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Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail moved into the new year continuing with their mission of bringing farm-to-table cuisine to its clientele. Now with live music every Thursday through Saturday and plans to utilize the downstairs area, this recent addition to Davis Street eateries is becoming a fast favorite. Much of that due to the chemistry of Chef Kevin Scott and owner Andrew Ferlazzo. ➤ SEE STORY BY ANITA SHERMAN, PAGE 6


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ulpeper is known for its unique and one of a kind businesses along with many hidden jewels. In this issue of Treasures of Culpeper, read about the Museum of Culpeper History celebrating its 40th anniversary. Also read about Grass Rootes, Corvallis Farms, Pepperberries and a cool Culpeper couple!


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Laissez les bon temps rouler! On Feb. 25, join the excitement of Mardi Gras in Downtown Culpeper brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Fun for the entire family including: live music, performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans inspired food, crafts for children, Mardi Gras photo booth, costumed living historians, and balloonmagic. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all. Explore Historic Downtown Culpeper, while experiencing all that the Culpeper Downtown Carnival has to offer: eat savory, shop, listen, learn, and eat sweet for your chance at an amazing Downtown Gift Basket. Entry cards along with the schedule of events are located in shops and restaurants throughout the downtown district, so be certain to pick one up. Families can prepare to be mesmerized with Wes Iseli magic shows with one beginning at 11 a.m. and one at 3 p.m. at The Culpeper Center for FREE, seating is limited, first come, first serve. Enjoy all day in-store specials with downtown’s many unique specialty shops opening at 10 a.m. Restaurants will serve up delicious Mardi Gras themed specials from sweet French Quarter beignets and King Cake, to savory gumbo and po’ boys that is sure to please. The Burgandine House at 807 South Main Street will celebrate both Carnival and George Washington’s birthday all day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. featuring history, period costumes, food tastings; a lot in a little house. The Museum of Culpeper History located at 113 South Commerce Street in the Depot will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visit the museum for new exhibits, crafts for kids, selfie photo booth, and balloon animals from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Keep up with the latest Downtown Culpeper Carnival information at or contact Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416 or visit www.



New traffic pattern on Route 29-666 interchange As construction continues on the Route 29-666 interchange project, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic to use the new Route 666 (Braggs Corner Road/ Greens Corner Road) bridge that spans Route 29 (James Madison Highway) in Culpeper County, near Eastern View High School. The new traffic shift started Feb. 14. Once traffic is shifted to the bridge, the existing signal at Route 29 and Route 666 will be removed. Motorists should expect brief delays and use caution approaching the area while crews adjust signs and traffic control devices. Travelers should be aware of the following changes to the traffic pattern: · Route 29 northbound traffic will temporarily access Route 666 via Route 721 (Poor Farm Road). · Route 666 traffic will access Route 29 southbound via a temporary loop ramp. In the remaining months until construction is complete in August, crews will focus on constructing the ramps south of the bridge. Message boards will be in place to notify the public. Completion date is Aug. 18.

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We have a Hallmark store in Culpeper! Every time I go in that store the clerks tell me that regularly someone comes in who tells them that they had no idea there was a Hallmark store in town. There is and it is a nice one with everything you need. It is located on the strip mall near Petsmart and Staples, behind Glory Days. Now you know. This is one of the sales assistants Shawn Motes. He will help you find everything. ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook

Children who turn five (5) on or before September 30, 2017, are eligible to attend kindergarten. Children who turn four (4) on or before September 30, 2017, and meet Title I or VPI income requirements are eligible to attend preschool. Preschool programs are dependent upon federal, state and local funding. Kindergarten registrations times: March 2: Sycamore Park 1-6 p.m. 825-8847 March 7: A.G. Richardson A-L 9-11 a.m. 825-0616 March 7: A.G. Richardson M-Z 12-2 p.m. 825-0616 March 10: Farmington 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 825-0713 March 13: Yowell 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 825-9484 March 16: Emerald Hill A-L 8:30 11:30 a.m. 937-7361 March 16: Emerald Hill M-Z 12 - 3 p.m. 937-7361 March 23: Pearl Sample 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 825-5448 What to bring to kindergarten registration Remember to bring: your child who will attend kindergarten; your child’s birth certificate; your child’s immunization record; custody papers, if applicable; and proof of residency. Contact your family physician now to set up a date for your child’s physical.



