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Salute to our Veterans Cruisin for Heroes supports Fisher House Foundation By Lou Realmuto


Several area patriots who make up the group called Cruisin For Heroes have collaborated with Mike and Melissa Martin, owners of Bruster’s here in Culpeper, to provide a monthly Cruise-In. Culpeper local Vietnam veteran Lou Realmuto and Chuck Shotwell of Stafford lead the small group of eight members. Their mission is to bring a family friendly Vehicle Display to an event that will raise awareness and funding for the Fisher House Foundation as well as other charities/local community service groups supporting military organizations, veterans and first responders throughout Virginia while encouraging interest in preserving the great classic automobile hobby for future generations. They have an exclusive list of approximately 70 volunteers/supporters who share a love of country, have a passion for classic cars and enjoy talking to people about their special ride

while supporting charitable causes. Cruisin For Heroes has been able to provide a wide assortment of specialty vehicles from antiques to classics to race cars for their Special Vehicle Displays and various other events for the past nine years. Their display has been a major attraction for many years at AirFest held at the Culpeper Regional Airport. They also organize an annual Toys4Tots run each December to the Marine Corp Museum, assist charities like Paws4Vets and will be providing a few vehicles at this year’s 23rd Annual Scholarship Monte Carlo Night on April, 22 at the Joseph R. Daniel Technology Center for guest photo ops. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership supporting America's military in their time of need. It recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and

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During World War II in the Pacific Theater, the Bataan Death March began as American and Filipino prisoners were forced on a six-day march from an airfield on Bataan to a camp near Cabanatuan. Some 76,000 Allied POWs including 12,000 Americans were forced to walk 60 miles under a blazing sun without food or water to the POW camp, resulting in over 5,000 American deaths.

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Germanna selects Gullickson as sixth president

Announced Monday, April 10, Dr. Janet Gullickson will take the helm as Germanna Community College’s new president. Gullickson’s hiring caps off a process that began with a national search, which attracted more than 100 candidates, and finished last month with open-to-the-community visits of three finalists to the college. “Janet brings outstanding qualifications to this presidency,” said Dr. Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “She’s a dynamic community college educator with an impressive resume of significant leadership positions. I’m excited to bring her aboard and confident she’ll do a great job at Germanna.” Gullickson has presided over two community colleges, including her current position as the president of Spokane Falls Community College, a position she has held since Gullickson 2012. Prior to that, she served two years as the chief academic officer for the second largest district of the Community Colleges of Spokane. Gullickson served as the president of Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO between 2004 and 2005. She was also the interim president and provost in Minnesota of what is now called the Northeast Higher Education District, which includes Ely, Eveleth and Virginia. She holds a doctorate in education from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree from South Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota. “This wasn’t an easy choice and that’s a compliment to the process and the finalists it produced,” said William E. Thomas, of Culpeper, the chair of the Germanna Community


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On Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation opened the Route 29 northbound access ramp to Route 666 (Braggs Corner Road/ Greens Corner Road) as construction continues on the Route 29-666 interchange project near Eastern View High School. The temporary access road for Route 29 northbound traffic via Poor Farm Road will be closed and the temporary signal at Poor Farm Road and Cyclone Way will be placed in flash mode and eventually removed. Motorists should use caution in the area while traffic adjusts to the new traffic pattern. Route 29 southbound traffic will continue using the temporary loop ramp while crews construct the permanent access ramp. The $35.3 million Route 29/666 project involves reconstructing the existing intersection as a grade-separated interchange for improved safety and mobility. Work began in May 2015 and is being performed by contractor Chemung Contracting Corp. of Mitchells. The project’s fixed completion date is Aug. 18.

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The proposed 2017-2018 Annual Fiscal Plan for the County of Culpeper approaches $165 million. Let’s take a snapshot look at the top five pieces of the county money pie and where most of your tax dollars are going. Seventy-four percent of the total budget goes in three areas: schools, human services and public safety.

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. Keeping the community safe is a top priority but it doesn’t grab the most money. Public safety dollars in the amount of $11,118,983 make up 6.75 percent giving it a third place ranking. That money is going for court security (bailiff’s), the sheriff’s office, the jail and outside jail services. $950,000 is proposed for outside jail services. $750,000 will add 18 new vehicles but giving the sheriff $255,000 will allow him to purchase them over time. He’d also like to add an SRO (School Resource Officer) which would allow for one at each school campus.

4. Filling the fourth spot in our top five

are what is known in the county budget as ‘enterprise funds’ consisting of the airport, landfill and water and sewer. Comprising 6.24 percent of the budget at $10,279,662. The airport is estimated to bring in more than $4M in revenue for FY18 so it is a selffunding operation but the county would like to acquire more land surrounding the airport and do some paving improvements around the hangars. When it comes to providing water, monies can be recovered from those who use it. Continuing construction of a public water supply system near the closed landfill will provide an alternate water supply to residents at risk for groundwater contamination.


. Taking fifth place is monies toward capital improvement projects. Accounting for 1.7 percent of the budget at $2,821,740 the proposed budget includes a ‘to do’ list of items. As an example, $194,000 is included for LED side markers to all four county emergency communication towers. This will result in a long term savings on maintenance on the towers. Funding in the amount of $243,000 is included for the first of two ambulances needed by the Emergency Services Department. Two of the older ambulances are in need of replacement due to their age and unreliability.

1. Typical of most county budgets, the biggest

piece of the pie and coming in at first place is the public school system. Education is vitally important and the public school system has more than 7,800 students. It comprises 60 percent of the total budget and accounts for $98,620,276. Keep in mind you’ve got salaries for some 180 employees and capital improvements to existing buildings and debt service. Salary increases are proposed this year. Career and Technical classes offer students a variety of choices after high school.

Source: Figures taken from proposed FY18 County of Culpeper Budget


. Taking second place in our top five ranking is human services which accounts for 7 percent of the budget at $12,406,260. In addition to the operations of the Social Services Department, funding also accounts for the operations of the Day Care Program, Cosmetology Program, Head Start and Early Head Start. State and federal monies do play a part in this area with the county providing matching funds.


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Public hearing will allow citizens to comment on proposed FY18 budget By Anita Sherman


Dealing with numbers, lots of numbers can be daunting particularly when you attempt to sift through pages and pages of a county budget. This year’s proposed FY county budget comes in at $164,618,494. It consists of estimates and requests from all the departments that have been fine tuned and discussed for the past weeks. A public hearing, held at 7 p.m. April 18, will allow citizens to question and comment on the proposed operating and capital budgets. One initiative that did not receive state funding (as was initially thought) is pre-trial services and currently the proposed budget contains a little more than $200,000 to start that program. Proponents argue that jail space would be gained as offenders could be home monitored. This would not be for violent offenders. Additional attorneys/staff would need to be hired to accommodate the added workload. The county pays several hundred dollars per day for each inmate so,

over time, perhaps dollars could be saved if the county adopted a pretrial program. The proposed budget contains a request for six new full time positions and one new part time position. Currently requests include a grant writer/special projects manager, a new deputy commonwealth’s attorney, an additional School Resource Officer, reinstatement of a position in the animal control office, fire and rescue requests an administrative assistant to handle billing services allowing volunteers to focus on running calls, and a maintenance technician for parks and recreation. The finance department has requested a part time position for additional department support. Due to the recent general reassessment the total value of real property, excluding additional assessments due to new construction or improvements to property, increased from last year’s total assessed value by 8.2 percent. The County of Culpeper proposes to adopt a tax rate of $.61 per $100 of assessed value for General Fund tax rate and $.06 per $100 assessed value for fire and rescue tax rate.






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Posey Howell (left) has played the part of John for the last three performances that Mitchell’s Presbyterian Church has held over the years. Pictured to his right Warren Gallahan who plays Jesus.

The men of Mitchell bring ‘The Last Supper’ to life By Anita Sherman


Started in 1994 by Rev. Charles Spreight, Mitchell’s Presbyterian Church has carried on a tradition that continues to garner attention and admiration. For the sixth time, they will present a dramatization of The Last Supper based on a play by Ernest Emurian. “We all to some degree have let Jesus down,” said Rev. John Grotz describing the program that includes each player (disciple) asking the question, “Lord, is it I?” When told by Jesus that one would betray him they did not point fingers but became sorrowful and immediately looked inward. We know that ultimately Judas is the betrayer but each of his faithful followers questions their loyalty and commitment. Visually, the Italian frescoes at the church provide the perfect background. Their costuming and the table settings mirror Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of the same theme. Colors are vibrant and rich, characterizations are practiced and soulful and the

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Victim/Witness program has a new home, Siebel honored By Anita Sherman Culpeper Times Staff Writer A smiling Mark Nowacki showed no outward signs of the hectic hours that preceded his opening remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Friday. Gusty winds and chilly weather had the door to the new office locked open, strong winds downed trees to his home and he had no power. Nowacki is known for his optimism so it was all laughs with his positive attitude outweighing any logistic challenges. After dedicating some 20 years of his professional career advocating for victim’s rights, he fittingly dedicated their new office located at 114 W. Cameron Street to the “survivors.” Given his weather hurdles, it was very moving as he spoke about the “winds of change” referring to not only their new location - Nowacki started in what amounts to a closet and after seven offices finally has a fitting home - but more importantly to the transformation from victim to survivor that occurs when the winds of compassion, passion and support reach out. Those helping hands are coming from the county’s law enforcement - state, county and town - and the court system and those attorneys privileged to be a part of that system, as well as support from local elected officials and the community at large. Local churches and organizations like Team Jordan lend their support as well. This year in addition to showcasing their new offices, Nowacki was proud and delighted to recognize a member of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Pete Siebel as

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Let’s get that lawn looking beautiful

It's finally spring! Nurseries are brimming with new plants, soil temps are steady and warmth and moisture is plentiful. Everything needed to get your lawn growing is right at your fingertips. I am often asked “what's the secret to a beautiful yard?” The secret is quality materials, start at the right time of year and know what you're up against. The first step is always to get a soil test, you can't fix it if you don't know what's broken. Second, you have to decide if you're going to be fighting weeds this year or installing new grass. These two cannot usually be done effectively at the same time so don't go grab two bags of pre emergent weed and feed and a bag of grass seed from Lowes and hope to fix the lawn. Truth is the weed and feed will most probably just kill your new grass seed.


