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. […]

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BIZ BIO: Double agent: Look for the ‘wow factor’ in this designer turned realtor

Today she is dressed in green and her cheerful necklace bespeaks a handful of shamrocks. Well, St. Patrick’s Day is near and pots of gold are waiting to be discovered. Julia Foard-Lynch knew at an early age that she had a flair for design. Born and raised in Culpeper, she is a graduate of Culpeper County High School. […]


Summertime and the camps are calling

School will be out sooner than we realize. Then for a few weeks the days open to new opportunities for your children. There is no shortage of area camps to consider whether you are looking to immerse your child in art, music, swimming, sports or perhaps learning to ride a horse. You might as well plan early to book dates, budget and then look forward to sharing your child’s experiences. […]

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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. […]


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. […]