re enlisting the help of tax professionals, employers, payroll providers, and taxpayers.” Taxpayers are encouraged to visit Refund Fraud Prevention on the department’s website to find out how to protect themselves from refund fraud, steps to take if they think they are victims of identity theft, and how to reduce chances that their tax returns are stopped for review. Tips for the filing season: File electronically: It’s the most efficient way to get your refund. On average, taxpayers who file their returns electronically and request their refunds by direct deposit receive their refunds sooner than those who file on paper or request refunds by check. Many Virginians may be eligible to file their state tax returns electronically for free using VA FreeFile or Free Fillable Forms. To make the filing process go more smoothly, taxpayers should have W-2s and other year-end statements before preparing their returns. The department offers online access to Form 1099G/1099INT for taxpayers who need to know the amount of the Virginia tax refund they received in 2016. Choose direct deposit for refunds: Be sure to verify current banking information on tax returns to ensure accurate processing. Taxpayers may choose to receive refunds by check, but it will take longer to get their refunds. Check refund status online or by phone: Use the online tool or call 804.367.2486.

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CHILDCARE • Learn how to start a home childcare business Feb. 4 at Head Start offices.

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LIBRARY NEWS • Registration

BINGO • VFW Post 2524

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for the Library’s Tuesday Morning Storytimes is in progress. This is for their January-February session. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) is at 10:30 a.m. and Toddler Storytime (age 2) is at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Toddlers participate with a caregiver, and preschool children participate on their own while parents remain in the children’s area of the library. Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, activities, and tips for helping children develop pre-literacy skills are shared. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact: Laini Bostian at 540-8258691 or Visit

REUNION • CCHS of 1982 will celebrate their 35 year class reunion on Oct. 7, 2017 from 6-11:30 p.m. at Reva Fire Hall. If you are a classmate or know one, please pass information to them. Dress is casual. Full dinner served. Music provided. Hope to see lots of classmates. $40 per person. Make check payable to Donna Yowell Hill and send to P.O. Box 403, Culpeper, VA. 22701. Questions, contact Tammy at 540-347-3952 or

will resume Friday night bingo sessions after a several month hiatus. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.

Young Bastian finds a mysterious book that takes him on a wild journey. See the movie Feb. 4 at Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre.

JAN. 26

AUTHOR DISCUSSION • What goes on Inside the Minds of Criminals? Join local author, Mark O’Connell, at 6 p.m. as he talks about his two books and sheds some light on this question and others. Mark’s books Justice Denied ($13) and Criminal Minds ($11) will both be available for sale and autographing. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library.

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FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Ball of Fire” (RKO, 1941). Billy Wilder based the plot on his original story about a Burlesque dancer who moves in with eight fusty professors (headed by Cooper) to explain "slang" for their new encyclopedia. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Cabaret” (Allied Artists, 1972). Bob Fosse, who earned a Best Director Oscar, translated a highly successful Broadway musical into a film that maintains the vivacity of the stage version. 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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What’s Happening the School Board Office located at 450 Radio Lane. Board seeks input as they prepare the FY 2017 school budget. All Culpeper citizens encouraged to attend.



HEALTH • Memory Cafe opens Feb. 8 for those in early stages of Alzheimers/caregivers.

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It’s an evening for dinner and dancing from 7-10 p.m. at The Eagle Rest Retreat Center at Verdun Adventure Bound located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. Garnished Affair provides chicken/pork/sides. Music by Pete’s Unnamed Band (P.U.B). $15 per person/$25 a couple. Tickets only at the door. Contact 540-937-4920 or visit www.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Pinocchio” (Disney, 1940). Based on stories by 19th century Italian author Carlo Collodi, this animated Disney classic tells the tale of gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) who builds a marionette to be his substitute son. Also on the program are The Three Stooges in “Punch Drunks” (Columbia, 1937). 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 202-7079994. FILM • The Library of Congress

Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Terminator” (Orion, 1984 – R-rated). "The Terminator" became one of the sleeper hits of 1984, blending an ingenious, thoughtful script — clearly influenced by the works of sci-fi legend Harlan Ellison — and relentless, non-stop action moved along by an outstanding synthesizer and early techno soundtrack. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053

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

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FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Prisoner of Zenda” (United Artists, 1937). A romantic adventure from David O. Selznick, “The Prisoner of Zenda” harkens back to a time of chivalry and swordplay. Starts at 2 p.m. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994. BINGO • Mid-Day Lions Sunday Night Bingo. Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.

CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon topic is "Game Plan - A Word from the Coach.” Join us at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Live stream available at 10 a.m. via our website Children's programs available for birth - 5th grade. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-7270297

JAN. 30

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County School Board has scheduled a “TAB (Talk About the Budget) Time” at 6 p.m. at

• Held at Culpeper Hospital from 7-8:30 p.m. Runs through March 27. Special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, renew through faith-based perspective. Adults and teens welcome. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries. This is non-denominational and free. Learn more at or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540/3495814 for information and directions.

