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The Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper invites all area artists to participate in the ACC’s first exhibit of 2017, “Souvenirs of the Grand Tour,” a celebration of the joys of travel. Artists working in all media are invited to submit works illustrating their own travel adventures — souvenirs or mementos of a personal Grand Tour. All art forms are eligible: hand-crafted journals and other paper arts; sculptures; jewelry; mixed-media collages; photography; works on canvas; watercolors; pottery; metal work; glass; wood work and furniture; textiles; and costume. The artworks must be originals, not reproductions. The exhibit will be at 509 South Main Street (the former Reformation Lutheran Church). The deadline for applications is March 27. For an application and guidelines, please email Pam Stewart at The completed applications should be emailed to Elizabeth Hutchins at or mailed to ACC, P.O. Box 2043, Culpeper, Va. 227801-2043.


Clancey selected as youth coordinator When Gary Deal was elected to the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors as representative to the West Fairfax District, one of his initiatives was the formation of a Culpeper Youth Program. For the past several months the Culpeper Youth Advisory Council has met to formulate this program which would engage young citizens in the future of their community. The underlying premise to the Culpeper Youth Advisory Council is that programs designed by youth are more likely to be accepted by other youth. On the committee since its inception is Jamie Clancey who serves as a member of Culpeper’s Town Council and is active in a number or organizations geared toward youth. Deal announced Clancey Saturday that Jamie Clancey was officially selected, and accepted, the Culpeper Youth Coordinator position. Jamie will "officially" start March 21. “Jamie is so very passionate about you guys and this program. She is very talented in many aspects of our community and I feel very confident she will take you to the next level. We are very fortunate to have Jamie take on this role,” said Deal as he shared the news. Clancey will step down from the steering committee while she holds the coordinator position.

Pageant finalists compete April 22 Twelve students will be invited to participate as contestants in the 2017 Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant. The panel of judges considered the talent performance, poise, and academics of each potential contestant over two days of auditions. In alphabetical order, here are the Eastern View and Culpeper County High School students selected as contestants for the 3rd Annual Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant: Laneeka Banks, senior Alyssa Bauer, junior Libby Caballero, senior Caroline Dwyer, senior Lily Fernandi, senior Aryana Henson, senior Elizabeth Jackson, junior Gabrielle McKeown, junior Ashley Mifsud, junior Abigail Place, senior Hannah Randolph, senior Chloe Young, junior The 12 contestants will have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships at the event taking place Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Auditorium. Aside from the traditional evening wear walk and question and answer segment, the contestants will demonstrate their dance skills in an opening group number. New for 2017 pageant, the contestants will make a presentation relating to a community service project or organization of their choice. Contact producing director Jeff Walker at jwalker@culpeperschools. org or 540.825.0621 for questions and additional information.


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A competition held on Saturday, March 11, at Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Virginia went well for the Marine Corps JROTC. Culpeper received three trophies. They placed third in the Personnel Inspection, second in Color Guard and third in Platoon Armed. Overall, Culpeper County High School placed fourth. Individual standouts in the personnel inspection were Heather Massey, Breanna Means, Landon Obriant, Eber Martinez and Kody Walker. The personnel inspection is a measure of the student’s attention to detail in the areas of grooming, wear of the uniform, individual knowledge and military bearing. The Unit leaders were: Heather Massey, Breanna Means, Manfred Call, Landon Obriant, Eber Martinez and Nathan Martin. They will compete again at Herndon High School in Fairfax County April 29.


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Double agent: Look for the ‘wow factor’ in this designer turned realtor By Anita Sherman STAFF WRITER

Today she is dressed in green and her cheerful necklace bespeaks a handful of shamrocks. Well, St. Patrick’s Day is near and pots of gold are waiting to be discovered. Julia Foard-Lynch knew at an early age that she had a flair for design. Born and raised in Culpeper, she is a graduate of Culpeper County High School. “You either have an eye for it or you don’t,” says Foard-Lynch who relishes tackling the challenge of a blank canvas. For her that empty space can be a living room, kitchen, bedroom or entire house. “I just love making something beautiful,” she says of the model homes where she has had the freedom to work her wonders at interior design. Added to that, they have sold quickly, A graduate of the Sheffield School of Interior Design, she owned her own design studio from 1995-2005.

“When I was studying and learning about interior design I realized that many of my instincts about color, pulling in spaces, lighting, I already had a knack for it.” In 2005, she got her real estate license doubling her talents now as an astute designer and agent. “I love interior design and when I saw how quickly something would sell that has been staged versus drove something in me..perhaps a keep doing it,” says Foard-Lynch who works out of Long and Foster in Warrenton. “My office is here but I do a fair amount of business in Culpeper.” Having a keen sense of what can drive the ambiance of the interior of a house, she has worked with builders as models are created. In fact, she is currently living in a home that was once the model for that development. “The upside is that I don’t have to hire contractors to come in and add crown molding or lighting or other features,” she muses. “The downside is that I

don’t have a blank canvas to work with...if I change one room or one color it would drive me crazy and I’d have to redo the entire house,” she laughs, “I can’t open that box now.” For the past 12 years as a real estate agent, Foard-Lynch limits the consulting jobs that she can take on in interior design. She will offer staging advice for her clients if they are looking to sell their homes. And for those who purchase a home from her, she’ll offer a one-time “what to do now” scenario when it comes to design. Currently the real estate market is keeping her busy. “Things are moving well,” she says. Her business card says ‘realtor’ but it also says ‘interior designer.’ Julia Foard-Lynch is perky, creative, enthusiastic and high energy. She’s got a good eye for what makes a room work. Let’s say she’s a staging specialist and that ability can help you sell your home or if you are a contractor, help design a model. Hers is a powerful combina-


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Germanna presidential finalists speak at forums The public is invited to attend open forums in Culpeper and Fredericksburg featuring the three finalists for the position of president of Germanna Community College. Dr. David A. Sam, Germanna's fifth president, will retire at the end of June after a decade of leadership at GCC. All of the forums will be streamed live on Germanna's Facebook page and on the college's home page at The first candidate to visit Germanna will be Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover, the current president of Eastern Shore Community College, a position she has held since 2009. She will be involved in a forum at 10:30 a.m. on March 22 in Sealy Auditorium at Germanna's Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania. She will then appear in a forum at 10 a.m. on March 23 at Germanna's Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. Prior to her presidency at ESCC, she served as provost/chief academic officer of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

in Kentucky beginning in 2004. Thomas-Glover also worked for more than a decade at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C. The second candidate to visit will be Dr. John R. Donnelly, who is currently vice president for instruction and student services at Piedmont Virginia Community College, a position he has held since 2010. He will take part in a forum at 10:30 a.m. on March 27 in Sealy Auditorium at Germanna's Fredericksburg Area Campus. He'll appear in a 10 a.m. March 28 forum at the Daniel Center in Culpeper. The final candidate to visit will be Dr. Janet Gullickson, who has presided over two community colleges, including her current position as president of Spokane Falls Community College, a position she has held since 2012. Gullickson will appear in a forum at 10:30 a.m. on March 29 at Sealy Auditorium on Germanna's Fredericksburg Area Campus. She will take part in a second forum at 10 a.m. on March 30 at the Daniel Center in Culpeper.

