Culpeper Times has a new format: Times…are a changinâ??

Times…are a changinâ??

Weâ??ve changed our format. In printerâ??s talk weâ??re no longer a broadsheet but a tab. A bit taller tab than the normal size but a tab…meaning itâ??s more like a magazine.

Weâ??re changed typestyles and we have a new logo. The headers for sections have changed.

Weâ??ve added some new features like Say Cheese Culpeper. Itâ??s a photo page and we hope that youâ??ll send us your favorites. Things like birthdays, anniversaries, special events, or every day moments. Special thanks to Amber Heflin for sending us the darling photo of her son Bryson. Weâ??re happy that heâ??s included in the debut. Neighbors You Should Know is making a come back. Each week weâ??ll celebrate someone in the community. Martha Lewis is our featured neighbor this week. Weâ??re sure that many of you already know her as that friendly face at Wadeâ??s Chrysler of Culpeper. Weâ??ve got two special sections in this issue – Home and Garden and Summer Camps. We think that the gardening tips and a bit of plant history will be topics of interest as we (hopefully) welcome spring and warmer weather. While the school days are a bit longer because of missed time, summer offers lots of opportunities for kids in Culpeper. There are lots of choices.
Jeffery Mitchell at Culpeper Cheese Company is a new and welcome voice penning Curd Quips in our new foodie section. His column on the joys of watercress is perfect as we look to create neat salads with a zing. John Hagartyâ??s visit to Croftburn Market was an eye opener. More than meats, Andrew Campbell has fresh produce and a good selection of wines. Our Focus section was a keeper and this week we highlight the 2015 Agribusiness of the Year winners Kenny and Edith Anderson. More than half of Culpeper remains rural and honoring longtime farmers like the Andersons is a privilege.

We timed our launch with a new season. We are committed to keeping local journalism alive and well and living in Culpeper. We plan to build on our local cadre of contributors adding more voices.
And for those of you who didnâ??t like the paper plopped in your driveway, have no fear. That has stopped. We listened. Circulation wise, the vast number of the Culpeper Times is delivered via the postal system primarily to addresses in 22701. It is available at more than 40 locations throughout the county in racks. The paper is free but if it isnâ??t delivered to your home or you canâ??t easily find it, you can subscribe.

Join us in celebrating the launch of what we hope to be a growing, ever improving product that serves the Culpeper community.

Let us know what you think. Send your comments to Anita Sherman at

Times are a changinâ??!