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Francis Scott Key: The life and times of the author of “The StarSpangled Banner” All are invited to The Warrenton Antiquarian Society’s annual Open Meeting, Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitors Center, 33 N. Calhoun St. in Warrenton, Virginia. Event is free with informal reception following. Marc Leepson is the author of nine books including “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life,” the first biography of the author of the “StarSpangled Banner” in Mark Leepson 75 years. Leepson, the featured guest speaker, is a journalist, historian and author. He will give a lively talk on the little-known life of Francis Scott Key, one of the most famous citizens of the Early Republic, focusing on how the prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer came to write our National Anthem, the role he played as a member of President Andrew Jackson’s Kitchen Cabinet, and Key’s long involvement with the

controversial American Colonization Society. A former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D. C., Mr. Leepson has been a freelance writer since 1986 and has written for many newspapers and magazines, including Preservation, Smithsonian, Military History, Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, the Washington Post and the New York Times to name a few. He is a wellknown commentator, presenter and sought-after speaker and has been interviewed by MSNBC, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, “Talk of the Nation” and many others. He taught U.S. History at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Virginia from 20082015.

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Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon is one of 12 films featured in Friends of the Rappahannock’s Wild & Scenic Film Fest at Germanna and UMW. who start high in the Sierras and hike, ski, and bike to the coast for a sunset surf. See how Alaskans save a free flowing, wild salmon river from a new hydroelectric dam. Learn how a Texas rancher and a Carolina farmer restore their farms to harmony and balance with nature. The Festival’s 12 short movies will inspire you to protect and enjoy the wild and the local places we love. Friends of the Rappahannock’s (FOR) 6th annual film festival will be shown at two locations. On Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center on the Germanna Community College



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Town offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Washington's birthday. The trash and recycling schedule will be as follows: Monday, Feb. 20 - Holiday; no refuse collection or recycling pickup Tueday, Feb. 21 - Monday and Tuesday's refuse collection; cardboard recycling pickup Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Regular refuse collection Thursday, Feb. 23 - Regular refuse collection Friday, Feb. 24 - Regular refuse collection The Town of Culpeper reminds all refuse customers that carts need to be set out by 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection.

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Farm-to-table cuisine anchors menu at Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail It’s been a little over eight months since owner Andrew Ferlazzo opened the doors to Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail on Davis Street. It is in the same historical building that formerly housed The Hazel River Inn owned by Peter and Karen Stogbuchner who still operate the Hazel River Inn Bed and Breakfast on Eggbornsville Road. “We’re still working together,” laughs Ferlazzo recalling many times that Chef Peter has stopped into his former kitchen haunt to taste a dish or the two will concoct something new. “They’ve been amazing and very supportive,” said Ferlazzo, “it’s all about a celebration of food.” Ferlazzo laments that when they first opened the doors last spring that things didn’t run smoothly. “It’s all on my shoulders,” mused Ferlazzo, “we’ve got great locales.” While not wanting a sense of regret to heavily hang on him he is optimistic that the word will get out that things have vastly improved. For Ferlazzo, a history lover as well as passionate about food, it’s a vision realized. As a young boy, Andrew Ferlazzo would ride his bicycle on Davis Street often passing one of the oldest buildings in Culpeper. The dreams of opening a restaurant in a building that once served as a Civil War jail for both Union and Confederate sol-

diers was planted early. For most, memories of this building date to the early 1900s when it was Yowell Hardware Co. Inc. A 30-year veteran in the restaurant industry, Ferlazzo has worked for France’s Master Chef Alain LeComte and the LeDuc family when they owned Prince Michel Winery. He has had apprenticeships throughout Europe. He opened Kirsten's of Culpeper in 2002 with Chef Virginia Burton. That establishment was sold in 2005. Ferlazzo spent the next decade as an industry consultant with family-owned restaurants on the East coast. And then in 2016 he learned that the historic building where he envisioned a restaurant was for sale. At last, a dream fulfilled. Finally rooted in his native Culpeper and with a passion for offering farm-to-table cuisine in a historical setting, Ferlazzo named his restaurant Grass Rootes. A bill of sale from 1790 has Thomas Reade Rootes as the original owner. Open since June of 2016, Grass Rootes is one of the newest additions to the menu of restaurant offerings in downtown Culpeper. “It’s my restaurant, his kitchen,” laughs Ferlazzo describing Chef Kevin Scott who commandeers the inner sanctum while he takes charge of the front operations. ➤ See Grass Rootes, Page 7