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Instead let’s concentrate on getting the desirable grass strong and new grass growing. We can battle weeds at all times of year but establishing new lawn is best in spring. To take a soil test get a large zip lock bag and a claw hammer with about a 3" claw. Use the claw portion of the hammer to pull plugs of soil from at least 15 different locations or one plug per 1k square feet, then mix soil up and bring it to a place like CFC by Walmart to have it tested. The test results will let you know exactly what your lawn will need. Once you know what your lawn needs you can choose a fertilizer that meets those needs. Choose a slow release fertilizer that matches the required nutrients and spread just before a rain to maximize your investment. The three main ingredients of fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. What do these do for your lawn you ask? Well, nitrogen promotes new growth in the blade of the grass and aids in photosynthesis, phosphorus is important for healthy root development

and potassium helps your lawn stand strong against drought. Choosing a quality grass seed is absolutely necessary if you want to have a beautiful lawn. Choose a seed mix designed for our region and your specific needs. We prefer to use blends of fescue. My top choice for grass seed is “Winning Colors.” This is a blend of four top rated fescue seeds with a 0.00 percent weed seed, 0.00 percent other crop seed, 0.46 percent inert matter and a 90 percent germination rate. Winning Colors will grow in shade and sun and handles heat as well as the cold. It is applied at four pounds per 1k square feet for over seeding and 8 pounds per 1k square feet on new lawns. As far as I know we are the only local supplier of Winning Colors. We do also use Southern Lawn, Southern Lawn shade, and Southern Lawn extreme when conditions warrant them. Southern Lawn blends can be found at our nursery and the Co-op down by the train depot. These blends have been blended specifically to work in our regions. Probably not something you're


This is a photo of the Sherbeyn’s lawn even after the leaves have fallen. A properly cared for lawn will stay lovely.

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It has taken time, but the flags at the Culpeper Sports Complex finally It has taken but flags at thethem. Culpeper Sports Complex finallydesigned has a plaza to compliment has atime, plaza tothe compliment A beautiful stone plaza them. Aand beautiful stone plaza designed and built by Don Sherbeyn of Sherbeyn’s Lawn and built by Don Sherbeyn of Sherbeyn’s Lawn and Landscaping was donated to create a central feature of the park. recognition Landscaping was donated to create a central feature of the park.In In recognitionofof Mr. Sherbeyn’s Mr. Sherbeyn’s contribution, sponsorship panel was placed on the #7. contribution, a sponsorship panel wasaplaced on the football scoreboard at field football scoreboard at field #7. ➤ Lawn, from Page 8 will have live weed seed in the material. I recommend using a leaf compost with a ph around 7, blended with our local soils it creates a fantastic seedbed. As always if you have any questions

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Is your privacy about to go public? If a stranger walked up to you on the street and asked to view your search history on your cell phone or read your text messages, would you let them? Would you even feel comfortable letting your spouse, mom, or dad read it? Not likely, but now, it’s perfectly legal for your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to read it and sell it. It has been standard practice for your ISP to collect data from monitoring your internet browsing habits and then sell it off for marketing purposes. In 2016, a rule not yet in effect, was created with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), which requires you to opt-in before your ISP sells your data. On March 28, both the houses in Congress along party lines, voted to roll back the 2016 rule. The President signed the bill on April 3. With the implementation of this law, ISPs can now do whatever they want with your internet history without your consent. ISPs were lobbying that they were at a major disadvantage when it comes to places such as Facebook and Google that can collect data and can target certain markets. But the key difference is, no one forces you to use Facebook or Google. You have a personal choice if you want to share, when to share it and to which group of people. You don’t have to be on Facebook, but you must use your ISP to use the Internet. Here in Culpeper, if you have broadband internet, you probably don’t have a choice of providers.


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Very few people have that choice, but what can you do to protect yourself from privacy snooping ISPs? First, all web browsers have a “do not track” or “incognito mode”, but this only hides your browsing history from the next person that uses that computer, not from your ISP. You can purchase a third party Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that will encrypt your traffic to a random destination, but you must trust the VPN provider with your data. So, it is important to do your research on the privacy policy of VPN providers. For Chrome, Firefox or Opera web browsers, you can install HTTPS Everywhere that will make sure your browser uses a secure connection. The ISP will still be able to track you to a degree. For example, if you go to WebMD, your ISP will be able to see you went there but not which specific pages you visited. You can also try and call your ISP to opt-out of the tracking. It’s anyone’s guess how effective that approach will work since the customer service track record of ISPs is some of the worst for any type of business out there. It is ironic that with a major ramp up of the government’s cyber security programs due to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, that the same elected officials passed a law revoking the rights of citizens to any privacy when using the internet. At this point I cannot see how this law brings anything positive to the average person, but I am curious on your take, agree or disagree? John Barker is the Chief Operating Office with Attollo Systems LLC in Culpeper. You may reach him at or 540317-3150 ext 1001


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Your digital presence is the sum of all of the spaces online where your story and your information is available. This might be a combination of spaces which you are aware of and control - your website for example. This may also include spaces you might not be aware of -- directory and review sites, perhaps. The three categories of avenues available can each serve to advance your organization’s objectives in different ways. Will you need all of these right now? Perhaps not.


Why Your Digital Presence Matters With nearly all Americans now online and nearly half of all consumers making decisions based on online data, the digital frontier is more important than ever before. Your potential clients are influenced by your story online. Having a good or bad digital presence can have material impact on your reputation, your revenue, and ultimately, your long term success. Further, many of these activities can offer low cost forms of marketing - a great value for the impact. The Top 3 Avenues of Your Digital Presence When you search for yourself in Google often a number of options come up in more or less three categories. Your Website This should rank high on the list of your Google results - the website is unique among your digital presence, as it serves as the backbone from which all of the rest of your digital identity is built. Really, your website is the only ‘real estate’ - online you own outright and can control 100 percent. In every other channel, you are a ‘renter’ - while you are there, you must play by the rules laid out by each respective channel. Ensure it’s a strong backbone -- a mobile friendly, fast loading website with current, relevant and unique content, stunning images. Ensure the website does a solid job of sharing your best stories, most dynamic achievements, your mission, vision and values.

Further, the website deserves to be the place where your content resides and from which your content is shared. Say, you write a great article to engage your target audience. Where do you publish it first? And where do you share it after? My argument - for the best bang for your effort - publish first on your website’s news or blog page. It resides on your website. Then, from your website, broadcast the link to your social sites, which will direct readers back to your website where they can read it, find other articles, engage other information and get to know you better. If you only are able to spend time on one thing, and do it well - ensure you have a fantastic website which delivers consistent, relevant and unique content to engage your target audiences. Your Directories and Review Sites The next place thing you probably find in your results are channels where you have a directory page, or sites that collect reviews. The difference between the two is - a directory has information about you - a listing site, like yellow pages, the local chamber you belong to, etc. A review site may have similar information about you - hours, address, pictures. However, the purpose of a review site is to collect people’s reviews of their experiences with you. These are the Yelp, Trip Advisors, Angie’s List, and Google+ reviews. Your Facebook Page - although a social media site, is increasing in prominence as a review site. Directories are easier to address - log in and ensure your logo and information are current. In some you can add a photo gallery, offer a deal or coupon, add product information or menus. Take advantage of the best each directory offers. Review sites take more work, but are more important. Reviews of people’s experience strongly influence the behavior of your target audience. You must both deliver quality products, services and experiences - while implementing successful processes to request reviews from your happy clients. Identify the moment in your client lifecycle when they are happiest, ask them to share their positive experience - and be specific to your target review site. If you only have time for one -- focus on Google+ reviews since it will have a disproportionately high impact on your search rankings. Remain active on the review sites to

