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Snapshot from the Past 2 What's that construction? Latest county projects 12-13 Let's Eat gets a new look 25 PHOTO BY JEFF SAY

Arielle Williams, Trey James, Chef Jay Cohen and Tori Chattin work on a ratatouille dish in the kitchen at the Culpeper County High School annex. The Culinary Arts II students were creating a French cuisine for teachers and staff at the high school last week as part of the Career and Technical Education program. ➤ SEE STORY BY JEFF SAY, PAGE 6

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"Old Forbes Row" at the corner of Main and Culpeper streets, circa the 1980s is shown in this image from the Museum of Culpeper History. They were torn down to make room for the Second Bank and Trust parking lot. A look at Culpeper's past via photos from the Museum of Culpeper History's vault. The Museum has thousands of photos and we at the Culpeper Times are happy to share them with the community. Enjoy! Visit the museum on Facebook or at

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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!

Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017 LIBRARY NEWS

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Do you know where your children will be this summer? Looking for some great ideas to keep your kids occupied once the novelty of “no school’ has worn off? Come to the Culpeper County Library Saturday, March 4 anytime from 3 – 5 p.m. to learn about the myriad of summer activities that are available both near and a little further afield. The Library will host vendors such as Verdun Adventure Bound, Culpeper Parks and Recreation, Belle Meade Day Camp, Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center, Library Summer Reading Program, Kid Central, Fresta Valley Christian School Summer Camps and more are still signing up. We’ve put them all together for you in one room for your convenience. Come, ask them questions and see what is best for your child. If you are a vendor and would like to be included, we still have some room, or have questions please contact Susan Keller at 540.825.8691 or skeller@ See you there!

Teen opportunities for summertime work Hey teens! Getting ready to earn some money during the summer? Getting ready to go into the workplace? Need some help crafting a resume? How about some interview skills? Learn how to position yourself for the job market by joining us on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room. Ann Smoot, previous educator and Human Resources officer will give you tips, tricks and practice to get yourself ready for your first job. Sign-up for these two continuing sessions at the Library today by calling 540.825.8691. One of our previous participates has now landed a great job out West and felt that this quick three-hour class gave him a boost of confidence.

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Death is a normal part of life; it is not a failure to be avoided or hidden. At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather in an open, respectful place to eat dessert, drink coffee and to discuss whatever they wish on dying and death. Death Café is part of a global movement whose main objective is to increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of the rest of their lives. A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes – no products or services are sold or endorsed. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. See for more detailed information. Join us for coffee, cake and conversation on Sunday, March 5 from 3 – 4:30 in the Library meeting room. RSVP by calling 540.718.5323 or email by March 2.



I did not expect to find such a stylish mom and daughter doing volunteer work outside of the post office. However Kennedy Reichert and her mom Karey were representing their church and giving service by providing information for teens suffering from depression. They are Jehovah's Witness members and give one day a month for volunteer work. Good for them! ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook



Tired of waiting? In an effort to give customers the best information on wait times at their local customer service center, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has created a helpful new wait time estimation system. The information, available at, shows how many customers are currently waiting at each office and the longest wait time currently experienced by any customer. The information is broken down by a variety of service categories and is available for each of DMV’s 75 customer service centers. DMV has more than 40 transactions available online, but, sometimes, you just need to visit them in person. Using a system designed to maximize customer flow, DMV queues customers based on transaction type. The estimated wait times begin a half hour after each office opens and are updated every five minutes. The count starts when a customer receives a queueing ticket and ends when her number is called for service. By publishing the longest wait time currently being experienced by any customer in each service category, customers will get a more complete picture of wait times at the office of their choosing for the transaction they need to conduct. The new system also tells customers which transactions they may be able to complete online at dmvNOW. com. These include most vehicle registration renewals, address changes, license plate orders and driver’s license renewals when a new photo and vision screening isn’t required. Here are a few tips to shorten your visit to DMV: Avoid peak times: The first and last weeks of the month are typically the busiest, as are Saturdays. Try visiting mid-morning or mid-afternoon for reduced wait times. Use to determine exactly what you need to complete your transaction: Print out necessary forms and fill them out before you leave your house. Double check that you have the appropriate identification or documentation and payment for fees. When possible, complete your transaction online: More than 40 transactions can be done at dmvNOW. com from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day. Consider visiting a DMV Select office for vehicle-related transactions: Operated mostly by local government partners, DMV Select offices can conduct vehicle registration renewals, title issuances or replacements, license plate purchases, and other transactions.


In an article titled “Farm-to-table cuisine anchors menu at Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail” that appeared in the Feb. 16-22 issue of the Culpeper Times, Kevin Scott’s wife’s name is Territa. We regret the error.



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RICHMOND – The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill that would allow the sale of 151-proof liquor in Virginia – a choice available in almost all other states, but one some fear could increase binge drinking and other problems on college campuses. “I am glad to see Virginia join the ranks of 48 other states that have legalized clear, 151-proof alcohol. The law banning the legislation is a law left over from the days of Prohibition,” said Del. Barry Knight, R-Virginia Beach, who sponsored the bill. Under HB 1842, state-controlled liquor stores will be able to sell neutral grain spirits up to 151 proof (75.5 percent alcohol), an increase from the previous limit of 101 proof (50.5 percent alcohol). Knight sponsored similar legislation in 2016, but it was vetoed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who echoed the concerns of university officials about 151-proof liquor. “A prime market for these products is young people who are attracted to their high proof and low cost,” McAu-

liffe wrote in his veto message last spring. A McAuliffe spokesman said the governor has not taken a stand on HB 1842. This year’s bill passed with a bipartisan vote of 36-4 in the Senate on Tuesday. Last month, the House approved the measure, 83-14. To assuage concerns from organizations such as the Virginia College Alcohol Leadership Council, Knight cooperated with Brian Moran, secretary of public safety and homeland security, to include a five-year sunset clause in HB 1842. The legality of 151-proof grain alcohol would expire on July 1, 2022, and lawmakers then would decide whether to renew the law. In addition, under the bill, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control could choose not to sell 151-proof alcohol products near college campuses. Some university officials have expressed concerns about highly potent liquor. University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan has likened it to a “date rape” drug because of the correlation between alcohol consumption and sexual assault. A popular 151-proof liquor is Everclear, which also comes in a 190-proof variety. It is made by Luxco, a clear liquor producer based in St. Louis. Vectre Corp., a lobbying firm in Richmond, represents Luxco. Vectre officials said 151-proof clear alcohols were used mostly for culinary purposes rather than for straight consumption. An Everclear study conducted in 2015 found that 64 percent of product purchases were made by consumers over age 31. Virginia and Vermont are the only states that ban sales of 151-proof liquor. Despite such restrictions, Virginia residents could easily cross into neighboring states to purchase strong neutralgrain alcohols. According to Knight, the motivation behind HB 1842 is economic. A House workgroup report showed ABC sold more than $13,000 in grain alcohol during the 2016 fiscal year to purchasers holding special permits for industrial, commercial, culinary or medical purposes. “Now Virginians do not have to drive to other states, and give their tax money, to purchase this spirit,” Knight said. “This legislation will allow Virginians the same purchasing power as 48 other states, have the taxes come to the commonwealth, and provide restaurants with 151 (proof) for cooking purposes.”