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➤ Heroin, from Page 6 overdose this early on,” White quickly said, but the likelihood of it being anything else was remote. The epidemic is that widespread. Last year alone Culpeper County experienced 36 known heroin overdoses. Only three months into the year and already the county has racked up another known eight overdoses. The Town of Culpeper is much the same. Between January 1, 2017 and March 7, 2017 there were nine overdoses and one death from heroin in the town limits. Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins is all too aware of the costs associated with the influx of a new and stronger heroin mix in the county and town. “It is terrible to see what this is doing to families,” he said. “But I’m not sure most people have any idea the impact it is having here.” Jenkins and White both point to the newest heroin mixture as even more deadly than the previous manifestations of heroin and fentanyl seen in Culpeper. “Fentanyl will kill you,” Captain White explained. “But carfentanil is 100 times more potent than fentanyl.” And, as counterintuitive as it may seem, according to Captain White, it is that stronger mixture that attracts addicts. The drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Just an amount equal to two grains of salt will kill. In addition, according to Captain White, the more lethal drug is indistinguishable from heroin powder. “So addicts don’t really know what they are shooting up,” Captain White said. The danger is that an addict may think he is using a drug with a lower potency and overdose accidentally. Not only does the Carfentanil create a more deadly mix for users but it also poses a fatal hazard for officers and their dogs on drug intervention investigations. Just touching the Carfentanil or fentanyl with bare skin will kill. “We now have our officers ‘glove up’ when searching for drugs,” Captain White said. Drug sniffing dogs, which cannot, as it were, ‘glove up’ their noses, are left to the whims of chance. It is a danger K-9 officers like Derek Emmel are well aware of but know it is a hazard of the job. Deputies carry an antidote for the drug hoping they never have to use it but knowing it is there if necessary for themselves or for an addict. It all comes at a cost. Dogs die. And, dogs are expensive. The Culpeper Sheriff’s Office has not lost a drug dog yet but other jurisdictions in Virginia have lost their dogs to fentanyl. A dog with all the necessary training is worth about $18,000, according to Captain White. Watching a drug dog work is to see pure concentrated effort. There is no half measure so the threat of two tiny grains of salt wafting in the air is a very real and present danger each time the dog sniffs about a car. “It’s necessary,” Sheriff Jenkins said of exposing dogs and officers to the threat of fentanyl and carfentanil, “but I don’t like it.” “I want the citizens of Culpeper to know


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A dangerous new factor in the U.S. opioid crisis Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid approximately 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl. The presence of carfentanil in illicit U.S. drug markets is cause for concern, as the relative strength of this drug could lead to an increase in overdoses and overdose-related deaths, even among opioid-tolerant users. The presence of carfentanil poses a significant threat to first responders and law enforcement personnel who may come in contact with this substance. In any situation where any fentanyl-related substance, such as carfentanil, might be present, law enforcement should carefully follow safety protocols to avoid accidental exposure. Carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues present a serious risk to public safety, first responder, medical, treatment, and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms, including powder, blotter paper, tablets, patch, and spray. Some forms can be absorbed through the skin or accidentally inhaled. Remember that carfentanil can resemble powdered cocaine or heroin. If you suspect the presence of carfentanil or any synthetic opioid, do not take samples or otherwise disturb the substance, as this could lead to accidental exposure. Rather, secure the substance and follow approved transportation procedures. Lethality: Carfentanil is used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals. The lethal dose range for carfentanil in humans is unknown; however, carfentanil is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which can be lethal at the 2- milligram range depending on route of administration and other factors. Source: Drug Enforcement Agency that these drugs are on the streets and that they should protect themselves, their families and their friends from the danger. No one is immune,” he said. Gary Close is a freelance journalist, teacher and works in public relations for the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. You may reach him at gclose@

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Wow! This season has been a roller coaster of a ride for not only our bees but for us as well. It seems as if the weather changes from one day to the next, with temperatures ranging in the 70s for a few days to bone chilling wind and rain the next. It’s no wonder we are all a bit confused. Our observation hive that we have in our shop has the best of bee worlds. First of all, it is inside the building which means it’s nice and warm and since it is glass enclosed we are able to view the inner workings of hive activity. We had thought it would be a good idea to move the bees from the Observation Hive into a more traditional hive in our bee yard but our window of opportunity to move them never came


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about because of the fluctuation in weather. We felt it would be more stressful for them so it was decided that we would over winter them in the hive at the shop. In the winter months the hive actually slowed down but as soon as it became warmer outside we saw an increase of activity. The queen was not as lethargic and began to lay eggs and we saw more and more brood (baby bees waiting to be born). With all of the brood, we then found we had an increase in the bee population and it became a bit crowded. It is a strong hive and decided we would move some of the frames into one of the hives that was showing signs of not being as strong in our bee yard. That in itself is a huge undertaking. If you see us late in the evening, in our bee suits, moving a massive glass enclosed wooden hive full of bees on Davis Street you’ll ➤ See Bees, Page 9

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➤ Bees, from Page 8 know that we are either taking the hive to clean off the wax that is on the glass or to move some of the bees. The next morning very early before anyone is about we then move the hive back into the shop, once again donning our bee suits and moving them back to their home. We often times have bees that are left inside the tunnel and have stayed there until our return, once the hive is back on its pedestal those bees can then return to the hive. We are very careful when we move them so that any openings can be closed thus allowing no bees to escape into the shop, even the ones in the tunnel! The hive is doing well and a few days ago when it was warm we were able to view the workers bringing in pollen and doing their bee dance. The queen is truly regal and can be seen doing her queen thing. When she is on the move, they get out of her way. Watching her lay eggs is exciting and the activity of the hive itself is truly mesmerizing and I have had people spend up to an hour just watching the bees. It is such a great education tool and when talking to large groups I find myself becoming somewhat passionate about the plight of these awesome little creatures. If you haven’t had a chance to see them stop by, say hello and be ready to be fascinated. 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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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

A Bright Spot in the county ➤ Ground broken for new inclusive playground at the Sports Complex By Jeff Say


Sandy Bright just wanted to a swing that her daughter, Leanne, could enjoy. Leanne has been confined to a wheelchair since birth due to Trisomy-4P. The 19-year-old Culpeper resident was born with an extra piece on her fourth chromosome, which can include a seizure disorder and she is not able to walk or talk. It made going to a playground a difficult task for the Bright family, as her other siblings and friends could play and Leanne would simply have to sit and watch. So it was the Bright family’s initiative to provide parks in ➤ See Bright, Page 11


Culpeper County Parks & Rec broke ground on The Bright Spot Saturday. The all-inclsuive playground will be located at the county Sports Complex. Pictured are (front row, from L to R) Erica Rennon, Leanne Bright and Liam Cornwall. (Back row, from L to R) Charles Barrell, Franco Calabrese, Jack Frazier, Gary Deal, Bill Chase and John Egertson.

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➤ Bright, from Page 10 Culpeper with swings that would allow wheelchair-bound residents an opportunity to join in the fun. Then it snowballed. Culpeper County Parks and Rec Director John Barrett heard the pleas of the Bright family and took the plan one step further - an all-inclusive playground at the county’s sports complex. The Bright Spot, an inclusive playground, held its groundbreaking Saturday, March 11. The accessible playground makes it easier for parents to keep track of children and allows children with differing abilities an opportunity to interact with the general public. “What we’re trying to do is put down a safety surface that is very accessible,” Barrett said. “That will open up the doors for the inclusive play.” Barrett said that after the Bright family expressed their desire for a swing, that the county sent out a survey asking about the need for an inclusive playground. The response was overwhelming and the sports complex was the location that made the most sense. Now, nestled by the baseball fields and the interpretive trail, the Bright Spot will give children an opportunity to explore their abilities together. “We have thousands of children out here at the sports complex and

NEWS they really have nothing to divert their attention,” Barrett said. “So that’s the reason why we did it. Everything just fell into place.” Barrett said the price tag on the park is $329,000 and that fundraising is ongoing. The optimistic timeline for the Bright Spot being open is in the fall. Franco Calabrese, co-chair of The Bright Spot Inclusive Playground committee and the adaptive physical education teacher at Culpeper County Public Schools said there was a definite need for the park. “The closest one would be in Fauquier at the Wharf,” he said. “It definitely helps having it in our backyard.” Sandy Bright, co-chair of the Bright Spot committee, said she was overwhelmed by the support the park has received. Started with Sandy’s interest to put in a wheelchair swing at one of the local parks. “You know you hope that the community gets involved and the environment has been very good and surprising,” Bright said. “There’s not a lot for children like Leanne to do, so this will be great and something I know she will enjoy.” Dave Shafferman, of the Disability Resource Center, is also on the committee. He says that the park will be a game-changer for those with differing abilities.