FEB. 1

CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540727-0695 or culpeperchessclub@

FEB. 2


Cocoon Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly providing encouragement to new and experienced breastfeeding moms. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to attend. Meets the First Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Providence Bible Church at Providence Bible Church at 17211 Greens Free. Email for more information.

FILM • The Library of Packard Campus Theatre presents “Beatlemania on American Bandstand” (1964). This program will present a firsthand account of the effects that the Beatles had upon the youth of America in 1964, through performances culled from Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Also on the program is a segment from Albert and David Maysles' 1991 documentary “The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.” Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

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SAVING LIVES • The public

is invited to the Culpeper Police Department's annual Life Saver Awards Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Culpeper Police Department located at 740 Old Brandy Road. This ceremony is to recognize officers who had a direct effect on saving a life over the past year. This is planned to be a very rewarding night for our officers, our department, and our town. Contact Lt. Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526. Email

BINGO • VFW Post 2524 will

resume Friday night bingo sessions after a several month hiatus. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. For further information call 825-3424.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Let it Be” (United Artists, 1970). In this rarely-seen documentary directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the Beatles are shown rehearsing songs for their album “Let it Be” at Twickenham Film Studios, followed by an unannounced concert on the rooftop of their Apple headquarters in London. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. For more information, call 202-7079994.

FEB. 4

CHURCH • Stevensburg Baptist Church will be having their annual Ground Hog Supper from 5 - 7 p.m. The Community is invited to attend. Cost: Adults $8, Children 5-12 years old $5, children under 5 eat free. Menu includes all you can eat pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, coffee or milk. Contact Philip Walker at stevensburgbaptist@

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The Fauquier Community Theatre presents Steve Martin’s “Underpants.” The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Steve Martin, provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac. Plays Jan. 27, 28, 29 and Feb. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Adults $16, seniors (60+) $14, Students/ Children (ages 3 -18) $14. Theatre located at 4225 Aiken Dr Warrenton, VA 20187 (540) 349-8760 Order tickets online at

JAN. 28

OPEN HOUSE • Fresta Valley

Christian School hosts open house from 9-11 a.m. Serving children from age 3 through 12th grade; Celebrating 40 years of academic excellence in Fauquier County from a Christian Worldview. Convenient to Culpeper, Rappahannock, Prince William, Clark, and Warren Counties Tour the campus, meet staff, students, view curricula, get to know the Fresta Family. Located at 6428 Wilson Road; Marshall, VA, 20115. Visit www.frestavalley. org. Phone 540-364-1929. Email

OPEN HOUSE • Mountainside Montessori hosts open house. Please join us for an opportunity to visit our Toddler, Primary,

Hear Madeline MacNeil and the sweet sounds of the dulcimer Jan. 29 in Rappahannock. Elementary, and Adolescent environments. Meet our guides and tour our campus. Open 9 a.m. - noon. Located at 4206 Belvoir Road. Visit www. Phone 540-253-5025. Email office@

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• Brooks Auction Transfer LLC in Bealeton is closing its doors due to retirement. They are closing their doors on this day and everything must go. Selling down to bare walls. VAF# 2908 000683. Located at 12099 Marsh Road in Bealeton. Vist Phone 540-439-7273. Email:


LECTURE • Aging Together hosts a free lecture on the Virginia “GrandDriver” program, 10 a.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington located at 4 Library Road in Washington. Nancy Lo, the Virginia GrandDriver Coordinator from the Virginia Division for the Aging, will help attendees learn the early signs of driving difficulty as well as new laws that directly impact senior drivers, so you can take action to drive safer and longer. For more information or to register for the free program, call 540-829-6405 or email dbanks@

JAN. 28

DINNER • The annual Celebrity


Waiters’ Dinner, a fundraiser for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund, is 6 p.m. at the Washington Schoolhouse auditorium located at 567 Mount Salem Avenue. Dinners served by Rappahannock “celebrities”; tips are encouraged. For info or to be a sponsor, please contact Lindsay Sonnett (lssonnett@ or Jane Whitfield (

JAN. 29

CONCERT • Madeline MacNeil, folk singer and virtuoso of the mountain and hammered dulcimer, performs at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 630 Zachary Taylor a program presented by the Rappahannock Historical Society that also features wood crafts, including dulcimers produced by Gary Wilson of Long Shadows Woodcrafts in Slate Mills. For more information, contact the Rappahannock Historical Society at 540-675-1163 or rapphistsoc@ Donations of $10 appreciated.