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Visit the Rock Manor Sunday, Feb. 26 By Linda Martin


When I first began working in the Culpeper area, like others I’d pass by the rock house on Sperryville Pike wondering who would build such a manor, why there, more—I’d make up stories in my head. Reading about the rock manor, I found there’s as much urban lore (true & not) as I had imagined. A.H. Hawkins was a bigger than life guy & self-made man. He was in trucking, had businesses in Culpeper, he built Culpeper’s first swimming pool (which burned, along with his wife’s piano!), and farmed here. He built it in the 1930’s after the home he shared with his family burned! She had asked for a Sears Roebuck catalogue cape model with a pretty stone fireplace — What she got was a resplendent robber baron styled main level, 2 upper levels and two lower ones (the lowest, like a dungeon, or possible speak easy as Hawkins was a gambler), stone turrets, slate roof & flagstone porches! Pretty much fire proof, it was

and is Hawkins Castle! The current owners drove out from Manassas one day, about 12 years ago, and pretty much fell in love with the possibilities, and took on what was by then a sad looking place on a little less than 10 acres, left behind, and turned it back into a home. They kept the historic style intact, and personally supervised the contractors that tore out upstairs apartments, trappings of the sixties to the eighties—and then gently updated! Now airy it’s got some mystery and elegance to share. It is now on the market at $775,000 and available for viewing by appointment! For more information contact Linda Martin, Managing Broker (Licensed In VA), Montague Miller & Co. Realtors at 540-825-3300, ext 24 or on her cell at 540-270-6062.

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➤ CCPS Culinary Arts program teaches students safety, technique By Jeff Say Culpeper Times staff writer For Culpeper County High School senior Shawn Harrah, food equals happiness. As she stirred the filling to an eclair last Thursday, she mused about the connection. “I love food because it makes people happy and it brings people together,” she said. Harrah is a member of Chef Jay Cohen’s Culinary Arts II class at Culpeper County High School’s Annex, a group that routinely caters and makes lunches for the schools’ teachers and staff.

It’s the best example of operating in a working kitchen. Last Thursday, the class was deep in preparation for the next day’s meal. Shrimp bisque simmered on a nearby stove, ratatouille was being stacked close by and Harrah’s baking partnery Hunter Zwerner offered instructions as she stirred the filling. “I love the intensity that working in a kitchen brings,” Harrah said. “You’re definitely working under a clock. It takes a lot of time management, but I like the pressure.” A senior, Harrah’s dream is to attend Fort Lewis College in Colorado for business and then enroll in culinary arts school. “It’s exciting, you know you’re always going to run into people who don’t like your food but it’s definitely great when you find people that do,” Harrah said. “As long as they’re happy, you’re happy.” The kitchen was all smiles Thursday, as ➤ See Culinary, Page 7

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➤ Culinary, from Page 6 the smells of french cuisine wafted through the air. Cohen, a veteran of kitchens in the retirement community, said that working with students is not very different from his original profession. “In that role, you’re always teaching and training your staff” Cohen said. “The difference is, in the industry it’s people who do that for a living. It’s rewarding when they make something they never thought they could do.” Now in his third year of teaching, Cohen said he has had a number of students have that “wow” moment and those moments have led them into a career in culinary arts. Two students who graduated last year now attend Johnson and Wales University Culinary Arts School and two others are planning on attending after this year. Trey James, a senior, is one of those students. A track star as well, he’s looking to attend the Miami campus as they provide a track team. He worked last Thursday on the shrimp bisque, testing it for flavor. A little heavy on cayenne pepper, he and a classmate added chicken broth to soothe the warmth. “I just like the way you prepare it and how you start with nothing and end with something,” James said. The bisque was labor intensive, starting with making a broth from the shells, cooking the shrimp, adding rice, carrots, celery and onions, tomato paste, thyme, parsley, cayenne pepper and finally some cream. James and his classmates were then going to finish it with chives and shrimp on top. “It feels good to know that teachers like what we cook,” James said. Randi Richards-Lutz, Culpeper County Public Schools Director of Career and Technical Education and Technology, said that for years the schools have offered the

NEWS Culinary Arts program but this upcoming year, they hope to offer more. At last week’s Culpeper County School Board meeting, the opportunity to partner with J. Sargeant Reynolds in Richmond is being discussed. It hasn’t been finalized yet, but a partnership between CCPS and Germanna would have students earn college credits through J. Sargeant Reynolds for culinary arts. They would receive their high school credit and 15 college credits. “The coursework they are already getting and they get the experience because they do cater,” Richards-Lutz said. “Now they’ll have the opportunity to have 15 college credits.” Cohen’s Culinary Arts 1 class teaches students safe food practices and allows them to earn their ServSafe certification. They also learn how to make basic sauces. Culinary Arts II introduces them to more creativity and actual food production, having them cater and make lunches. “So when they come into here, we go into technique,” Cohen said. “They’re learning creativity.” Senior Tori Chattin said that she had never pan fried before she came to Culinary Arts II. Her final project this year was a pan seared chicken breast stuffed with guacamole and wrapped in bacon. “I wanted to get involved because I always watched my mom in the kitchen,” Chattin said. “I just loved cooking and I wanted to progress my knowledge.” She and Arielle Williams were in charge of the ratatouille last Thursday, chopping vegetables and stacking them in muffin tins. “I’ve been cooking at home more now because of this,” Williams said. “I learned a lot about safety because of this.” Williams said that cooking was more of a hobby for her, while Chattin had other plans. “I’d like to get into the workforce so I can pay for school because I’d like to further my education,” Chattin said.

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Native species are those that occur in the region in which they evolved. Plants evolve over geologic time in response to physical and biotic processes characteristic of a region: the climate, soils, timing of rainfall, drought, and frost; and interactions with the other species inhabiting the local community. Thus native plants possess certain traits that make them uniquely adapted to local conditions, providing a practical and ecologically valuable alternative for landscaping, conservation and restoration projects, and as livestock forage. In addition, native plants can match the finest cultivated plants in beauty, while often surpassing non-natives in ruggedness and resistance to drought, insects and disease.

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Pollen on the way? Pollen season is almost upon us and, thanks to the relatively warm winter, may arrive sooner than expected. The culprits spewing what, for some of us, is an annoying allergen are members of the juniper family. This is the only tree pollen I seem to be allergic to, and it creeps up on me most years, being the last thing on my mind when I stare out at the bare winter landscape. Only three juniper species are native to Virginia. One, the common juniper (Juniperus communis), is indeed the most common juniper in the world. But the range of this coldloving plant extends only down to just north of Rappahannock County, so not likely to be a problem for me at home. Another juniper, the Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides), grows only in the southeast coastal area of Virginia, so also not a problem. The junipers that do cause problems are the nonnative ones used extensively for landscaping, as in the Fairfax County suburbs I grew up in, and the third native one, eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana). Ubiquitous throughout Virginia, it is one of the first woody plants to take hold in disturbed open land, such as fallow pastures, forest and road edges, and medians. I noticed a bumper crop in the median of Rt. 211 just west of Warrenton as I was driving the other day. Rather than having flowers that produce pollen, the eastern redcedar has tiny cones. The female cone is only about a quarter inch long, at most, with a waxy, bluish outer coating that makes it resemble a berry. The male cone, which holds the pollen, is about half the size of the female’s. Males release their pollen into wind, which carries it to females, starting in midto late February. In relatively warm winters, such as this year’s (so far), they can begin sooner. Also carried on the wind during mild weather is leaf mold, mixing in to give me a double


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Cracks can cause hazards in trees Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high-winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken. But it might not take a storm or high winds to cause a cracked or rotted tree to fail under its own weight. "Homeowners worried about trees falling and damaging property should call a qualified arborist for an on-site inspection," advises Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Andersen notes that trees are genetically designed to withstand storms, but all trees can fail – and defective trees fail sooner than healthy trees. "To a professional arborist," notes Andersen, "certain defects are indicators that a tree has an increased potential to fail." Cracks in tree trunks can be one of the major indicators of an unstable tree. Most cracks are caused by improper closure of wounds or by the splitting of weak branch unions. They can be found in branches, stems or roots, and vary in type and severity: There are horizontal and vertical

cracks. Horizontal cracks run across the grain of the wood and develop just before the tree fails, making them very difficult to detect. Vertical cracks run with the wood grain along the length of the tree and may appear as shear or ribbed cracks. Shear cracks can run completely through the stem and separate it into two halves. As the tree bends and sways in the wind, one half of the stem slides over the other, elongating the crack. Eventually the enlarging crack causes the two halves of the stem to shear apart. Ribbed cracks are created as the tree attempts to seal over a wound. Margins of the crack meet and mesh but are reopened due to tree movement or extremely cold temperatures. These cracks put a tree at high risk of failure, and are especially dangerous when combined with other defects or with advanced decay. What is the risk? Cracks are hazardous because they compromise the structure of the tree. They can eventually split the stem in two, and are very dangerous when combined with inter-

