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Twelve contestants representing Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School competed in the Third Annual Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant held at Culpeper High School Saturday evening. Juniors and seniors were judged on academics, talent, poise and community service commitment. The top three earn scholarship dollars provided by local businesses. Pictured (l-r) 2016 Miss Culpeper Morgan Brown, 2017 Miss Culpeper Aryana Henson, Runner Up Lily Fernandi, Miss Culpeper organizer and pageant emcee Jeff Walker and Second Runner Up Abigail Place. ➤ SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 32.

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A snapshot from the past


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In the early 1900's the area of 29 south and Birmingham Road was known as Clarkson. Mr. Elmo Kilby operated a blacksmith shop and wheelwright shop located at the current median strip that divides the north and southbound lanes of Route 29. Pictured are: Front (L to R), Marion Elmo Kilby(shoeing horse), his brother, Joseph Wood Kilby, and their father (with foot on log), Anselum Marion Kilby. Background (left) is minister, Rev. Grasty. The other man is unidentified. A look at Culpeper's past via photos from the Museum of Culpeper History's vault. The Museum has thousands of photos and we at the Culpeper Times are happy to share them with the community. Enjoy! Visit the museum on Facebook or at

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Museum of Culpeper History names new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Culpeper History (MCH) is pleased to announce Morgan Pierce as the Museum’s next executive director. He succeeds Lee LangstonHarrison who left to become Executive Director of the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum in January. Morgan had previously served as the chief curator of the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses since 2013 and was responsible for the collections, interpretation, and preservation Morgan Pierce of these 19th. century National Historic Landmark properties. The historic houses earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums signifying its adherence to established standards and best practices in the museum field. Though most recently of New Orleans, Morgan is a native of Clarke County, Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from James Madison University in Harrisonburg and a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management from George Mason University in Fairfax. Prior to his time in New Orleans Morgan served as the Curator of Collections and Registrar of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester for five years where he oversaw the collections and exhibitions department. Additionally Morgan has completed curatorial training programs with The Attingham Trust in England, The Victorian Society in America, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Morgan’s interest in Virginia history and decorative arts, as well as American military history, will greatly enhance the Museum’s collections and exhibition program. While adhering to the mission of the MCH his work will seek to enhance the position of the Museum among the local community, improve fundraising efforts for long-term success, and continue the excellent progress made to become “the best small community museum in


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Virginia.” “Morgan really impressed the Board during the selection process and we could not be more thrilled that he will be joining us as our next Executive Director,” said Diane Morris, President of the Board of Trustees for the Museum. Morgan will begin work at the MCH at the end of April and is excited to join the Culpeper community and experience the vibrancy of downtown. He and his family reside in Charlottesville. For more information about the MCH please visit www. or visit the Museum located at the historic Culpeper Train Depot Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. or Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Museum of Culpeper History, 113 S. Commerce St., Culpeper, VA 22701,(540) 829-1749. History buffs wanted Interested in history? If so, become a volunteer at the Museum of Culpeper History! We are searching for dedicated individuals who can donate a few hours as a front-line greeter/guide. Some weekend work required. Training provided. Make a difference in your own community and help visitors discover Culpeper. Call Gloria Cooper for information at 540-8291749

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Spring is a time when new life bursts forth just about everywhere. We are especially fortunate to live in an area of almost unequaled beauty at this time of year. We have flowering trees and bushes along with flowers and grasses and even weeds that bloom and enhance our environment. You all know that in addition to this Snapshot, I have two other picture publications that I call, Faces of Culpeper. This year I wanted to find a person to add to the flowers and be the face that represented spring in Culpeper. One day as I exited Merchant Tire I saw three women deep in conversation. One of them was Jessica Sealey and I decided she was the face I wanted. She was a good choice.. ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) closed Waterloo Bridge in January 2014 because of its deteriorating condition. Spanning Culpeper and Fauquier Counties discussions between the two counties and VDOT came to a standstill. Estimated repairs come in at around $4 million, a cost that could be shared or not. It’s on the list of “Virginia’s Most Endangered Historical Sites.” At the time of its closing, public sentiment was favorable for saving the wrought iron truss bridge first erected in 1878 and later renovated in the early 1900s. VDOT will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, May 17, at the Warrenton Community Center located at 430 East Shirley Avenue to discuss the future of the bridge that crosses the Rappahannock River connecting Culpeper and Fauquier Counties near Waterloo Road (Route 613).



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Aging Together celebrates Culpeper’s Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson Staff Report Aging Together Director Carol Simpson was delighted with Friday evening’s turnout at the Culpeper Country Club. “It was a fantastic event,” said Simpson of the 100 guests that arrived to pay tribute to five outstanding residents - one from each of the counties serviced by Aging Together. “What wonderful people and those who supported them were so enthusiastic.” Culpeper’s recipient Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson is no stranger to public speaking particularly when she can lend her voice in support of education and her advocacy children. She was the keynote speaker at the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet last November and again graced their annual women’s event - Women Lift Each Other Up - held Wednesday evening at the Daniel Technology Center. Her daughter Shani bubbled over with excitement introducing her mother as an inspiring and exuberant example in her life. Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson is a native of Culpeper and graduated from GW Carver Regional High School. Her career spanned 40 years as an administrator in

higher education before she retired in 2012. Dr. Hinton-Jackson served two terms as a gubernatorial appointee to the State Equal Employment Opportunity Council. In Culpeper, she has served on many community service projects with the Museum of Culpeper History and Culpeper Library, as President of the local NAACP branch, Women in Worship Ministries, and GW Carver Regional HS Alumni Association, the Trustee Board of Free Union Baptist Church, and as a gospel and jazz vocalist. Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson is listed in “Who’s Who Among African-Americans.” She has been a presenter, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at local, regional and national conferences on education, African-American history, leadership development, personal and spiritual growth and cultural diversity. She continues to serve as a mentor and coach to former students and young professionals. She is the mother of three and grandmother of eight. John McCarthy The Fauquier County honoree, John W. McCarthy, may be best known for his 28-year tenure as Rappahannock County Adminis-






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played a major role in shaping and strengthening the Rappahannock and Fauquier communities. McCarthy’s recent awards and appointments include: Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission Distinguished Regional Leadership Award; Good Citizenship Award from the Sons of the American Revolution; membership on the Fauquier County Mental ➤ See Aging Together, Page 5

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➤ Aging Together, from Page 4 Health Association Board, Rappahannock County Public Library Board of Trustees, the Rappahannock-Rapidan Eldercare Coalition, and the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority. Bev Atkins The 2017 honoree from Rappahannock County is Bev Atkins, who will tell you she’s done nothing out of the ordinary, but whose willingness to jump in and support local residents and organizations makes her one of the county’s real treasures. Bev recently retired after 33 years as Rappahannock’s Commissioner of Revenue, a position she viewed truly as a service to individuals in the community. When tax relief for the elderly was implemented, for instance, Bev didn’t just sit in her office and wait for people to come to her; she went out and visited older adults in their homes and helped them sign up. But Bev’s contribution to this community goes well beyond her professional work. It is hard to find a local organization that she has not been involved in, either as a board member, a fundraiser, or an organizer. The community groups she has supported range from Camp Fantastic, the Heart Association, the Cancer Society, the Red Cross,

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Awaken to new life ➤ Reformation Lutheran Church hosts ribbon cutting of new church Friday By Anita L. Sherman