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Whether you are a homeowner, have your own business or both understanding your digital presence can be overwhelming. Here are the basics - what avenues comprise your digital presence and how each might advance your growth. ➤ Digital, from Page 14 manage your reputation -- respond to negative reviews, offer to take an action to ameliorate the situation, and ask for an update to the review. Challenge yourself to do what it takes to change your negative reviewers into your advocates. (I know, easier said than done!) Consumers want an unfiltered view of the experiences you deliver, and review sites are where this can be found. Your Social Media Sites Social media sites offer a unique storytelling opportunity. The time based character of posting offers the ability for you to share relevant, unique and consistent content to your target audiences to build a following, engage an audience around a conversation of interest and establish yourself as an authority in your industry. People read what’s interesting to them. Sometimes what they’re interested in reading happens to be marketing whose intent to influence, inform, educate with a specific targeted action as a result. Social media channels are great avenues for this. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others offer opportunity for posting content of varying shapes, sizes and lengths. Twitter limits number of characters per post, but Twitter’s algorithm serves all posts to your followers. Instagram is a photo sharing channel. The posts on your organization’s Facebook Page will not naturally reach all of the folks who like your page…but their paid targeting can greatly expand the number of eyes on each post. They offer varying audience sizes. Each channel offers opportunity for

paid marketing some way or another. I recommend each client take the step to sign up for the paid marketing accounts, if only to gain access to the powerful analytics available to see how your content is performing, post by post, and modify your approach based on this. One note of advice. You might think to avoid sharing other folks’ content because you feel you’re promoting a competitor. I’ll advise - the algorithms that measure your relevance increase your authority as your share interesting and relevant information, especially from other reliable sources. So share other people’s stuff, it benefits you. I’d advise if you only have time for one social site, depending on your industry, stick to Facebook - it’s the biggest audience with the best targeting, its reviews are increasingly rendering on Google search, and it’s versatile in terms of content and target audiences. Especially if your services are fun, your products are cute, pretty or otherwise something people engage as recreation or interest. Event venues, artists, dog groomers, home builders, boat rentals. People go to social sites to socialize and check in on their interests… but they are not shopping. This is your opportunity to inform, impress and educate, create brand advocates, increase your following, and on occasion, it’s the right place to sell. I hope this article has served to layout the basic landscape of the avenues available to you in identifying your presence online and why that matters. Happy marketing! Irene Karedis Borys is a business development account manager with Cyberbility. You may reach her at or 202-909-9977

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PROPERTY TRANSFERS These property transfers for March 2017 were provided by the Culpeper County Assessor’s Office. Appreciation is extended to W. Jason Kilby and his staff. March Dollar Deal: Salem District $535,000 The printing of this list is made possible by ReMax Crossroads of Culpeper. Total: 100 Catalpa District 3/1: Virginia Home Buyers LLC to Walther, Thomas A and Wife; 1.18 acres located at 13424 Reva RD, $189,900 3/8: Embrace Home Loans INC to Brown, Donald Roland; .44 acres located at 10277 River RD, $180,000 3/10: Gore, Theresa L to Hoadley, David T and Wife; 1.29 acres located at 733 Yowell DR, $305,000 3/15: Adams, Joseph M to Edwards, Jared D and Wife; .95 acres located at 12239 Sperryville Pike, $278,000 3/15: Mills, Jerry L and Others to Loftis, Carolyn Doyle and Other; 10.00 acres located near Black Bear TRL, $95,000 3/17: Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO and Other to Lambert, Brian and Wife; 1.28 acres located at 10732 Settle School RD, $224,900 3/20: Alphin, Horace Edward Estate to Tonnacliff, Alexander Lee; 8.00 acres located near Laurel Hill LN, $58,000 3/21: Springer, William F and Other to Derry, Scott D and Wife; 5.07 acres located at 14190 Dutch DR, $419,900 3/23: Nip & Tuck LLC to A & J Culpeper LLC; Multiple parcels located near Sperryville Pike, $450,000 3/24: Mealia, John E JR to McCawley, Edward and Wife; 2.21 acres located at 13125 Longwood DR, $389,900 3/30: Conner, Shane A and Wife to Kuhn, Patricia C; 3.63 acres located at 13420 Chestnut Fork RD, $257,000 3/31: Dinges, Samantha N and Other to Calderon, Miguel and Wife; .95 acres located at 9637 Roys LN, $225,000 Catalpa Town District 3/8: Federal National Mortgage Assoc to Covill, Caryn L; .13 acres located at 1666 Sally Lou LN, $203,000 Cedar Mountain District 3/1: Dove Hill Estates LLC to Trigon Homes LLC; 1.27 acres located near Blackbird Loop, $50,000 3/1: Wood, Scott and Wife to Duke, Kent and Wife; 1.02 acres located at 19357 Lepore CT, $365,000 3/2: FFC Properties LLC to Brown, Justin; 2.00 acres located at 11238 Mitchell RD, $247,000 3/2: Lane, Robin B to Dennis, Ryan and Wife; .89 acres located at 19434 White Pine LN, $258,000 3/3: Bennett, Laura B and Other to Patton, Jason T; 1.67 acres located at 7205 Country Hill DR, $170,000 3/3: Greene, Ruth Ann and Others to Gayheart, M Andrew and Other; 30.21 acres near Old Mill RD, $125,000 3/10: Terry, Robert R JR and Wife to Gayheart, M Andrew and Other; 60.01 acres located near Old Mill RD, $195,000 3/10: Dalton, Jared Sower and Wife to Barnes, Brandi; 1.26 acres located at 24522 Oak Forest DR, $295,000 3/15: Mehl, Elmer E and Wife to Turner, August Baldwin JR and Wife; .94 acres located at 18450 Snaffle LN, $429,000 3/20: Neese, Eric K to Pearl, Timothy J and Wife; .17 acres located at 11910 Field Stone BLVD, $295,000 3/20: Tome, Jacob J JR to Virginia Home Buyers LLC; 13.00 acres located at 7270 Greenleaf LN, $152,500 3/22: Oliver, Michael S and Wife to Hollyman, Heather Christine and Other; multiple acreage located near Old Mill RD, $187,000 3/24: Kane, Gordon C and Wife to Botkin, Colleen M and Other; 6.66 acres located at 7278 Kanes Way, $283,200 3/31: Weakley, Jason A to Kincheloe, Joseph C; 10.00 acres located at 10032 Rumsey RD, $200,000 Cedar Mountain Town District 3/3: Bon, Frances J to Hinds, Teresa G; .24 acres located at 2405 Blossom ST, $275,000 3/13: Grose, John H and Wife to Harpine, Susan E A; .40 acres located at 500 Mimosa ST, $185,400 3/24: Thomson, Glen to Kowaleski, Ashley; Townhouse located at 440 Cromwell CT, $169,900 3/29: Shavatt, Theresa L to Guevara, Celso; .53 acres located at 2320 Maplewood DR, $248,000 East Fairfax District 3/1: Bradby, Virginia Lee to Cantos, Cesar and Wife; .18 acres located at 1319 Old Fredericksburg RD, $120,000 3/1: Dow, James B JR and Other to Church Street LLC; .31 acres located at 806 E Piedmont ST, $285,000 3/3: Wittreich, Rebecca to Figueroa, Jose E Rodriguez and Other; Townhouse located at 2288 Forsythia DR, $216,000 3/3: Falden, Gary W to Howell, Charles D III; Townhouse located at 2220 Forsythia DR, $206,000 3/8: Nori, Cynthia L to Freeman, Tabitha C; .15 acres located at 1908 Martina Way, $290,000 3/8: Foster Land Holdings I LLC to Alexander, Aubrey W II; Townhouse located at 1816 Picadilly Circus, $138,900 3/13: Sparks, Kathryn L to Marcum, Jon D and Wife; .18 acres located at 1581 Harrier LN, $185,000 3/16: Sturgill, Henry C and Wife to Wood, Dorothy L TR; .52 acres located at 2129 Orange RD, $225,000 3/22: K & M Properties LC to Highpoint HP LLC; multiple parcels located near Post Oak DR, $165,846.15 3/23: Lunde Properties LLC to Thornton Investment Group LLC; multiple Townhouses located near Highview CT, $173,000 3/23: Critchfield, Andrew C and Other to Thornton, Investment Group LLC; Townhouse located at 1804 Picadilly Circus, $80,000 3/27: Smith, Bryant F to 601 East Properties LLC; .16 acres located at 402 S East ST, $165,000 3/27: Pappalardo, Josephine to Ali, Mohamed and Others; .24 acres located at 1835 Gold Finch DR, $345,000 3/29: King, Victor A and Wife to Brown, Ludwell JR and Wife; .14 acres located at 529 Clubhouse Way, $188,000 3/30: Kelsey, Valerie L to Cropp, Shawn M and Wife; .26 acres located at 2227 Cottonwood LN, $275,000 3/31: NVR INC to Vivas, Carlos; .25 acres located at 612 Carriage CT, $314,990 3/31: Tuel, Allen W to Bache, Theresa L; .56 acres located at 2205 Orange RD, $198,000 3/31: Mazurkiewicz, Edward J and Wife to Loan, David A; .29 acres located at 609 Overlook ST, $182,500 3/31: Wells Fargo Bank to Ridgeline Realty LLC; .21 acres located at 823 E Piedmont ST, $122,000