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Two of Delegate Freitas’ bills sent to full committee The 2017 Session of the Virginia General Assembly wraps up its third week, and two of Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) bills have been sent to full Committee, HB 1770 and HB 2025. HB 1770, Delegate Freitas’ “CTE Bill,” will help give local school districts the ability to waive certain requirements to allow potential teachers with industry recognized career and technical education credentials to teach a CTE course. This bill will ultimately give


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students more access to quality career and technical education. This past week, HB 1770 passed through the Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee and will now be sent to the full House Committee on Education. Another of Delegate Freitas’ bills, HB 2025, which states that religious institutions will not be punished by the state government for standing by their beliefs, has passed through Subcommittee #4 and will now be sent to the House Committee on General Laws. A third bill, HB 2027, which would have significantly reduced the financial burden on families wishing to adopt a child in the Commonwealth of Virginia, was tabled with a letter recommending the Commission on Youth work with

Delegate Freitas to improve the functionality of HB 2027. “I am excited to continue working to improve the quality of life for our young Virginians currently in foster care, and I look forward to finding new and creative means to connect these children with a loving family,” Freitas stated. HJ 748, celebrating the life of John Joseph Quinn, was also sent to the House floor this week. J.J. Quinn, an avid aviator and flying instructor who gave back much to the Culpeper Community over the years, lost his life in May 2016. Delegate Freitas is proud to have the support of Delegate Michael Webert and Senator Bryce Reeves in co-patroning this resolution honoring all that J.J. Quinn has done for Culpeper County.

Share your thoughts on legislative matters Our second week in Richmond is off to a productive start! The General Assembly just concluded their first full week of session. The 100 member House has introduced more than 1,000 bills, and the 40 member Senate has introduced more than 700 bills. Over the next two weeks, the 14 House committees will be doing a lot of the heavy lifting to hear the bills before action could be taken on the House floor. Subcommittees and full committees began the process of moving policy proposals through the General Assembly, and I am pleased to inform you that some of the measures that I introduced have advanced to the full committee and the House Floor. While the remainder of my legislative initiatives has not been discussed in subcommittee, I would like


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Urge your representatives to repeal the ACA Congress has taken the first steps for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and we need to understand why this is necessary. The Independent Payment Advisory Board is a small part of the law and is, by itself, reason enough for repeal. The American Medical Association opposes IPAB and supports its repeal because of “its authority and the lack of flexibility in its mandate.” That authority rests in 15 presidentially appointed members. The president is only required to

to update you on two of my bills that have moved forward: HB 1596: Prevents state agencies from requiring contractors, or subcontractors who are engaged in business with the state to provide compensation beyond what state or federal law dictates. Government mandated agreements disproportionately burden small businesses with high costs that they aren’t able to absorb. Thereby unfairly discouraging many qualified small businesses from bidding on projects being paid for with their own tax dollars. HB 1596 has been reported to the House and is on its second reading. HB 1565: This bill authorizes localities to create green development zones that provide certain tax incentives and regulatory flexibility for up to 10 years to a business operating in an energy-efficient building or to a business that produces products used to reduce negative impact on the environment. HB 1565 was referred for reporting by House Finance Subcommittee #1 by a vote of 8-2.

Beyond the updates on my bills provided here, my legislative priorities this session include regulatory reform, promoting economic development and small businesses, encouraging increased funding for rural schools, ensuring commuters aren’t saddled with inordinate fees to use existing infrastructure, and fostering civic engagement among our youth. In the coming weeks, thousands of bills will move at a brisk pace through the Virginia General Assembly. I would encourage you to keep me and my office updated on your thoughts on these policy proposals as they progress through the legislature. For a full listing of the bills for which I am a Patron or Co-Patron, please visit and select either “Chief Patron,” “Chief Co-Patron,” or “Co-Patron.” As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on the legislative matters before the General Assembly. Please feel free to share your opinion by contacting my office at (804) 698-1018 or

consult with the majority and minority leaders of both houses of Congress. Our elected representatives have no say in the selection. The mandate of IPAB is to make recommendations to control health care costs by limiting Medicare reimbursements to providers. The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, makes repeal of this board nearly impossible. First, Congress cannot make a motion to repeal it before January 1, 2017 nor after February 1, 2017. Amazing! This very month the Affordable Care Act allows the Constitution to work for all of 32 days. Second, if the resolution is made within

that time, as it appears will happen, it must pass by August 15, 2017. Third, if everything happens on this rigid schedule, the repeal cannot take effect until 2020. A law that attempts to make any part of itself impossible to repeal is not a law; it is tyranny. The antiseptic language of costcutting masks the reality; the cuts will fall first on the Baby Boom generation. The Affordable Care Act is a museum of broken promises and cannot be fixed. Write to your senators and congressman urging repeal. Nancy J. Rice Culpeper

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One night with the Fifties' Fab Four CURTAIN CALLS