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Interested in spiritual sisterhood? The Order of Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism, making a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and following Him as Lord of their lives. Please contact St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | | ssec@

Area attorney joins Walker Jones Amy Totten, current president of the Fauquier County Bar Association, joined Walker Jones as a partner. She will continue to focus on family law including divorce, custody, visitation, support, protective orders, and adoption at the Warrenton law firm. Ms. Totten has almost two decades of litigation and trial experience. In addition Amy Totten

to her family law experience, she served as a prosecutor in Fauquier and Loudoun counties as well as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henrico County. Ms. Totten has litigated complex divorce/child custody matters, homicide/violent felony cases, and special grand jury investigations. In 1997, Ms. Totten received her Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago in 1994. Amy Totten can be reached at 540.347.9223 or amytotten@ For information about Walker Jones, please visit www.walkerjoneslaw. com.

Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant Culpeper County Public Schools Fine Arts will present the annual Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, April 22, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the auditorium of Culpeper County High School and feature 10 young ladies from both CCHS and Eastern View High School. The pageant finalists compete in the categories of group dance,

Plan to be in the next issue - Call 540-812-2282 question and answer, talent, community service, and formal dress. poise, scholarship, talent and community service. The grade point average for each young lady is also added into the scoring system. Contact Jeff Walker, EVHS, producing director of the 2017 pageant at 540-825-0621 or at for more information.

New members join Genesis Home Genesis Home Improvement welcomed two new employees in October to its team. Since opening in 2014, the family owned company has seen a 30 percent annual growth, bringing its staff of two to nine. Owners, Mark and Kim Jenkins, enjoy “offering a place of employment where motivated teammates are appreciated.” They contribute the success to their genuine care for their customers and quality workmanship. Angela Shavatt joined Genesis as the new Office Manager. Angela has more than 12 years of experience in the customer service and retail industries. As a former Financial Services Assistant at UNION Bank & Trust in Warrenton, Angela brings her stellar customer service

skills along with her overall knowledge of business operations. Angela grew up around trades as her father owned his own plumbing company in Nokesville. She Angela resides locally in Shavatt Remington with her husband and daughter. Ronnie Jenkins joined Genesis as a Construction Manager, overseeing projects for the company. Ronnie has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He helped run Jenkins Roofing out of Manassas, a company his late father George Jenkins owned for over 40 years. Ronnie’s excellent customer Ronnie service and genuine care towards customers Jenkins are assets to Genesis. Ronnie resides locally in Bealeton with his wife where he raised his two sons, both graduates of Liberty High School.

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PARKS & RECREATION Tuesdays, March 7-April 4 (5 weeks) Books n’ Babies

A lap-sit program featuring age-appropriate stories, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, flannel board stories, finger plays, music and movement activities, etc. featuring a different Winter theme each week. Parent/Caregiver must participate. Activity will be the first 30minutes followed by fifteen minutes of unstructured play and caregiver bonding! Ages Birth to 23 months, $80

Toddler Tales

A high energy story time program with age-appropriate stories, songs, puppets, flannel board stories, finger plays, music and movement activities, etc. featuring a different Winter theme each week. Parent/Caregiver must participate. Activity will be the first 30minutes followed by fifteen minutes of unstructured play and caregiver bonding! Ages 2-3yrs, $80

Pre-School Books n’ Play

A high energy story time program featuring age-appropriate stories, songs, puppets, flannel board stories, finger plays, music and movement activities, etc. featuring a different Winter theme each week. Parent/Caregiver must remain on site and participate as needed. Activity will be the first 30minutes followed by fifteen minutes of unstructured play and caregiver bonding! Ages 3-5yrs, $80

“Book” A Trip Around the World Club

Come join Miss Jennifer for this fun club. Each class will focus around a different book with multisensory, hand’s on activities, an age-appropriate craft, games, and even some creative writing, and featuring different story telling techniques such as Cut n’ Tell Stories, Tell n’ Draw stories, Reader’s Theatre and Audience Participation stories. Miss Jennifer will provide some activities for home as well. Focus is on folklore and stories from a different continent each meeting. A light snack will be provided. Ages 6-11yrs, $130 Register By: 3/1 Location: Community Room 303 N. Main


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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

What’s that construction? By Anita L. Sherman


From the time a proposed project hits the county planning commission for approval and then goes on to the board of supervisors for their final nod, it may be weeks or months. Even when approved, there are specific site plans that follow. It’s a process from beginning to end but thanks to County Director of Planning Sam McLearen and his staff we’re able to share a county project map which will give you a brief snapshot of what projects are going on and planned for the future. Hopefully it will help when you see bulldozers clearing land or a building being framed. What’s that construction? Here are highlights: Commercial • Lifespire of VA (Virginia Baptist Homes) - Lifespire of VA will be constructing a new 124,500 sq. ft. community residential home/nursing home facility including memory care and skilled nursing care units. The existing main nursing home facility will be demolished once new facility is complete. • Fox-Hoffman Auto Repair

Shop – Construction of new 7,200 sq.ft. auto repair facility at corner of Rt. 229 and Rt. 685. • Culpeper Senior Living – Marlyn Development will be constructing a 132-unit age restricted (55 years and older), apartment complex on Rt. 694/Ira Hoffman Ln. • Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board – Bridges Facility – Construction of 15,991 sq.ft. office, workshop, and training facility on Rt. 676/Beverly Ford Rd. • Braggs Corner Station Convenience Store/Gas Station – Construction of a 4,000 sq.ft. convenience store, fueling stations, and car wash facility at the corner of Rt. 666/Braggs Corner Rd. and Rt. 29. • Braggs Corner Station Medical Office Building – Construction of a new 17,000 sq.ft. medical office facility on Bennett Road off Rt. 666/ Braggs Corner Rd. • Nelson Mini Storage – Construction of a 16,000 sq.ft. storage facility and small office building. This is phase 1 of a multi-staged storage rental facility planned for this property. Major Subdivisions • Blue Ridge Estates - 34 single family lot preliminary plan approved in October 2015. Final con-


The interchange at Braggs Corner and U.S. 29 opened last week. struction plans are still currently under review. Property is located on Rt. 640/Monumental Mills Rd. • Piedmont Estates – A 92 single family lot preliminary subdivision plan has been submitted. Plan will be reviewed by Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in coming months. Property is located at corner of Rt. 211 and Rt. 229. • North Ridge Subdivision – A 287 single family lot subdivision. The original preliminary plan was approved in 2005 and the first sections are now built out. The devel-

oper will now actively be constructing phases 5 through 10 of this subdivision. Significant Road Projects • Route 3 Widening- Well underway, will complete conversion of Route 3 in Culpeper County to four lanes. VDOT anticipates project completion by May 2017. • Route 666/ Route 29 Interchange- Ahead of schedule. VDOT anticipates project completion by August 2017

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Commercial/Industrial Developments

Lifespire of VA (Virginia Baptist Homes) - Lifespire of VA will be constructing a new 124, 500 sq. ft. community residential home/nursing home facility including memory care and skilled nursing care units. The existing main nursing home facility will be demolished once new facility is complete.

