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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017


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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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April 27th, 2017 -- Culpeper Times  

April 27th, 2017 -- Culpeper Times