Feel the light. When you walk into the new home of Reformation Lutheran Church now located at 601 Madison Road it’s like stepping inside a new car or freshly painted room. The space is open, airy and so light filled. Whether in the entryway, the sanctuary, the conference room, chapel or nursery, light floods in from the windows. If there are shadows, they are warm ones. He comes around the corner beaming his own aura, his steps have a spring to them and his walk seems a swagger. Pastor Brad Hales is giddy these days. Arriving some 12 years ago to accept a call in Culpeper, he has seen the congregation grow from 32 in a week to numbers soaring to several hundred. For this man of faith, it has little to do with him and more to do with the God he serves but it’s hard to deny his personal energy, enthusiasm and contagious personality. Hales recounts the early history of the church when in 1983 a small group of people wandered from homes to the old Holiday Inn finally settling in the old Clore Funeral Home on Main Street. Now, culminating a vision that started

three years ago, the congregation is in their own permanent structure. “The church can be renewed,” said Hales, “look what can happen when you focus on God’s’s a powerful story what Jesus can do.” While some might see it as a challenge to bring a building to life, Pastor Hales basks in his blessings. “The people are hungry for the word of God...Culpeper is a wonderful community that is open to many faiths...I love it here.” The congregation at Reformation Lutheran Church represents a range of ages from young families to seniors. The Place, a space for seniors to drop by for coffee, conversation and connecting, continues in the new location offering ample space for weekly gatherings of the prayer shawl, a group that gets together for knitting and crocheting and sewing quilts for nonprofits like SAFE. “Imagine, these were donated,” said Hales opening the door to their conference room with a long table and boardroom style chairs. “We enjoy having staff meetings here but it’s open for people to use.” A nursery is also used for preschool classes and has its own bathroom eliminating the need for treks in the hallways and adding to security. A chapel/library room affords more quiet space. Grooms and brides rooms are available for weddings. Accommodating upwards of 170 people, their fellowship hall has a full kitchen in the works. ➤ See Reformation, Page 7


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➤ Reformation, from Page 6 “I see future mission work here,” smiles Hales. “We’ll be able to do some serious cooking in here when it is finished.” As Pastor Hales proudly shows off the new rooms and added spaces for the congregation he settles in the sanctuary which truly is that. While it can seat up to 200, it is a reflective area. Pull down screens are available and the room is enhanced with a good audio/visual system. The altar is elegant in its simplicity and functionality. The ambiance welcoming. Pastor Hales gets up and turns off the main lights. The light around the cross remains casting a soft glow. “I find that so beautiful,” muses Hales, “the way the light hits the cross...looks like an angel.” It will be 23 years in June when Pastor Brad Hales celebrates his ministry. For him, the call came early. “I knew at a very young age that this is what I would be doing.”

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For him, he has found his best pastoral experience to be here in Culpeper. In addition to Pastor Hales, the church has a part-time secretary, part-time church administrator, part-time youth director and part-time musician. Growing pains are coming easy for Pastor Hales. “It’s a really beautiful and functional space,” said Hales, “so full of natural light.” “We’ve gone from roughly 8,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet,” said Hales, “and it is all testament to the power of Jesus Christ.” A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. followed by a formal dedication Sunday, May 7, at 10 a.m. For information about Reformation Lutheran Church, call Pastor Brad at 540825-1376 or email PastorHales@hotmail. com


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HOME & GARDEN If you find a fawn, leave it alone Contributed Report It's that time of year again when white-tailed deer fawns are showing up in yards and hayfields, and concerned citizens want to know how to help. In almost all cases, the best way to help is to simply give the fawn space and leave it alone. Concerned people sometimes pick up animals that they think are orphaned. Most such "orphans" that good-intentioned citizens "rescue" every spring should have been left alone. Most wild animals will not abandon their young, but they do leave them alone for long periods of time. Fawns, born from April through July, are purposely left alone by their mothers. Female deer, called does, stay away from the fawns to avoid leading predators such as dogs or coyotes to their location. The white-spotted coat camouflages a fawn as it lies motionless in vegetation. Young fawns are “hiders” and will not try to run away

when they are approached. Does will return several times each day to move and/or feed their young. You probably will not see the doe at all since she only stays to feed the fawn for just a few minutes before leaving it alone again. If less than 24 hours have passed since a fawn has been "rescued," the fawn should be taken back and released at the exact same location where it was found. If a wild animal has been injured or truly orphaned, do not take matters into your own hands. You may locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator by calling the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' (DGIF) toll-free wildlife conflict helpline at 1-855-571-9003, 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday or visit the DGIF website at: Raising a wild animal in captivity is illegal unless you have a DGIF wildlife rehabilitation permit. Each animal's nutritional, housing, and


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the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) for research, educational, or rehabilitation purposes only. These facilities, operated by people trained in deer husbandry, are inspected annually for humane care and compliance with state requirements for marking, record-keeping, and disease testing. Deer, like all wild animals, are potentially dangerous to humans when threatened or confined. They become aggressive as they mature; males may attack, especially during breeding season. Since 1988, at least 45 deer have attacked humans in the United States or Canada, resulting in 54 injuries and 10 deaths. Moving deer from one place to another or confining them within captive facilities increases the risk of transmitting diseases such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Bovine Tuberculosis (TB). VDGIF remains vigilant in its attempts to prevent further spread of CWD, which is currently found in Frederick County, Virginia, and adjacent areas of West Virginia. For more information, please visit the following website about keeping deer wild: http://www.dgif. Source: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries



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Dr. David A. Sam attended his final Scholarship Monte Carlo Night as president of Germanna Saturday night. He retires at the end of June. IN BRIEF

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The Germanna Community College Educational Foundation's 23rd annual Scholarship Monte Carlo Night set a fundraising record Saturday night at the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, raising $275,000 for scholarships for GCC students. The total smashed last year's record of $220,000. "When I tell presidents of other community colleges across the country how much this event raises, they go from disbelief to envy," Germanna President David A. Sam told a crowd of about 200. "The purpose of this event is to give students the resources they need to get an education," said Culpeper businessman and GCCEF Board member Joe Daniel, who has been the driving force behind the event. "The people who get this aid need it and it's last-dollar resources. This money truly is used to push these students over the top." Daniel told the crowd about Alisa Myers, who will graduate from the Germanna Scholars program on May 5 and has already been accepted to Shenandoah University's

pharmacology program. Myers has said she wants to come back to Culpeper to put the skills she gains to use helping the community. "She's just one of the many success stories," Daniel said. "You ought to go to a Germanna graduation," he added. "It's one of the most uplifting experiences you will ever have. You will have parents and children, children and grandparents, graduate together." This was the final Monte Carlo Night for Sam, as president of GCC. He will retire at the end of June after more than a decade of leadership. His successor will be Janet Gullickson, who had been president of Spokane (Wash.) Community College, but Sam said it won't be the last he and his wife Linda Zachmann Sam attend-that they plan to continue supporting GCC. "Our hearts will always be with Germanna," he said. "All of those of you who supported Germanna through the Great Recession, I thank you, and so do our students," Sam said. "I know you will continue to support Germanna in this event and others as Janet Gullickson-who is, I'm happy to say, our first female president--comes in." ➤ See Briefs, Page 11


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Culpeper Renaissance names executive director Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI)’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jessica Jenkins as Executive Director effective April 13. Jenkins comes from her former position of Program Manager of CRI. She brings more than a decade of experience with the Main Street Program, background in the nonprofit sector, and grant and project management. She has extensive knowledge in the National Main Street Center's successful Four Point Approach for downtown revitalization. “I am elated about the opportunity to continue working with this wonderful volunteer-led organization in this capacity,” states Jenkins. “2017 promises to be a year filled with community improvements projects, and partnership opportunities. I am eager to continue working with our incredible staff, volunteers, and partners who help us achieve our mission and goals. Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. plays a key role in improving our community and I look forward to continuing the good work this organization does for Culpeper.” “Jessica has earned this job the old fashioned way, it’s been a real pleasure to watch her work and grow into the Executive Director position, she grabs every challenge and digs for the solution that best benefits Culpeper and all that live and work here. Much of the growth and success that CRI has realized the last several years would not have come to fruition without the leadership of Mrs. Jenkins,” said CRI Board President Steve Miller.