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The Bright Spot Inclusive Playground Committe cochairs Franco Calabrese and Sandy Bright talk about the need for an inclusive playground in Culpeper County during groundbreaking of the playground on March 11. “This is huge,” Shafferman said. “The problem with all the young people I work with, when they get into their 20s, all their heads go down when you talk about school and playgrounds. I know from my own experience with Polio, you sit in a chair out on the playground. It’s an isolated feeling. That isolation hurts with anybody suffering from a disability.” During the groundbreaking of the park, Culpeper County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Frazier pointed out that many might not realize the need for an inclusive park. He admitted, he was one of those “A lot of times in our lives we don’t have to deal with challenges, but we need to be aware of other people’s challenges and what they

deal with on a daily basis,” Frazier said. Liam Cornwall, 24, recently completed an internship with the county. During the internship, he helped contribute to the park project, which is close to his heart. Cornwall has been wheelchair bound for almost 13 years, and he smiled when talking about the opportunity the park would present for those like him. “I think it’s very impactful,” he said. “I wish there was a park like this when I was a kid, it would have been wonderful. The only thing I could do with my friends was play video games.” For more information about how to donate to help the Bright Spot, $ 95 contact John Barrett at jbarrett@

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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

Dry sense of humor keeps Driggers in good spirits ➤ Multiple Sclerosis Walk scheduled for April 1in Culpeper By Jeff Say


There’s one thing Multiple Sclerosis can’t take from John Driggers - his sense of humor. For 17 years, Driggers has battled MS and has become the face of the disease in Culpeper County. Usually, that face has a smug grin and a quick quip to go along with it. While the disease might be no laughing matter, it’s the only way that John knows how to take it on, even if others might not find it so funny. Just ask him what the worst part of the disease is, and his wry sense of humor still shines through. “The fatigue is the worst part for me,” John said. “There are a few symptoms that are too personal, ➤ See MS, Page 13


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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

'Peter and the Starcatcher'– A Great Catch “Everything’s got a moral if only you can find it.” So said the Duchess to Alice on her journey through Wonderland, and who am I to contradict her? Just so, “Peter and the Starcatcher” has its fair allotment of moral lessons in right behavior – but that’s not why I would recommend it. I recommend it because it is laugh-outloud fun. I didn’t expect this. Not familiar with the play, though it had garnered plenty of Drama Desk and Tony wins, I feared I might be sitting through a long musical confection geared toward children’s entertainment appetites. “Peter and the Starcatcher” is, after all, Rick Elise’s stage version of the backstory to “Peter Pan.” But there’s a catch. This is the stage version of the book written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. THAT Dave Barry. The absurdly funny Pulitzer Prize winning columnist. We’re in safe hands. Live Arts with its boatload of enthusiastic volunteers provides a safe harbor for this ambitious project. The story itself is dizzying enough. Two of Her Majesty’s ships (the “Wasp” and the “Neverland”) with two secretly exchanged trunks race for the island of Rundoon. Why they go, what they do when they get there, how Molly (the Starcatcher) and the Lost Boys fend off pirates, angry savages, the dastardly villain “Blackstache,” and the hungry crocodile, Mr. Grin – while remaining loyal to Queen Victoria (God Save Her!) – are grist for this crazymill of preposterous dangers at fast-forward speed. Throw in some big hairy guys dressed like mermaids riffing on the glittering 1930s era stage revue and you’ve got a perfect night.


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“Peter and the Starcatcher” plays at Live Arts in Charlottesville, through March 26. Directed by Bree Luck, the ensemble work is seamless and the physical humor broad. And while the cast members seem to be having the time of their lives and are fully up to their tasks, it’s impossible not to have a few favorites. At the top of my list is Mark McLane as Blackstache, the preening, malaproposing pirate king. His do is derring and his buckle swashes, and while we’ve seen this type of character before, to those who love the Python, it never gets old. His interchanges with the slightly dim first mate, Smee, (Scott Dittman) are rich stuff indeed. Young Molly Aster, the Starcatcher apprentice, is played alternately by Milla Cesaretti and Camden Luck. It would be lovely to know which of

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What: “Peter and the Starcatcher” Where: Live Arts, 123 E. Water St., Charlottesville, Va Call: (434) 977-4177 ext.123 or visit Playing through March 26 the characters say it is. Costuming by Tricia Emlet, ideal for this vehicle, defines the era in shorthand terms but reaches confidently for the wildly playful when it comes to jungle savages and unwieldy mermaids. Though “Peter and the Starcatcher” isn’t an actual musical, Wayne Barker’s compositions, played alternately by Austin Robey and Tara Scott tucked under a grassy awning, provide important effects, depth, and color. While J.M. Barrie’s famous story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is classified as children’s literature, it has its subtle tug on the hearts of adults. As the story purporting to explain how Peter Pan got that way, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is far more geared to an adult’s understanding, though children will enjoy the antics. Think of it as the Wizard of Oz in search of the Holy Grail meets Alice and Peter Pan in Wonderland. Maggie Lawrence is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She is a retired English and drama teacher.

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RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER • Support Relay for Life and solve the mystery at Pepper’s Grill March 18.



frontiersman named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Bringing her young daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) and her cherished piano with her, Ada is devastated when Stewart refuses to transport the piano over the rough terrain to their home, and trades it to Baines (Harvey Keitel), a fellow settler who has adopted Maori ways. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

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 Hill, P.O. Box 403, Culpeper, VA. 22701. Questions, contact Tammy (Hitt) Terwilliger at 540-347-3952.. UMPIRES NEEDED •

Culpeper County Little League 2017 Spring Umpire Training Class (Culpeper and surrounding counties). Do you enjoy baseball/ softball? Do you want to improve your rules knowledge? Do you enjoy volunteering in the community? Are you 14 years of age or older? Then Culpeper County LIttle League (CCLL) is

MARCH 17 Wild and Scenic Film Festival shows at Germanna March 18.

looking for you.We are in need of energetic people (coed) to umpire this season (April through June). For additional information please contact Kyle Peterson, Umpire in Chief.

and Orville Wright. 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.


LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or

BOOK CLUB • The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur

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

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Piano” (Miramax, 1993, R-rated). Holly Hunter stars as Ada, a mute Scottish woman who is sold by her father into marriage to a New Zealand

BINGO • VFW Post 2524 weekly bingo sessions on Friday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if 90 or more players. Upstairs and downstairs seating, the entire facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.

LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Norm Allen at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540764-4229. No cover.

WINE TASTING • Join the staff at Vinosity in downtown Culpeper on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. for their complimentary instore tasting. Sample a selection of wines or beers from either new arrivals or old favorites. 174 E. Davis Street. 540-829-9463.


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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.


The Men’s Ministry of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Tanners, will host its 2nd Annual Men’s Fellowship Night starting at 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome to attend this opportunity to fellowship and to discuss topics aimed at encouraging and building up men of God. Men are encouraged to bring their sons. The topic for the evening comes from Ephesians 6, putting on the full armor of God, with guest lecturer Rev. Fred Sales of Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach. Dinner served. Location: 217 Mt. Pisgah Church Drive, Tanners, VA. Rev. Walter E. Bryant, Pastor. 540-672-9065.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Lost in Translation” (Focus, 2003, R-rated). Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson star as two lonely Americans in Tokyo - a faded movie star there to make a beer commercial, and the young and neglected wife of a celebrity photographer, who develop an unlikely friendship as they deal with culture shock in Tokyo. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:300 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.