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➤ Grass Rootes, from Page 6 Finding Scott could be one of Ferlazzo’s most serendipitous moments. When he saw his resume, a graduate of the L’Academie de Cuisine, a French cooking school in Gaithersburg, Maryland as well as high profile work in the kitchens of the Georgetown Club under Chef Pascal Dionot, The Watergate Hotel, under Jean-Louis Palladin, 2941 under Jonathon Krinn and the Old Ebbitt Grill, under Chef Robert McGowan, he couldn’t believe his find. Now, would Scott move to Culpeper. Turns out that when they spoke, Scott shared that they had just enrolled their daughter in school in Culpeper. The two are a match made in culinary heaven - each has their strengths - they are a team and together they have created a menu that represents dozens of local farms in the area. Ferlazzo chuckles. “Actually, as it turns out, we were moving in many of the same culinary circles but didn’t have the opportunity to meet...we hail from the same French cooking background.” “I could talk about food all day long,” beams Scott who met his wife Jackie while they were in culinary school together. His grandmother, Olive, is perhaps his main influence when it comes to cooking. Watching her and the gift to his family that her cooking brought was inspirational. He wanted to do it too. One of the restaurant’s signature salads has a bacon/onion jam (that Kevin and Jackie created) that will keep you guessing as well as eating. It’s delicious and when combined with fresh spinach from Corvallis Farms and goat cheese from the valley is a dish that will bring you back. Scott is keen about the restaurant pace taking a break in the conversation to learn of the arrival of fresh tomatoes. Scott chuckles, “I go through about eight aprons a day.” Most often they are sprinkled with flour as he bakes bread daily. He jokes about the comradery that he

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has established with owner Ferlazzo but respect is deeply rooted between the two for their respective talents. “At the end of the day, we’re all cooks,” beams Scott. Ferlazzo is quick to add that in many ways he feels that “he is standing on the shoulders of giants” referring to other restauranteers who have anchored the downtown area. For Ferlazzo, their presence has opened the doors for others, like himself, to follow. Ferlazzo has added live music Thursday through Saturdays. The music is meant to complement not distract restaurant goers from enjoying their meals. It’s all about ambiance and pleasing the customer. His decades of being a seasoned maitre d are also deeply rooted. Plans are in the works to utilize the downstairs section of the restaurant but for now, Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail anchors the upper level. “We do this because we are passionate about food,” says Ferlazzo, “it’s all about a celebration...we do it for love.” Located at 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229

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MARDI GRAS • It’s an all day Mardi Gras celebration in downtown Culpeper presented by CRI Feb. 25.

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LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or

a drink to music by Nashville’s Kate Hohman at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

NEW EXHIBITS • The Museum of Culpeper History has reopened for the 2017 season with new exhibits featuring World War I and the Women of Winston and Winston, An Early Planned Community. Located at 113 S. Commerce Street in The Depot. Hours are 10 a.m - 5 p.m 540-8291749. 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 but no torn jeans. Full dinner served. BYOB. Music provided by Craig Ayscue of CNT Music Factory DJ Service. Hope to see lots of classmates. $40 per person. Make check payable to CCHS CLASS OF 1982. Address your envelope to Donna Yowell Hitt, P.O. Box 403, Culpeper, VA. 22701. Questions, contact Tammy (Hitt) Terwilliger at 540-347-3952.

FEB. 16

BOOK CLUB • The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Monster of Florence” by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive

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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. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.

LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner Stage Alive! Presents George Bugatti at Eastern View High School Feb. 23.

grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. Meets at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. New members welcome. Read the book and come. Held at Culpeper County Library at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone 540-825-8691.

FILM • The Library of Congress

Packard Campus Theatre presents “When Harry Met Sally… (Columbia, 1989 – R-rated). Romantic comedy follows a couple of New Yorkers (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) as their relationship moves from antagonistic acquaintances, to friends, to lovers. 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

or a drink to Americana music by Somewhere Tonight at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540764-4229. No cover.