Formed after the Women’s March on DC, Culpeper Persisters Huddle, is a local political action group. Timed to coincide with the Climate March in DC, they are holding a climate change event Saturday, April 29, at the Culpeper County Library located at 217 Southgate Shopping Center from 1-4 p.m. A diverse group of local, regional, and internationally-renowned experts will discuss climate change and the importance of science in directing public policy and industrial practice from a variety of vantage points. Speakers include a retired senior planner at the Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources who is now an independent water resources planner. Also, a retired Piedmont Environmental Council Senior Energy Policy Analyst. With the proposed third nuclear reactor on the horizon for Lake Anna, the benefits of thorium over uranium fueled reactors will be discussed. Resources promoting direct action, including information about regional commuter systems (RappahannockRapidan Regional Commission), and a book club exploring titles relevant to the impact of climate change on wildlife will be available as well as hardwood seedlings complements of the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District and Friends of the Rappahannock. Contact

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Wellspring Health Services opens state-of-the-art facility in Culpeper ➤ Community invited to Open House May 7 By Anita L. Sherman


Wellspring Family Practice opened its doors at 633 Sunset Lane in October of 2016. At the helm is Dr. Khalid Athar who serves as head of the anesthesiology department at the Culpeper Surgery Center as well as Medical Director. Wellspring Health Services is a private venture for him. Dr. Athar believes that his blend of cutting edge technology and patient satisfaction will keep patients local. “We find that Moms make most of the decisions when it comes to health care. If they leave the county, chances are their children are leaving with them. If they get a referral, they are leaving again.” “We’d like to offer a reason to stay in Culpeper,” emphasized Athar during an interview last year for their medical needs. Athar is all about educating his patients as well taking care of them. It’s all state of the art when it

comes to modern medicine but it’s also about patient care with an emphasis on prevention. Last year, Dr. Athar spoke of plans to open an urgent care facility in addition to the clinic and that plan has now come to fruition. Located at 15237 Creativity Drive in the building that once housed Capital One Bank near Panera’s and Chick-A-Fila, local and regional residents are invited to attend their Community Open House on Sunday, May 7, from 2-5 p.m. Tours of the new facility and light refreshments will be provided. The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting the following day on Monday, May 8, from 8 - 9 a.m. Tours and light refreshments are included. Providing health services to patients of all ages, Wellspring Health Services will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, including holidays and weekends. Services include: l Family practice l Urgent care services for walkins l Occupational medicine l Medically managed weight loss l Remote monitoring for chronic care management l Consultative care for sleep disorders


The staff at Wellness Health Services looks forward to serving patients at their new facility opening in May. Telemedicine services will be offered soon. On-site lab, x-ray, and testing equipment make diagnoses in real time at one location possible. An ATM-style point-of-care medication dispensing system can replace a trip to the pharmacy. All types of insurance are accepted. Future plans are to combine the two offices under one roof at 15237 Creativity Drive. Dr. Athar looks to improve health care offerings in the area. “We want to raise the bar on what people can expect from their healthcare provider,” said Athar.

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GIVE LOCAL PIEDMONT • This online giving day event raises monies for local nonprofits May 2.

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who is a Child Protective Services supervisor with the Culpeper County Department of Human Services. All welcome to attend. Light refreshments. Contact Lt. Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526.


FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “My Man Godfrey” (Universal, 1936). Carole Lombard sparkles as a dizzy but good-hearted heiress in Gregory La Cava's comedic take and sometimes caustic commentary on the Great Depression. white film. 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.

& 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@

YOUTH TRIP • The Culpeper Branch NAACP is hosting a free youth bus trip for high school students to the National Museum of African American History & Culture June 5. Fifty seats are available, so space is limited, sign up now. Call Sanford Reaves at 540-222-7607 to reserve your seat. A Youth Department Information meeting will be held May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock Electric meeting room on Lover's Lane. 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.

Cheers! Bald Top Brewing Co. from Madison County will debut at Gnarly Hops April 29.

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.


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

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH • Combined Neighborhood Watch Group meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Held at the Culpeper Police Department, Community Room located at 740 Old Brandy Road. April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Guest speaker is Ruth Lamb,



the Chamber of Commerce in a ribbon cutting and reception for Reformation Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. New location at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper. Contact the church at 825-1376.

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by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. this annual event draws hundreds to the Spencer Street Parking Lot in downtown Culpeper from noon - 5 p.m. Live music. Local artists. Food. More than 70 Craft Beers. Tickets are $25 in advance, $65 VIP includes entry/ tastings. Tickets at Culpeper Cheese Company, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations, Vinosity. Phone 540-825-4416 or visit www.


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.


• 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 Burnt Orange playing at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. No cover. 540-825-1037

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Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension” (20th Century-Fox, 1984). Peter Weller stars as the multi-talented Buckaroo Banzai – a neurosurgeon, nuclear scientist, and rock 'n' roller, who is called upon save the world from a hostile extraterrestrial invasion. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.

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CULPEPER FARMERS MARKET • Opening the season

from 7:30 a.m.- noon nestled at the end of Davis Street near The Depot in downtown Culpeper. Buy Fresh, Buy Local with offerings from dozens of local farmers/ vendors. Runs through Nov. 18. Contact 540-825-4416 or visit www.


"Peter Pan Musical Volunteer Day" at Verdun. Windmore hosts a "Let's Volunteer Day" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to prepare for the Windmore Peter Pan Musical that will be taking place in June at Verdun. Volunteers are needed to move set pieces, organize props, sort costumes, etc. Sign up in advance is required. For more information: call 540-547-4333.


gift fanciers and those with a sweet tooth will find everything they could possibly desire at the People for Pets Foundation’s 9th Annual Bake, Gift & Upscale Rummage from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Road in Jeffersonton. Donations needed. Call 540 229-5594 or check

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QUILTING • Join others who

enjoy quilting at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper. All welcome. Quilts are given to SAFE and other local organizations. Contact Diane Vanderhoof at 540604-0068.

PLAY • Windmore Foundation for the Arts Stageworks presents ‘Salt and Pepper’ directed by Culpeper resident Ms. Johncie Carlson which explores the oft bittersweet encounters of seniors. Starts at 6:45 p.m. at Narmada Winery located at 43 Narmada Lane in Amissville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Wine and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 per person. Available online at www. Limited seating. Contact 540-547-4333. CLIMATE CHANGE EVENT

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your afternoon and evening at the Davis Street Pier. Half Full performs at 3 p.m. with Teddy at 10 p.m. 302 E. Davis Street in Culpeper. 540-317-5702.

TEAM JORDAN • Quarterly

Meeting for Team Jordan will be held at The Culpeper Police Department Community Room at 10 a.m. Nancy Lagasse will be the Guest Speaker. Public welcome to attend. Coffee, juice and Knakals provided. Come out and bring a friend to help support efforts to bring about awareness to suicide and support Local Prevention Programs. Contact Chairman Chris Jenkins at 718-3030.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Peter Pan” (Universal, 2003). Film critic Roger Ebert praised the American-BritishAustralian production writing: “[Hogan] stays closer to the J.M. Barrie book and also closer to the book's buried themes, which are sidestepped by most versions of ‘Peter Pan.’ 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. LIVE MUSIC • Enjoy dinner or a drink to David Gilmore at Grass Rootes, 195 E. Davis Street, 540764-4229. No cover.

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What’s Happening 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.

LECTURE SERIES • John It’s an upscale rummage sale that helps animals April 29.


FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Timecrimes” (Magnolia Pictures, 2007 R-rated). Everyman Héctor (Karra Elejalde) is tricked by a scientist into entering a large mechanical device that turns out to be an experimental time machine, setting in motion a horrifying chain of events when he inadvertently runs into himself. Spanish with subtitles. 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 202-7079994.


CHURCH • Mountain View

Community Church's Sermon topic is "Growing Great Families - The Incredibles.” 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.mountainviewcc. net. 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


Teen’s Perspective: I Like You But I Love Me More with Hailey Jackson from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Part of series focused on hope for mind, body and spirit. Held in the courtyard at Culpeper Baptist Church. Free. All welcome. Contact 540-825-8192 or visit www.

Grady will discuss “Matthew Fontaine Maury" as part of the 2017 Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Lecture series at 2 p.m. Maury was the head of Confederate coastal defense. Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station. Free; donations to the BSF welcome. www.

MUSIC • Windmore’s

Crossroads Youth Orchestra will present a concert “A Night Out at the Movies - Pop and Movie Music from Blockbusters to Classics!” including a tribute to Robert M. Buettgens who passed away in January at 4:30 p.m. at Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 S. West Street. $10/adults, $5/under 12. Tickets in advance at www.windmorefoundation. org Under direction of Samuel Runolfson and Dawn Fletcher. Contact 540-547-4333.


PRAYER SHAWL • Learn to knit or crochet. Held at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper each Monday from 10-12 a.m. All welcome. Contact Diane Vanderhoof at 540-604-0068. MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS • Let’s Get

Moving! ZUMBA with Jamie Clancey from 6-6:45 p.m. Part of series focused on hope for mind, body and spirit. Call to register. Held in the Worship Center at Culpeper Baptist Church. Free. All welcome. Contact 540-825-8192 or visit www.

VIETNAM VETERANS • Vietnam Veterans of America Piedmont Area Chapter 752 will hold their monthly meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church starting at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Veterans and visitors welcome to attend. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N.

Commerce Street. Contact Sam or Linda Thompson at 540-825-5672.

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@



Sponsored by Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, this is a one day online giving event to inspire folks to give generously to nonprofit organizations. Go to www., click on your favorite and donate from $10 on up. In the past thousands have been raised to help local groups continue their good work in the community.

ST. STEPHEN’S MEN’S GROUP • The Brotherhood of

St. Andrew offers men and boys the Discipline of Prayer, Study and Service, to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom. Newcomers are welcome to join us for breakfast each Tuesday at 7 a.m. Contact 540-825-8786 Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street Visit www.


COIN COLLECTING • Culpeper Coin Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Luigi’s. Meetings are open for all adults who share an interest in collecting coins or currency. Door prize awarded each meeting. Membership is $12 a year, prorated based on the month joined.. Luigi’s is located at 235 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper. Anyone interested may contact Gregg Coburn ( for more information. PRAYER GROUP • Centering Prayer Group at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Join us for an hour of reflection and prayer, each Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by Healing and Holy Communion


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@ service at noon. Contact 540-8258786. Located at 115 N. East Street.

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@



Cocoon Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly providing encouragement to new and experienced breastfeeding moms. Led by Pink Cocoons International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Cindy Curtis RN-C, IBCLC, CCE, CD - Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to attend. Meets the First Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Providence Bible Church at Providence Bible Church at 17211 Greens Free. Email for more information

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “For Your Consideration” (Warner Independent, 2006). The camera follows a trio of actors during production of "Home for Purim,” a low-budget drama set in the mid1940s American South, as rumors circulate that their performances are generating Oscar buzz in the entertainment industry. 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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WARRENTON MAY DAY • Fun for the whole family from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Held in Old Town Warrenton. Artists, performers, restaurant specials, live music. Visit For info, call 540-349-5088.


HORSES AND HATS • Virginia Gold Cup held at Great Meadows in The Plains. Tailgating, hat contests, terrier races, and more. Place your bets on your favorite. Steeplechase racing at its best. Visit or phone 540347-2612 for ticket information/rail passes.



Chapter 1549 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold a business luncheon meeting at the Inn at Vint Hill, 4200 Aiken Drive, Vint Hill. Guest speakers will be from Paws for Seniors bringing people and senior pets together. Meeting starts at 11:30. Lunch $13. Call (540) 341 4320 for reservations.

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ART SHOW • 70th Annual Piedmont Regional Art Show features dozens of area artists in this long standing showcase of the arts. Opening gala is 6 p.m. May 19. Show and sale runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Held at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains at 6507 Main Street. For more information and/or to submit your artwork contact 540253-5177, Ext. 104 or artshow@

Little Washington Theatre presents Celtic ensemble Ocean Quartet April 29.


Relay for Life Rappahannock County. Sponsored by Melvin’s Crusaders. Held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Red Oak Mountain Road, Woodville. Baked goods, crafts, lunch starting at 11:30. Fried chicken wings or Pork BBQ platter with two sides and water. Donation: $10.00 each. Eat in or carry out. Proceeds benefit Rappahannock Relay. Contact Team Captain Ellen Timbers at 540-9878402.

PLANT SALE • Rappahannock Plant Sale at Waterpenny Farm (3 Waterpenny Lane, Sperryville), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your spring gardening right with high quality, locally grown plants from area nurseries. A wide variety of garden starts, herbs, native plants, perennials, and annuals will be for sale. This year, Rappahannock

Nature Camp will have a table, along with the Old Rag Master Naturalists. Listen to live music by the Mudlarks! Enjoy breakfast, snack or lunch featuring local ingredients, prepared by Before and After Cafe.

CONCERT • Little Washington Theatre presents Celebrating Beltane (May Day) with Ocean Quartet, a fiery Washington DC Celtic ensemble performing ‘Songs of Spring.’ The ancient Irish festival of Beltane signaled the end of winter and beginning of summer. Starts at 8 p.m. $25/adults, $10/18 and under. 291 Gay Street. Email: info@littlewashingtontheatre. com Phone 540-675-1253

information please contact Barbara (540) 972-4651 or wisecruiser@ 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. 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




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

COLOR RUN • Fifth Annual In Memory of Andrew Windland 5K race. Held at Hoover Ridge Park located at 158 Primary School Drive in Madison. Entry ranges from $10-25. Starts at 8 a.m. Registration open at 7:15 a.m. Visit www.

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A positive approach to caring for someone with memory loss Caring for someone with memory loss can present a variety of challenges. Challenges are experienced by the person living with memory loss and by the caregiver. Stress, fatigue, anxiety, frustration and depression are just a few challenges that may arise when caring for someone with memory loss. A common type of memory loss is dementia. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. However, more and more people are being diagnosed with this disease earlier and earlier in life. With an increase in dementia diagnosis, communities are eager for information on how to cope with the challenges associated with one of the disease’s symptoms, memory loss. Independence is fostered from an early development age. As children, parents teach their children to be independent and to complete tasks on their own such as walking, talking, dressing, bathing and eating. The ability to execute these tasks from start to finish is through growth and development of the brain. The brain promotes short term and long term memory along with a variety of other functions such as language and rhythm. Dementia can


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be referred to as “brain shrinkage.” As dementia progresses, the brain shrinks causing individuals to experience memory loss, loss of language and abilities to complete simple day to day tasks. Memory loss leads to decreased abilities to communicate. People living with memory loss need care partners to be able to anticipate what they want, need and think. This can be challenging as the old saying goes “we aren’t mind readers.” When dealing with memory loss, it is important that the care partner learn to pick up on what the person shows you, how they sound and their physical reactions. Learning better observational skills will help caregivers to recognize and intervene when changes in behavior happen. Approach, cueing and the ability to connect with individuals living with memory loss will play a major role in creating a positive approach for everyone involved. Notice the partner in care piece. All too often when providing care to someone, it comes natural ‘to do to’ instead of ‘to do with.’ It is important to think of caregiving as a partnership and relationship. Relationships and partnerships foster trust. It is also important to understand how humans take in and process data. The human brain takes in data five ways. Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. When interacting with someone with memory loss, it is important to make a visual and verbal connection before touching.