Jefferson District 3/1: Freedom Mountain LLC to Beck, Kyle Joseph and Wife; 2.84 acres located at 16142 English Setter CT, $290,000 3/2: Parker, Brad C and Other to Aliff, James; 1.00 acre located at 1075 Blarney Stone LN, $268,000 3/3: Meskell, Suzanne M to Kern, David; 1.81 acres located at 19171 Hidden LN, $310,000 3/6: Ulf, Margaret Elizabeth to Shipman, Nicholas; 5.00 acres located at 2474 Colvin RD, $190,000 3/8: Branch Banking and Trust Co to Leach, Samuel V JR and Other; 1.00 acre located at 17287 Berkshire DR, $305,000 3/15: Bryan, Richard H to Findley, Ralph Wayne and Other; 35.56 acres located at 13120 Five Staff LN, $440,000 3/15: Groves, Mary Frances Estate to Britt, Kinnie R and Wife; 3.06 acres located at 18412 Little Pond LN, $178,600 3/17: Kriehn, Stephen and Wife to Myers, Stephen and Wife; 2.08 acres located at 5085 Ridge View CT, $388,000 3/29: Parker, Joanne B to Wolford, Derek K and Wife; multiple parcels located near Glen Mill LN, $274,900 3/31: Holt, Mark A to Compton, Joshua and Wife; 3.80 acres located at 5309 Countryside CIR, $400,000 Salem District 3/3: Timmons, Larry D and Wife to Sims, Bobby G; 5.00 acres located at 3255 Novum RD, $172,000 3/10: Greyson, Joseph C and Other to Vajs, Stephen M and Wife; 5.07 acres located at 16596 Wayland RD, $440,000 3/10: Vasant Investment LLC to Sona INC; 2.46 acres located at 17341 Mineral Way, $85,000 3/10: Sona INC to Walker, Stephen; 2.46 acres located at 17341 Mineral Way, $425,543 3/10: Jeffersonton Homebuilders INC to Mills, Mark E and Wife; 2.02 acres located at 17290 Brightwood DR, $303,215 3/15: Ballato Family Limited Partnership to Marquez Lizama, Isail A; .80 acres located at 6514 James Monroe HWY, $184,900 3/16: Corbin, Michael D and Other to Wood, Scott D and Wife; 17.66 acres located at 12482 Freedom Way, $535,000 3/16: Fleming, Justin H and Wife to Fraser, Ewan J and Wife; 1.86 acres located at 16467 Mountain Run LN, $227,000 3/17: Foundation Homes INC to Marshall, Richard L and Wife; 2.54 acres located at 15040 Oakland RD, $324,900 3/28: Wells, Fargo Bank to Futekova, Galina D; .65 acres located at 18138 S Merrimac RD, $55,000 3/31: Kincheloe, Joseph C to Myers, John A JR and Wife; 1.17 acres located at 17249 N Merrimac RD, $177,500 3/31: Abbene, Elena to David, Corey W and Wife; 22.43 acres located at 14210 Cameron CT, $500,000 Stevensburg District 3/1: Campana, Margaret to Eckard, Zachariah J and Wife; 8.48 acres located near MT Zion Church RD, $94,000 3/6: ML-Virgil LLC to Flancher, Andrea D and Husband; multiple acreage located near Beaver Creek CT, $150,306 3/7: North Ridge Land LLC to NVR INC; .98 acres located at 15063 North Ridge Blvd., $70,000 3/13: Osborne, Thomas M and Wife to Simon, Fermon JR and Wife; 21.92 acres located near MT Pony RD, $65,000 3/13: Southern Builders & Design LLC to Ramey, Margaret R; 2.26 acres located at 22375 Burwell ST, $205,000 3/15: JBC Developers INC to Flippo, Frank B III and Wife; 6.41 acres located near Brenridge DR, $50,000 3/17: Jenkins, Wade W III and Wife to Watson, Gregory S and Wife; 3.00 acres located at 21412 Batna RD, $241,000 3/17: Ryan, James H III and Wife to Hamilton, Carroll and Others; 3.00 acres located at 17276 Triview AVE, $430,000 3/20: Ortiz, Carlos Alberto to Alfaro, Jose Ovidio and Other; 3.73 acres located near Inlet RD, $77,000 3/20: Ramsey, Lawrence L to Zucharo, Joseph M; 7.00 acres located at 14396 Rabbit Den LN, $242,400 3/20: NVR INC to Ahern, Thomas J III; .94 acres located at 14702 Gunston Hall PL, $370,297 3/21: ST Clair, Christopher L and Wife to Sullivan, Taylor; 2.32 acres located at 24399 Eleys Ford RD, $170,000 3/21: NVR INC to Walker, Brandon R and Other; 1.00 acre located at 15042 North Ridge BLVD, $337,025 3/23: Advance Realty Advisors LLC to C3 Enterprises LLC; 3.00 acres located at 16101 Braggs Corner RD, $372,500 3/27: Bank of New York Mellon to Davis, Robert E; 5.00 acres located at 28380 Eleys Ford RD, $101,754 3/28: NVR INC to Diaz, Christopher Martin JR; .94 acres located at 15039 North Ridge BLVD, $355,604 3/28: North Ridge Land LLC to NVR INC; .92 acres located at 14705 Gunston Hall PL, $70,000 3/31: Speerbrecher, Robert M and Wife to Lacy, Dawn R; 8.06 acres located near Eleys Ford RD, $100,000 West Fairfax District 3/6: Starner, Stephen T to Walton, Kevin L and Wife; .18 acres located at 644 Pelhams Reach DR, $293,950 3/8: Stuart, Walter C and Wife to Perez, Juan A and Wife; .13 acres located at 113 Elm ST, $89,900 3/9: Bowman, Carl D and Wife to Nazzaro, Anthony T and Wife; .36 acres located at 870 Fairwood DR, $318,000 3/15: Ritenour, Deborah J to Gerstl, Hans; .25 acres located at 1813 Montpelier CT, $269,400 3/20: Kovacs, Douglas P and Other to Kraus, Kathleen A and Husband; .17 acres located at 721 Monument LN, $282,500 3/23: Gum, Angela D to Lepro, Alexander Neil and Wife; .18 acres located at 278 Whitworth DR, $290,000 3/24: Bahmat, Javet and Other to ASM Property LLC; Townhouse located at 983 Longview LN, $195,000 3/29: Harrison, Brenda K to Ritenour, Deborah; .14 acres located at 223 W Scanlon ST, $205,000 3/30: Karhan, Scott and Other to Hoover, Jamie P and Wife; .39 acres located at 209 Stacey CT, $330,000 3/31; Debrah-Siriboe, Stella to Bowman, Carl and Wife; .39 acres located at 1216 Oaklawn DR, 265,0002/28: Farrar, Tracey L to Garcia, Vidal C; Condo located at 737 Colonels CT, $169,000


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EARTH DAY • Earth Day is celebrated in Fauquier County with park plantings and a garden party April 22.

Dry Run Band at Pepper's


dramatization of Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper,” on Maundy Thursday. The hourlong drama, including music and worship, will be performed at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Mitchells Presbyterian Church. For questions, please call 825-1079.


& Culture Center in Culpeper launches its 2017 exhibition series with “Souvenirs of the Grand Tour,” a celebration of the joys of travel. The free exhibit will be at 509 South Main Street (the former Reformation Lutheran Church). Art on display will cover a wide spectrum of styles and media. All art will be available for purchase. Exhibit continues through May 21 on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sundays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Contact Ray Walker at rayreklaw@


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

CULPEPER WOMAN’S CLUB • April meeting in the

Bring on that happy beat with Dry Run Band playing at Pepper’s Grill April 14.

your envelope to Donna Yowell Hill, P.O. Box 403, Culpeper, VA. 22701. Questions, contact Tammy (Hitt) Terwilliger at 540-347-3952.

STORYTIMES • Registration

for the Tuesday Morning Storytimes at the library is in process. This is for the April-May session. PreSchool Storytime (ages 3-5) is at 10:30 a.m. and Toddler Storytime (age 2) is at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Toddlers participate with a caregiver, and pre-school children participate on their own while parents remain in the children’s area of the library. Children and parents benefit from being with the same group of people each week, and from programming tailored to specific age groups. Contact Laini Bostian at or 540-825- 8691.


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

HOLY WEEK • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Holy Week Services: 4/13 - 7 p.m. Foot Washing | 4/14 - 9 a.m. Quiet Hours and 12 p.m. Good Friday Service | 4/15 - 7 p.m. The Great Easter Vigil. Contact us for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | www. | ssec@ LAST SUPPER DRAMATIZATION • The

men of Mitchells Presbyterian Church will present the living

Culpeper County Library Meeting Room. Socializing begins at 9:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 10 a.m. Speaker is Frank Bossio talking about Career Partners E Squared Program. Contact Diane McFarland at

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Ruby in Paradise” (October Films, 1993, R-rated). Ashley Judd made her big-screen debut as Ruby Lee Gissing, a despondent young Tennessee housewife who escapes to Panama City, Florida in search of freedom, independence and a better life. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

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SUPPORT • Survivors for Life

Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. Contact Alan Rasmussen for further information at 434-8258913 or by email at arasmussen@

LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner

or a drink to Brian Sauerwald at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540-764-4229. No cover.

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

• The horse and cattle event known as Team Penning Practice begins the season at Andora Farm in Culpeper every Friday evening at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to come and watch at no charge. Horseback riders do not need experience to participate in this sport. Anyone at any level riding or age can enjoy this. Three miles east of Culpeper on Route 3. Andora Farm 17275 Germanna Highway, Culpeper. Call 540-8299555 for information.