They laughed, they jammed, they harmonized and – if Colin Escott’s and Floyd Mutrux’s book is to be believed three of them had bad news for Sam Phillips. None of it would have survived over time to be enjoyed today if it weren’t for the foresight of sound engineer Jack Clement. “Million Dollar Quartet” isn’t just a jukebox musical synthesizing a career in a hypothetical time and place while actors do their mightiest to look and sound like the originals. There is that, of course. But Dec. 4, 1956 really was the time, and Sam Phillips’ little recording studio, Sun Records, built out of an old garage in Memphis, Tenn. was the place. Carl Perkins was there accompanied by his brother Jay playing bass and “Fluke” Holland on drums. Jerry Lee Lewis played back-up piano; Johnny Cash dropped in later followed by Elvis and his girlfriend. An impromptu jam session followed, and even though Sam Phillips was next door part of the time, Clement recognized the significance of the hour, and secretly recorded it. An entertainment editor was called in with a photographer, and the following day an article and photo appeared in the Memphis PressScimitar headlined “The Million Dollar Quartet.” Sixty-one years later, the concept musical built from this single event has had a successful run on Broadway with three Tony nominations and spawned a minor industry of “Million Dollar Quartet” performers. The production now at Riverside under the direction of Robert Gonyo gives a respectable showing of regional musical and vocal talent – and winds the evening up to a fevered pitch. Of course the writers had to come up with an arc, because there wasn’t one. In this telling, things will start falling apart for Sam Phillips as his major talents move on to more lucrative contracts – Elvis has already left. But Jerry Lee Lewis had just come in, burning with brazen talent and audacious showmanship. It must be acknowledged that Gavin Rohrer in the Jerry Lee role steals the show when he has the spotlight. Physical ease, a natural timing, and a sure resemblance to the irrepressible Lewis make for an unforgettable performance. And he can pound that piano – when he pulls out “Great Balls of Fire” you will think you’re hearing the original. Jason Steffen as Brother Jay and Jamie Pittle as Fluke provide a ripping

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What: “Million Dollar Quartet” Where: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, Riverside Pkwy. Fredericksburg, Va. Call: (540) 370-4300 or visit Playing through March 5 bass fiddle and drum back-up to most of the show’s twenty-four songs . Todd Meredith, seen on this stage last year as Buddy Holly, is a bit more successful as Carl Perkins. His primary claim to fame in this show is his serious guitar playing ability, and with that we get “Matchbox” and “Who Do You Love” in a passable Perkins style. It was Sam Phillips’ studio, and Alan Hoffman plays the part of the music visionary who wants to keep his stable of rising stars, but knows his limitations and the siren call of bigger studios. If Act I has what I’ve noted before is a certain blandness and sameness of delivery, Act II pulls him out of this rut and into a scene of serious conflict and confrontation. It didn’t happen on Dec. 4, but that doesn’t matter. It improves the story. Long, tall Stephen Horst enters and doesn’t particularly remind anyone of Johnny Cash until he opens his mouth to sing “Folsom Prison Blues.” I won’t lie, brothers and sisters. Those were chills going up my spine. The pool of actors who can accurately simulate those famous rusty pipes must be very small – and Mr. Horst is a

true find for this show. Kudos! There’s no evidence that Elvis’s girlfriend sang during the original session, but in this show, Theresa Danskey as “Dyanne” adds a feminine texture that complements the whole. Her performance of “Fever” seems to channel, deliberately or not, the great Peggy Lee. And then there’s Elvis. Or perhaps I should say “Elvis!” Kavan Hashemian may not have the physical stature, but we came for the voices and his renditions of “That’s Alright, Mama” and “Hound Dog” are spot on – complete with moves that used to send our mothers to the fainting couch. By this time in the program, the house was ready to party, and the energy being tossed back and forth from stage to audience was truly infectious. That kind of energy can’t be faked, and “trying too hard” is death. But this

night, it was real. Adam Koch’s red checkered and multi-windowed set based on the original design makes for an intimate, unpretentious recording space aided by Michael Jarett’s lighting. Only sound was occasionally problematic, with on-stage instruments ramped up so high that there were moments when it was difficult to hear voices, much less words. So there you are. One brief, unpremeditated hour many years ago was captured, solidified, and transformed. There’s plenty of winter left, but for a hot night in January, walk the line on down to see this “Quartet.” Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.


Culpeper Times • January 26-February 1, 2017

The Chamber ADVANTAGE Culpeper Chamber of Commerce » JANUARY 2017 » Volume 3, Issue 26

members in the news

Pictured left to right: Dave Barber, ASWA Competition Chairman, Narmada Wineries Sudha Patil, Pandit Patil, Grant Crandall, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association President. Congratulations to Pandit and Sudha Patil, owners of Narmada Winery, who attended a gala awards ceremony at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in December. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association® in cooperation with the Congressional Wine Caucus hosted the Twelfth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. Pandit and Sudha were presented with a certificate for achieving a Gold Medal Best In Category for Narmada Melange 2014, a meritage-style blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes. The current vintage is available at the winery, and the award-winning wine, yet to be released, is available by special order.

Davis St. They have a new teacher, Andria Corso, that is sharing her love of Piyo and Barbie Babcock has returned to teach Vinyasa Yoga. Happy Winter!

