Awaken to new life

When you walk into the new home of Reformation Lutheran Church now located at 601 Madison Road it’s like stepping inside a new car or freshly painted room. The space is open, airy and so light filled. […]


Photo Gallery: Miss Culpeper Pageant 2017

Twelve contestants representing Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School competed in the Third Annual Miss Culpeper Scholarship Pageant held at Culpeper High School Saturday evening. Juniors and seniors were judged on academics, talent, poise and community service commitment. The top three earn scholarship dollars provided by local businesses. […]


Curd Quips: Color me a cheesemonger

Do you remember the first time that you opened a new box of 24 crayons as a kid? Does the thought of it now bring back some happy emotions? For me, opening a box of crayons still has that moment of amazement. I am suspecting that it’s the wonder of seeing a veritable field of plenty and possibility that captivates the imagination. […]


Agewise: A positive approach to caring for someone with memory loss

Caring for someone with memory loss can present a variety of challenges. Challenges are experienced by the person living with memory loss and by the caregiver. Stress, fatigue, anxiety, frustration and depression are just a few challenges that may arise when caring for someone with memory loss. A common type of memory loss is dementia. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. However, more and more people are being diagnosed with this disease earlier and earlier in life. With an increase in dementia diagnosis, communities are eager for information on how to cope with the challenges associated with one of the disease’s symptoms, memory loss. […]


Curtain Calls: A Dream explodes at Arena

What happens to a dream deferred? Langston Hughes’ seminal poem, “Harlem”, helped seed Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, “A Raisin in the Sun”, a work which set off seismic rumblings still felt today. Produced for the first time at Arena Stage, the problems of the Younger family presented fifty-six years ago still seem immediate and familiar. […]


What’s going on over there?

This week town council members will continue working with their proposed town budget. With expanded boundaries as a result of the town/county water/sewer agreement a few years ago, the town’s ability to development projects has increased. As an example, Lidi Grocery Store near Lowe’s is anticipated to open this summer. The European grocery chain will have a 36,000 square foot footprint at Ira Hoffman Lane and James Madison Highway. Another significant development project is the expansion of the Ardent Mills Factory which will include a new silo storage as well a associated elevator facilities and access ways. […]

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Be Bear Aware

Virginia is home to a healthy population of black bears – one of our biggest conservation success stories. Black bears are found almost everywhere throughout the Commonwealth, so it is common for people to live, work and play in bear country. […]