Featured property: Wildlife abound on this river front property in Sperryville

Nestled away on just under 15 acres you will find this quaint cottage steps away from the Piney River. This unique property offers a true lifestyle with nature surrounding you; from the pear trees and blackberry bushes to the personal river access. Extensive perennial plantings surrounding the house offer an array of colors and charm. Multiple decks and porch areas allow spaces to enjoy the uninterrupted sound of the river below. An upper loft level opens to hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling and walls of sliding doors perfect for an entertainment area or extended sleeping quarters. During the winter you can watch the sunset over the river from the bay window in the kitchen. A showcase of care and maintenance, the property has new windows, doors, refinished hardwood floors, added built-ins, hickory cabinets with upgraded appliances, fresh paint and new gutters. […]

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Wild Ideas: Nature notes: Chestnut restoration, dog origins and more

With the return of rain this weekend, I decided to spend some time inside catching up on the nature news that has been landing in my email inbox for the last couple of weeks. The stories that caught my eye were about chestnut restoration, the origin of domestic dogs and a mantis named for a justice of the Supreme Court, along with some nature walks in our area. […]


Voices of Windmore: Windmore’s StageWorks Theater Program performs Salt and Pepper

StageWorks, a theater program of Windmore Foundation for the Arts, will present the play, Salt and Pepper, by Robert Benjamin, a physicist and playwright. The director is Johncie Flannagan Carlson, who has been a community theater veteran both on and off stage for over 45 years. Carlson directs a talented cast with varied theater experiences that include both professional and community theater actors. […]


Art for your health’s sake

More often than not, a painting will bring a smile to your face and lift your spirits. What a better place for a continuing art exhibit than your community hospital. Last week, Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center hosted an art show featuring student work from local elementary, middle school and high school art programs. Culpeper Medical Center will display about 30 pieces in the hospital for the next year. […]


Get a head start for the next school year

School may be out for the summer but not over. If you have a rising student in elementary school you may want to think about gathering those school supplies early as you see them on sale. Help your student on the road to success by supplying them with the tools they need to learn. […]