Touching before making the visual verbal connection can lead to a negative reaction. This negative reaction can be caused by igniting the individuals fight or flight reaction. If you’re interested in learning more tips on positive approaches, join local experts to develop the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals experiencing memory loss. An all-day conference will be held Tuesday, May 9, at Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. Speakers include Dr. Roddy Kibler, licensed mental health professional and known for his innovative approaches to dementia care; Diana Bright, certified dementia practitioner and recent graduate of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care training. Registration for the workshop is $25 which includes breakfast and lunch. Vendors will be displaying materials and resources. CEUs are available through Germanna’s Workforce Center. More information and online registration can be accessed via http:// or by calling Kathi Walker, 540-825-3100 x. 3416. Family and professional caregivers are welcome. Diana Bright,MS,LNHA is Virginia Director of Operations at Raydian Properties, Empowering Joyful Elder Living. You can reach her at 551-500-7240 or via email at


Help support the Battleship Texas Foundation Editor's note: Howard Mills, a World War II veteran from Culpeper served on the Battleship Texas. He has asked that we share this letter and information about the foundation and hope you will donate to remember those who served in World War II. Today when a young man turns 18, his birthday is usually one of joy and celebration with family and friends. When Howard Money Mill turned 18 in June of 1943, he was drafted into the service and appointed to the Navy. In August, he was given 14 weeks of basic training and then sailed from Pier 51 in NYC aboard the USS Texas. Like many of his shipmates, he was just a teenager full of excitement and fear going into the unknown perils of war. The USS Texas would be Howard's home for the next three years. He was assigned to the deck division on the starboard side of the ship. There were no bunk beds available at the time

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so Howard slept in a hammock for three months. His letters to family were censored. We can only imagine the challenges of living and working with about 3,300 other young fellows under the age of 21. Howard's 19th birthday, June 6, 1944 D-Day, began in the heat of the battle. The USS Texas moved constantly, shelling bunkers on the beach and was then asked to take out a church steeple where Germans were sniping troops on the beach. The ship's gun range came up short, so the captain flooded the bow to raise the aft guns out of the water ... mission accomplished! Afterward the Texas and her men

stayed in Normandy for 52 difficult days, continuing to fight while picking up wounded rangers and German prisoners of war. This is just one part of the history of the USS Texas and sailors like Howard. They would go to the Pacific Theatre to take on another enemy in Okinawa. It was a long, hard three years for Howard and his shipmates. Help us honor their service and preserve the history of the Battleship Texas with your contribution today. Thank you. Bruce Bramlett Executive Director Battleship Texas Foundation

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Culpeper County Sheriff ’s Office Youth Sports Camps Registration is now open for the 2017 CCSO Youth Sports Camps. The Culpeper County Sheriff ’s Office summer sports camps are designed to bring the community and law enforcement officers together to instruct children and teenagers in the community In 2012, the Sheriff ’s Office offered a football camp and a baseball camp at no cost to participants. In 2013 - 2016 and 2017 they are offering a football camp, soccer camp, baseball/ softball camp and new for 2017, a cheerleading camp, again at no cost. 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. For more information and registration, visit http://www.

Shenandoah Springs Summer Camps Doug Farmer’s Shenandoah Springs Summer Camps are now entering their 37th year with a consistent theme, “Truth...4...U-TH” taken from John 8:32, “When you know the truth, the truth will set you free.” “In an era drowning in deceit and lies it is imperative that we mentor our children and youth to have discerning spirits that help them know the Truth,” says Farmer of their camps designed to blend inspiration with recreation. June 25-30: Teen Adventure/Jr. Camp Six days of inspiration/recreation with a Biblical and character building perspective July 2-5: Family Vacation Camp Make reservations for a family room by June 25. Fees negotiated by number in family (donations) Three nights/four days experience


Campers test their skills in a variety of challenge courses at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville. the power of camp July 10-14: One parent with one camper choose one day ‘Making a day to remember.’ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (donation only)

Register by July 1 Each exciting day offers balanced meals, worship and Bible study, ➤ See Camps, Page 21

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Art Is In VBS Maker Space Factory Celebrating Cultural Diversity: The Parade

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SUMMER CAMPS ➤ Camps, from Page 20 fun and upbeat songs, swimming, fishing, field games, fundamentals in your favorite sport, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, campfires, ropes and zipline, mature and caring staff. Day Campers may also register for any of above weeks. Call for reservations at 540-923-4300. Visit

Verdun Adventure Bound Summer Camps Verdun Adventure Bound is proud to offer new and exciting 2017 offcampus and on-campus summer camps. Located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. Registration is open. Verdun Adventure Bound (VAB) summer camp offers a variety of programs for rising 5th to 12th graders. For the younger campers, we offer the Young Explorers Camp for rising 3rd to 4th graders. Daily Camp hours are 8 to 4 p.m. There is an early drop-off between 7:45 and 8 a.m. for no additional fee. Any camper dropped off earlier than 7:45 a.m. will be charged. We do

offer an after camp care program for an additional fee. While on the VAB campus, each summer camp day includes two daily camp activities. As the camp morning begins and the camp afternoon comes to an end, all campers sit and learn from “Doc Talks” by Dr. David Snyder. Each day builds on the “ME to the WE to the ONE” concept. The campers also enjoy water activities in our pool and/or pond. VAB’s primary focal points of its programs include the exploration of self, group dynamics and community service. Our curriculum reflects a wide range of life skills and subjects designed to broaden the outlook and education of our youth and adults. At Verdun Adventure Bound, the outdoors is our classroom. All exercises emphasize safety first and contain educational components that help create a strong sense of environmental conservation and stewardship. Offering several camps, here are a few descriptions. Challenge Camp VAB’s Challenge Camp is an exciting way for campers to

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

experience the thrill of testing their own abilities while developing their team for the week. Campers play games and face the low and high rope elements, including one of the longest zip-lines in Virginia. Swimming in the pool or pond every day is a must for all on those hot summer days. Survival Camp Survivors will learn practical and useful skills, including basic fire starting, finding and storing

potable water, shelter building, orientating, hiking and basic first aid (no certification). Campers will spend the week learning and being mindful of the environmental friendly, “Leave No Trace” philosophy. This Camp includes a Thursday overnight campout on campus with a Staged Emergency Scenario. Aquatics will be included each day. Visit www.verdunadventurebound. org/camps or contact the office for questions at 540-937-4920.

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

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

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

FRESTA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S 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.

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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

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Don’t miss out on this chance to send your kids to Camp Happyland for FREE with the Salvation Army Located in southeast Culpeper County, the Salvation Army owns two ponds, a river, pool, nature center, climbing wall, sports fields, and cabins and activity buildings with utilities; all stretched out on 635 acres of beautiful woodland. 75 employees worked together to serve 892 children last year.

Overnight-stay camps last for one week each, from July 3 through August 5. We will provide transportation to camp on Monday and back on Saturday. These unique camps offer a broad range of options, such as sports, leadership, wilderness camping, and badge work similar to Boy Scouts. The age range of each camp is different, but depending on the camp, we invite children starting at age 6 up to teenagers at age 17.

Call 540-317-5873 for Rachel Martin at The Salvation Army of Culpeper to sign up your kids!