TEEN GAMING • For grades

6-12, tabletop gaming for teens. Sign up in advance. Snacks provided. County library from 2-4 p.m. Learn strategy games like Forbidden Desert and Tiny Epic Kingdoms. Party games like Taboo or Apples to Apples. Bring your own game. Arrive on time to guarantee your spot. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at (540) 825-8691

MYSTERY DINNER • Murder Mystery Dinner - Mitchells "Mitchellites" & CUMC (Culpeper United Methodist Church) "The Flames" Relay Teams have joined together this year to bring you this event. Bring your detective skills. Starts at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Grill at the Best Western Motel,

SUPPORT • Survivors for Life

Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District has trees. Order now for pickup March 30. Culpeper. Tickets: $60 per person, advance sales only - seating is limited. Contact:Crystal /Kas Settle @ 540-825-4934 for ticket info.

FILM FESTIVAL • Friends of the Rappahannock’s (FOR) 6th annual film festival (Wild and Scenic) 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. The following week on Saturday, March 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the festival will be held at UMW’s Dodd Auditorium in Fredericksburg. Festival tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. School students are free of charge, college students free with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at more information, call (540) 3733448 or email nick.cadwallender@ FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Get Your Man” (Paramount, 1927). This charming romantic comedy stars the “It Girl” Clara Bow at the height of her fame. Bow plays a New York tourist in Paris who falls for a handsome nobleman (Buddy Rogers). Also on the program is the 1914 Keystone comedy short “Mabel at the Wheel.” Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Simpson. 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.


MUSEUM TALK • The Culpeper Boys of Summer: Our Baseball Hall of Famers. Come learn about the lives of Peter Hill and Eppa Rixey Jackie Howell, “The Baseball Bloggess” from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments served. Seating limited. RSVP to 540829-1749. Located at 113 South Commerce Street. CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon topic is "Extremes - Say No to Conformity." 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

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.



• Held at Culpeper Hospital from 7-8:30 p.m. Runs through March 27. Special weekly seminar and support group for people who are

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@

CORPS. • Christian Organization of Retired Persons meets for their monthly lunch/ discussion. New meeting location in the Fellowship Hall at Reformation Lutheran Church at 601 Madison Road. Chickfil-A for lunch.Pastor Brad Hales will conduct study. Continued discussion of “Making of America.” All welcome over 50 for fellowship. Invite a friend. RSVP to Al Aitken at 540-729-0536 or FFRW MEETING • The

Founding Fathers Republican Women (FFRW) will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, VA. Guest speakers this month will be Sandra Reaves Yates, President of the Culpeper NAACP, and Sanford Reaves, Past President of Culpeper NAACP. For more information contact FFRWinformation@gmail. com or visit our website at www.

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What’s Happening presents “Point Break” (20th Century Fox, 1991, R-rated). Keanu Reeves stars as rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah, who goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.


FIND YOUR RELATIVES • FILM • FBI agent Keanu Reeves aka Johnny Utah joins a surfer gang in Point Break March 25.


SUMMER JOBS • Hey teens! Learn how to position yourself for the job market by joining us from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room today and tomorrow March 23. 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. LENTEN STUDY • Join us for a potluck supper followed by a Lenten study and discussion at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church every Wednesday through April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please bring a dish to share. Contact us for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | | 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@


WINE TASTING • Join the staff

at Vinosity in downtown Culpeper

on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. for their complimentary instore tasting. Sample a selection of wines or beers from either new arrivals or old favorites. 174 E. Davis Street. 540-829-9463.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Student Nurses” (New World, 1970, R-rated). For Roger Corman, this film was an enormous box office success and was the first in the popular "nurses" cycle of exploitation movies. It has since become a cult film. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.


FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Songcatcher” (Lions Gate Films, 2000). A period drama set in 1907 that follows Doctor Lily Penleric (Janet McTeer), a professor of musicology, as she studies an Appalachian community that, due to its isolation, has kept alive centuries-old traditional folk songs from England. Starts at 2 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994. FILM • The Library of Congress

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The Brandy Station Foundation will present a genealogy workshop entitled "Find Your Relative and the Walls will Talk" at the Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station from 2-5 p.m. Mrs. Anne Howard and Mrs. Denise Smith will help you with the research. Mr. Robert Gilbert will speak about the research he has done on his family. Contact Paula Johnson at pauladrdr@aol. com or 540-341-7019. Visit www.



• 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.


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

FOR YOUR HEALTH • Caregiver Support Group will meet the fourth Tuesday at the


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@ 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.


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@



available. Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District has trees available in the following varieties: American plum, indigobush, flowering dogwood, sugar maple, white oak and white pine. Reserve now! Pick-up is March 30 and 31 from 2-7 p.m. at the office in Culpeper. Call Stephanie at 540825-8591.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Pay it Forward” (Warner Bros., 2000). When given a class assignment to “make the world a better place,” 11-year-old Trevor (Haley Joel Osment), comes up with a plan based on networking good deeds which he calls "pay it forward." 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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of a rare Flemish or Dutch 5-string violocello piccolo will surely delight the audience. Tickets for the performance at 3 p.m. are $25 for adults, $10 under 18. To reserve or purchase tickets, please visit Ph: (540) 675-1253 Email: info@ Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747.

CHESS • Calling all chess lovers of all ages, beginners through masters! The United States Chess Federation (USCF) affiliated Warrenton VA Chess Club meets every Thursday from 6:45 - 10:45 p.m. to host ongoing tournaments! $50 monthly prize to best score! Meet new friends by celebrating a common interest in the greatest game ever invented! Held at 73 Culpeper Street. Contact 540-660-2822, email info@ Visit




HORSE RACING • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Races at Airlie Race Course. Post time 12:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends to the 76th running. General Admission is $20/car. Join the community in this Hunt Country Tradition watching races over timber, hurdles and flat featuring the future stars of the 2017 horse racing circuit. Visit www.warrentonhunt. com Email: warrentonraces@gmail. com


PASSOVER SEDER • The Fauquier Jewish Congregation will hold its annual Passover Seder meal in the Gainesville area. The meal will be accompanied by all the rituals and the telling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt led by FJC’s Rabbi Bill Rudolph using the traditional Haggadah. The meal is a four course catered one. Non member cost is $60/adult and $25/child over 4 years of age. For information or to reserve seats, please contact the congregation at (540) 341-1844 or fauquierjc@

Chapter 5329 hosts a day trip to the Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart May 6.


DIE WINTERREISE WINTER JOURNEY • Operatic bass and Castleton Festival Alum DeAndre Simmons performs Franz Schubert’s epic song cycle Die Winterreise with pianist Robert Cassidy at 4 p.m. at the Theatre House, Castleton Farms, 663 Castleton View Rd. Simmons is quickly gaining recognition for his velvety voice, incisive musicianship

and captivating stage presence. He has performed with numerous orchestras and at Castleton under Maestro Lorin Maazel. For more information, call 703-489-8704 or email


ALL BACH • As part of the

25th season in the Smithsonian at Little Washington Series, renowned musician Kenneth Slowik will present a special celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach. Mr. Slowik is artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society and his acquisition

TRIP • AARP, Chapter 5329 at Lake of the Woods is sponsoring motorcoach day trips departing from Lake of the Woods. All are welcome. You do not need to be AARP members. For more information please contact Barbara (540) 972-4651 or wisecruiser@ "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: $49.00



Woods Walk, 2-4 p.m. Walk with Virginia Master Naturalists through James Madison’s beloved woodlands. $5/person; children under 6 years old are free. The tour begins at 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA. For more information, see: http://www.

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Are you too old to learn?