The Culpeper Business Women proudly announces its newly installed officers of for 2017.Ginny Koontz, Secretary, Becky Ramsey, Vice President, Tonda Hopkins, President, Tammy Powell, Treasurer, Pat Martin, Parliamentarian. PermaTreat Pest Control is celebrating 50 years in business this year. PermaTreat was founded by Joe Wilson in 1967. Today PermaTreat has 7 locations in Virginia and provides services to over 25,000 customers each year. Lawrie Parker, Executive Director of the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center has been reappointed to a two year term on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Mediator Complaint Review Panel. The panel reviews formal complaints made against mediators and recommends a course of action. Ms. Parker has served in this capacity for the past 16 years. pranapiloga is excited to announce they have settled into our new location at 162 E.

Dogwood Village would like to recognize Megan Holley for her contributions to

Narmada Winery has been granted approval through the county to host 10 outdoor weddings of up to 250 attendees per year. The editors at Wine Enthusiast have recently rated and reviewed Narmada's wines! Narmada's Bourdeaux blend Yash Vir 2014 won Best in Class in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Narmada Melange 2014 and Cabernet Sauvignon both received silver medals. Congratulations! Stephanie Jenkins and Pam Sutphin of Early’s Carpet, Inc. just became certified in fabric and upholstery cleaning. This allows them to better advise customers on how to care for their upholstery. Please join us in congratulating them on their newest accomplishment! Tim Carlson, CPP from Studio C Photography was in San Antonio last week to attend PPA Imaging USA, continue training, and update his Certified Professional Photographer status. The trade show was interesting but the classes were the best! Luke Neale has been named Fertilizer Plant Manager at CFC Farm & Home Center in Culpeper. Luke was formerly the Assistant Plant Manager and has been employed at CFC since 2009. James Alther is retiring from the position of Fertilizer Plant Manager after 49 years employed with CFC Farm & Home Center. A reception in James’ honor was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Foti’s Restaurant. We wish James well in his retirement. Long & Foster Real Estate welcomes Anne Rogers to its Culpeper office. Rogers will specialize in working with homebuyers and sellers. “We are very excited and fortunate to have Anne join our team of highly trained professionals,” said Theresa Dalman, manager of the Culpeper Sales office. “The combination of Long & Foster and Anne’s unique skills and knowledge will no doubt provide the highest level of service to local buyers and sellers.”

the facility. Megan is a junior at Liberty University. She was introduced to the facility after her grandmother, Elizabeth Holley Goodwin moved into the facility. She is pictured with resident, Philippi Brown. Congratulations to The Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Virginia for 2017 by American Society of Legal Advocates. Each year, less than 1.5% lawyers nationwide are selected. ARiA demonstrated its artificial-intelligence cognitive assistant MICA to over five hundred top-level military officers from fifty countries at the NATO Chiefs of Transformation Conference hosted by the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk this past December. Daniel Dutter, employed by Bo Kilby of R W Kilby Wire and Water, will complete the 4 year Electrical Apprenticeship program at Germanna Community College this spring. The Culpeper Wellness Foundation Board of Directors recently elected the following officers for 2017: Richard Harrington, Chair; Charles Barrell, Vice Chair; Tripp Butler, Treasurer; Dr. Thomas Reynolds, Secretary. The board also approved the nominations of 4 new board members: Shirley Ann Bayne, Debbie Bennett, David Jones and Gregg Napps.


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welcome new members Analysis Planning and Management Institute, LLC Ahmad Faramarzi 150 East Culpeper Street, Suite #150 Culpeper, VA 22701 540.321.4888 Non-Profit Clubs & Organizations Meadows Farms Golf Course Josh Dotson-Manager 4300 Flat Run Road Locust Grove, VA 22508 540.854.9890 Golf Courses Natraj Indian Cuisine Bikash Puri-Owner/Manager 219 East Davis Street Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 317-5293 Restaurants/Food

Tibbs Funeral Home & Cremation Jeffrey Tibbs-Partner 503 North Main Street Culpeper, VA 22701 (240) 346-1557 Funeral Services Primerica Financial Services Thomas Copeland P.O. Box 611 Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 419-8391 Financial Services

TML-Xerox Mo Nieves-Account Executive 9385 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110 (703) 330-1010 Copiers Spectrum Physical Therapy Jaclyn Caddy-Tanner 19002 Crossroad Parkway Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 727-0737 Physical Therapy Puffenbarger Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. Jennifer Puffenbarger-Owner 73 West Lee Highway Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 374-7322 Financial Services First Heritage Mortgage, LLC Aaron Simmons 4551 Cox Road, Suite 305 703.728.2812 Mortgage Companies Goodman Lantern Kylie Doll Culpeper, VA 22701 520.440.5384 Consultants

Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Spotlight

Meet our New Chamber Board Members Randi Richards-Lutz

Mrs. Richards-Lutz has been in the Education field for nearly 21 years, beginning as a teacher at Culpeper County High School. Since she has served in various administrative roles leading to her current role as the Director of Career and Technical Education and Technology for CCPS. Mrs. Richards-Lutz works closely with the E Squared competition and Mock Interviews through her involvement with Career Partners, Inc., where she has been a member since 1999. In 2013, the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) named Mrs. Richards-Lutz the National School Administrator of the Year. Mrs. Richards-Lutz enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

Aaron Simmons

Aaron Simmons, First Heritage Mortgage, provides his clients with a wealth of home mortgage loan knowledge and 13 years of results-focused experience. Aaron guides his clients through the process of loan application to closing successfully and delivers exceptional client service with every loan. Aaron has earned an outstanding reputation with first-time home-buyers, as well as with clients purchasing their primary or secondary home or investment property. Aaron shares his extensive knowledge by providing monthly training on the broad scope of mortgage loan programs that are available in the marketplace. This leading-edge knowledge enables Aaron to guide his clients to the home loan mortgage option that is best for them. Aaron is a member of the Culpeper Chamber Lead Culpeper Class of 2016. A strong believer in giving back to the community, Aaron volunteers with local civic and charitable organizations.