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members in the news AGING TOGETHER, a partnership of senior-serving organizations, welcomes Ginny Biggs, County Resource Specialist. Ginny comes to us from Northern Virginia and has a wealth of experience in volunteer and events management. pranapiloga is pleased to announce they have settled into their new space 767 Madison Rd, Suite 116, Culpeper Office Park. We have a massage therapist, Becki Curtis and in April, they began several outdoor yoga land and water classes, including once-amonth free yoga classes at the E.B. Wood Community Park, also known as the “pocket park” in downtown Culpeper. Happy spring! ELIZABETH BAILEY, PORTRAIT ART BY ELIZABETH received her Fellow of Photography (FP) degree with the VA Pro Photographers Association in mid Feb. This is the next designation after Assoc Fellow of Photography. Congratulations! ROSSON & TROILO is happy to announce Caitie, Peppe & Tony Troilo have completed and are now certified by Hertz Rental to become local Rental Agents for Hertz. Congratulations to EUROCOMPOSITES®CORPORATION! They were awarded the Best

DOGWOOD VILLAGE would like to recognize students from Grymes Memorial School for their contributions to the facility. For more than 20 years there has been a partnership between Dogwood Village and Grymes School; whereby, students have connected with our residents developing special relationships. These friendships often extend to visits with the students and their family members. Typically second and third grade students are transported to the facility monthly to work on art projects, entertain and share seasonal songs with the adopt a grand- friend program. This volunteer effort is greatly appreciated by residents, family members and Dogwood Village staff. Pictured is resident Sarah Crigler with Samantha Goff. Place to Work by The Culpeper Times 2017 Best of the Best! EUROCOMPOSITES® would also like to welcome new COO/President, Andy Johnson. At a recent meeting in New York with the new general manager of Neuhaus USA, THE FRENCHMAN’S CORNER learned that they were again the # 1 independent retailer for Neuhaus in 2016. Neuhaus recognized the Frenchman’s Corner for using passion and white glove

service for its mantra and for its strong dedication to the Neuhaus brand. The meeting is ushering a path for a deepening partnership and cooperation between the venerable 160-year-old chocolatier and its largest American dealer. The Frenchman’s Corner and its affiliates, are in Virginia and Alabama and the flagship store located in the historic downtown Culpeper. THE MUSEUM OF CULPEPER HISTORY recently announced


Amy Frazier Tasting Room Manager and Events Coordinator, Narmada Winery

Meet Amy Frazier! At Narmada winery, Amy is key in keeping the Tasting Room friendly and welcoming for Narmada's guests. She helps create and implement the winery's year-round calendar of special events, music and art exhibits. She is the main point of contact for brides who seek a romantic winery wedding. Amy helps guests plan private parties, staffs Narmada's booth at numerous wine festivals, and represents the winery at local chambers of commerce and other civic organizations. She is also in charge of Narmada's wholesale program, selling the wines to restaurants, B&B's, and wine shops in VA-MD-DC area. Most recently she has introduced Narmada wines into Total Wine and Wegmans stores in Virginia. She obviously stays very busy at the winery but still manages to find time to serve as a Relay For Life Team Captain and is involved with the GMU Alumni Association and Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. Amy’s favorite thing about her job is working with people. That sounds like the perfect invitation for anyone to stop by Narmada Winery and visit with Amy. Contact Amy regarding special events, tastings, and products at Narmada Winery at 540-937-8215 or

Morgan Pierce as its new executive director effective April 24th. Among many activities Morgan will look to further the Museum’s position in the community while increasing its membership opportunities and fundraising efforts, and improving its exhibits and collections in the wonderfully renovated historic Depot. He is a Clarke County native who attended James Madison University and George Mason University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees and has worked for museums and art galleries for the past thirteen years.

welcome new members Friends of Delegate Nicholas J. Freitas Joel Hensley-Legislative Assistant Christian Heiens-Legislative Assistant P.O. Box 693 Culpeper, VA 22701 540.222.7706 Government Jamie Clancey Culpeper, VA 22701 Individual Member Piedmont Media LLC Patty Engle 139 Culpeper Street Warrenton, VA20186 540.347.4222 Newspaper Chris Williams Culpeper, VA 22701 571.275.8785 Individual Member Woodmen Life Matt Lambert-Sales Representative 9293 Ceder Hollow Road Unionville, VA 22567 520.603.0047 Non-Profit Pathways, Inc. Margie Benitez-Director Culpeper, VA 22701 540.422.0907 Non-Profit


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CULPEPERFEST Where: Eastern View High School When: June 9, 3-7 p.m. The area's largest business expo will connect residents with more than 125 local businesses.











1 REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH Where: 601 Madison Road When: April 28, 2 p.m. Tour their new place of worship and enjoy light refreshments and fellowship.



CulpeperFest Sponsors to date: Grand champion


Mark your calendar for CulpeperFest 2017, the area’s largest business expo being held on Friday, June 9 from 3-7pm at Eastern View High School*. This one-of-a kind event connects over 125 local businesses to more than 2,300 community members. CulpeperFest, now in its 36th year, continues to be the Chamber’s premier event, connecting local business to the community. With our Grand Champion Sponsor, Culpeper County Economic Development “Be a Culpeper Local” Campaign this event truly embodies what we set out to accomplish each year; the positive economic impact to our community when we keep our dollars local. CulpeperFest gives you the opportunity to learn more about what we have available right here in our community. New this Year Health & Wellness Pavilion This year we will have an entire section dedicated to our businesses that focus on your health and well-being each and every day! l Free Health Screenings l Free Demonstrations l Give-a-ways Focus on Major Industry Major Industry is growing and thriving in our community. Come out and learn more about what they really do and the impact they have locally. You may even learn about employment opportunities. For more information go to or follow the event at

Patron Cintas Culpeper Media Network Nicholas, Jones & Co., PLC Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Union Bank & Trust UVA Community Credit Union Contributor Able Heating and Air, Inc. Blossman Propane Gas & Appliance Clore-English Funeral Home

Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Culpeper Car Wash Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC Environmental Services System, LTD. Eppard Orthodontics Euro Composites Corporation Precision Machine Works, Inc. State Farm Insurance, John Willett LUTCF, LTCP Ole Country Store

Virginia Community Bank Xpress Copy & Graphics, Inc. Fan 3 Dimensional Creations BB&T Bingham & Taylor Embrace Home Loans, Inc. Fisher Auto Parts Koons Automotive, Inc. Oak View National Bank Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC

Exhibitors to date:

3 Dimensional Creations Able Heating and Air, Inc. Appleton Campbell, Inc. BB&T Bingham & Taylor Blossman Propane Gas & Appliance Brandy Station & Cedar Mountain State Park Alliance Cedar Mountain Stone Corporation Cintas Clore-English Funeral Home Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Culpeper Car Wash Culpeper County Library Culpeper County Republican Committee Culpeper Kids Dentistry Culpeper Media Network Culpeper Soccer Association Culpeper Star-Exponent Culpeper Volunteer Fire Dept, Inc. Culpeper Window and Siding

Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC Dogwood Village of Orange County Fit For Life International, LLC Girls on the Run Piedmont Hearing Healthcare of Virginia Kid Central -Culpeper Department of Human Services Partnership With Native Americans Puffenbarger Insurance & Financial Services Inc. Rappahannock Media and Culpeper Times Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Remodel USA Small Business Development Center at Culpeper Food Vendors: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar Country Cafe & Catering, LLC Dominos Pizza - Culpeper Shawn's Smokehouse Barbecue & Catering Company Uncle Elder's BBQ


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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017

LET’S EAT! Also serving the original “Culpeper Cattle Company BBQ”