Recently I was with some friends and we were discussing our jobs. I said that “in my next life” I would like to pursue a degree in social work or psychology because I would love to better understand family dynamics (perhaps the topic of a future AgeWise article.) One of my friends said, “Why don’t you go back to school?” and my first reaction was, “I’m too old for that!” Another in the group chimed in, “You’re never too old to learn!” Very true, I had to admit. However, I believe there’s a difference between formal learning, in a classroom setting, and more informal learning. The thought of going back to school to obtain a degree makes me shudder. The last time I did that I had just turned 50 and my daughter was on the same campus (she was glad that we never ran into each other – that would have been embarrassing!) My classmates were half my age or younger and the classroom technology was a challenge. I did earn my 10-course certificate,

however. More and more research studies are showing the correlation between “using” your brain and brain health. Some research indicates that keeping your mind active and engaged may delay the onset of dementia. So what does that mean? As we age, many of us become set in our routines. Same food, same friends, same TV programs, same, same, same. It appears that this is not optimal for brain health. Keeping our minds active and engaged means trying new things: interacting with new people, learning a new language, starting a new craft project, even using your left hand to eat if you’re right-handed. Mix it up, try something new! There are so many avenues to learn and keep the connections in your brain active. Think about all the ways we take in information: reading newspapers, magazines or books; talking with our coworkers, people in church, club members; listening to television programs; attending lectures; going to movies or music performances; the list is almost endless. One resource that is increasingly available to just about everyone is online learning. Simply doing a Google search can reveal thousands of opportunities

for learning on any subject you can think of. Our own Culpeper County Library is a wealth of information. At their website,, go to the middle button “FREE CLASSES” below the header, and click. The second resource down is “Gale Courses.” These are six-week classes that start every month on hundreds of topics, including Introduction to Genealogy, Sign Language for Beginners, Caring for Your Aging Parents, Starting Your Own Business, and many more. With a valid library card, you can access all this from home or from the library. Also on the “Free Classes” tab is PRONUNCIATOR, through which you can learn dozens of languages. Along with physical activity, eating a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables, staying socially involved, not smoking, and trying to avoid head injury, “hitting the books” will help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. You are truly never too old to learn!

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been awakened to the dark side of Culpeper, and are grieved at heart. Just recently, my husband had to preside at the funeral of yet another victim of the heroin epidemic in our pastoral utopia. We have been pleased to become acquainted with Sheriff Scott Jenkins and the fine men and women who serve our county with him. Sheriff Jenkins approaches his responsibility with intelligence, compassion, and common sense. We have seen that his commitment is to all people of this community, regardless of ethnicity or race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical, or psychological conditions, financial status, or any

other way we use to categorize people. The Sheriff and his team must be able to serve all people, even those who put themselves in harm's way. Therefore, we wholeheartedly support the Sheriff's request to increase his staff to allow him to address the growing epidemic in our community. We have seen that heroin is no respecter of persons, and will take our children, mothers, and fathers. Sheriff Jenkins should be allowed the funds necessary to bring in the additional staff needed to face this crisis.


Carol Simpson

Fully in support of funding Sheriff Jenkin’s budgetary needs When my family and I moved to Culpeper County eight years ago, we were pleased to find ourselves in a what seemed to be a rural paradise, with gamboling sheep and placid bovine herds. We were told that Culpeper County natives preferred to distance themselves from Northern Virginia, and resisted the advance of progress in the form of citification of the town. Over the course of time, we have

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MARKET MURAL. Next month the Downtown Culpeper Farmers Market will open for another season. A fitting backdrop is this painted mural depicting lush greenery and clearly a connection between the depicted animals and humans. It’s a peaceful and loving vision. Many people see the LOVE art installation near the Depot, but miss the murals like this one adorning the wall bordering the parking lot across the street.

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Summertime and the camps are calling By Anita L. Sherman


School will be out sooner than we realize. Then for a few weeks the days open to new opportunities for your children. There is no shortage of area camps to consider whether you are looking to immerse your child in art, music, swimming, sports or perhaps learning to ride a horse. You might as well plan early to book dates, budget and then look forward to sharing your child’s experiences. Touch Point Farm offers five days of riding lessons and fun with horses for boys and girls ages six and up. Camps for all levels of rider includes riding lesson, barn lessons, small group instruction and individualized attention. Barn activity is a time for the children to learn about horsemanship. Throughout the week they will learn about horse safety, the parts of the horse, colors, braiding the mane and tail,

cleaning and caring for tack and about the upper levels of riding. Riding lessons will be in small groups, according to ability, for an hour each day. Beginners can expect to learn to control the horse at the walk, and begin to trot, post, and ride in 2-point position. More advanced riders will work on equitation and jumping. While the morning hours at their regular Summer Day Camp will be devoted to horses, the afternoons are filled with swimming, games, free-swim in the pool, crafts, board games and sports. Family and friends can attend a horse show at week’s end. On Friday afternoon students will participate in a horse show for friends and family. In addition to owners Peter and Jan Schwenke, Meredith Schwenke Jones (farm manager and principle riding instructor), staff includes ➤ See Camps, Page 21

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SUMMER CAMPS ➤ Camps, from Page 20 two counselors, barn manager and certified lifeguard. Campers may bring their own horse to camp on space available basis. Register early. Your children will enjoy meeting lots of animals, exploring nature, spending time on the water and learning about horses at Grovespring Farm. It’s definitely a place to have fun. They have friendly dogs that bring the ball back over and over begging you to throw it one more time, a cat that loves laps, and horses and ponies of different sizes and breeds. There are creeks with crayfish and jewelweed. Blackberries, wine berries and raspberries line the pastures. The pond has fish that love to be caught and released as well as canoes and kayaks for learning and practicing paddling skills. There’s an arts pavilion and a sports field. The camp at Grovespring is relatively small. Groups are divided into eight to work on skills such as horseback riding, paddling, arts and drama. At the end of the day campers are given a choice of ac-

tivities: they can spend extra time with the horses, finish art projects or play Capture the Flag. Campers create a community by helping each other whether it’s making ice cream or singing a song. Most of the counselors have been campers and junior counselors. They love being outside, in the pond, with the horses, in the creek, and each have skills to share. The riding camp includes lessons in basic horsemanship as well as how to ride. The farm’s farrier and veterinarian visit. Groups are divided by skill level. More advanced students are encouraged to take the USHJA Horsemanship quiz challenge. Staff includes Susan Deal, a USHJA certified instructor and has produced a video series of Susan teaching riding. Kris Deal is a high school teacher, former coach, long-time white-water canoe instructor, and avid outdoorsman. Located in Sperryville, Belle Meade Camp offers youngsters between the ages of six to 13 a sprawling 138-acre farm to

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E-mail: Phone: 540-547-2031 Web Site: Like Us on Facebook

Camp Sessions: June 5-16, Junefor 19-30, DAY CAMP ages 6-12 swimming, July 3-14, July 17-28, hiking, archery, canoeing, arts & crafts July 31- Aug. 11 Camp Sessions: June 5-16, June 19-30, July 17-28, Swim3-14, Camp July for ages 4-7 July 31- Aug. 11 swim lessons, arts & crafts, SWIM CAMP story & play timefor ages 4-7 swim lessons, arts & crafts, story & play time Camp Camp Sessions: Sessions: June 5-9, July 3-7, July 17-21

June 5-9, July 3-7, July 17-21


We are Sustainable Living School 540-987-8970 Camp 540-987-9748 353 F.T. Valley Rd. Sperryville


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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

SUMMER CAMPS ➤ Camps, from Page 21


Bryce Jenkins learns and demonstrates diversion techniques during the football camp sponsored by the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Youth Sports Camp.