CULPEPER MINDFULNESS GROUP • Feel like life is passing you by? Feel like you don't have enough time? Mindfulness is about living a wiser, more productive life. Join us every Friday at noon in the Culpeper Library Conference Room. Free. Contact Michele Bledsoe at

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 your drink

or meal to the sounds of Dry Run Band playing at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. No cover. 540-825-1037


EGG HUNT • Hundreds of eggs filled with candy and prizes. Easter Egg Hunt at New Salem Baptist Church, 8233 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper. For ages 2 through 5th grade. Starts at 10


The Museum of Culpeper History’s Gallery Talk will focus on work of the Monument Men April 23.

a.m. If it rains, event will be held in Fellowship Hall. Contact Alexa Fritz at 540-547-2054.

EASTER EGG HUNT • Sponsored by Oakland Baptist Church from 10 a.m. - noon. Games, prizes and refreshments for this fun Easter Day Egg Hunt. Children, teens and adults welcome. Located at 28348 Eley’s Ford Road in Richardsville. Contact Becky Wilson at obcrichardsville@gmail. com LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to Sensi Trails at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540764-4229. No cover.

CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon topic is "The Resurrected King The Day Christ...Moved!" Easter Vigil service at 5 p.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster’s Ice Cream. 540-727-0297.


CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon topic is "The Resurrected King - The Day Christ...Moved!" In addition, a Sunrise Service will be held at Lenn Park at 6:30 a.m. 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 www. Children's programs available for birth - 5th grade. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-727-0297

CHURCH • St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church Easter services at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for children at 12 p.m. Contact us for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | |

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.


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. 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


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. Contact FFRWinformation@gmail. com or visit our website at www.


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@ NATIVE PLANTS • Janet

Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery will give a presentation on Native Plants from 10 a.m. to noon followed by a light lunch. Admission $10. Proceeds to benefit Eastern View Future Farmers of America. Hosted by The Farm at Cedar Mountain located at 23350 Cedar Mountain Drive in Rapidan. Native Plants for sale by Hill House Nursery, Castleton, Virginia. To register call 540.718.8738 or email


BOOK CLUB • The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. 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.


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Enjoy the sounds of Sensi Trails at Grass Rootes April 15.


FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Ninth Configuration” (Warner Bros., 1980 R-rated ). William Peter Blatty (“The Exorcist”) wrote, produced and directed this comedy horror thriller based on his novel “Twinkle, Twinkle, ‘Killer’ Kane.” 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.


SAVE A LIFE • Learn about

the work of the Salvation Army in our community. Monies stay local. Annual luncheon held at Pepper’s Grill starts at noon. RSVP to Lt. Jared Martin at Jared.Martin@uss.


cordially invited to join Aging Together to honor their 2017 "Five Over Fifty.” These are selfless individuals from each of our five counties who have gone "beyond the call" to make our community a better place. Our honorees include: Culpeper, Dr. Hortense Jackson; Fauquier, John W. McCarthy; Madison, Robin Corum; Orange, Dorren Brown; and Rappahannock, Bev Atkins. The wine and hors d'oeuvres reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with the award ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Held at the Culpeper

Country Club. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through www. or calling 540829-6405.


Station Foundation Annual Meeting at the Brandy Station Fire Hall, 19601 Church Road, Brandy Station at 6 p.m. with dinner served by the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary at 6:45 p.m. $25 per person. There will be a silent auction and cash bar. Guest speaker Mrs. Virginia Morton will present: “Within these Walls: Stories of Culpeper's Wartime Houses.” The public is invited and please make reservations by April 13 by contacting Paula Johnson at 540-341-7019 or email pauladrdr@

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Cruel & Unusual Comedy - the Best of the MoMA Series” (1910s-1920s). Film historians Ben Model and Steve Massa, working with MoMA curators Dave Kehr and Ron Magliozzi, have drawn on the Museum’s extensive holdings of hundreds and hundreds of silent comedies. The majority of films to be screened are archival rarities. 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.

• Cruisin For Heroes will be hosting a family friendly monthly Cruise-In from 4-8 p.m. (and every fourth Sat. through September) at Bruster’s located at 16170 Rogers Road to raise awareness and funds for the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers. There will be a DJ and a “Manager’s Choice Trophy” presented. Come out and support community and our military. Along with any donations (check donations are tax deductible) collected during the event, Bruster’s will be donating a portion of the event nights sales to Fisher House. For info, contact Lou Realmuto at or go to www.


• Twelve finalists compete in the Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant held at Culpeper County High School starting at 7 p.m. Juniors and seniors from both public high schools are judged on talent, poise, and academics. Contact Jeff Walker at jwalker@ or 540-8250621.

RELAY FOR LIFE • The Light Walkers will hold a Relay for Life fundraiser including music and dinner at New Salem Baptist Church, 8233 Sperryville Pike beginning at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30. Music provided by Pickin' Daisies, Debbie Zinn and The Natural Grass Band and NSBC Youth Praise Band. Donations requested, proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. More information call 540-825-6614. FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Silent Comedians Talk!” (1930s-1940s). By the late 1920s, silent film comedy had evolved to a high art, reaching its peak in the features of Chaplin, Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon, in addition to shorts with Laurel and Hardy, Charley Chase, and Max Davidson. 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.

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@ MUSIC • The Blue Ridge Chorale presents “A Broadway Musical Medley” at 3 p.m. at Oak Shade Methodist Church located at the corner of Rt. 229 and Rt. 640 in Rixeyville. Donations appreciated. Contact 540-222-9099.


MUSEUM TALK • The Museum hosts its third GalleryTalk from 2-4 p.m. in the Civil War Gallery of the Museum in the historic train depot in downtown Culpeper. Public invited to Monuments Men: Saving Art and Restoring History Gallery Talk. Refreshments served. Free. Seating is limited so RSVPs are appreciated. Fran Cecere, a writer affiliated with Windmore Foundation for the Arts, will speak about artist Dorothy Skelton's work immediately after WWII as part of the Monuments Men project. Call 540-829-1749 for reservations and information.


CULPEPER ASTRONOMY CLUB • Amateur astronomer

Myron Wasiuta will lead lead fellow night sky watchers at the meeting of the Culpeper Astronomy Club. Held in library’s meeting room. Meets from 7-9 p.m. At around 8 p.m. the club will move to the outside to observe the night sky with telescope. Contact the library at 540-825-8691


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. Call for more information or just show up. Visit or contact Caroline at (540) 316-9221 or My FODAFamily@

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Join Families 4 Fauquier for the group’s Third Annual Earth Day Service Project. Bring the kids to Rady Park (725 Fauquier Road, Warrenton) from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. to help plant beautiful flowers donated by Nature’s Wellspring and make an Earth Day craft to bring home. Please let F4F know you’ll be joining them so they’ll have enough supplies on hand. Email



annual Summer Block Party series at Vint Hill kicks off. The first block party of the series will feature Covert Café and Vint Hill Craft Winery. Slated for Earth Day weekend, Covert Café and Vint Hill Craft Winery will feature gift baskets, crafts and activities in the spirit of the environment. Live music provided by Livin’ the Dream. This year’s series takes place at the Silvermead House, located at 4152 Aiken Drive, Vint Hill, VA. Parties start at 5 p.m. All events are free to attend and dog friendly. For more information about the Summer Block Party Series at Vint Hill, visit:



miss this year’s Earth Day Garden Party at Airlie, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The property has joined with the Rainforest Trust to treat families to fun, free activities including a hay bale tower and bouncy house, fresh popcorn seasoned with herbs grown in Airlie’s gardens, guest speakers, garden tours, seed packet giveaways, and a raffle. Plus the first 50 attendees will receive an Airlie Earth Day water bottle. Bring the kids – and a non-perishable item or two (think pet food, human food, and clothing) – which will be donated to the Fauquier SPCA, Fauquier Family Shelter, and the Fauquier Food Bank – for a good

Great run for all ages. Rappahannock's 39th Annual Fodderstack Race is April 22. time for some great causes. Airlie is located at 6807 Airlie Road, Warrenton. For more information, visit or call 540-3471300.


with the Easter Bunny! Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be having their annual All You Can Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7 a.m to 11 a.m. at their station, with the Easter Egg Hunt to follow. Adults/kids 11 and older $8, kids 10 and under are free. The hunt is open to all children 12 and under and will follow the breakfast with each child receiving a fire hat with candy. Don’t forget your baskets and your cameras. Questions? Please call 540-675-3615 and speak with one of the volunteers.

BEAUTY PAGEANTS • Miss Rappahannock Relay for Life Beauty Pageant at the Northern Va 4-H Center/Harmony Hollow. Sponsored by Hope on the Move Relay Team. Age groups are: Baby Miss, Wee Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Pre-teen, Junior Miss, Miss (not married and no children), Miss (21 years and over, has children) Little Mr.(newborn to 3). Cost $30 fee for all girls, non-refundable. 50 miles radius of Rappahannock to compete. The team also sponsors its annual Womanless Beauty Pageant (all male contestants), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at the Northern Va 4-H Center/Harmony Hollow. Admission is $5 ($3 ages 5 to 12, younger kids free). For more information, call Karen Williams at 540-635-4673 or Norma Jean Settle at 540-305-7820. PAIRS RACES •

Rappahannock Hunt hosts their annual Pairs Races held at Greenwood Farm, 32 Keyser Rd., in Gid Brown Hollow, Washington, at noon. This event offers riding opportunities for everyone. The course is approximately 2.5 to 3.5 miles long over natural hunting territory, and the jumps

consist of coops, logs and stone walls with about 15-20 jumping efforts. The course will be flagged; however, walking it ahead of time is encouraged. For more information, email Jeanie McNear at jeaniemcnearatdjmchear2yahoo. com or call 540-987-8150 or email Audra Biekle at audrabielke@mac. com or call 612-508-0244. Parking at 70 Freeman Ln., Gid Brown Hollow.