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

Color me a cheesemonger


Do you remember the first time that you opened a new box of 24 crayons as a kid? Does the thought of it now bring back some happy emotions? For me, opening a box of crayons still has that moment of amazement. I am suspecting that it’s the wonder of seeing a veritable field of plenty and possibility that captivates the imagination. To look at the box you could judge, as they say, “by the cover” and quickly pass the crayons by. Yes, the signature crayon cardboard box is a bright and contrasted colorful standout on a shelf, but ultimately uninteresting - about the equivalent interest of an empty shoebox. Then there’s the weight of the box. The weight of the box is a “tell” of sorts that (to me) creates mixed signals in your senses. Why is this box so heavy (dense) as compared to the lighter outside appearance? It’s not until you lift the lid that the magic begins and the weight of possibility starts to unfold. Where to begin? If the aroma of clean wax that’s been sealed up waiting for you does not touch your nostrils first, then it’s the burst of colors. More still are the visual draw of the perfect height alignment of crayons in staggered rows. Or the clean, die-cut scallop edge of cardboard that revealing the crayons matching paper wrappers and, on occasion, the names to go with them. To me, there’s a lot going on there. Honestly, receiving cheese is much the same. Each new cheese arrival has a sense of anticipation about it. How will this compare to the last one? Is this wheel more or less ripe? Oh – look at these cheese stickers, they are way cool! And the aromas -opening up boxes of cheese is among the best in the world. Then again, I have been called a “Cheese Liberal.” Checking in each cheese is a bevy of pleasurable sensations that never gets old. While these sensations don’t get old, you do (if you are a cheese liberal) want more. I have long listened (wistfully) to the challenges of large cheese shops that order cheeses by the

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palette (50+ wheels) everyday. Now, I have been to cheese cellars and cheese caves, but not been on the receiving end of that much cheese at once. I am imagining the sensation of opening that much cheese being like, I don’t know, maybe a kid finding and opening a single box of 500 crayons at the same time. Along the same lines, I was recently asked to imagine what three tractor-trailers filled with 16,000+ pounds of cheese might be like. Um, yes – I’m in. To make it more interesting, distribute that volume out over 1,200 to 1,400 varieties of cheese. Can you imagine that? For some (perhaps crazy) reason I think that I can. In fact, exactly that much cheese at one place and time comes together for the American Cheese Society’s annual judging and conference. The coolest part of this year’s conference, in my mind anyway, is that I was asked to serve as Cheese Sale Lead. What’s that you ask? Like the kid getting a box of 500 crayons. I will be the lead Cheesemonger for the cheese sale and get to “play” with 10,000 pounds of cheese. I am getting giddy with excitement. Jeffery Mitchell is the owner of the Culpeper Cheese company. He is also a freelance contributor with the Culpeper Times. You may reach him at or 540.827.4757.

All day, everyday

l Mon-Fri 11-3 l Lunch buffett l 3 Entree’s daily l Salad and desert

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

l Homemade soup and hot vegetables

791 Madison Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 825-1037

Madison 540-948-6505

Fredericksburg 540-656-2101

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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017

Featured Restaurant of the Week


The Bonanno’s Madison Inn Restaurant Homemade Italian Specials by Chef Tony Happy Hour daily from 3-6 p.m. 217 N. Main Street, Madison, VA Call for Reservations (540) 948.5095

Thursdays are now 1/2 half select appetizers with door prices, drink and food specials!





$5.00 Build Your Burger $10.00 Specialty Burger

$3.00 Mahi or Chicken Tacos

Whatever Weekly Special You Like!

Half-off select appetizers

309 S. Main Street Culpeper, VA PHOTO BY IAN CHINI

PRIME TIME AT PEPPERS. Take two born and raised Culpeper guys, put them together, add some country cookin and charm and you’ve got Peppers Grill. Celebrating a 10-year anniversary this November, James Atkins and Eddie Jenkins have created a winning formula when it comes to bringing a smile to the faces of their customers. Known for their succulent prime rib dinners, you can get fried oysters or catfish or ham patties just as tasty. The co-owners like the fact that they can be their own bosses. With some 20-25 employees, you’ll often see one or both of them welcoming their regular customers as well as greeting new ones. While the restaurant business has its challenges, Peppers Grill is a Culpeper mainstay and you won’t be in the county long before you’ll walk through their doors to sample their breakfast or lunch buffet or perhaps cater your next event. Their lounge area features live music alongside a bar offering craft beers and Virginia wines and liquors. Is that moonshiner Tim Smith walking in? Smith is a regular customer when he is in town. Nearby Belmont Distillery is home to his Climax and Fire Chief 32 moonshine. James Atkins chuckles. “He arrived one day in a helicopter...yes...there’s room for it to land... with a group of 16 for dinner.” With decades of cooking experience, Chef Mike Tylar hails from the Bavarian Chef in Madison County. Coming into the Peppers kitchen two years ago, Tylar has added his own flair to the many dishes, soups and desserts offered. In addition to the main dining area, Peppers has room to host your conference or meeting group. Teachers find Peppers a favorite place and recently several LuLaroe consultants held an event there combining fashion and food. If you enjoy eating out on special holidays like Mother’s Day, Easter or Thanksgiving, plan on bringing the family to Peppers. Atkins and Jenkins have created a cozy and casual place to dine with pleasant surroundings and great comfort food. Pictured (l-r) co-owners Eddie Jenkins and James Atkins. Peppers Grill is located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper. Phone 540-825-1037. Visit (540) 764-4902

All you can eat @ $8.95 Closed on Mondays

$1 OFF Lunch Buffet

Not valid with any other offers. Must present coupon.

Daily Soup & Salad options 129 East Davis Street, Suite 100 Culpeper, Virginia 22701 (540) 827–4757

540-727-0404 l

M-W Lunch Special $525

$5 OFF

Any Purchase of $25 or more

With Coupon Ony. Not Valid With Any Other Offers


219 E. Davis St., Culpeper, VA

Mexican Restaurant

500 Meadowbrook Dr. Culpeper, VA 22701

Buy 1 Dinner Entree, Get 2nd Entree of equal or lesser value

Open Daily

$5 OFF $25 Purchase Expires 6/28/17

540.317.5293 at


Closed ay Mond

Daily Lunch Specials $5.99-$6.99

Tuesday-Thursday 2-4 pm

Buy one milkshake, get one half off!

(540 ) 317-5718 129 E. Culpeper Street

(at The Stable, behind the Culpeper Post Office)


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220 Equipment 1993 Kubota L2950 4WD, 31HP, only 1898 Hours, Diesel Tractor w/ Loader,4-cyl.$2500. 703-596-5924

KUBOTA BX 2370 Tractor w/ LA 243A Loader 48 bkt. – 62 hrs. Woods PRD 6000 3 pt. mower Wagon – 38X 7 ft. w/ 11 wooden sides; 16 X 6.50-8 tires Value of tractor w/ loader $14,780 All for SALE @ $12,250 Firm. gcoyner@rstarmail. com; 540*592*3320




Grass cutting, mulching, aerating, all aspects.

540-395-4814; 540-364-2682


Garage/ Yard Sales

Downsizing of 4 homes, tools, furn, HH, kitchen & garden items, Rain / shine, in the barn at 9247 Ramey Rd, Marshall. Sat. 4/29, 8a-6p

Classified Ads Work Call 347-4222


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)

FREE - FREE FREE Do you have stuff??? We want to clean you out!!

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 . Deadline is Friday, 3pm. Private party only.

Advertise Here and Watch Your Business GROW

Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017


261 Wanted

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

294 Giveaways Free horse manure, Gold for your garden, will help load pickup t r u c k . C a l l (540)364-6282 Full Time

545 Employment

Barn Help

FT, Muck, feed & turnout, horse skills req´d, English speaking.


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

Ads Work Call a Rep Today Call 347-4222


Do you have a background in sales? Are you a strong communicator? Are you a team player? If so, This n´ That Amish Outlet in Leesburg, VA is the entrepreneurial opportunity for you! If you are seeking a challenging and fulfilling work environment, we are seeking individuals who: *Possess a high school diploma or GED *Have a min. of one year sales experience *Experience with furniture and / or building materials helpful *Are proficient in Microsoft Excel & Word *Value customer service *Are able to lift 50 lbs. *Must have own transportation and valid driver´s license. Incentives include competitive hourly rates and monthly sales bonus.