Sign up for Summer Reading starts Tuesday, May 30 and is ongoing

Summer Reading is a free program for children, infant--5th grade completed. Children get cool prizes just for reading over the that children who participate in Summer Reading programs score higher on reading tests given at the beginning of the school year. This is because reading over the summer helps diminish “Summer Slide,” or learning loss. How do we sign up? Just come into the Library and visit one of our Summer Reading tables. Do we have to read library books? You can read any book. Audio books count too! , don’t forget you can download free audio and e-books from the Library. Note: Kids who have completed grade 5 may choose to join our Teen Summer Reading Program.

explore featuring streams, meadows, forests, mountains, and a pond. In addition to the beautiful natural setting, camp facilities include a swimming pool and pavilion. A variety of activities both instructional and exploratory are part of each day: swimming instruction, recreational swimming, excursions/ nature hikes. pond activities, canoeing, archery, informal sports, writing, drawing, games, arts and crafts, stories and singing. Camps are held in June and July for two week sessions. A cookout and overnight is included. Campers are picked up at several locations (Amissville, Washington, Sperryville, Madison, Culpeper) between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. and dropped off between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m. Wakefield Country Day School in nearby Rappahannock County offers a summer academy where your camper can test his or her skills at being a spy, a math wizard or explore explosive science by creating volcanoes or launching a rocket. Nature and drama camps are also offered as well as basketball and volleyball. There are camps for good, old fashioned summer fun that include getting wet and messy science projects. If you are looking for a traditional summer day camp experience Kid Central offers plenty of activities, flexible hours and affordability. Kid Central Summer Day Camp has been a popular choice for children and working parents in Culpeper County since 1990. The camp annually serves hundreds of local children providing a great camp experience with a vacation close-to-home feel. Many know about Kid Central as a before and after-school childcare program and think that its summer camp is only offered to kids enrolled in the school-year program. This is not the case. The camp is open to all children. Kid Central is designed to serve children ranging from kindergarten to middle school. In addition to focused themed activities, there will be weekly trips to the pool, art projects, cooking classes, scavenger hunts, field trips and guest speakers. The camp offers flexibility for parents and children, allowing campers to attend the weeks of their choice, depending upon availability of slots. Enrollment continues throughout the summer. Field trips include such places as Splashdown Water Park, Dinosaur Land, Skyline Caverns, Riverside Theater, Bounce-N-Fun, Richmond Zoo, National Museum of the Unit-

ed States Marine Corps, Rebounderz, Mountain Run Bowling, Dominion Skating Rink and Golden Skate World. Kid Central also will have weekly swimming trips, movies, special shows in cooperation with Culpeper County Library, bowling, snow cone days, arts and crafts, sports, music exploration and a popular end-ofsummer talent show. Other reasons to choose this camp are its hours of operation, free lunches and breakfasts via the USDA’s Summer Food program, tuition assistance, an intown location and it offers both before and after-camp childcare. For five years, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has offered their Youth Sports Camps at no cost. Designed to bring the community and law enforcement officers together, instruction is offered to children and teens. Starting with a camps include football, baseball/softball, soccer and new for 2017 a cheerleading camp. Funds are raised to support this program through the Annual Scott H. Jenkins Youth Sports Benefit Basketball Game between local law enforcement and local school staff. Monetary and in kind donations were also made by M.D. Russell Construction, Updike Industries, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle and Eastern View Athletic Boosters. In 2017, their summer sports camps will be in conjunction with area youth sports associations including Culpeper Little League and Culpeper Soccer Club. Culpeper Little League and its coaches have generously donated the use of all equipment for the youth baseball/ softball camp. Culpeper Soccer Club has supplied not only all equipment, but have volunteered their coaches and players to help plan and organize a soccer camp for every age group. Also. Culpeper Soccer Club will be providing special guest coaches throughout the week which ends with a tournament on the last day. In each camp the basic fundamentals of each sport are taught to children aged 5 to 16. Each player will have the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve existing skills. There is a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork. The goal for each camp is to have participants use lessons related to good sportsmanship and respect on the field and in their everyday lives as they continue to grow and mature. Registration begins May 1. Visit


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Registration for Kid’s Central’s Summer Camp Begins April 17th - Spaces Fill Quickly Camp runs May 30th-August 3rd

PreK-5th Grade

6th-8th Grade

(unless otherwise specified)

Culpeper Kids Can

Junior Cooking Championship

Charlottesville Ballet Missions Week

Full STEAM Ahead

Be An Entrepeneur!

Skateboard Science

Patriotic Week

Join us for a Summer of Fun and Adventure: “A Journey Through Time” Affordable ($145/week) and Flexible Summer Day Camp Free Lunch, Breakfast and Snacks Daily Before/After camp care Weekly activities, sports, crafts, field trips Teen Pathfinders Special Events Check us out on Facebook


Sports Week Art Is In

VBS Maker Space Factory

For registration visit 1401 Old Fredericksburg Road, Culpeper or call 540-829-2124

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: The Parade



Wakefield Country Day School, Flint Hill


A t G ro v e s p r i n g , w e b e l i e v e p e o p l e n e e d o p p o r t u n i t i e s to have fun while in the outdoors, w o r k t o w a rd g o a l s , l e a r n n e w s k i l l s , b e l e a d e r s , and feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.

Sign up now for: J u n e 1 9 - 2 3 A d v e n t u re C a m p June 26-30 Equestrian Camp J u l y 1 7 - 2 1 A d v e n t u re C a m p


July 24-28 Equestrian Camp July 31-Aug 4 Beginner Equestrian Camp Aug 7-10 Adult Camp


Sept 5-8 Adult Riding to Hounds Camp

PLAY Visit for full descriptions and registration information. Some camps have a maximum number of participants, so register now to save a spot!

A l s o o ff e r i n g l e s s o n s f o r c h i l d re n a n d a d u l t s Susan and Kris Deal 540-727-0271

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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

LET’S EAT! WEEKLY SPECIALS MONDAY - 75 cent oysters TUESDAY - Taco Tuesday $2 THURSDAY - Burger & Beer $9

Best Fish-n-Chips in town!

302 E Davis St, Culpeper, VA


NEW ATHENEANS Same great menu! Plus kabobs!


540-727-0191 612 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper VA

Let’s look at the history behind the treats of Easter As spring and Easter are just around the corner, we wondered how much we knew about the origins of so many treats we get springtime and Easter. Meg Oremiatzki-Ast around For example, the Jelly Bean... how did it begin? There is little information beyond the time of the Civil War when a Boston-based confectioner, William Schrafft, urged people to send his Jelly Beans to soldiers during the American Civil War. Most historians contend that jellybeans were first linked with celebrations such as Easter sometime during the 1930s for their egg-like shape. A few interesting facts about this little known sugary bean, in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s, the term “Jellybean” or “Jelly-Bean” referred to a young man who dressed stylishly to attract women but had little else to recommend him, similar to terms such as “dandy” or “fop.” Some believe that jelly beans are a combination of the soft, chewy Middle Eastern sweet called Turkish Delight that has been around for thousands of years and the hard outer shell is symbolic of Jordan Almond, a product of the 17th century. Lastly, April 22nd is American National Jelly Bean Day, how do you plan to stock up? As we all know, the Jelly Belly Company is the kingpin of Jelly Beans, however, there are other companies such as the Michigan-based Marich company which produces Organic Jelly Beans which are named Green Beans. The Easter Bunny, whose idea was that? The origin of the Easter Bunny arrived to the United States by way of German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg-laying hare. Originating among German Lutherans, the "Easter Hare" or “Osterhase” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the Easter season. The Easter Bunny became a prominent symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. Rabbits,


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known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. German children made nests in which the egglaying hare could lay its colored eggs. This expanded to include chocolate and baskets replaced nests. The Easter or Paschal eggs are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during Easter. In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix burns its nest to be reborn later from the egg that is left; Hindu scriptures relate that the world developed from an egg. One of the oldest traditions is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in colorful foil, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. In Europe I remember the eggs filled with milk chocolates we had to decorate before we could even think of eating them! Although eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus resurrected. In addition, one ancient tradition was to stain Easter eggs in red color as a way to remember the blood of Christ, shed during his crucifixion. This custom of the Easter egg can be traced to early Christians of Mesopotamia, and from there it spread into Russia and Siberia through the Orthodox Churches, and later into through Europe through the Catholic and Protestant Churches. So when you think about getting your family or friends an Easter chocolate treat, maybe you can tell the story behind what you just got them, after all a little bit of education can go a long way. Marc and Meg Oremiatzki-Ast are the owners of The Frenchman’s Corner on Davis Street. You may reach the Frenchman at 540-825-8025.

