News

TOWN NEWS: Museum director takes on new position

The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Culpeper History regrets to announce the resignation of their long-time director, Lee Langston Harrison. Harrison will depart the museum in mid-to-late January to take the position of Executive Director at the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum in Reedville, Virginia. Harrison has been director of the Museum of Culpeper History since 2006. In her decade as the museum’s director she has been a driving force greatly expanding their range of exhibits, educational programs, and fundraising efforts. She was also the main architect of the museum’s highly successful move to the historic depot in downtown Culpeper in 2014. […]

Columnists

Curd Quips: Cheese can make the world go round

Hokey, probably unrealistic, but is there a problem that cheese cannot solve? I have been bothered by the question since I first read it. It was printed on a man’s T-shirt and seen at a cheese convention (yes, those really happen). While I did not question him directly, I thought about his confidence to wear something so seemingly unintelligent. I mean, what sort of problems can cheese solve? Quantum physics? Geometry? […]

Opinion

Team Jordan appreciative for community’s care and support

The members of Team Jordan would like to thank everyone who contributed to our recent fundraiser on December 1, 2016. Team Jordan, in collaboration with Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, is a suicide prevention coalition committed to providing resources to those in need of immediate help and to assist survivors with individual or group support. […]

Columnists

CURTAIN CALLS: Leg lamps and bullies and BB’s – Oh My!

As sure as Ralphie is going to shoot his eye out, everyone but the most dedicated Scrooge hopes Christmas will be, if not “magical,” at least enjoyable. To that end, we can count on every old chestnut of the season showing up in the TV guides and on stages. Relatively new to the annual lineup is “A Christmas Story” – much newer than “Christmas Carol” or “White Christmas”, but old enough to be in the national consciousness. […]

Featured

Wendy’s is open

It didn’t take long for Culpeper to welcome back Wendy’s to its list of fast food offerings. This week, lines of cars waiting in their drive thru plus lines of customers and packed tables inside tell the story. Wendy’s is back in town. […]

Featured

Wild Ideas: Who made that mark?

One of the reasons I love to write about nature is that it gives me a great excuse to spend time trying to solve the mysteries with which the natural world abounds. Of course, the more answers I find, the more questions I have. […]

News

Hiking the Inca Trail: Part 1

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on many of people’s bucket lists. Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, constructed by the Incas around 1450 A.D. Besides Machu Picchu the Incas also built an elaborate road network across Peru and the surrounding countries connecting temples, waysides, and lookout towers. Technically there are Inca trails scattered all over Peru but “The Inca Trail” is actually the path that Harem Bingham followed back from Machu Picchu after “discovering” the ruins in 1911. Today 70 percent of the Inca Trail is the original Inca masonry. In late September Poppins, Porter, and I set out to check this famous trail off our bucket list. […]

Opinion

Board responds to DOJ litigation

I write to you on behalf of Culpeper County (the “County”) in response to the letter dated Nov. 10, 2016, postmarked November 14, 2016, and signed by Sameena Shina Majeed. The County is dismayed by this letter. The County has cooperated fully with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and is disappointed that the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division has authorized the filing of litigation against the County. This situation does not warrant federal intervention or litigation. […]