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Fox-Hoffman Auto Repair Shop – Construction of new 7,200 sq.ft. auto repair facility at corner of Rt. 229 and Rt. 685.

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Culpeper Senior Living – Marlyn Development will be constructing a 132-unit age restricted (55 years and older), apartment complex on Rt. 694/Ira Hoffman Ln. Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board – Bridges Facility – Construction of 15,991 sq.ft. office, workshop, and training facility on Rt. 676/Beverly Ford Rd. Braggs Corner Station Convenience Store/Gas Station – Construction of a 4,000 sq.ft. convenience store, fueling stations, and car wash facility at the corner of Rt. 666/Braggs Corner Rd. and Rt. 29. Braggs Corner Station Medical Office Building – Construction of a new 17,000 sq.ft. medical office facility on Bennett Road off Rt. 666/Braggs Corner Rd. Nelson Mini Storage – Construction of a 16,000 sq.ft. storage facility and small office building. This is phase 1 of a multi-staged storage rental facility planned for this property.

Major Subdivisions

Blue Ridge Estates - 34 single family lot preliminary plan approved in October 2015. Final construction plans are still currently under review. Property is located on Rt. 640/Monumental Mills Rd.

Piedmont Estates – A 92 single family lot preliminary subdivision plan has been submitted. Plan will be reviewed by Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in coming months. Property is located at corner of Rt. 211 and Rt. 229.

North Ridge Subdivision – A 287 single family lot subdivision. The original preliminary plan was approved in 2005 and the first sections are now built out. The developer will now actively be constructing phases 5 through 10 of this subdivision.

Significant Road Projects

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Route 3 Widening- Well underway, will complete conversion of Route 3 in Culpeper County to four lanes. VDOT anticipates project completion by May 2017. Route 666/ Route 29 Interchange- Ahead of schedule. VDOT anticipates project completion by August 2017



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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

'King Charles III' – Who’ll Stop the Reign? CURTAIN CALLS

After being dazzled for over seventeen years (like the simple girl I am) by the regularly sumptuous and top- drawer offerings of the Shakespeare Theatre Co., it is almost a relief to dislike a play as much as I dislike Mike Bartlett’s “King Charles III.” That’s not to say that it doesn’t have its charms. The ceremonial scenes invoke British pomp at its best - those time-stopping interludes of soaring pageantry that transcend the cheapness of a slick and imitative media culture. Daniel Ostling’s scenic design is beyond reproach as well. Stone floors and towering stone walls with gothic windows harboring the imposing statues of ancient English kings set the tone of a thousand year old history still in the making. Lap Chi Chu’s lighting creates its own moments of grandeur when an evening sun reflects on the faces of those impassive monarchs. And Bartlett’s story – a fanciful musing on the not so far off future when the present Prince of Wales ascends his mother’s throne and becomes Charles III – that story has some interesting twists and, impossible not to suspect, Bartlett’s own projection of what he wishes would happen. And what is that? You may politely ask. Charles, the only man on the planet to train for 68 years to get the job he was born to, creates a Constitutional crisis and then gets out of it by abdicating in favor of his son, William. Unlike the first King Charles, however, he does not get beheaded. There. Have I been nice enough? Given credit where credit was due? Good. Because here’s the rest. What happens when a young lion playwright, television writer, screenwriter, and National Theatre writer-in-residence finds Tony nominations, Olivier awards, and Best New Play honors tossed at his feet along with roses and kisses from the critics? The inevitable: he thinks he’s the new Shakespeare. This is the only explanation I can glean for why “Charles III” was written in the familiar five-act Shakespearean form as well as a combination iambic pentameter and prose. And of course a few references to our old favorites from the Bard – not one but two ghosts (Elizabeth and Diana) drifting in and out to predict the future, a party boy prince, and a main figure (see title) who waffles tragically between personal conviction and royal duty. Even that wouldn’t necessarily create a deficit if it didn’t soar to heights of pretentiousness – granted,

Maggie Lawrence


Harry Smith as Prince Harry, Robert Joy as King Charles and Michelle Beck as Jessica in the American Conservatory Theater production of King Charles III, directed by David Muse.


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What: “King Charles III” Where: Shakespeare Theatre Co. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, Washington, D.C. Call: (202) 547-1122 or visit Playing through March 12 not hard to do when you imagine you’re the new Shakespeare. David Muse directs, and allows Robert Joy as Charles to fling himself about the stage in a passion of royal despair as he declaims to the audience. This Charles comes off as confused, impotent - and short – and while bearing a faint resemblance to the real thing, has none of that famous reserve bred into him by a lifetime of tradition and well-earned distrust of the press. Camilla (Jeanne Paulsen) is believable as the fiercely loyal partner except when evening comes and she is saddled with such lines as “I’ll to bed, my husband”. And I have to say it. How does this glittering young playwright, a product of the English schools, write not once but three times such careless constructions as “stories about the

Ian Merrill Peakes as Prime Minister Evans and Allison Jean White as Kate in the American Conservatory Theater production of King Charles III, directed by David Muse. prince and I” – especially when the faulty pronoun had no job to do in either rhyme or meter? And then there’s Prince Harry. Don’t get me started. Harry Smith sifts the role of second son – the “spare” of “the heir and the spare” – and out comes a stiff half-wit who shouts his lines in an oafish monotone. He doesn’t want to be prince because money, privilege, etc., and because the self-assured little commoner, Jessica, (Michelle Beck) isn’t impressed with him and that makes him love her. Except for when he doesn’t and then wants to be prince again. Fortunately there is some relief from all the histrionics as Prime Minister Evans (Ian Merrill Peakes) deals with the royal shenanigans like someone who remembers who he is. Prince

William (Christopher McLinden) is tasked with standing by expectantly and looking paler than usual while the lovely Kate (Allison White) may or may not have anything to do with the coming abdication. Lady Macbeth, she isn’t. I am, perhaps, a lone voice howling in the wilderness. The play seemed to get plenty of appreciation from the audience, indeed, “the rabblement hooted and clapped their chapped hands and threw up their sweaty nightcaps…” For myself, I will join Jacques in railing against all the firstborn of Egypt. Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.

Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

What’s Happening

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STORIES OF FAITH • Sheila Arnold and Sarah Brady share voices from the Civil Rights Movement Feb. 24.

Mardi Gras this weekend!


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NEW EXHIBITS • The Museum of Culpeper History has re-opened 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.

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LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Nashville’s Kate Hohman at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.


Community Concert Association presents Portraits of America

STORIES OF FAITH AND HOPE • Civil Rights: Finding a

Celebrate Mardi Gras! Hear local band Mandorla at Grass Rootes Feb. 25.

- 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.

is assigned to look after the 150 diminutive, and as it turns out, rowdy, actors who play Munchkins in “The Wizard of Oz.” 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.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Under the Rainbow” (Orion, 1981). Carrie Fisher costars in this comedy farce as MGM casting agent Annie Clark who

FEB. 24

BINGO • VFW Post 2524

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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 540-825-8691.


• Brandy Station Volunteer Department Auxiliary hosts spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. (or until food is gone) at the Brandy Station Charter Hall. $8/adults, $5/children 4-12, under three free. Parking at rear of fire house. Carryout available. Homemade Italian spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, salad, bread, desserts and beverages. All you can eat! Contact Melody Mackison at melody.


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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

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Alone is Lord.” 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

FEB. 24 FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Bundle of Joy” (RKO, 1956). Debbie Reynolds plays Polly Parish, an unmarried department store sales girl who finds and takes care of an abandoned baby. 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. LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Mississippi Tom Robbins at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

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les bon temps rouler! 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 balloon-magic. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all. Wes Iseli magic shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Culpeper Center for free. Visit www.culpeperdowntown. com or phone 540-825-4416 for full details.

LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy your

lunch with the music of Mississippi Tom Robbins and dinner to the sounds of Mandorla at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.


Jordan meets at 10 a.m. at the Roscoe Ford Police Community Room at 740 Old Brandy Road. Alan Rasmussen will be making a presentation on the most current prevention program that he's currently presenting in our schools and at other community events. This new program was paid in part by Team Jordan Funds. We will also be discussing scholarship and other community funding needs. Knakals goodies along with coffee, juice and door prizes. Contact Chris Jenkins at

GALLERY TALK • Museum of


Museum of Culpeper History presents Gallery Talk, a series of lectures. Houses That Slaves Built: The Enslaved Community at Montpelier Plantation by Dr. Joel Tate (retired), Germanna Community College on Feb. 28.

LIBRARY TALK • The Friends

of the Library, Aging Together, the Alzheimer’s Association, Healthy Steps and Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services will sponsor a discussion at 10 a.m. in the Meeting Room of the Culpeper County Library about a book for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and their caregivers. Ellen Phipps of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & Western Virginia will talk about her book. Connections: A Complete Activities Guide for Persons Diagnosed with Dementia. Contact Susan Keller at 540-825-8691.


the Dogs Saturday from 10:3011:30 a.m. at the Culpeper County Library. Join the Welcome Waggers Therapy Dogs specially trained to “listen,” and do not correct or criticize. Perfect for beginning readers! Children of all ages welcome. No registration necessary. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@ or 540-825-8691.

LIVE MUSIC • Stop by during

the Mardi Gras celebration to hear local band “Cross Threaded” at the Culpeper Cheese Company from 1-4 p.m. Located at 129 East Davis Street,Suite 100. 540-8274757.


Fifth Annual Ronald Reagan Legacy Dinner will be held at Tuscany Hall located at 21125 Kettle Club Road in Culpeper. Sponsored by the Culpeper

County Republican Committee, the dinner is open to all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Cost $35 per person. Guest speaker is Jim C. Miller III who was Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Chairman of the U.S. Postal Commission under President Reagan. A straw poll will be conducted for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Business attire. For more information, contact 540-412-8470.

CONCERT • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Western Flyers” with special guest Bobby Hicks. Starts at 7 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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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 "True North - Jesus

Culpeper History presents Gallery Talk, a series of lectures. Houses That Slaves Built: The Enslaved Community at Montpelier Plantation by Dr. Joel Tate (retired), Germanna Community College. Held in the conference room at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center from 5-7 p.m. First of three free lectures. Refreshments. Limited seating. RSVP to director@

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• 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.

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FOR YOUR HEALTH • Caregiver Support Group will meet the fourth Tuesday at the UVA Culpeper Hospital Board Room from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. We will discuss issues faced by caregivers of adult friends and family, and possibly offer solutions to problems also experienced by others. No registration required. If you have questions, contact Bonnie Vermillion at 547-4824 or bonnired@comcast. net.

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What’s Happening RSVP needed, just you, your family and an appetite. Contact William (Bill) Gent at gent.william@gmail. com

FAMILIES OVERCOMING DRUG ADDICTION (FODA) • A support group serving families in Northern Virginia. Meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Culpeper Hospital Conference Room A/B. Access the room by entering hallway behind elevators in main lobby. Call for more information or just show up. Visit or contact Caroline at (540) 316-9221 or My



• Wee Ones will be held at the Museum of Culpeper History located at 113 S. Commerce Street at 10:30 a.m. This program is for ages 1-4. We will read a story, make a craft, and have a snack. $1.00 fee. There is a 15 child limit. RSVP @ 829-1749 for your spot.


FILM • Sleepless in Seatle plays March 2 at the Library of Congress

Packard Campus.

FEB. 28

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC • As part of Germanna's

continuing observance of Black History Month, hip hop recording artist, producer, and DJ, Donnie Lewis (aka Skillz), will discuss his experiences in hip hop, as well as conducting a presentation on the history of African American music from Motown to present, with an emphasis on the history and process of sampling in hip-hop music. This presentation will focus on the impact black music has had on influencing popular culture. Lewis will have his equipment set up to show the students the process of sampling a song. Starts at 12:30 p.m. in Sealy Auditorium on Germanna's Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania. Free and open to the public.

BOOK WORMS • For grades K-2 at the Culpeper County Library. Sign up in advance. This monthly book club from 4:30-5:30 p.m. is tailored for lower elementary grades. Miss Laini will be sharing wizard stories, and we will be eating wizard wands (pretzel rods) dipped in frosting, and making wizard hats. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@ or 540-825-8691. SHROVE TUESDAY • Everyone is welcome to join a Pancake Supper hosted by St. Stephen's Church from 5 - 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family of five or more. Pay at the door. All proceeds go to the youth group. Kids of all ages will enjoy games at 6 p.m. in the youth area. Prizes and treats for all. You could win a cake. Cost is $1 for to 10 tickets or $5 for 60 tickets. No

ASH WEDNESDAY • Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, a 40-day period before the celebration of Easter. Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold a special evening service at 7 p.m. for the imposition of ashes. Pastor Stan Mulford invites all to attend. Located in Lignum, 12 miles east of Culpeper, seven miles west of Lake of the Woods. The church is off of Highway 3, one half mile east of the Lignum Post Office at 23557 Lignum Road. Ample free parking is available. For more information, call Rev. Mulford at the church study (540) 399-1843. 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@


FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Sleepless in Seattle” (TriStar, 1993). Tom Hanks stars as widower Sam Baldwin, the father of


SUBMIT YOUR EVENT! Want your event to appear in the Culpeper Times What's Happening expanded regional weekend calendar? Email editor Anita Sherman at anita@ an 8-year-old boy, who, by way of a talk radio program, gets involved in a long-distance relationship with unhappily engaged journalist Annie Reed (Meg Ryan). 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.


breastfeeding is a natural process, it can be challenging especially in the early weeks. Pink Cocoon Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly providing encouragement to new and experienced breastfeeding moms. Led by Pink Cocoons International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Cindy Curtis RN-C, IBCLC, CCE, CD - 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 Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Chocolat” (Orion Classics, 1988). In a story told through a series of flashbacks, a young French woman contemplates her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. In French with English subtitles. 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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LULAROE FUNDRAISER • Come by and shop with our 20 LuLaRoe consultants from 12-3 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Middle School LuLaRoe Event. Located at 11138 Marsh Road, Bealeton. Email or phone 540-422-7430



• 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


and Learning Center will be the gracious recipient for a benefit concert to be given by a Canadian piano trio-La Cafamore at 3 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre. Benefit proceeds go to CCLC’s scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, go to http:// www.littlewashingtontheatre. com or contact Info@ or call 540-675-1253.

BLACK HISTORY• The Women’s Auxiliary of the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association will celebrate its 40th Annual Black History Program at 4 p.m., at the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist

A crowd pleaser, Shenandoah Run plays at the Little Washington Theatre March 4. Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd., Rixeyville. The guests will be Rev. Jerome Gipson, choir, and congregation of Rising Zion Baptist, Jeffersonton. The theme is “Rooted in Faith, Anchored in Hope” highlighting youth in the community. Tickets are $5/adults, in advance and $7/at door; $1/students at the door (including college w/i.d.). For tickets, contact, 540-6612013 or email nb_roberts@msn. com, For more information or for youth who wish to participate, contact Rev. J. Marie Miller, 540-825-3767. Proceeds from the program benefit scholarships and mission outreach.

(fiddle, vocals); John Werntz (bass, vocals); Joe Dickey (banjo); and Robert Burleson (guitar). Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $10 for students under 18. For reservations, please visit LittleWashingtonTheatre. com or send email to info@ The Theatre, 291 Gay Street, P.O. Box 322, Washington VA 22747, 540675-1253.

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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.