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WINTER STORYTIME AND CRAFT • Join us for stories,

songs, and activities related to the silly “underwear” theme at 11 a.m. at the Culpeper County Library. We will be making a monster craft based on the monsters in the book, Monsters Love Underpants. No registration necessary. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at 540-8258691 or lbostian@cclva. org


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What’s Happening Pastor Brad Hales will conduct study. Special guest is Jake MacAulay from the Institute on the Constitution. All welcome over 50 for fellowship. Invite a friend. RSVP to Al Aitken at 540-729-0536 or al@


Founding Fathers Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting on at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 115 N. East Street, Culpeper. Guest speaker will be Ken Peterson, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the author of "In Search of Good Government: From the Grand Experiment to the Goochland Revolution." All welcome. Contact ffrwinformation@



MUSIC • Listen to a live performance by Mississippi Tom Robbins at

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play strategy games such as Forbidden Desert or Contagion. Or play party games like Apples to Apples or Taboo from 2-4 p.m. Bring your own games. For grades 6-12. Sign up in advance. Cookies and gummies served. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at 540-8258691 or

Community Church's Sermon topic is "True North - The Bible Alone.” 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

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or a drink to Chicago and Delta Blues legend “Mississippi Tom Robbins” at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

BREAKFAST • Lignum Ruritan will hold a Country Breakfast, from 8-11 a.m. at the Ruritan Building at 20489 Gibson Rd, Lignum, VA. $8-adults; $5-Children 6-12. Menu includes sausage, bacon, sausage gravy, eggs. fried apples, biscuits, juice and coffee. Proceeds help support community service projects. For more information call 540-399-1363, 540-825-5036.

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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.

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CORPS • Christian Organization

of Retired Persons meets for their monthly lunch/discussion. Held in the meeting room at the library 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Reformation Lutheran Church

• 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. Learn more at or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540/349-5814 for information and directions.

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 434-8258913 or by email at arasmussen@

FEB. 22

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@

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FEB. 23

CONCERT • STAGE ALIVE! Community Concert Association presents Portraits of America - George Bugatti. Bugatti is a highly regarded singer and pianist performing Broadway favorites in the style of Sinatra with a dash of Connick. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Held at Eastern View High School located at 16332 Cyclone Way. Tickets $25 at the door. Season tickets for sale in foyer $60. Contact President Peter Williams at 540-972-7117. FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Under the Rainbow” (Orion, 1981). 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. BUS TRIP • 145 Art & Design

Studio/ That Little Quilt Shop located in downtown Culpeper are offering a Bus Trip to the MidAtlantic Quilt Show in Hampton Va. The cost for the trip is $35 and a $15 charge to get into the show. The bus leaves at 7 a.m. and will return 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 24

STORIES OF FAITH AND HOPE • Civil Rights: Finding

a Voice: We each have a voice. But if we are silent though our cause is just, how can we make a difference? The voices that rose from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s help us answer this question. Come along as Sheila Arnold Jones and Sarah Brady present an interactive program of stories of faithfulness, courage, reconciliation, and hope. Join us Friday, February 24, 7:00 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Susan Keller at 540-8258691

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• The Warrenton Antiquarian Society’s annual Open Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitors Center, 33 N. Calhoun St. in Warrenton. All are welcome. Event is free with informal reception following. Guest speaker is historian, journalist and author Marc Leepson who will speak on Francis Scott Key: The life and times of the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Contact Sally Hodgkin at

An exhibit and discussion on African Americans fighting in the Civil War Feb. 19.

throughout Rappahannock County as the need is great. Contact Liz Johnson at 540-675-1201 or liz@mountainviewmarketingllc. com Email: liz@

a.m.-noon at 112 W. Main St., Orange, VA. Ten local employers will be on hand. Free “Job Fair Etiquette” workshop begins at 9 a.m. Candidates should bring resumes to the event. For resumewriting assistance, contact the Workforce Center: (540) 212.4570.


a 501(c)3 organization that rescues, cares for, and finds loving, forever homes for stray, abandoned, injured, neglected, abused, and feral cats throughout Rappahannock County, is holding a fundraiser at Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill located at 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, from 7-9 p.m. Everyone is invited. Music provided by Ben Mason, a talented Castleton singersongwriter. John Sullivan, mayor of Washington, Virginia, and John McCaslin, editor of Rappahannock News, will serve as celebrity bartenders. RappCats is raising the necessary funds to rescue and care for more cats and kittens