The Bonanno’s Madison Inn Restaurant l Mon-Fri 11-3 l Lunch buffett l 3 Entree’s daily l Salad and desert l Homemade soup and hot vegetables

791 Madison Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 825-1037

Homemade Italian Specials by Chef Tony Happy Hour daily from 3-6 p.m. Join us on St. Patricks Day, Friday, Mar. 17th There is Green in Italian! “Chef Tony is making Corn Beef and Cabbage!”

217 N. Main Street, Madison, VA Call for Reservations (540) 948.5095

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Featured Restaurant of the Week





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BOUNTIFUL BARBEQUE. “It is wonderful,” says Elder Fuentes who can’t say enough about the support he has received from the community since opening Uncle Elder’s over two years ago. “I can’t complain, we’ve been really successful,” says Fuentes who has had to up his orders. As an example, he’s gone from needing 100 pounds to 500 pounds of pulled pork each week. Recently a woman traveled from Pennsylvania to purchase five pounds of his brisket. “It’s hard to believe,” says Fuentes who garnered five of the Culpeper Times Best of the Best Awards in 2016 for his hamburger, barbeque, steak and cheese, family restaurant and catering. Family friendly, his restaurant boasts cozy booths with a Western flair. Seniors 62 and over are offered discounts. Kids eat free on Tuesday evenings. Up early each day to get his smoker going, Fuentes says that it takes time for good barbeque, good steak and a good burger but it’s all worth it as customers continue to walk through his doors. “I get to see new faces every day,” says Fuentes emphasizing, “I just want to thank the people who have given me so much support.” Uncle Elder’s is closed on Mondays but expect to see him the rest of the week. Located at 129 E. Culpeper St. 540-317-5718.

16125 Ira Hoffman Lane Culpeper, VA 22701 540-825-4978

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Nicole Ann Bayne

AKA: Nikki Bayne Age: 26, White/Female Hgt./Wgt.: 5-4/135 Hair/Eye: Blonde/Blue Last known: 11009 Cherry Hill Rd., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Possession of Schedule I, II Controlled Substance.

Guy Odell Dyer Jr. Age: 49, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-3/191 Hair/Eye: Gray/Green Last known: 2404 James Madison Hwy., Haymarket Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

Trenton Aubrey Graves Age: 23, White/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-10/155 Hair/Eye: Brown/Hazel Last known: 7087 Woodward Ln, Rixeyville, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

Raymond Timothy McAtee Age: 35, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-9/240 Hair/Eye: Black/Brown Last known: 106 Glazier St., Culpeper, Va. Wanted for: Threats to Bomb or Damage Building and Unauthorized Use: Animal/Vehicle/Etc, Larceny>=$200. Warrants current as of March 15

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138 N. Main St. Suite 102, Culpeper, VA. 22701


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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: March 8-14

Following are the county police reports from March 8-14. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

March 8 Jonathan Wayne Welch, 25, 7000 block Botha Road, Bealeton, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Victoria Allison Fincham, 21, 300 block Elmwood Drive, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Charmany Lynnette Williams, 38, 5000 block Apple Blossom Lane, Jeffersonton, assault and battery - simple, profane, threatening language over public airway, assault and battery John Samuel Walker, 35, 500 block First St., Culpeper, failure to appear David William Godfrey, 46, 8000 block Lakota Road, Remington, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Samuel Earl Perkins, 18, 2000 block Folly Court, Midland, profane, threatening language over public airways, monument: intentional damage, possession of marijuana

March 9 Joshua Lewis Pritchett, 33, 400 block James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge (two counts)

March 10 Milton Gary Campbell, 37, 16000 block Brandy Road, Culpeper, probation violation on misdemeanor charge, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge Johnathan Glen Stewart, 26, 15000 block Glen Ella Road, Culpeper, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, possession of marijuana Mayra Martinez Cabrera, 31, 200 block E. Piedmont St., Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties March 11 Jerry Autery Hoffman, 60, 14000 block Shanktown Road, Reva, stolen property with intent to sell, larceny, possession of marijuana William Christopher Hendrickson, 39, 500 block Shockeysville Road, Winchester, sentence to community based corrections (two counts), contempt of court Darrell Edwin Sigler, 53, 16000

block Newbys Shop Road, Elkwood, assault and battery March 12 William Rickey Butler Jr., 36, 11000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member (two counts), strangulation: results in wounding/bodily injury (two counts) Alicia Ann Mejia, 19, 18000 block Scenic Creek Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear March 13 Andrea Adair Limon, 52, 4000 block Americana Drive, Annandale, failure to appear Amanda J. New, 26, 3000 block Glen Royal Road, Raleigh, probation violation on felony charge David Joseph Harris, 26, 100 block Shenell Drive, Mt. Jackson, failure to appear Gregory O'Neal Agee Jr., 29, 600 block Pelham St., Fredericksburg, failure to appear March 14 Jaylin Brooke Cornell, 21, 6000 block Browning Road, Culpeper, failure to appear

Culpeper Town Police: March 6-12

Following are the police reports from March 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. March 6 Ariel Dawn Guinn, 21, 1800 block Cranberry Lane, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Demarius B. Howard, 21, 800 block Persimmon Place, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Joshua Lewis Pritchett, 33, 400 block James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, probation violation

March 7 Sabrina Sinclaire Wise, 22, 15000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, assault & battery - simple Sadera Antionette Brown, 22, 1200 block Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, assault & battery - simple Sierra Lynn Curtier, 23, 1400 block Ft. Valley Road, Sperryville, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance, obstructing justice, accessory after the fact in felony, petit larceny Mary Francis McCauley, 28, 600

block Highview Court, Culpeper, obtaining money by false pretenses (three counts)

Samuel Earl Perkins, 18, 200 block Folly Court Midland, possession of marijuana

March 8 Victoria Allison Fincham, 21, 300 block Elmwood Drive, Culpeper, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance (two counts) Jonathan Wayne Welch, 25, 7000 block Botha Raod, Bealeton, probation violation on felony charge Corey Larnce Thomas, 25, 2000 block Gold Finch Drive, Culpeper, probation violation March 9 Christopher Allen Wilde, 22, 2500 block Spotswood Trail, Barboursville, felonious assault Tylor James Baldwin, 23, 20000 block Camp Road, Culpeper, failure to appear Friday Berard Chanteiuos, 22, 5500 block C. Street SE, Washington, money laundering - subsequent offense

March 10 Jared Ashley Brown, 42, 2700 block Cozumel Drive, Melbourne, possession of marijuana March 11 William Christopher Hendrickson, 39, 300 block W. Bickett St., Kill Devil Hills, N.C., sentence to community based corrections program or facility (two counts) Rebecca McBrayer, 50, 500 block Laurel St., Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol, hit and run person injury, assault & battery March 12 Kira Natalie Over, 47, 12000 block Coffman Circle, Bealeton, obtaining money by false pretenses, money laundering - subsequent offense Jerry LJ Dorman, 24, 200 block Duke St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Matthew Edwards, 25, 200 block Duke St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member

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Pet Groomer_______________________________ Pet Supply Location________________________ Pharmacy_________________________________ Photographer______________________________ Pizza______________________________________ Place to Buy Lottery Tickets_________________ Place to Work______________________________ Plant Center/Nursery________________________ Plumber___________________________________ Physical Therapist__________________________ Preschool__________________________________ Printer_____________________________________ Private School______________________________ Produce___________________________________ Propane___________________________________ Property Management Company_ Radio Station______________________________ Radio Personality___________________________ Restaurant_________________________________ Real Estate Agency_________________________ Rehab Facility______________________________ Remodeling Company_______________________ Sandwich__________________________________ Seafood Restaurant_________________________ School____________________________________ Screen printing_____________________________ Storage Facility_____________________________ Shipping___________________________________ Shoe Repair________________________________ Senior Living Facility________________________ Specialty retail_____________________________ Sporting Good Store________________________ Steak House_______________________________ Steak & Cheese Sub________________________ Sushi______________________________________ Summer Camp_____________________________ Sweet shop________________________________ Tax Service________________________________ Tattoo Parlor_______________________________ Thrift Store_________________________________ Tire shop__________________________________ Toy store__________________________________ Travel Agency______________________________ Urgent Care Center_________________________ Used Auto Dealership_______________________ Veterinarian________________________________ Vintage Retailer_____________________________ Wealth Management________________________ Web Development__________________________ Wedding Venue_____________________________ Wedding Planner___________________________ Weight Loss Center_________________________ Window and Siding Company________________ Wine shop_________________________________ Yoga Studio________________________________ Yoga Instructor_____________________________

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Rentals — Apartments

224 Firewood

SPRING into action & lease here! If credit is a problem, come see us! Our Specials are AWSOME this time of year! GERMANNA HEIGHTS

FIREWOOD!! 1/2 cord load $95

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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

Full Time Employment A S S I S TA N T MANAGER

for Shenandoah Garden Spot. You must be energetic, friendly & outgoing.