The Fodderstack 39th Annual 10K race begins at 9 a.m. (check in and registration at 7:30 at Flint Hill Volunteer Department) at the north end of Flint Hill, ending at the courthouse in Little Washington. Race day price $40. When you register 3 or more family members in a single transaction online, save $5 per runner. For more information, visit Plan to stay after the race to enjoy beer from local brewery Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works and food from SoBo Mobile and Savory Smoke.


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While you’re waiting in the doctor’s office


Continuing from last month’s column about how an orthopedist’s office schedule can be disrupted, a scheduler’s job is to get everyone seen and keep the schedule running like clockwork. This is not the easiest job. One patient always complained about the time “wasted” in my office. “I should charge you for my time,” she jested. I offered her the job of scheduler at $50,000 a year plus a healthy bonus if she could schedule my days so that no patients ever complained about having to wait. She never took me up on my offer. I understood her frustrations. Sometimes a schedule gone awry is entirely the doctor’s fault. He may spend too much time on hospital rounds and show up late at the office. He might spend too much time on the telephone allowing calls to run into office hours. I answered doctors’ calls but felt it best to return other calls at the end of the day. A doctor, hoping to impress a patient with intense interest, may take too long seeing him. That patient will be impressed, but that time spent lengthened the waiting time of others. Talking about things other than medicine will increase scheduled time as there’s no time for social chitchat. I’ve been guilty of it, but I tried to resist the temptation. Then there’s this type of incident that absolutely destroyed my office schedule. My secretary told me that a


patient was on the phone, believe it or not, canceling his appointment as he was about to commit suicide. Honestly, I kid you not. I was on the phone for three hours attempting to talk him out of it, all the while, writing notes to my secretary to call the police and have the call traced. Tracing a call evidently is not as easy as it seems on television. Finally, I was notified that the police were on their way and for me to keep him on the phone, and, in the end, they found him, and a death was averted. At the end, I had 16 patients in my waiting room, some sitting on the floor in the hall in front of me, while I corresponded with this man. They all applauded the successful ending, but office hours ran into the night that day. There is an epilogue to this story. Three to four weeks later, this man called to thank me for saving his life. Sometimes, life can be beautiful in the midst of all its confusion. If and when you do see the doctor, here are a few suggestions that may help make the best use of your appointment time. 1. Write down your complaint in as few words possible. 2. Keep yourself on track at the visit. 3. If you have several problems, describe the most severe one first, then the others. 4. Be ready for questions about the location of the pain, when it started, whether it followed an injury, whether you have had the same pain before, level of pain, is pain constant or intermittent, and so on. 5. Be ready to give a concise history without going off on a tangent. 6. Describe treatments another doctor has prescribed or those you have tried.

7. Carry your notes with you when you go! 8. Before your appointment, arrange to pick up your medical records, X-rays, and reports of any studies to bring with you. If the referring doctor offers to send the material, check ahead of time to be sure it was done. 9. If you’re fearful about seeing a doctor, the “white coat syndrome,” arrange to bring your spouse, another family member, or a friend along. 10. If you’re nervous, tell the doctor, and ask him to repeat the diagnosis and proposed treatment for you. If necessary, ask him to write it down. Don’t let the big medical words go by without asking what they mean or asking to have them explained. 11. If you don’t understand, say so. Don’t just nod “yes” in hopes of getting out as soon as possible. 12. Always review the proposed treatment with the doctor, to be sure you understand and can follow the instructions. If you think you might not be able to follow them, tell the doctor so and why. 13. If you sense that the doctor is not completely focused on your problem, offer to come back at a more convenient time. Nine times out of ten, this will jolt him and redirect his attention. 14. Above all, realize you’re not the only person being seen that day. 15. Respect the doctor’s and the other patients’ time. Dr. Thomas Neviaser is a retired orthopaedic surgeon and the author of The Way I See It: A Head-to-Toe Guide to Common Orthopaedic Conditions. You may reach him at drdeed1@gmail. com PHOTO BY IAN CHINI

NEW OFFICE. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Friday (April 7) on a very brisk morning as some 50 gathered outside the new location of the county’s Victim/Witness program located at 114 W. Cameron Street. Sponsors of the event included the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Pictured back row (l-r) Del. Nick Freitas (R-30), Director Mark Nowacki, Sheriff Scott Jenkins, Victim Advocacy Award recipient Pete Siebel and Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Walther. Pictured front row (l-r) County Administrator John Egertson, Salem District Supervisor Alexa Fritz, Reformation Lutheran Church Pastor Brad Hales and Catalpa District Supervisor Sue Hansohn. Yes, it was cold but spirits were warm.

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Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School are in a heated battle for possession of the coveted Community Cup. Originated nine years ago when Eastern View opened, the Communi-

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: April 4-11 Following are the county police reports from April 4-11. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

April 4 Merriel Morgan Swenson, 35, 18000 block Bolds Road, Culpeper, failure to appear (two counts) Howard Marshall Lewis, 51, 1800 block Broad St., Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Simuel Adam Washington, 29, 13000 block Korea Road, Viewtown, probation violation on misdemeanor charge Emanuel Lee Jones, 32, 100 block N. Almond St., Orange, bail/peace release Mark Price, 35, 15000 block Travailor Court, Woodbridge, bail/ peace release April 5 Timothy Thomas Comisky, 36, 5000 block Hoover Road, Reva, violate condition of release April 6 Joshua Louis Fincham, 29, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper,

Age: 60, Black/Male Hgt./Wgt.: 5-11/200 Hair/Eye: Brown/Brown Last known: 11680 Fort Union Dr., Remington, Va. Wanted for: Fail to Pay Fines, Costs or Penalties.

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probation violation on felony charge (three counts), probation violation on misdemeanor charge (two counts), destruction of property, monument, DUI, hit and run - property damage (three counts) eluding police endanger persons or police car, driving with suspended or revoked license Jose Bobby Lopez, 24, 800 block N. Aspen St., Culpeper, drunk in public, profane language, driving with suspended or revoked license, DUI, accident: driver not report with death/injury/damage April 9 Michael T. Johnson, 28, 500 block Thoroughfare Road, Brightwood, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Rashauda Holmes-Queen, 25, 300 block Amelia Drive, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member April 10 Silas Amos Bowles, 28, 100 block Germanna Hwy., Culpeper, contempt of court Sidney Fallon Brown, 20, 19000 block Allens Lane, Culpeper, bail/ peace release Justin K. Jackson, 25, 9000 block Jamesons Mill Road, reckless -

improper brakes Edward Timothy Pittman, 67, 7000 block Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, assault and battery simple April 11 Michael Lee Pritt, 48, 19000 block York Road, Stevensburg, grand larceny Alicia Ortega, 46, 9000 block Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, assault and battery - family member Fahad A. Rashid, 26, 500 block West Franklin St., Richmond, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance (two counts), conspiracy to violate drug control act - felony, possession of marijuana Lisa Marie Smith, 34, 20 block Royal Lane, Front Royal, probation violaton on felony charge Giselle Ortega, 18, 9300 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, assault and battery - family member Ahmed Akhter, 24, 100 block Riverside Manor Blvd., Fredericksburg, possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana, conspiracy to violate drug control act - felony

Culpeper Town Police: April 3-9

Following are the police reports from April 3-9. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department. April 3 Dana Michelle Layman, 29, 400 block Burnt Tree Way, Orange, credit card fraud, credit card forgery William Cole Barnes III, 30, 800 block Ripplebrook Drive, Culpeper, petit larceny Richard P. Bakere, 35, 800 block Fairfax St., Culpeper, contempt of court Emanuel Lee Jones, 32, 100 block N. Almond St., Orange, failure to appear April 4 Christina Joy Fincham Whittaker, 34, 400 block Viewtown Road, Amissville, possession of marijuana, obstructing justice Kevin Lee Brown, 22, 500 Fairfax St., Culpeper, failure to appear Toby Randall Fincham, 42, 13000 block Red Oak Road, Orange, possess or distribute controlled

paraphernalia, false ID identity fraud Robbie Allen Breeden Sr., 13000 block Partlow Court, Culpeper, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Jason Edward Dodson, 39, 4000 block Shelby Raod, Rochelle, drunk in public, profane language April 5 Karina Pizario Gutierrez, 40, 900 block Fairwood Drive, Culpeper, issuing bad checks Benjamin Santiago Fleming, 36, 35000 block Saba Place, Locust Grove, failure to appear

April 6 Charmaine Franceska Harris, 36, 600 block Willis Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear Tracy Wayne Turner, 41, 23000 block Maddens Tavern Road, Elkwood, grand larceny Laura Ann Gallihugh, 29, 4000 block Elly Road, Oakpark, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Carlos Rafael Hurtado, 40, 500 block Windermere Drive, Culpeper, assault and battery - family member