CONCERT• The Theatre at Little Washington presents Washington DC area band Shenandoah Run at 8 p.m. They blend traditional and contemporary folk music appealing to a diverse audience. The nine members of the group are: Bob Melissinos (guitar, vocals); Renee Moyer (vocals, percussion); Henry Milne (guitar, vocals); Carolyn Eyerly Sagatov (vocals, percussion); Jim Thorne (guitar, flute); Pamela Ferguson




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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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Assembly OKs amendment to help surviving spouses of disabled vets By Ashley Luck


RICHMOND – A constitutional amendment to expand a tax exemption for surviving spouses of disabled veterans has passed unanimously in the House and Senate. The amendment cleared the Senate on Friday after winning approval from the House on Feb. 6. It now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who will have until late March to act on the measure. Currently, surviving spouses of disabled veterans get an exemp-

tion on the property taxes for the house in which they and their partner lived. Under HJ 562, the amendment proposed by Del. Jason Miyares, R-Virginia Beach, spouses would continue to get the exemption if they move to another home. Assuming McAuliffe approves the constitutional amendment, it still has a long way to go. By law, it must be approved again by the 2018 General Assembly and then by voters in a statewide election in November 2018. Moreover, if voters adopt the constitutional amendment, the General Assembly must craft leg-

islation for implementing it, noted Del. Jackson Miller, R-Manassas. He is vice chairman of the House Privileges and Elections Committee, which held a hearing on HJ 562 on Feb. 3. During the committee meeting, Miller said the enabling bill could address a concern he has about the tax exemption. “In the corresponding legislation, could it be written that a spouse of a deceased member of our military couldn’t purchase a far more expensive home in the commonwealth of Virginia? Could the legislation say that the tax value of the home would have to

be equal to or lesser than the current home?” Miller said. “The testimony we kept hearing is people wanted to scale down because they lost a spouse. And when they scale down, they would lose their ability based on the home they are in when their spouse was killed. "The concern I have is, someone that would perhaps scale up from a $200,000 house to a milliondollar house and now not paying property taxes.” The committee voted unanimously – 21-0 – in favor of the amendment. So did the full House (97-0) and Senate (39-0).

Poetry comes to Middle Street Gallery By Gary Anthes


The haiku poem, a gift from 17th century Japan, joins the visual arts at Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville through March 26. Haiku, or “one-breath poems,” are simple yet elegant observations about nature, or man's place in it. Some of the three-line poems have been written by Japanese masters, and some have been created by gallery members, but all will accompany the artists' paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia works. For example, Ann Currie's watercolor of a graceful flowering plant reveals a butterfly cocoon hidden among green leaves and purple flowers. It is flanked by her haiku: chrysalis hanging butterfly in creation metamorphosis Phyllis Northup's watercolor of

Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park is joined by her three-line observation: the pond is at peace rocks rest in shallow water mountains standing guard And Jo Levine's somber gray photograph of a line of trees above the ruin of an old dock on a salt marsh offers this poetic comment: trees watch the water while soft clouds float above them … quiet afternoon There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Sat. March 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to come and see recent works and read haiku by some 20 artists from Rappahannock County and nearby areas. The gallery is now located above the Before & After espresso bar and wine cafe at 31 Main St. in Sperryville. Winter hours (through March) are Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

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FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM: Charles Jameson, who is President of the George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association, orchestrated a series of exhibits on African Americans who fought in the Civil War. This past Sunday it was on display at the Orange County Art Studio and will run Feb. 25-28 at the Madison County Library.

SHINING STARS: Lights purchased to honor or remember a loved al. one shone brightly during the holidays on a tree near the hospit ry, Auxilia al Hospit Shirley Ann Bayne, first vice-chair of the Culpeper System Health UVA presents Greg Napps, CEO, Novant Health from Culpeper Medical Center, a check in the amount of $6,736.29 ign. campa Love of Lights 2016 ry's Auxilia al Hospit the Culpeper

PINEWOOD PACK: Members of Cub Scout Pack 550 gathered at Verdun Adventure Bound on Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 5 for the annual running of the pinewood derby racers. It was all eyes on the track from William Schmidt, Brendan Reyes, Caden Marty, Ben Wortman, Griffin Tanner, Ryan Batson, Peyton Coppage, Layne Disher, and Cameron Marty as they focused on the race in progress.


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Eastern View toppled in playoffs The Eastern View Cyclones hosted the Monacan Chiefs Tuesday evening in the 4A East Quarterfinal boys basketball playoff game. Traveling from the Richmond suburbs of Chesterfield County, the Chiefs put an unfortunate halt to the Cyclones' playoff run for this season, defeating them with a final score of 70-64. The Cyclones trailed by just a few points late in the game, but Chesterfield pulled away to clinch the victory. Anias Saunders and Justin Pollard led the Cyclones with 19 points each while D'Ago Hunter chipped in with 10 points. In more high school sports action, Culpeper County High School's girls basketball team won their regional playoff game against Petersburg Tuesday evening, 6647. The Devilettes will be hosting Warhill High School on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the regional semifinals. Claire Mocarski and Hope Leuterio were double trouble for the Devilettes, each recording a doubledouble. Mocarski scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while Leuterio scored 22 and had 13 rebounds.


Eastern View High School's Cameron Norman goes for a layup against Chesterfield County Tuesday. EVHS lost in the 4A East Quarterfinals 70-64.

(ABOVE): Anias Saunders (11) passes the ball to Blake Leake (33). (LEFT): Second year coach Patrick Thornhill talks with the team after calling a time out as the Cyclones are down by two with just over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. PHOTOS BY IAN CHINI

D'Ago Hunter works his way around a Monacan defender.


Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

The Chamber ADVANTAGE Culpeper Chamber of Commerce » FEBRUARY 2017 » Volume 3, Issue 27

members in the news

Breeze Printing welcomes Kathy Orr who joined the staff in December. Kathy brings with her a joy and spirit that just lights up the place. Be sure to stop by and meet her, you will leave with a smile!

Dogwood Village would like to recognize Kim Bartley for her contributions to the facility. Kim was born and raised in Orange County and worked for State Farm for 17 years. She is married to John “Crit” Bartley and has two children, Jacob and Sarah. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Liberty University where she majored in Education and minored in Psychology. Kim continues to live in Orange County and enjoys reading, volunteering, animals and church activities. She is pictured with her mother-in-law Barbara Bartley who resides in Senior Living. Exit Cornerstone is happy to welcome Dianna Banks to The Butters Team as their new Executive Assistant. Dianna brings to the team an array of strengths including her in depth knowledge of local community. Many of you may recognize Dianna from her outstanding work in the community with organizations like Aging Together and Services to Abused Families Inc. (SAFE).

Faye’s Office Supply is moving to a new location in May of 2017! Faye’s is so excited to have their retail, offices and warehouse all in one place with ample parking! XPress Copy & Graphics wants to thank the chamber members and community for allowing them to expand to over 6000 square feet starting March 1 to better serve your marketing and printing needs. Please stop by for a tour! Studio C Photography continued their Photography Education with Russ Harrington and VPPA during Winter classes this February in Roanoke. Russ has numerous Photo credits and multiple CD covers of famous country artists and will be leading a variety of classes and hands on workshops. Congratulations to Appleton Campbell who was just awarded the Carrier President’s award for another year for exemplary install and customer service in the Carrier heating and air conditioning brand. Serendipity Services, LLC is proud to announce that Sarah Langland is now a Notary. The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Marie Washington with the Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC has been selected for inclusion Marie into its Top 100 Criminal Washington Defense Trial Lawyers in

Virginia, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications.

connection. Rachel looks forward to continuing to serve the community with Exit Cornerstone Realty.