EXHIBIT • George Washington

Carver Regional High School Alumni Association presents exhibit on African Americans who fought in the Civil War from the Piedmont Region. Shown at Orange County Art Studio, 139 Main Street, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runs through Feb. 23. Contact Chairman Charles Jameson at ccj1947@gmail. com

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TRIP • AARP, Chapter 5329 at Lake of the Woods is sponsoring motorcoach day trips departing from Lake of the Woods. All are welcome. For more information please contact Barbara (540) 9724651 or "Taste of Solomon's" Solomon's Island, Maryland Saturday, March 25, 2017. Stroll the Riverwalk along the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay with access to shops and participating restaurants to taste samples of their specialty foods and signature drinks. Vouchers can be purchased for $4.00 per sample. Price: $49.00 Living History Cruise, Baltimore Maryland Saturday, May 6, 2017 Set sail on a 6-hour cruise on the SS John W. Brown the only fully restored WWll liberty ship on the


east coast. Enjoy an action-packed re-enactment with vintage aircraft's flying overhead, entertainment, tour of the ship and lunch. Price: $205 Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart Saturday, May 6, 2017 Enjoy this annual spring festival featuring annuals, perennials, international floral designers, music, crafts and gourmet foods displaying in over 50 booths. Price: $49.


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EXHIBIT • George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association presents exhibit on African Americans who fought in the Civil War from the Piedmont Region. Shown at Madison County Library, 402 N. Main Street, through Feb. 28. Hours 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact Chairman Charles Jameson at


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VIEWS A wellness approach to technology CYBER BYTES

Technology is awesome. It can also become pervasive, intrusive and hinder your goals for health, wellness and calm. This is what you need to know to create healthy spaces for technology in your life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no luddite. I am a lover of technology. In my work, I delight at finding an app or site excellently made, or stunningly designed. My mobile device empowers me to be efficient wherever - and has even advanced a few of my new resolutions for health and wellness! Still, the dark side to technology is also real, with profound impacts to our health. Rapidfire notifications can keep stress levels high while the screen light as the last thing you see in your bed at night can hinder recuperative sleep. The practice of snubbing your companion in favor of your phone recently termed “phubbing” according to research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, is damaging relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. Where does technology advance your goals, and where does it cause you harm? In the context of writing new resolutions, I put together a number of practices - a number of quick and easy decisions to define your technology spaces to guard and advance your goals. At that time I also came across a number of fantastic apps that have been a surprising addition to making a positive difference.

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Three quick and easy decisions to define your spaces In stress, we feel like we do not have time, or do not have space. Really, we all have time and space. Whether we are intentional about what occupies our spaces makes the difference between the experience of a calm and nourishing evening, or something else. I have implemented three quick decisions in 2017. Also I’m not perfect, so I mess up all the time. Still, I’ve experienced benefit and you should too:

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l I’ve moved my cell phone charging cord to the island in my kitchen -- so it doesn’t join me in my bedroom. Directly afterwards, in a surprising turn of events as I was defining my spaces and times, I found I can use my technology to help me achieve the goals of winding down. l I want evening space for calm and family connection and creativity. I set a do not disturb on my phone - no notifications from apps like Facebook or updates between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. I don’t need to know. l I set up a ‘wind down hour.’ This is a full hour directly before the goal bedtime - screen free to have tea, or meditate or color or take a bath or breathe. In fact, I set an alarm on my phone - at 8 p.m! I call it “begin to wind down.” It’s been a great way to announce a shift in the evening towards rest.

Five apps to advance wellness, fitness and calm On this journey seeking health, fitness, wellness and calm, I’ve tested a few apps that are working together to advance my goals. l Google Fit - have a fitness goal? Google fit turns your smartphone into a fit-bit with so much more. Count your steps, track workouts, your weight and reach goals. l Calm - Recommended to me a year ago and I love it -- a freemium meditations and breathing app with

sleep stories. I use it when I want a calm hour, or when I have five minutes in a car before a meeting to achieve calm and reflection in life. l GLO - my favorite cycle tracker… write up your symptoms, keep data on your period start and end - it will anticipate your next date and send you a notification, “Your period is coming tomorrow.” or “Congratulations, you are due to ovulate today!” l Water Drink Reminder - trying to drink more water in the day? This app, which syncs data with Google Fit, can calculate your ideal water intake based on weight, time of year, physical activity and other factors and send automated or customized drink water reminders. l Bliss - would you like reminders to work on your gratitude, perspective and reflection? Bliss is a great little app full of quick reflection exercises to strengthen your gratitude, practice savoring, find meaning at work, transform problems, focus on good things, and empower your perspective Your spaces and your times and your goals for your life may be different, but I invite you into the journey of taking a step back, and making an intentional inquiry where is technology serving you, and where does it cause you harm? Irene Karedis Borys is the Business Development Account Manager at Cyberbility. You may reach her at 540374-5062 or

