Agewise: Holidays with aging relatives: Happy or harried?

Maggie Brown had mixed feelings about visiting her mom for Thanksgiving. She always enjoyed their time together, but Mary Brown had just turned 86 and Maggie was feeling nervous about her mother living alone, 300 miles away. Maggie had noticed a change in their frequent phone conversations and felt that something just wasn’t “right.” She turned to advice from professionals in the aging field to prepare her for the visit. […]


Culpeper Car Wash sees record numbers at Veterans Day Event

Culpeper Car Wash owners Tom Boyd and Steve Corbin are thrilled to announce over 200 veterans and active military personnel, plus their spouses visited their 618 Sperryville Pike Car Wash on Friday for a free Car Wash. The recent expansion from two wash bays to four meant more Veterans were able to get their free wash in less time. Veterans were only waiting 15 minutes at the peak. […]

Home & Garden

Prepare for winter

As the mowing season wraps up, now is the time to have your lawn equipment serviced before it is stored for the winter. Regular servicing of your lawn and garden equipment is an important factor in maintaining productivity. […]


Leaf Collection

The Town of Culpeper will perform loose leaf vacuuming beginning Nov. 14. Loose leaves should be placed in piles at the edge of the street behind the curb or ditch line and away from parked vehicles to facilitate vacuuming. Leaves should not be placed in the street, roadside ditches or block storm drains. […]


All on the day’s agenda: Pools, parks, policies, and politicians

The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors had a busy schedule Tuesday with their regular monthly morning meeting, followed by a visit from State legislators in the afternoon and ending with an evening – what was to be public hearing. The main agenda item at that meeting was a proposed cell tower in Boston not far off Route 522. […]


Wild Ideas: The monarchs of Death Valley

When I joined my brother, Dana, and his wife, Joyce, in Death Valley National Park on Oct. 6 for a five-day camping trip, it was hot. Of course, I expected our campsite, at Furnace Creek — on the valley floor, almost 300 feet below sea level — to be hot . . . but not that hot. […]