Rappahannock Media LLC welcomes two new ad consultants. Bringing several decades of experience, Jim Kelly hails from the Charlottesville area. He was formerly Jim Kelly Director of Sales and Marketing for the Inn at Vint Hill and spent several years at BH Media in multimedia sales and marketing. Greg Allen's background includes several years in retail sales with the C-ville Weekly Greg Allen and most recently as Director of Sales for Wuva Radio. Jim's focus is predominantly on the company's magazines - Warrenton, Haymarket and Broadrun Lifestyle and The Piedmont Virginian while Greg's sales efforts are directed at the Culpeper Times and Rappahannock News newspapers.

Bo Kilby, Owner of R W Kilby Wire and Water, is pleased that Brandan Kilby has begun his Electrician Apprenticeship Year 3 program at Daniel Technology Center through Germanna Community College. Brandan's previous construction and maintenance experience and this training will benefit our customers.

Culpeper Wellness Foundation will soon be accepting applications for the 2017 Healthy Living Grants program. Visit the Foundation's website at www. for details. EXIT Cornerstone Realty is excited that Rachel Stuart is joining our team! Rachel moved to Culpeper 10 yrs ago after earning her degree from the University of Virginia. She fell in love with the location and atmosphere of Culpeper, and has enjoyed teaching and growing a strong community

pranapiloga was super surprised to win The Good Egg Award presented by K and Art Design as part of their Business Incubator Program. They are pleased to announce they are teaching yoga at Culpeper MS, Floyd T. Binns MS and Eastern View MS – their educators crave the tranquility yoga can produce. They are excited to provide yoga at the upcoming Culpeper Tells event. Genesis Home Improvement is excited to announce that they are now a Class A Contractor! Company Vice President, Mark Jenkins upgraded his license by passing the exam in January. The company also welcomed a new office manager, Angela Shavatt along with a new Construction Supervisor, Ronnie Jenkins in the fall. The Butters’ Team at EXIT Cornerstone Realty is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy Kochli! As a fiber artist and former dyslexia specialist, Nancy brings creativity and a commitment to excellence to all her endeavors. Nancy looks forward to serving the community with integrity, professionalism, and warmth. Elizabeth Bailey, owner of Potraits by Elizabeth, earned three blue ribbons Saturday, Feb. 18 at Photog Association in Roanoke.

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Culpeper Chamber of Commerce presents Join the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff for the 2017 State of the Community This year’s event will feature conversations on key issues facing our community.

Join the Chamber Board of Directors and St Join the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff for the 2017 State of the Community 2017 State of the Community This year’s event will feature conversatio Economic Growth This year’s event will feature conversations on key issues facing our community. key issues facing our community. The future and vision for economic growth.

Economic Growth Education Economic Growth The future and vision for economic growt The future and vision for economic growth. Innovation in our Schools – Maker Space Health and Well-being Health and Well-being Drug Epidemic Health and Well-being Drug Epidemic Mental Health Mental Health Drug Epidemic Workforce Sustainability Workforce Sustainability What does it take to attract the millennial generation to Mental Health What does it take to attract the millennial generation to our community? Panel Discussion Panel Discussion Workforce Sustainability Virginia Blueprint 2025 Virginia Blueprint 2025 Update from the Virginia Chamber of Comm What does it take to attract the millennial Update from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Virginia Chamber’s long-term statewide economic developme long-term statewide economic development plan – real-time input. generationVirginia to ourChamber’s community? $25 Chamber Members Panel Discussion $25 Chamber Members $35 Guest $35 Guest Virginia Blueprint 2025 Update from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Virginia Chamber’s long-term statewide economic development plan – real-time input.

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Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Spotlight Katelyn Burner - Loan Officer, Farm Credit & Country Mortgages

Meet Katelyn Burner! Katelyn has been a Loan Officer with Farm Credit & Country Mortgages in Culpeper for 4 years. She has an extensive background in agriculture that serves as a bonus to all of her customers, whether they are long time farmers or just getting started. “I enjoy working for a company that has a long history serving the agriculture community. Farm Credit has been around for 100 years.” Katelyn stated. Katelyn found herself in the Culpeper area after getting married and now enjoys the friendly, small town with her husband and two young children. She is actively involved with the Tuesday Morning Lead Share, Culpeper Young Professionals, Farm Bureau Young Farmers and her Church community. When she isn’t working, she can be found outside gardening and canning her harvest in the summer. Katelyn enjoys working with the rural community, so don’t hesitate to call for financing on land, estates, construction and farming projects. Contact Katelyn regarding Farm Credit and Country Mortgages at 540-825-6686 or

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Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and Culpeper Times as the Chamber’s newsletter. The newsletter is distributed monthly as a page within the Culpeper Times, as well as being available on the Chamber website, free of charge. Mission Statement: We are the voice of the business community working to promote, build, and support the most effective climate for economic development.


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VIEWS House and Senate budgets have differences but both focus on high priority issues FROM THE DESK OF ...

Dear Culpeper constituents, As we move closer to the end of the Senate session, we have seen countless bills pass the House and Senate. More importantly we have made sure that a lot of bad bills have failed. Our budget discussions continue moving toward an agreement between the House and Senate on a final budget to be sent to the Governor. There are a number of substantive differences between the budget adopted by the House and the budget adopted by the Senate. However, they both addressed the high priority issues that were critical amendments and correct issues associated with the recent budget shortfall. We also continue to have debates on bills related to energy, education, agriculture, HOAs, election rules, healthcare reform, transparency, budget reform and how transportation funds are spent. Remaining Senate bills were heard last week in House committees and now they come back to the Senate for final action. The House killed my SB 1298 last week. It had gained widespread support around Virginia and it was critical to a lot of people suffering from serious illnesses. The bill would have made it legal for

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doctors to prescribe cannabidiol oil to treat cancer patients and those suffering from Crohn's, MS, ALS and other debilitating diseases. CBD oil is not “medical marijuana” – a patient cannot get “high” from CBD oil, it is not dealt on the illicit market, it is being compounded by pharmacies and it is an option physicians would like to have in the treatment of some illnesses that will not respond to any other treatment. Other bills of mine which saw action this week include: SJ 295 – Following Senate passage, the House is still considering my Regulatory Rollback Amendment. SB 1296 – My bill to prevent the repeated introduction of meals tax referenda with deceptive language passed the House with a minor amendment and is now headed back to the Senate for a final vote SB 1299 – My bill granting emergency concealed carry rights for certain crime victims also passed the House and is headed back to the Senate for a final vote SB 1300 – My bill providing funding to offer gun safety training to crime victims passed its first House committee and is now being heard before the Appropriations committee SB 1304 – My bill granting municipalities more control over the timing of local elections passed the House and has been sent to the Governor for his signature SB 1305 – My bill granting relief for civil case court fees for


