FROM WHERE I SIT: A ‘Taste of India’ is alive and well and living in Culpeper

The closest I’ve come to visiting India was decades ago in my traveling life when I visited Sri Lanka, a pearl of an island off the southern coast of India. At that time still a lot of British influence, beautiful beaches, warm culture and divine food. I still have a small wooden mask purchased from Ambalangoda, a town renowned for it’s mask craftsmanship. And then there is the 2011 flick, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” about seniors finding paradise at a hotel in India. It was with those remembrances that I visited The Taste of India, Culpeper’s first Indian restaurant. […]


IN BRIEF: Solarize Piedmont campaign begins

During the spring of 2017, residents and businesses within PEC’s nine-county service area can take advantage of Solarize Piedmont — a cooperative program with The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) to bring solar power to more people in the Commonwealth. […]


Monuments Men: Saving Art and Restoring History

The Museum hosts its third GalleryTalk for 2017 on Sunday, April 23rd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Civil War Gallery of the Museum in the historic train depot in downtown Culpeper. The public is invited to attend the Monuments Men: Saving Art and Restoring History Gallery Talk; refreshments will be served. The event is free; seating is limited so RSVPs are appreciated – please call 540-829-1749 for reservations and information. […]


Finding local food

Local food is a hot topic of discussion nowadays. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of sourcing food locally — from boosting their community’s economy to having a smaller ecological ‘footprint.’ […]

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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Benefit Basketball Game Friday Night

Sheriff Scott Jenkins will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Eastern View High School. The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible showtime basketball skills and family-friendly comedy will face the Culpeper Deputies/Teachers All Stars in a game benefiting the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Youth Sports Camps. […]


A long time coming: Galloway brings home state title

The Internet was still in its fledgling stages. Michael Jordan had just returned to the NBA. And Eric Galloway wasn’t even born yet.

The year was 1995, and it was the last time a Culpeper County High School had a state wrestling champion. Once a state powerhouse in AA, the Blue Devils 13 individual champions from 1971 to 1995. Then, a drought. […]