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Making meaningful connections with persons experiencing dementia AGEWISE

We all interact with the environment through our daily activities—working, reading, talking, running, shopping, making coffee, doing laundry, preparing meals, or taking a shower. These activities have meaning for us. They either provide opportunities for enjoyment and creative expression or serve a specific purpose. We all have a basic need to feel productive and engaged. The same is true for those with dementia, although they may need help in organizing and structuring activities. The activities that people with dementia are encouraged to pursue should continue to have meaning to them and not just provide “busy” work. The Connections activity program helps anyone, from family and friends to professional care providers, to engage people with cognitive impairment in meaningful activities. Connections is an evidence-informed activity intervention for people with cognitive impairment. Field-testing has shown that using the approach can promote higher levels of communicative behaviors and engagement in life. What makes the Connections approach unique? Developed

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collaboratively by professionals with expertise in therapeutic recreation, gerontology, developmental psychology, and speech-language pathology, the approach’s core principles are based on theoretical underpinnings from three practice fields: • therapeutic recreation • Montessori-Based Dementia Programming™ (Camp, 1999; Judge, Camp, & Orsulic-Jeras, 2000) • cognitive intervention Recreation therapy is a systematic process that incorporates activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illness and/or disabilities. The purpose of the process is to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual functioning to facilitate full participation in life Most therapeutic recreation assessments begin by gathering information about the person, such as past leisure interests and hobbies, education, career, and family and spousal history. The idea is to match a person’s past interests with current level of functioning. For example, an expert Bridge player no longer able to process the complexity of the card game may enjoy a simplified game of cards, such as Go Fish or War. Or a person with severe physical limitations interested in bicycle riding might enjoy an adapted bicycle. Research on therapeutic recreation in nursing homes shows

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great benefits, including reduced falls and injuries related to falls; reduced challenging behaviors among those with dementia, which in turn reduces the use of psychotropic medications and chemical restraints; decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety; decreased apathy and increased engagement; and improved subjective well-being and quality of life. Montessori-Based Dementia Programming was developed in the early 1990s by Dr. Cameron Camp of the Myers Research Institute at Menorah Park Center for Senior Living. The approach draws from the early work of Maria Montessori, a physician in Italy. An example of a Montessori learning material is “dressing frames,” which are fabric with zippers or buttons stretched over 5" x 5" frames. Practice with zipping and buttoning can help with dressing oneself. Materials are designed in “control of error” and allow a person to determine if he or she has completed an activity correctly. Cameron Camp and his wife developed the Montessori approach while caring for their daughter who had a learning disability. Eventually, Camp began to use the approach with older adults living with dementia by building on their current strengths and abilities as well as modifying the environment to best support engagement in activities. This unique programming incorporates rehabilitation principles, including

guided repetition, task breakdown, and progressing from simple to complex. An example of a Montessori-Based Dementia Program activity is the seashell match, where seashell pairs are outlined on a template, one seashell is placed on the matching outline, and the person engaged in the activity finds the matching seashell that completes the pair. Cognitive intervention involves assessment and treatment approaches that improve and/or maintain an individual’s functional cognitive and communicative abilities in everyday environments. In dementia care, cognitive intervention approaches often capitalize on the person’s cognitive strengths and are guided by care providers trained in providing verbal cues as well as modifying the environment. The new Connections Activity Program for Persons with Dementia guidebook will be published in May 2017 and author, Ellen Phipps will be presenting a session for caregivers (family members and direct care workers) as well as the general public on the topic on Feb. 25 at 10 the Culpeper County Library. Ellen Phipps is the Vice President of Programs and Public Policy with the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter. You may reach her at 434-973-6122 or

