From I Sit: “We gotta do better”

For nearly 20 years, the Culpeper Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence holds a candlelight vigil. It is always moving as community members gather to remember those lost to violence. It is also a time to celebrate those who have survived particularly those who choose not to take on the victim’s cloak but to rebuild their lives. […]


County projects in the pipeline

In September, we published a map showing planned town projects. As we said then and it still holds true, often it takes bulldozers, orange cones and detours to alert residents that something is going on. For those involved in county planning projects, they have their fingertips on everything but that process can span weeks, months or years. For most it goes unnoticed until ground is broken. […]


Sweet Side: Sacrebleu!

“Sacrebleu” is a very old French curse which was blasphemous in its origins during the middle ages, it is still used when one is caught off guard and is very surprised. It is unusual for us to refer to it when addressing the topic of chocolates. […]


Salute to Veterans: Remember our veterans every day

Far too often we are bombarded with the daily news of how bad things are around the world and the tragedies that occur throughout the cities and states within our country. As a proud American and a believer in the spirit of our country, it is stories like this one that I feel compelled to broadcast in an effort to show how some people and organizations are working without any publicity or want for recognition that they truly deserve. […]


Time to think about Christmas giving

The Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program is gearing up for the 2016 season and has applications for recipients ready to be picked up and mailed in to us. Applications can be picked up at Social Services, United Way and Culpeper Food Closet. All applications need to be turned in by Friday, Nov. 11, to Culpeper Community Christmas Basket program, P.O. Box 574, Culpeper, VA 22701. Applications must be postmarked Nov. 11 or before. Applications postmarked after Nov. 11 will move to a waiting list. […]


Fired up over Facebook comment

To the anonymous administrator/s of the “Culpeper Deputies No Longer Silent” Facebook page:

I read today (6 October 2016) that, “While [Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins] worked in Rappahannock and Sheriff [Connie S. Compton] was out of town he took upon himself to bring a female road deputy to Cpep [sic] to his personal gun range for qualification.” The comment further states said deputy didn’t qualify, et cetera… […]


Agewise: Preventing Elder Abuse

By the year 2050, the population of adults aged 65 and over in the United States is projected to be 88.5 million-more than twice the older adult population from six years ago according to the US Census Bureau. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging predicts the number of older adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia is also expected to increase dramatically reaching 1.8 million by 2030. A critical portion in adjusting to this demographic swing is strengthening opportunities for older adults to live secure, violence free and fully engaged within their communities. […]