Mike Duff, Owner/Coach - Crossfit Culpeper If you are still looking for a place to help fulfill that New Year’s resolution, visit Michael Duff, Owner and Coach at one of Culpeper’s newest gym facilities, CrossFit Culpeper! Michael moved to Culpeper with years of experience in the corporate world to take a job with a technology company. In his spare time, he gained certifications to teach CrossFit, Mobility, and Tumbling before taking a leap of faith starting his business. Michael says, “Starting CrossFit Culpeper has been one of the best career decisions that I have made as it’s made me a more integral part of Culpeper being able to physically change lives for the better.” When not working or hanging out with his wife, Jessica and their two children, Michael also stays active with the Culpeper Soccer Association and the Chamber’s Thursday morning LeadShare group. If you have never tried CrossFit, visit with Michael. Contact Michael Duff to Connect and meet other Chamber Members! learn more about CrossFit Culpeper at or 980-254-1888. for an After Hours Social at Visit their websiteJoin at us UVA Pediatrics Culpeper!

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Robert "Wes" Mayles

Robert “Wes” Mayles is originally from the Pittsburgh, PA area. He moved to Culpeper in 2008. Wes attended Penn State and Germanna and majored in business. After 12 years in retail, Wes began his career in staffing and was hired by EURO-COMPOSITES® Corporation in 2012. Wes is a member of the Culpeper Chamber Lead Culpeper Class of 2016. Wes’ wife, also a Pittsburgh native, is a teacher at Farmington and they have an almost 2 year old son.

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Jan. 18-24

Following are the county police reports from Jan. 18-24. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Darrell Jermaine Hunt Jr. Age: 24, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/160 Hair/Eye: Brown/Black Last known: 12005 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Brandy Station, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

Christopher Scott Woodward Age: 37, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-10/170 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 501 Virginia Ave., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Appear.

Christopher Ray Smith Age: 29, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-8/175 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 2305 Beaver Dam Rd., Midland, Va. Wanted for: Grand Larceny.

Christopher Alvin Sutphin Age: 44, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-8/200 Hair/Eye: Brown/Blue Last known: 363 Snyder Ln., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: (2) counts of Violate Protective Orders. Warrants current as of Jan. 25

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Jan. 18 Derek Edward Marion, 47, 13000 block Windmill Way, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Ryan Thomas Moore, 27, 9000 block Heritage Drive, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge Hunter J. Foote, 19, 23000 block Cedar Mountain Drive, Rapidan, cruelty to animals (four counts) Chevalier David Caldwell, 25, 8000 block Millicent Way, Shreveport, La., DUI Jan. 19 Charles William Leo Weeks III, 29, 6000 block Baileys Lane, Rixeyville, unauthorized use: animal/vehicle/etc, larceny Coc-Cucul Sebastian, 34, 400 block James Madison Highway, no driver's license, drive while intoxicated

Brandon Lee Boyce, 25, 50 block Whitmore Acres Lane, Amissville, issuing bad checks Marcus Emmett Dean, 40, 1900 block Birch Drive, Culpeper, failure to comply with support order Alexandria Morgan Waugh, 23, 9400 block Spotswood Trail, Standardsville, failure to appear Jan. 20 Charles George Bauer, 47, 16000 block Braggs Corner Road, Culpeper, assault and battery simple William Settle, 49, 13000 block Carrico Mills Road, Stevensburg, drinking while driving or open container Alvarado E. Dominguez, 40, 1500 block Finley Drive, Culpeper, reckless driving - passing a stopped school bus Jan. 21 Shawn Keith Harvey, 51, 35000 block Pheasant Ridge Road, Locust Grove, driving with suspended or revoked license Burnard Ours, 37, 8400 block Yorkshire Lane, Manassas, assault and battery - family member (two


Jan. 22 Hugh Eugene Ferguson, 35, 100 block E. Evans St., Culpeper, possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia (four counts) Christian Kay Hoffman, 38, 300 block Wayland Road, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, posses or distributed controlled paraphernalia, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance Edy Raciel Perez Reyes, 28, 1200 block Oak Hill Road, Charlottesville, driving under the influence of alcohol, no driver's license, refusal breath/blood alcohol test Jan. 24 Bruce Allen Booker, 51, 200 block E. Williams Street, Culpeper, bail/peace release Howard Marshall Lewis, 51, 400 block E. Chandler Street, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge

Culpeper Town Police: Jan. 16-22

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

Jan. 16 Catherine DeLoise Settle, 34, 500 block N. East St., Culpeper, resisting arrest/obstructing justice without threat or force Mark Allen McClung, 37, 500 block N. East St., Culpeper, failure to appear (two counts) Jan. 18 Priscilla Elizabeth Payne, 72, 1000 block S. East St., Culpeper, contempt of court Jan. 19 Charles Adrian Garbaccio, 35, 400 block Park St.