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Feb. 8-13

Following are the county police reports from Feb. 8-13. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO. Feb. 8 Elias Perez Lopez, 23, Mountain View Drive, Culpeper, no drivers license, reckless driving excessive speed Benjamin Scott Orrison, 30, 2900 block Ridgeview Road, Reva, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Charles William Leo Weeks III, 29, 6000 block Baileys Lane, Rixeyville, probation violation on felony charge (two counts) Susan Lynn Edwards, 41, 19000 block S. Merrimac Road, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections Savannah Mariel Morrison, 23, 16000 block Lee Highway, Gainesville, probation violation on

felony charge Coby Jack Pennington, 19, 18000 block Monitor Road, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance

Feb. 9 James F. Bermingham, 19, 18000 block Lee Highway, Gainesville, failure to comply with support order Feb. 10 Ralph Edward Parker Jr., 57, 100 block Hughey Court, Fredericksburg, DUI, driving after forfeiture of license Richard Thomas Noonan Jr., 58, 500 block Mimosa St., Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge Dustin Ryan Jenkins, 23, 14000 block Woodland Church Road, Culpeper, failure to appear Jacob Francis Myers, 31, 14000 block Haymarket Lane, Centreville, DUI

Feb. 11 Darrell Jermaine Hunt Jr., 24, 12000 block Mt. Zion Church Road, Brandy Station, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Leanna Brooke Hensley, 19, 6000 block Orange Road, Madison, assault and battery simple, monument: intentional damage Feb. 12 Jamal McLaurin, 21, 100 block Amelia Drive, Culpeper, grand larceny, monument: intentional damage, assault and battery Feb. 13 Ronald James Galusha Jr., 27, Clyde Lane, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge (two counts) Randolph Ray Maxwell, 54, 16000 block Bradford Road, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance

Culpeper Town Police: Feb. 6-12

Following are the police reports from Feb. 6-12. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department. Feb. 6 Sierra Phelps, 24, 1000 block Lake Pelham Drive, Culpeper, contempt of court Emanuel Lee Jones, 32, 100 block N. Almond St., Orange, forging coin and bank notes, possession of controlled substances Jonathan Thomas Jackson, 50, 100 block Chancellor St., Charlottesville, drunk in public, profane language Feb. 7 Jeremy J. Wilson, 28, 500 block Azalea St., Culpeper, issuing bad checks (four counts)

Feb. 8 German Geovani PerezDomingo, 26, 600 block Mountain View Drive, Culpeper, failure to appear Antonio Mendez Hernandez, 22, 400 block James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, assault and battery family member Jose Mendez-Hernandez, 24, 500 block Hill St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane langauge

Feb. 9 Trent Ellis Wise Jr., 600 block N. East St., Culpeper, grand larceny Danny Cris Gahagan Jr., 35, 300 block Ridgeview Road, Brightwood, vehicle registration violations, driving with suspended or revoked license Carl Benson Powell III, 19, 5000 block Dixons Mill Road, Marshall, posession of marijuana Feb. 10 Christopher Alvin Sutphin,

44, 14000 block Catalpa Drive, Culpeper, violate protective orders (four counts) Travis McDanile Thompson, 22, 800 block Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, using abusive language Jose Zetino, 20, 8000 block Dittmars Court, Manassas, possession of marijuana, concealment, price alter merchandise Evelyn Yvonne White, 66, 9000 block Mason Creek Road, Norfolk, failure to appear Feb. 12 Joshua Ryan Hartley, 28, 14000 block Bushong Lane, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance (two counts) Joshua Louis Fincham, 29, 800 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties


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Taking steps to bee friendly with nature’s pollinators BEE HAPPY

When we began beekeeping we didn’t realize where our journey would take us. Taking classes was the number one priority and we needed to find out what exactly we were getting ourselves into. Granted, I had a friend that had a number of hives many years ago and I would help him periodically but my knowledge was limited. Taking classes through our local bee club was very helpful as were the people that became our mentors. The first year I’m pretty sure I had my mentor on speed dial! Meeting other beekeepers and sharing stories has been one way of finding out that you are not alone and talking about what works and doesn’t work with your hive(s). I’d like to share a few things that I feel are important and hope you do as well. Let’s talk a little bit about how very important the honey bee really is to our world and what happens to our food crops that are dependent on bees for pollination. This also encompasses livestock that are also dependent on certain plants such as clover. We as humans are finding out that we cannot duplicate the effectiveness of bees as pollinators. According to the American Beekeeping Federation bees pollinate about one-sixth of the world's flowering plant species and some 400 of its agricultural plants. One third of all the food Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honey bee pollination. When I’m asked what do I think is contributing to the loss of the honey bee population my answer is based not on one issue but many. The use of pesticides, our weather which from one day to the next can put a hive in

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jeopardy, for instance it can be warm and the bees are out foraging all of a sudden there is a drop in temperature and if they are far enough away they may not be able to get back in time, they become chilled and die. And the loss of usable land, more and more land that helped sustain the honey bee and other pollinators is being used for other purposes. But we can do things that will make a difference. Spring is almost upon us and we can now get ready to plant those gardens. If we can work together to help all pollinators then we all win.