April 7 Sara Lynn McLean, 31, 600 block E. Piedmont St., Culpeper, obtaining money by false pretenses Aaron Wayne Hutcheson Jr., 25, 1000 block Lake Pelham Drive, Culpeper, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties Idrissa Augustine Kamara Jr., 21, 900 block Regency Court, Woodbridge, obtaining drugs by fraud, obstructing justice April 8 Joshua Louis Fincham, 29, 400 block E. Chandler St., Culpeper, grand larceny Sidney Fallon Brown, 20, 19000 block Allens Lane, Culpeper, grand larceny April 9 William Cole Barnes III, 30, 800 block Ripplebrook Drive, Culpeper, violate protective orders William Floyd Smith Jr., 48, 700 block Blackjack St., Culpeper, assist other agency Jovani X. Camacho, 19, 1800 block Finley Dr., Culpeper, possession of marijuana


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There is one wine that holds the American imagination like no other: Champagne. The golden bubbles are the king of celebrations and the muse of more than a few iconic songs. No small part of that special reverence that we as a culture have for sparkling wine comes from the aura of mystery around it. It is a generally misunderstood wine in the American market, and I hope to pull back a bit of the curtain

hiding the magic. Most everyone knows that it is only called ‘Champagne’ if it is actually from the region of Champagne in France. There, the bubbles are made from one or more of three grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. When you find a bottle labelled ‘Blanc de Blanc,’ it is made from pure, unblended Chardonnay, and is among the brightest and cleanest of Champagnes. ‘Blanc de Noir’ indicates pure Pinot Noir, whether the wine is white or rosé, and is usually much richer in style. Poor, lonely Pinot Meunier is never used without being blended. Elsewhere, the bubbles aren’t quite as expensive. Throughout the rest of France, sparklers are referred to as ‘Cremant,’ and will often have a softer, creamier bubble. The Italians are famous for their Prosecco, made mostly from the grape Glera. Whether sweet or dry, these offer a brighter, fruitier take on the bubbles for your party. The Spanish have their lovely Cava, which is much closer to their French neighbors in style than the Italians. Mostly made from the grape Macabeo, Cava is a great money-saver when you’re craving fine Champagne but your wallet is craving tap water. Even the Germans have their elusive Sekt, lively versions of their Riesling, Spätburgunder (their name for Pinot Noir), or other grapes. If you want something refreshing for spring, Sekt will blow you away! Here in the US of A, we have some sparkling masterpieces of our own. Monticello, Virginia, is home to the elegant Thibaut-Jannison, a collaboration between two masters of true Champagne. I first tried it as a gift from a VERY French chef, who told me to my astonishment that it was as good as any Champagne. (I have yet to hear another Frenchman say this about ANYTHING).


Gruet Winery, located in New Mexico, produces some exceptional sparkling wines.

Another surprising set of gems is the collection of wines produced by Gruet Winery, made by another French family in, of all places, New Mexico. After commenting frequently on the fact that the New Mexican terroir could grow excellent sparkling wines (and being routinely mocked for that statement), the Gruet family began producing Champagne-style bubbles there in the late 1980s, and have captured the hearts of bubble-lovers ever since. Last but not least, it is important to note the difference in sparkling wine consumption in American culture and the cultures in the rest of the world. Here we associate sparkling wine, no matter where it’s from, with major celebrations. It is surprising to most of us to learn that we are alone in this belief. In the rest of the world, bubbly is just another style of wine, meant to be paired with the perfect food or simply consumed when you’re feeling like it. We should consider trying these wines with richer, softer cheeses (the bubbles clean the rich, creamy texture from our palates), perhaps with some local honey (great to stave off our springtime allergies!). The bubbles will even cut through the weight of (gasp) fried foods. Champagne and other sparkling wines can be the perfect partner to food and fun this spring and summer. The wines will welcome your attention on any day, but, if you choose to save them for special occasions, I don’t think they will mind the added prestige. Whether you drink them to mark something momentous or as an everyday friend, I hope you have plenty of cause to enjoy some bubbles this year! Jim Hollingshead is a rabid oenophile who was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Texas, and has fallen in love with the rolling hills of Virginia. He is The Wine Nerd at the Culpeper Cheese Company, and occasionally pretends to have other interests. You can reach him at 540-8274757 or

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DAIRY DAZE. While soft serve ice cream treats are its mainstay, Dairy Queen is sure to dazzle with its array of other offerings from burgers and chicken to their new Alaskan Pacific Cod sandwich. Think fan food not fast food. Their $5 Buck Lunch includes dessert. And if you order a Blizzard and it’s not served upside down, get your next one for free. Speaking of Blizzards, Dairy Queen sponsors one of the local T-Ball teams. Players get one free after their games. For assistant manager, Wanda Jeffries, who has been with this Dairy Queen location for six years, her hands down favorite is the Chocolate Extreme Blizzard. “I make it with chocolate ice cream,” she smiled. Dairy Queen has its own brand of ‘Happy Hour.’ Every day from 2-5 p.m. you can get “whatever you can drink from a straw” for half price. That includes shakes and malts, sodas, smoothies, moolattes, Arctic Rush, Lemonade Chillers and frappies. Community-minded, local churches benefit from their frozen treats and recently members of the American Heritage Girl Scout Troop recently got a cake making demonstration. Starting with one store in 1940, Dairy Queen now boasts 6,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 18 other countries. We’re glad that one of those is in Culpeper. Pictured (l-r) Wanda Jeffries, Rebekah Haun, a senior at Culpeper County High School, “only 19 days before I graduate,” and Tim Ramey from Madison County who is having a good time,”we never had one till Randy opened this one.” Dairy Queen is located at 16125 Ira Hoffman Lane. You can reach them at 540-825-4978.

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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)


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FT, provide OP & Supervision . Must be LICENSED in the COMMONWEALTH OF VA.

Must pass Background Checks. SIGN-ON BONUS. Email resume to: mindy.willingham@

Reach 75,000 readers through the Fauquier Times, Gainesville Times, Prince William Times ALSO online! Run an item for a cost of $99 or less in the merchandise for sale section and your 5 line ad will be free!!! $100 or more the cost is only $7. Over 5 lines will be priced at $1 per line. (18 characters per line) To place your ad call 540-351-1664, e m a i l t o : classifieds@ or o n l i n e a t F a u q u i e r. c o m .


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MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1985. Running or not! Japanese, British, European, American, Any Condition! Top $Cash$ Paid ● ● Free Appraisals! Call 315-569-8094 or email photo or description to: Cyclerestoration@aol. com

Full Time Employment

Legal Notices On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017, the contents of the listed tenants will be auctioned off in accordance with Virginia Code 55.416-423 to satisfy the amount of the lien owed on their unit(s): 9AM-Commonwealth Storage, 9406 Onyx Ct, Fredericksburg, 540-898-8767: NO AUCTION 10AM-Locust Grove U-Store-It, 3222 G e r m a n n a H w y, L o c u s t G r o v e , 540-399-9835: Retha Gates 11AM-Montanus Self Storage, 15440 Montanus Dr., Culpeper, 540-825-4760: James Brown, Jeremy Broy, Dennis Chapman, Danielle Quinones, Cassandra Shanks, George Williams,II 1PM-Opal Mini Storage, 10227 Fayettesville Rd, Bealeton, 540-439-1824: Corey Dearing, Wayne Fowler, Valerie Rhodes, Michael Steyer, Jennifer Stuart, Jeffery Via, James Walker 2PM-New Baltimore/Nathan´s Mini Storage, 6558 Commerce Ct, Warrenton, 540-341-7800: Andrew Ellis, Garde Johnson, Marlena Joyner, Jeremy Mitchell 3PM-Marshall U-Stor-It, 7437 John Marshall Hwy, Marshall, 540-364-0205: Muhammad Salahin Property Manager has the right to refuse sale to anyone at time of auction. Bring your own locks. Holding deposit required. List of units subject to change before sale. CVAA#001574.00543 T.P. O´Bannon, 1 3 0 2 5 Wa l n u t L a n e , C u l p e p e r #2907003826.

Legal Notices


BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR COUNTY OF CULPEPER Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for Culpeper County will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. Before a change is granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment. The TAXPAYER OR AGENT MUST PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT the property is not uniform with other similar properties or proves that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value. Appointments will be scheduled every 30 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call 540 727 3444, ext 285, from 8:30am-4:30pm. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held at the Giles Miller Building, 151 North Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia. (downstairs on the basement –Level 1). The dates and times are: Tuesdays and Thursdays Tuesdays 9am-3pm Thursday 10am-3p Beginning April 20, 2017, Thursday 10am-3pm Ending June 15, 2017, Thursday, 10am-3pm By order of the CULPEPER County Board of Equalization.

CDL-A Drivers APPLY ONLINE! You’ve noticed our shiny red trucks, right? Why not get noticed driving one?? CLI Transport is now hiring a Petroleum Transport Driver for our growing team in Manassas, VA.

WE PROVIDE: Top-tier Wages (starting rate $28.95/hour) • Paid Orientation Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans • 401 (K) & ESOP Generous Safety Bonus • Set Schedules • Local Driving Home Daily QUALIFICATIONS: 2 years T/T exp logging a minimum of 130,000 miles • Class A CDL Driver w/ Tank and Hazmat endorsements • No more than 1 moving violation in a CMV or personal vehicle in the past 36 months • No more than 1 chargeable accident in a CMV or personal vehicle in the past 36 months Please visit to search openings and to apply online For more information please contact 1-814-239-1575 CLI Transport is an EOE. The Sheetz name & trademark are used with permission of Sheetz, Inc.