Civil Rights: Finding a voice We live in a time where news reports regularly remind us of tragedy and discord, often seeming to do more to separate than unite us. It can be easy to think that, no matter what we do, we will not be able to make a difference for good. As we look at the problems and conflicts around us, often we cannot see how the stories of the past influence the stories of the present--or, worse yet, we do not know the stories of the past and so cannot see how they are connected to the stories of today. That is the reason for the Civil Rights: Finding a Voice program, an interactive presentation of stories and songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Through this program, we connect the stories of the past with issues of today in an effort to help to begin building

bridges between people. We hope you'll join us. We are Sheila Arnold Jones and Sarah Brady, storytellers and teaching artists who present programs both together and individually. Nearly two years ago we were at a school preparing for a program when we overheard the music teacher singing civil rights songs with her students. After the class was over, this teacher mentioned that she did not know of any programming that she could bring

impoverished plaintiffs also passed the House and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. SB 1306 – My bill authorizing a streamlined expansion of industrial hemp cultivation was approved by its first House committee and is awaiting further action by the House Appropriations Committee. SB 1307 – My bill expanding transparency in the online disclosure of government expenditures currently awaits a floor vote by the full House. SB 1530 – My bill to help qualified individuals with disabilities find state employment passed both houses unanimously and will be sent to the Governor shortly. SB 1546 – My bill fighting opioid abuse though banning dangerous new synthetic street drugs lacking any accepted medical use passed the House unanimously with one minor amendment and is headed back to the Senate for approval SB 1594 – My bill designating investigators employed by our Commonwealth’s Attorneys as conservators of the peace passed out of subcommittee and awaits a full committee hearing before it faces a vote on the floor It is my honor to do this work and I appreciate hearing from so many people around Virginia on the bills that we have considered. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at district27@ into her school about the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. We looked at each other and immediately said that we would create a program. The idea for our Civil Rights Movement programming was born. As we prepared for these programs in the coming months, we were confronted over and over again with how issues of the past are pertinent to events that are playing out on the national and world stages today. We firmly believe that learning the stories of the past can strengthen our knowledge of the present. Thus, our aim for this program is to build understanding and community through visiting the stories of the Civil Rights Movement and seeing how they impact today. Please join us Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library. Sheila Arnold Sarah Brady

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Joseph Levi Fleming Age: 22, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 6-0/2160 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 7240 Oak Dr., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to appear.

Damion Lambert Age: 19, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-10/180 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 468 Virginia Ave., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Monument: Unlawful Damage, No Intent to Steal.

Cameron Nicole Young Age: 24, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-6/160 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Blue Last known: 826 Woodcrest Loop, Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties. Warrants current as of Feb. 23

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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Feb. 15-20

Following are the county police reports from Feb. 15-20. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Feb. 15 Bryan Carder Hunsaker, 48, 22000 block Bach Blvd., Richardsville, violate protective orders Darius Demonte Horton, 21, no fixed address, Fauquier, prisoner make, procure, possess unlawful chemical Feb. 16 Timothy Allen Bennett Jr., 45, 400 block N. Broadway St., Knoxville, Tenn., failure to comply with support order Jackie Ferris, 54, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Amanda Jo Rue, 37, 12000 block Randle Lane, Culpeper, contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Elliot Corad Rue, 27, 12000 block Randle Lane, Culpeper, contributing to the delinquency of a minor John Earl Smith, 48, 100 block W. Williams St., Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Anna Marie Anderson, 30, 8000 block Locust Dale Road, contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Feb. 17 Peter E. Wyckoff, 34, 1600 block Harrier Lane, Culpeper, contempt of court Rajit Anteon Nash, 25, Pamunkey Regional Jail, probation violation on felony charge (six counts) Feb. 18 Harley Lee Harris, 41, 12000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge, driving with a suspended or revoked license Nicole Ann Bayne, 26, 11000 block Cherry Hill Road, Culpeper, possession of controlled

substance Bobbi Jo Brown, 25, 17000 block Jackson Pine Lane, Brandy Station, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge Alfred Kennedy Washington, 52, 1800 block Picadilly Circus, Culpeper, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance Maria Caridad Bigley, 35, 500 block Cromwell Court, Culpeper, issuing bad checks Feb. 19 Timothy Thomas Comisky, 36, 5000 block Hoover Road, Reva, possession of schedule I, II controled substance, driving after forfeiture of license, DUI, drive after license revoked for DWI/Etc., subsequent offense, eluding police - endanger persons or police car Feb. 20 Kristi Nicole Rowley, 32, 6400 block Corbin Lane, Warrenton, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties

Culpeper Town Police: Feb. 13-19

Following are the police reports from Feb. 13-19. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department.

Feb. 13 Harry Landgon Crane Jr., 57, 200 block Sunset Lane, Culpeper, possession of controlled substances Jimmy Allen Kennedy, 57, 200 block E. Williams St., Culpeper, failure to appear Mikea Sharne Franklin, 28, 17000 block Bleak Hill Road, Culpeper, possession of marijuana Feb. 14 Carlos Ramone Hackley, 25, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Bryan Daniel Graves, 29, 9000 block Old Town Road, Rixeyville, possession of controlled substances

George Robert Doe II, 41, 11000 block Cedar Lane, Bealeton, possession of controlled substances Edwin Donald Hatton III, 55, 17000 block Lakemont Drive, Culpeper, shoplift, alter price, conceal Feb. 15 Savannah Elizabeth Leavell, 23, 200 block E. Williams St., Culpeper, failure to appear Walter Sorto, 31, 200 block Chestnut Drive, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Elexus Alsop, 22, 11000 block Ascot Circle, Fredericksburg, possession of marijuana

Feb. 16 Ronnie Joshewell Lane Jr., 30, Bird Lane, Stanardsville, probation violation A&B family - first, contempt of court Frank Lee Luke, 35, 800 block Persimmon Place, Culpeper,

assault and battery - family member Feb. 17 Jose L. Reyes-Baca, 46, 900 block Persimmon Place, Culpeper, assault and battery - simple Adrian O'Neil Jackson, 31, 16000 block Maple Hill Drive, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Feb. 18 Ricky Everette Butts, 36, 200 block W. Cameron St., Culpeper, violate protective orders Feb. 19 Stephan Lonelle Robinson, 33, 900 block N. Main St., Culpeper, monument: intentional damage, assault and battery - family member Christopher Jay Willis, 32, 3000 block Meandering Way, Woodbridge, drunk in public, profane language

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For Wash & Wag of Culpeper. Experience preferred. No-smoking. Tues. to Sat., 8:30am-5pm. Call 540-854-0046

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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

New Virginia DMV payment plan eases penalty fee Legislation effective January 1 has enabled the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow motorists whose licenses have been suspended for driving without insurance to pay the statutory penalty fee in installments and restore their privileges to drive. According to Virginia law, a motorist with an uninsured vehiclerelated suspension must pay a $500 fee for each violation. Legislation sponsored by Delegate Greg Habeeb allowed DMV to establish a new payment plan program which allows qualifying customers to pay the fee down over a period of three years -- instead of all at once. Customers can legally drive while paying down their penalty fee. More than 600 people have already entered into the payment plan program. “We’ve gotten a lot of positive

feedback from customers enrolling in this new program. Many are grateful that they are now able to pay the fee in installments, rather than in a lump sum,” said DMV spokesperson Brandy Brubaker. “The law change gave us the flexibility we needed to be able to accept payment of the uninsured motorist fee in installments, and we are happy to offer this new option to our customers.” Under DMV’s new uninsured motorist fee payment plan: Eligible vehicle owners must pay a $25 administrative fee, have no other outstanding suspensions, and pay the reinstatement fee in order to enter into the plan. Eligible vehicle owners must pay a minimum of $25 a month per vehicle by the due date. The balance must be paid in full within three years.

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Culpeper Food Closet Need of the Week

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

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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

Week of 2/27/17 - 3/5/17

puzzles The Weekly Crossword ACROSS 1 Light bulb unit 5 Clap 9 Strong, drinkwise 14 Money in Milan 15 Freeze opener 16 Lipstick shade 17 Boring one 18 High spirits 19 Serious suffering 20 Woodworking joint 22 Factory 23 Before of yore 24 Lifeless 26 Spending limit 28 No longer in 30 Archer of legend 31 Furthermore 32 Pass to the side 34 Been in bed 35 Like skid row 38 Christening observance 40 Polly, to Tom Sawyer 41 Kind of penguin 43 Pro or con 44 Actor's goal 45 Pile up 49 Get the picture 50 Trace of blood? 52 Pandowdy, e.g. 53 Use a dressing room 55 Untouched 57 Hoax 58 Honoree's spot 59 Attention getter 60 Put on a pedestal 61 Calla's cousin 62 Highest point 63 Waste conduit 64 It's just for show 65 Back DOWN 1 Joined as one





















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