Lot Porter/Driver


1328 E. Market St. Leesburg, VA 20176

Full Time Employment Rappahannock County Department of Social Services Employment Opportunity

The Rappahannock County Department of Social Services (RCDSS) is in search of a Family Services Specialist I/II (Social Worker) for Adult Services/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, and Foster Care. Applications must be submitted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia Job Site by COB on 5/05/2017 at: http://jobs. - refer to position #21012. Two positions will be filled from this applicant pool and applicants need only to submit once to be considered for both positions. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. For additional information and/or questions, please contact Crystal Hale, Director, RCDSS at or 540-6753313.Rappahannock County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Full Time Employment

Rentals — Apartments HURRY, WON´T LAST LONG!

Hunt Country Manor Apts in Warrenton, VA MOVE IN SPECIAL, $800!!!


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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


This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Superior Paving Corp., an award winning Asphalt Company, has openings for multiple positions. * Asst Crew Foreman * Screedman * Density Technician * Equipment Operators (Crusher, Roller) * Heavy Equip & Plant Mechanic * CDL Drivers – Lowboy, tack, dump truck * Plant Laborers & Operator * Escort Drivers To learn more and complete an application, visit SUPERIOR PAVING CORP. IS AN EEO & AA EMPLOYER ● MINORITY / FEMALE / VETERAN / DISABLED

Full Time

545 Employment BODYMAN & PREPPER Exp & FT only. Valid Driver´s Lic & reliable transportation. Mon-Sat, 9-5. 3 business refs & pass drug t e s t . C a l l 571-229-4178


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



Caregivers Full/PT shifts avail.

Full/Part time. Must have own transportation and vailid driver´s license. Contact This n´ That Amish Outlet at or by calling (540) 270-4141

Rentals — Houses Rappahannock County ● 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath two story custom home with 2 car garage. Spacious country kitchen. 2 gas fireplaces. All appliances. $1650. Call RRER Washington VA 540-675-3843

Full Time Employment

Full Time Employment

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:

· · · · ·

Housekeeping Valet Breakfast Server Dinner Server Dishwasher

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

Send resume to: heavensent@ heavensentpca. com or call 877-349-7772

550 Health Care


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@

605 Automobiles - Domestic


Manufacturer of lab supplies seeks individual to process sales orders. Must have strong administrative skills and ability to effectively communicate with customers. Minimum three years experience in challenging office or technical environment.

2013 Hyundai Elantra 4 dr hatchback, like new, 2045 mls, owned & driven by elderly couple, garaged. $11,990. 540-222-5697



CHEMetrics, Inc. 4295 Catlett Road Midland, VA 22728 Phone: (540) 788-9026 Email resume to: EOE & Min./Fem./Disab./Vet.

This ad could be working for you.

Seeking an individual to assist the Facility Supervisor in maintaining and repairing physical structures and grounds as well as providing general physical support services. Inspect, maintain, repair and improve the equipment for electricity distribution; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; propane distribution; compressed air distribution; compressed gas distribution; plumbing; wastewater processing; fire and security alarms; and telephone cabling. Excellent benefits package. Convenient location in southern Fauquier County.

Call 540-351-1664

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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017

Full Time Employment

Full Time Employment

Full Time Employment

Part Time Employment

Rubber Tire Operators and Laborers

Construction Superintendents, Foreman & Laborers

Smith-Midland Corp, a premier precast concrete manufacturing firm located 4 miles east of the intersection of Rt. 17 and 28 in Fauquier Co. seeks:


Excellent pay and benefits. (540) 364-9600

PT Sales Associate

20/hrs/wk.Customer service skills, cash register exp, able to lift 40 lbs,& multi-task. Clean criminal background. No phone calls . Apply in person at 249 East Shirley Ave. Warrenton, VA 20186.

Knowledge of all building trades, site work and utilities preferred. Top pay and benefits. EOE. Apply in Person, Call or send resume 505 Lendall Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 540-368-0540; Fax 540-368-0548 email

Full Time Employment

Full Time Employment

CDL DRIVER / YARD PERSON Monday - Friday, Fulltime Lifting required, must be able to operate forklift. If qualified apply in person to 8244 E. Main Street, Marshall, VA

P.O. Box 300; Midland, VA 22728 Phone: 540-439-3266

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

Email: ~ Equal Opportunity Employer ~

Office Manager/ Receptionist

For Busy Dog Grooming Salon, P/T, organized, motivated, detail-oriented. Must love Dogs & People. Great computer skills & phone manners. 2 years exp. Drug test required. No-smkg. Wash & Wag of Culpeper 540-854-0046

Admin Asst / Sales Department

We prefer a detail oriented, efficient team player. This position reports directly to the VP of Sales & Marketing & supports the sales staff. Excellent organizational skills & multi-tasking ability are essential. Microsoft Word & Excel required. We offer a competitive salary & a comprehensive benefit pkg including medical/dental ins, 401(k) w/ match, holidays, vacation, & tuition reimbursement. Qualified applicants send resume & application including salary history to:

Construction Help Wanted

E. Fletcher Construction in Washington VA is seeking carpenters, finish carpenters, utility installer/equipment operator and a lead carpenter. Must have own transportation and be able to pass a background check. Year round work with potential for advancement. Email resume and salary requirement to


Manufacturing company seeks full time entry level Assembler. May consider part time or summer help. Mechanical assembly requiring manual dexterity/use of hand tools. Ability to follow direction, multi-task, attention to detail. Assembly experience helpful but not necessary/training provided. Competitive pay, benefits package. Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-6:00pm. Drug free workplace, EOE. Email


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

HIRING EVENT – May 10, 2017 10 am – 1 pm

Passenger transit service seeking PT CDL Drivers & Vehicle Attendant,Rate up to $12.95/hr. Good DMV record. Culpeper Workforce Center 210 E. Stevens St., Suite 200, Culpeper, VA Apply Online: Questions: 1-877-777-2708 EOE M/F/D/V

PHOTOGRAPHERS School portrait co. hiring portrait photographers in N. VA, DC, Flexible schedules; weekdays June-Oct w/own reliable transportation. Equipment provided. Provide resume, portfolio link:



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

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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017

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Russell “Blaine Blackmon Sr.

Russell “Blaine” Blackmon Sr. (Feb. 6, 1947-April 12, 2017) previously of Culpeper, Va. died in Dayton, Tenn. Devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Blaine was an U.S. Air Force Veteran, retired AT&T employee, baseball coach, football coach and friend to many! Now rests with the Lord. We love you and can’t wait to see you again!

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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017

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ALL SMILES: 2016 Miss Culpeper Morgan Brown bestowed the evening’s Miss Congeniality honors to Ashley Mifsud at Saturday’s Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant. TOP THREE: Based on the judge’s scores, these three young ladies reigned as the evening’s royalty. Congratulations to all participants! Pictured (l-r) Abigail Place, Aryana Henson and Lily Fernandi.

PASSING THE TORCH: Morgan Brown, who won the title of 2016 Miss Culpeper, was on hand to give out hugs to this year’s winners. Here she congratulates the 2017 Miss Culpeper Aryana Henson.

VOICING HER DELIGHT: Lily Fernandi had no qualms performing on stage during the talent portion of Saturday’s pageant. She took home the Runner Up prize.

PERFECT PLACE TO BE: Confident and poised, Abigail Place was named Second Runner Up in the Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant. You may remember Abigail as part of the winning E-Squared team from last year. PHOTOS BY MICHAEL DOUGLAS

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April 27th, 2017 -- Culpeper Times  

April 27th, 2017 -- Culpeper Times