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Culpeper Times • April 13-19, 2017


Employment Administrative Assistant / Sales Department

for Smith-Midland Corp, a premier precast concrete manufacturing firm located 4 miles east of the intersection of Rt. 17 and 28 in beautiful Fauquier Co, We prefer a detail oriented, efficient team player. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Sales & Marketing and supports the sales staff. Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability are essential. Microsoft Word and Excel required. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical/dental insurance, 401(k) with match, holidays and vacation, and tuition reimbursement. Qualified applicants may send resume and application including salary history to: P.O. Box 300; Midland, VA 22728 Phone: 540-439-3266

Write: Admin Assistant–Sales Dept (on subject line)

Email: ~ Equal Opportunity Employer ~


PT, 24-32 hrs/wk. Run errands, pick-up materials & misc help.



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

Fax resume to Culpeper Surgery Center: 540-829-8191 or email to 10MCasc@


Deli/ Clerk

PT. Must be reliable and able to work some wkends. Call


540-253-5440 for more info.





George G. Zeigler GZ Construction • Residential Carpentry •

Drywall Repairs Int. & Ext. Painting Minor Household Repairs Power Washing Gutter Cleaning VA Licensed

540.439.2055 Bonded

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Free Estimates • Installation & Repair • Residential & Commercial • New Homes or Remodel Work


540-351-0991 • Residential and Commercial Repair and Renovation


Tim Mullins

No Job Too Small! — Call for free estimate


I&L’s DJing Professional DJ Service

Ian Chini Owner & Operator

Ph: (540) 219-1724 F: (540) 825-0237

Advertise Here And Watch Your Business




T&J Ceramic Tile, Inc.


30 years & counting

GREAT WINTER PRICES AVAILABLE FOR INTERIOR WORK • Interior/Exterior • Drywall Repairs/Caulking • Powerwashing/Deck Staining • Faux Finishing • Barns, Silos and Minor Repairs

Lic. & Ins./Free Estimates | We now accept credit cards

703.470.5091 Ask for Vern

(540)439-0407 • Fax (540)439-8991

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Culpeper Times • April 13-19, 2017

Week of 4/17/17 - 4/23/17

puzzles The Weekly Crossword ACROSS 1 Home, informally 5 Drink like a dog 10 Barrel 14 Singing voice 15 Totally absurd 16 Frostbite treater 17 It's undeliverable 19 "That's ___" 20 White house? 21 Formidable, as a task 23 Deli bread 24 Word from the Beaver 26 "Peanuts" character 27 You can get on with it 31 Rise 34 Chip in chips 35 Lauper's "She ___" 36 No walk in the park 37 Snub-nosed dog 38 Aspersion 39 Kind of trip 40 Stop suckling 42 Without restraint 44 Group panic 47 Stamp purchase 48 Doze 49 Caught on 52 Finalists, perhaps 55 Package circumference 57 Soft rock? 58 Say "slippery slope", e.g. 60 Place for a roast 61 Pizzeria order 62 March date 63 Benefit 64 Studly sorts 65 Dried up DOWN 1 Rock bottom




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2 Melancholy 32 Epic 46 Bait the hook verse 33 Journey or 49 Sledding spot 3 Ready to be Encore 50 Sea creature tossed 37 Flavored 51 "___ Eyes" 4 Brouhaha lozenge (1969 hit) 5 Fabrication 38 Arabian, e.g. 52 Farm feed 6 Pollen holder 40 Sharpen 53 Wealthy one 7 Crown 41 Narrow margin 54 Kind of chance 8 Dead accurate 42 Big do 56 Pupil's place 9 Piece of the pie 43 Chain of hills 59 Royal flush card 10 Bring to the 45 Recoiled majors Answers to Last Week’s Crossword: 11 Able to be transferred A S P I C A L S O S L O W 12 Seat for several R E A C H L I O N L O B E 13 Eager O W N E R B A R E A T O P 18 Prepare to surf, M E T O P A R T A S S E T perhaps I N C H A R S E N I C 22 Encourage L I N O L E U M R A F 25 Put away H A R D C O R E M E R I N O 27 Retirement A L O E C E A S E I C O N spot? S T A R C H S T R I D E N T 28 Overcome with U L C E R A T E H O D T R E E E T E R N A L fear of 4/17/17 - 4/23/17 Week L A S E R O D E V A P I D 29 Essence A L M S A B O D E A U R A 30 Active L A M E T U N E R S T I R 31 Start of a P R O D E M E R Y T O G A break-in


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PHYLLIS ELSIE BELONGIA of Centreville, Va. passed away at home on March 30, 2017 with family nearby. Phyllis Hankwitz was born December 1921 in Brokaw, Wisc. She married Blair Belongia from Mountain, Wisc. in 1942. For the next 30 years Phyllis was a hardworking Air Force wife and devoted mother of six children. After many domestic and overseas assignments, including Oslo and Bangkok, the family settled in Virginia in 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband; eldest son, Neville Belongia; brothers Garvin Hankwitz & Donald Weber; and her parents George & Elsie (Wagner) Hankwitz. Phyllis is survived by her sister, Melita (Weber) Hall, her brother, William Weber, and her children: Tim Belongia, Renée Belongia, Ken Belongia, Alaine Belongia Donovan, and Petra Nowlakha. She was a wonderful, lively and loving grandmother to ten grandchildren: Laura Perry, Joe Belongia, Jason Belongia; Kimber ly Caldwell, Brian Belongia, Skyler Belongia, Kalika Nowlakha, Michael Donovan, Lilly Nowlakha, and Rachel Heacock. Her grandchildren blessed Phyllis with six great grandchildren. She will be privately interred in Mountain, Wisconsin this summer.


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Over 220 Vendors on One Floor! Virginia Living Magazine Winner for Antiques Malls in Central Virginia

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Al Smith Carter Al Smith Carter, 89, of Warrenton, Virginia, (formerly of Rectortown, VA) passed on April 2, 2017. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:00 am, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 33 S. Third St, Warrenton, Virginia, 20186. Online condolences can be given at www.







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Culpeper Times • April 13-19, 2017

THE WEEKEND PAPER Local News. Local Voices.

Find YOUR local weekly community paper at more than 300 locations throughout the region! CULPEPER 7-11 (Main St. near Shenandoah Garden Spot) All Smiles Dental Citgo 3 Star Food Store AJ’s Market Amberwood Animal Hospital Surgical Center Ande’s Store Atheneans Family Restaurant & Pizza Bailey’s Country Store Battleford Toyota Billy Fox, State Farm Agency BP (Across from CVS) Bonnie Reb Boots Brooks Chiropractic Clinic Bruster’s Ice Cream Cabrera’s Panderia & Bakery Century 21 Cintas Christina Mills D.D.S. Clancey Counseling, LLC Commonwealth Eye Chik-fil-A Chrysler of Culpeper Coin Laundry Commonwealth Medical Center Country Cookin’ Country Shoppes of Culpeper Country Farm Services CRI Culpeper County Library Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Culpeper Cosmetology Culpeper Family Practice Culpeper Farmer’s Co-Op Culpeper Museum Culpeper Senior Center Culpeper Thrift Shoppe Culpeper Health & Rehab Culpeper Post Office Culpeper Resource Center Culpeper UVA Hospital Culpeper Visitor Center Culpeper Town Police Department Culpeper Department of Human Services Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office CVS - Culpeper Dairy Queen Duke’s Store Dunkin’ Donuts

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REMAX/Crossroads Safeway Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ Soap Opera Laundry Spring Leaf Starbucks Summer Farm Bakery Surge The Loft The Ole Country Store Town of Culpeper Tropical Smoothie Cafe Uncle Elders BBQ & Family Restaurant UVA Pediatric Verizon Vinosity Virginia Orthopedic Center Weiss Markets (Culpeper Town Square) Weiss Markets (513 Madison Road) Westover Market Westside Grocery Wellspring Family Practice ORANGE COUNTY Stonewall Harley Davidson Piedmont Power Holiday Inn Express Budget Inn Silk Mill Grille Country Cookin WJMA 103.1 Orange County Tattoos Dogwood Village Outdoor Power Equipment Grymes School WARRENTON Fauquier Chamber Piedmont Publishing Warrenton Chamber Warrenton Police Department Fauquier Times Fauquier Hospital Bistro McClanahan’s Camera REMINGTON The Corner Deli in Remington Remington Barbershop Dollar Store MADISON The Mountaineer Cafe Yoders Country Market Eddins Ford Autumn Care Nursing & Rehab Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery Madison BP

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culpeper WAY OF THE CROSS: If atmospheric ambiance is any indicator, the bright, blue and sunny skies provided the perfect day for Culpeper’s inaugural spiritual and ecumenical ‘Way of the Cross’ event held Saturday. Commemorating the Stations of the Cross, more than 100 arrived to process from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to Culpeper Methodist Church stopping at other churches along the way. The procession was interspersed with readings and musical offerings. Main organizers were Pastor Kate Costa and Dr. Michael Watts.

WALKING FOR A CURE: April’s first Saturday had 10 teams walking in support of not only the Driggers family but to fund research on a cure for multiple sclerosis. Culpeper’s Walk MS started in the courtyard of Culpeper Baptist Church and continued down Davis Street. Their fundraising goal of $13,000 was surpassed by raising more than $14,000. Members of the Carefree Cruisers team along with Angie Miller, a regional representative of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, posed for a team photo following the walk.

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