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Mintbrook offers a beautiful setting with units designed for the 55+ population

Approved by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors in 2012, the Mintbrook Development is now taking in residents. Located off of Route 17, the units are designed for the 55 plus population and include amenities like a community garden and health education. Not an assisted living project, Mintbrook fosters independent living for seniors who want to have their own place. […]


County employees recognized for years of service

It’s not often that the board room at the county’s administration building is filled unless there is a public hearing or issue that has drawn in the crowds. But at least once a year there is an exception and that is when county employees are recognized for their years of service. Such was the case at the supervisor’s Tuesday morning gathering when 57 county employees were presented with certificates and pins. […]


Fancy Finbar

FANCY FINBAR. Davis Street Pier held their Oyster Fest over the weekend to large and receptive crowds. “We were very busy,” said manager Grace Gillispie glad that recent interior renovations have opened up more seating. On Saturday, there was an unveiling of what many feel is the restaurant’s mascot – a huge fiberglass fish. […]


COUNTY CORNER: Demolition Dilemma

A motion out of the county building and grounds committee was approved by a 5-2 vote at the Tuesday morning meeting of the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors but not without discussion. The committee recommended to cancel the potential award of a contract to Loudin Construction to demolish the building at 130 West Cameron Street and to rebid the project in separate segments. That building housed the former town police station and was purchased by the county from the town. […]


Spruce up your home with a new coat of paint

Nick Pitorri grew up in Culpeper, attended Culpeper County High School where he excelled academically and played soccer. He is now a second year student at James Madison University where he is pursuing an engineering degree with a concentration in mechanical and a minor in business management. […]


THE WINE NERD: Tavel: A wine for all seasons

It is no secret that we are leaving behind a rather disappointing winter. The lack of snow, ice, and even the customary chill left us anticipating a blizzard around each corner, but none came. February itself seemed to be a reincarnation of April or May. Yet, now, we hear tell of a last hurrah, a winter storm that might hit us in the middle of March. It is as though Old Man Winter overslept, missed the party, and is now swinging by for one quick hello before going back to bed. […]


Cruisin for Heroes teams up with Bruster’s in support of Fisher House Foundation

As reported last year at this time, several area patriots who make up the group called Cruisin For Heroes have collaborated with Mike and Melissa Martin, owners of Bruster’s here in Culpeper, to provide a monthly Cruise-In. Culpeper local Vietnam veteran Lou Realmuto and Chuck Shotwell of Stafford lead the small group of eight members. Their mission is to bring a family friendly Vehicle Display to an event that will raise awareness and funding for the Fisher House Foundation as well as other charities/local community service groups supporting military organizations, veterans and first responders throughout Virginia while encouraging interest in preserving the great classic automobile hobby for future generations. […]