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Charlottesville,attempt to commit noncapital offense, use electronic means for child sex crime or porn Shakeia Chante Sanders, 36, 700 block Belle Court, Culpeper, welfare fraud: larceny >=$200 (four counts)

Jan. 20 Bruce Allen Booker, 51, 200 block E. Williams St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Carita Leshay Quarles, 42, 1800 block Broad St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Howard Marshall Lewis, 51, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Elizabeth Teller Glascock, 31, 200 block W. Piedmont St., Culpeper, grand larceny Gerardo Meza Rubio, 19, 19000 block Dirt Road, Culpeper,

possession of marijuana Yovany Mardoquea Sanchez Garcia, 24, 700 block N. Main St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language Loida Garcia, 28, 700 block N. Main St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Joseph M. Beaulieu, 34, 600 block Fourth St., Culpeper, possession of marijuana Jan. 21 John Earl Smith, 48, 100 block W. Williams St., Culpeper, wearing mask in public place, conspiracy to commit felony Antwain Malik Webster, 22, 400 block Virginia Ave., Culpeper, embezzlement Raekwon A. McLean, 21, 700 block Belle Court, Culpeper, embezzlement

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Juggling Jarlsberg, cheesy clicks and artisanal automation JEFFERY MITCHELL

A revolution is underway. Resistance is futile, your best path is to adapt and conform. In many ways, you already have. Consider that most of you are reading this on a tablet or “smartphone.” Yes, the fourth industrial revolution is underway. A revolution where rapid innovation in automation, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other areas are quickly defining your everyday life. In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, a recent McKinsey study concluded that “49 percent of the time that workers spend on their jobs could be supplanted by automation.” Not future automation, but automation that’s already developed and “working” in the marketplace today. Here’s the funny part – you likely just said in your mind ‘that won’t happen to me.’ Yeah, keep telling yourself that sunshine. Did you use a credit card and pump your own gas, let a machine answer the telephone, check yourself out at a store, use a touchpad, mouse or other application to order a meal? Each of these functions used to be a human occupation. Dairy is not exempt from this revolution as automation has been in the milking parlor for decades now. The benefits and pitfalls of this technology seldom debated. A philosophical sideshow pitted against increased production while the operating reliability of the technology goes up and costs plummet. See how this works? Then there’s cheese. Robots have long been used to complete routine repetitive tasks. Personally, I think that the robots (rumored to be made by Ferrari) involved in Parmagiano Reggiano are some of the neatest to watch in operation. What causes me to question this revolution is the future of cheese. Are we on track

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to default to large-scale automated production for cheese? Jarlsberg is a good example of just such a cheese. Nutty, almost sweet in taste, with a semi-soft texture and distinctive “eyes” or holes. The cheese is easy to enjoy on its own or melted. Consider that soon over 15,000 dairies (in more than one country) will contribute milk to Tine (cooperatively owned), the producer of Jarlsberg. Automation is key to scale their production. Contrast that with the recent findings of the American Cheese Society State of the U.S. Artisan/ Specialty Cheese Industry Survey of 900 artisan, farmstead and specialty cheesemakers operating in the U.S. Among the findings: l 74 percent produced 50,000 pounds of cheese or less annually. Jarlsberg’s production is tens of millions of pounds. l 66 percent made their cheese using milk from their own animals. Jarlsberg is sourcing milk from thousands of dairies. l 67 percent of businesses reported gross revenues under $500,000. Jarlsberg profits are over $300 million. l 92 percent of their production was sold domestically. Jarlsberg production is largely sold outside Norway. So where does this “illumination” find you? Are you now hankering for a piece of Jarlsberg because you know what to expect or maybe that it’s easy to find? Admittedly, it can be less expensive too. Perhaps you are feeling peckish for a savory nugget of resistance in the form of an artisan cheese. A cheese produced a little closer to the source and farther from automation. Quite literally, the choice is yours. But consider this, your dollars are counted as votes. Your purchase will literally determine how quickly the revolution proceeds. Not just in cheese but all aspects of your life. Choose thoughtfully - are you a conformist or a rebel?


