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. […]


Benefit game supports Sheriff’s summer youth sports camps

Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins hosted his Annual Youth Summer Sports Camps Benefit Basketball Game recently at Eastern View High School. This was by far the most successful benefit game since Sheriff Jenkins started the Summer Youth Sports Camps in 2012. Keeping with tradition, the opening game featured Culpeper County Sheriff’s deputies versus Culpeper County Public School teachers. In a lopsided game the teachers regained the trophy after losing at the buzzer in 2016. Thank you to our deputies and teachers for participating in a game that set the tone for the remainder of the night. […]


Culpeper Currents: Map making, part two

In April 1819 John Wood began his survey of Virginia counties in preparation for the publication of a state map. He had secured the job through the recommendation of Thomas Jefferson. Wood had been the mathematics instructor of Jefferson’s grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, at the Academy of Louis H. Girardin in Richmond from 1809 to 1810. […]