Farm-to-table cuisine anchors menu at Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail

It’s been a little over eight months since owner Andrew Ferlazzo opened the doors to Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail on Davis Street. It is in the same historical building that formerly housed The Hazel River Inn owned by Peter and Karen Stogbuchner who still operate the Hazel River Inn Bed and Breakfast on Eggbornsville Road. […]


Mardi Gras celebration

Laissez les bon temps rouler! On Feb. 25, join the excitement of Mardi Gras in Downtown Culpeper brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Fun for the entire family including: live music, performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans inspired food, crafts for children, Mardi Gras photo booth, costumed living historians, and balloon-magic. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all. […]


VDOT/SCHOOL UPDATES: New traffic pattern on Route 29-666 interchange

As construction continues on the Route 29-666 interchange project, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic to use the new Route 666 (Braggs Corner Road/Greens Corner Road) bridge that spans Route 29 (James Madison Highway) in Culpeper County, near Eastern View High School. […]


Bee happy: Taking steps to bee friendly with nature’s pollinators

When we began beekeeping we didn’t realize where our journey would take us. Taking classes was the number one priority and we needed to find out what exactly we were getting ourselves into. Granted, I had a friend that had a number of hives many years ago and I would help him periodically but my knowledge was limited. Taking classes through our local bee club was very helpful as were the people that became our mentors. The first year I’m pretty sure I had my mentor on speed dial! Meeting other beekeepers and sharing stories has been one way of finding out that you are not alone and talking about what works and doesn’t work with your hive(s). […]


Agewise: Making meaningful connections with persons experiencing dementia

We all interact with the environment through our daily activities—working, reading, talking, running, shopping, making coffee, doing laundry, preparing meals, or taking a shower. These activities have meaning for us. They either provide opportunities for enjoyment and creative expression or serve a specific purpose. We all have a basic need to feel productive and engaged. The same is true for those with dementia, although they may need help in organizing and structuring activities. The activities that people with dementia are encouraged to pursue should continue to have meaning to them and not just provide “busy” work. […]