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The high quality of milk coming into this Norwegian facility is just one component of what makes Jarlsberg the top specialty cheese in the United States. Jeffery Mitchell is the owner of the Culpeper Cheese company. He is also a freelance contributor with the Culpeper

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FIREWOOD!! 1/2 cord load $95 540-395-4814; 540-364-2682 TREE WORK YARD CLEAN UP 605 Automobiles - Domestic 2013 Hyundai Elantra hatchback, 1 owner, garaged, many extras, 2384 miles, $13,500. (703)281-6513 Garage spaces avail for vehicle. $150/mo each vehicle. approx. 10 x 20. Gainesville / Warrenton 703-975-4622 Vehicle storage in pivate airport hanger, room for 5-6 cars or 1 plane. $50/mo each car. 540*347*7015


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Church Administrator

Dynamic, growing Christian congregation in central VA is adding Part-time position; possible full-time. The ideal candidate is friendly & welcoming; a self-starter, highly organized, and works well with minimal supervision. Successful applicant is self-motivated and trustworthy, flexible, willing to grow with our expanding ministries. *Ability to manage a complex church organization and facility, supervise diverse employees, work well with church volunteers. *Expert knowledge of MS Office, including MS Excel & Publisher, with Editing skills. *Proficient with management software, i.e. General Office, Membership, Accounting, and electronic communications. *Experienced with office management procedures and basic accounting principles. *H.S. Diploma or equivalent; Church Administrator Certificate or College Degree preferred. Submit resume via Email or U.S. Mail: Church Administrator 15191 Montanus Drive, Suite 103 Culpeper, VA 22701

Intern Architect/Designer

1-3 years experience, Arch. Designer degree or Bach. of Arch. Must be proficient in Autocad. Revit/Sketchup skills a plus. Office in Marshall, VA. Email cover letter/resume to Stephen Wagner at

Immediate Opening!! PT MAINTENANCE

Locust Grove area. Excellent pay. Must have transportation and tools and experience in all areas of maintenance. Fax resume to: 540*423*1091 or call 540*423*1090 EEO

Midland Christian Academy seeks an experienced educator to provide Christian school leadership for pre-school through eighth grade. Successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in academic program management, selection and management of school personnel, physical plant oversight, community relations, planning, and development. Head of School will work directly with the Board of Directors to maximize the educational development of each student in accord with the Mission Statement of Midland Christian Academy. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

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Culpeper Times • January 26-February 1, 2017 ACCOLADES

Culpeper area students honored by institutions of higher learning James Madison University is pleased to announce that the following students made the president's list for the fall 2016 semester. Edwin Cutright of Reva who is majoring in computer science and is scheduled to graduate in 2020.

Elizabeth LaRosa of Culpeper who is majoring in health sciences and is scheduled to graduate in 2017. Jillian Wright of Rixeyville who is majoring in media arts and design and is scheduled to graduate in 2018. Mackenzie Nicole Ross of Jeffersonton who is majoring in health sciences and is scheduled to graduate in 2017. Kursten Anderson, of Brandy Station, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in marine science during commencement exercises Dec. 16 and 17, 2016, at Coastal Carolina University.

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OBITUARIES Charles E. Boyd Charles E. “Chuck” Boyd, 88, of Culpeper, VA for 29 years and formerly of Fairfax, VA died January 15, 2017. Mr. Boyd was born in Brownsville, PA to Harry P. and Audie Mae Boyd. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War Two. He is survived by his six children Charles A. Boyd, Linda M. Wells, Betsy K. Montgomery, Richard L. Boyd, Irene F. Smith, and James E. Boyd; his nine grandchildren Jim, Sherry, Amy, Brandy, Cindy, Amanda, Alex, Charles Thomas, and Katherine and 19 great-grandchildren and his sister Ruth Ann Surgent. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Violet M. Boyd, his parents and his siblings Jean Volker, Harry Boyd, and William Boyd. A Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home Saturday February 4, 2017 at 2:00p.m. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour before the service and then will have a time of fellowship immediately following the service at the Reva Volunteer Fire Department. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be given at

New Orange County Chamber Executive Director named

Join the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming the Chamber's New Executive Director Lori Landes-Carter on Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Madison at the Mill located in the Silk Mill Building, N. Madison Road, Orange.

Culpeper Food Closet Need of the Week

canned chicken/tuna cream of chicken soup vegetable soup or Progresso dental care i.e. toothpaste/brushes The Culpeper Food Closet is an outreach ministry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 115 N. East Street, Culpeper 540-825-1724

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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.

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Lauren Kieffer and Veronica ride for Team USA in Rio. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

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Culpeper Times • January 26-February 1, 2017

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SOLIDARITY EN ROUTE: Photographer Samantha Whitesides snapped a photo of a busload of 53 women and two men that traveled from Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison and Fauquier to join half a million other activists for the historic Women's March in Washington DC on Saturday, Jan. 21. They are pictured here on their early morning arrival in DC. This group was just one of more than 1200 chartered busses that transported the diverse crowds to the Mall for a day of inspiration and solidarity.

PRESIDENT EMERITUS: VCCS State Board Chair James Cuthbertson (left), Germanna President Dr. David A. Sam (center) and VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois (right) talk after Sam was awarded president emeritus status last Thursday in Richmond.

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