When thinking about spring gardens, keep bees in mind. There are many varieties of plants that will add color to your yard and attract bees to help them do what they do best pollinate.

Tips to plant a bee garden Crocus, hyacinth, borage, calendula, and wild lilac provide enticing spring blooms. Bees feast on bee balm, cosmos, echinacea, snapdragons foxglove, and hosta in the summer. For fall, zinnias, sedum, asters, witch hazel and goldenrod are late bloomers that will tempt foragers. Source: www.honeybeeconservancy. org Felecia Chavez is the owner of La Bee da Loca located at 236 E. Davis Street in Culpeper. You may reach her at 703975-2966.


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This angler posted his ‘first’ catch of a snakehead in the Potomac River on YouTube.

Snakehead infiltrates Virginia waters and legislation By Amelia Heymann


RICHMOND – Lurking in the depths of the Potomac River is a wriggly monster that can grow to four feet long. With its sharp teeth, the snakehead devours other fish, and biologists fear it could spread across the country. It may not be the second coming of “Jaws,” but Virginia officials view the invasive species as a possible threat. To keep the snakehead in check, Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, has introduced a bill to increase the penalty for people who introduce the non-native fish into state waters. Currently, the law only prohibits bringing snakeheads into Virginia; the penalty can be a fine of up to $500. SB 906 would make it illegal to take a snakehead that is already in Virginia and introduce it into another body of water. Under the legislation, violators would be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Surovell’s bill easily passed the Senate last month and won a unanimous endorsement last Wednesday from a subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources.

Surovell said the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries came to him last fall and told him that people were trying to move snakeheads around the commonwealth. VDGIF officials believed the threat of jail time would be a stronger deterrent than a fine. John Odenkirk, a marine biologist who has studied the effects of the snakehead fish on the Potomac, agrees. “We convicted someone three years ago, but that was a Class 3 misdemeanor, which was only a $50 fine,” said Odenkirk, who works for the VDGIF. The snakehead, which is native to Eastern Asia, was first discovered in the U.S. in 1977. In 2004, the species was found in the Potomac River, where it spread to Maryland and Virginia. Surovell said that so far, the species has not had a negative impact on the Potomac’s ecosystem. They have been feeding mostly on bluegill fish. Raptors, like hawks and eagles, have started hunting snakehead fish for food, coexisting with the invasive species. “I think snakeheads are a muchmaligned fish,” Surovell said. “They’ve got kind of a bad reputation when they first showed up, but they taste pretty good.”


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BRAD’S BEACON: Reformation Lutheran Church received a St. Valentine’s Day gift, with the steeple installation on their new church building. The 30-foot tall white Cross-topped spire, made by Piedmont Fiberglass, is called “The Beacon” because light shines out from the Cross-mullioned windows. The steeple crowns the newly renovated former REC building, at 601 Madison Rd., at the corner of Sunset Lane in Culpeper. The complex operation was coordinated by General Contractor Taft Construction of Culpeper, working with Roofworks of Fredericksburg and Neff Crane Service of Culpeper. Brian Wortman and a crew from Wortman Mechanical was on hand, to connect the electrics and make the lights shine. Services will start in March at their new location.

LOSING ITS SOUL: Hip hop artist, actor and activist David Banner spoke at Germanna Community College Saturday, telling a Black History Month crowd of 200 not to be fooled by corporate interests selling music into "chasing the light" of packaged and promoted celebrities. That's a waste of time and energy, he told students and community members, because, "You are the light." "Hip hop has lost its soul," he said. Banner said that in recent years hip hop has lost touch with the community and is hurting the same people the genre once championed, all in the name of sales. Because of that, he said, he has changed the way he thinks about things, adding he is sorry that his lyrics once degraded women.

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