001 Apartments

220 Equipment

FURNISHED APT, for 1 quiet person, BR, BA, office, full kit, no smkg/pet, patio, $795/mo incld util. Near I66, Marshall. 540-364-3348

Kabota L3130 HST, w/ loader & back hoe, 521 hrs, fluid in front tires, w/ 5ft King Cutter bush hog, King Cutter scrapper blade, All excel. brand new cond, well kept. Priced to sell. $15K, FIRM. Call: Bill 703-901-2324. Rappahannock Co.

THIS COULD BE YOUR AD! CALL 540-347-4222 OR FAX 540-349-8676 Auctions


Sunday March 19th - 12:00 noon

Over 800 lots including period antiques, large array of furniture (Victorian, Empire, French, English, Regency, mid-century, oak, mahogany, walnut, pine, formal, etc), primitives, cupboards, blanket boxes, clocks, early samplers, crocks & jugs, Hummels, lanterns, artwork, court cupboards, painted furniture, sterling flatware & tableware, decoys, knives, silver dollars, gold coins, glassware, china, Persian rugs, lamps, antiques, bookcases, quilts, European, vintage & estate collectibles, cast iron, planters & more! S Burke, Auctioneer #2759 11326 James Madison Hwy near Rt 28 (434)251-5769

Full & part/time

240 Horses Goodneck 2 horse slant with dressing room, garaged, like new. $8000. 540-439-1492


256 For Sale

Don´t limit your advertising to only the Internet!! $7 will get your merchandise for sale items in Classifieds and Online! To place your ad call 540-351-1664, email to: classifieds@ or online a t F a u q u i e r. c o m . Deadline is Monday at 3 pm. Private party only. $7 is for 5 lines or less, anything over 5 lines will be priced at $1 per line. (18 charters per line)


261 Wanted

WANT TO BUY: Estate, individual, early country & primitives, also old denim work clothes. 540-539-8417

Please call: 540-649-2878


exp´d preferred for Great Balls O´Fur Grooming Salon. 540-825-5859 Wed-Sat


for landscape construction & grounds maintenance company. Foreman: must have prior experience with truck/ trailer combo. Laborer: must be able to lift minimum of 50lbs & use hand tools. Pay based on exp. Call or email resume to: 703-944-4073, rappscapes@

545 Employment


The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Field Representatives in Culpeper & surrounding counties. If you are customer focused, selfmotivated and have excellent communication skills, please call 1-800-563-6499 for more information and to be scheduled for a testing near you. The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

For Wash & Wag of Culpeper. Experienced, $10/hr. No-smoking. Tues. to Sat., 8:30am5pm. Drug test required. Call 540-854-0046

PT Vehicle Attendant

Salary: $10.36 - $12.95/hr M-F, 5:00p – 9:00p Culpeper, VA. Fleet maintenance duties: fuel/clean buses, keep daily fuel records, operate bus washer & conduct pre/post trip inspections. CDL w/A & good driving record req. Apply: Questions? Call 877-777-2708 EOE M/F/D/V

Hiring Rubber Tire, Dozer and Loader Operators Excellent pay and benefits. (540) 364-9600

HVAC Service Technician

for Acme Mechanical, an employee owned company in Northern VA. 5+ yrs of Commercial HVAC Service exp & CFC certification VRF/Refrigerant Piping Installation Technician. Manufacturers´ training schools helpful. Clean driving record, background ck & drug screening req´d. Apply in person at: 8584 Virginia Meadows Dr, Manassas, VA 20109 or email: RICHMARK Site Services, LLC, specializing in full-service site development contractor specializing in utilities and earthwork. We seek experienced:

Equipment Operators & Pipe Crew Members to grow our team.

Public Transit Drivers

PT Openings! Culpeper, VA & surrounding areas.

Steady hrs, paid trg,benefits. CDL w/P $10.36 - $12.95 /hr Good DMV record Apply Online: Call: 877-777-2708 EOE M/F/D/V

Full Time Employment Firesafe Chimney Systems is seeking to hire a person with


Valid VA driver´s license & transportation required. Apply at: 5335 Ritchie Road,

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Maintenace Servers (AM and PM) Cooks Reservations Housekeeping Groundskeeper

Please email your resume in.doc or .pdf format only - not zipped -- to For more information or other ways to apply, please visit our website at www. No phone calls, please. The Inn at Little Washington Middle and Main Streets Washington, VA 22747

PT, M-F, Expereince needed for fastpaced surgery center

Fax resume: 540-829-8191 or email to 10MCasc@ Antiques &

Chaffee Associates is looking for a mechanic to assist in all types of vehicle restoration, repair and maintenance. Must be responsible, have experience with older technology and be willing to learn. Knowledge of diesel, military equipment and restoration a plus but not mandatory. If interested send resume by E-MAIL to:

The Inn at Little Washington is staffing up for a busy year, and is seeking enthusiastic and eager individuals who desire to be part of an exceptional five-star, five-diamond team. We are currently interviewing for:


FT, M-F position for fast-paced ambulatory surgery center.

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600 Classics

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe, Original 340hp Motor, 4 spd $16,700. Contact / 571-207-5489

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Immediate opening for a full time cook. No experience necessary as we will train. Excellent earning potential. Apply at 129 E. Culpeper St. (Equal Opportunity Employer)

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Inmediata apertura de un cocinero de tiempo completo. No experiencia necesaria. Se ofrese entrenamiento. Excellente potencial de ingresos. Aplicar al empleador de 129 E. Culpeper St. (Empleador de igual oportunidad) l Email:



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Culpeper Food Closet Need of the Week

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CLI Transport, LP dedicated petroleum carrier for Sheetz convenience stores has exciting openings for both Assistant Terminal Manager Unassigned and Terminal Manager Unassigned positions. A Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the terminal including: l Personnel management l P&L/budgeting l Equipment readiness and compliance An Assistant Manager is responsible to provide support to the Terminal Manager in the day to day operations of the terminal. The successful candidate will have excellent problem solving, decision making, and communication skills. The candidate must have the ability to travel weekly to terminal/satellite locations and the ability to relocate to a location within the 6 state region (PA, OH, MD, VA, WV, and NC). Assistant Terminal Manager Unassigned Qualifications: l Bachelor’s degree in business management with logistics concentration or related field preferred. l 2 years supervisory experience in the transportation industry preferred. Terminal Manager Unassigned Qualifications: l Bachelor’s degree in business management with logistics concentration or related field. l 5 years supervisory experience in the transportation industry. We provide: l Competitive Industry Wages l Comprehensive Benefit Package l 401 (K) and ESOP l Quarterly Bonus




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This week; chunky soups cereal panckae mix/syrup 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 5473644 if you are bringing a large amount, i.e. from a food drive.


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Culpeper Times • March 16-22, 2017

Week of 3/20/17 - 3/26/17


The Weekly Crossword 1





by Margie E. Burke 5




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