Columnists

Pardoe’s Perspective: Approaching a moment in history

We have all experienced a moment of history at one point or another in our lives. One such moment is approaching this summer with the coming political conventions, especially the GOPs. We are witnessing the transformation of the Republican Party. The die has been cast, whether you recognize it or not. Change has arrived for the Republicans and little can be done to prevent it. This change is generating a great deal of turmoil and tension in the corridors of power, a sign that it has been a long-time coming and is going to be dramatic. […]

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Editorial: What’s Happening

In this week’s issue you will notice an expanded What’s Happening section. It’s springtime and we’re ready to leap into a new season with a fresh and expanded offering when it comes to all that makes Culpeper and this region vibrant and worth visiting. […]

Columnists

Crooked as a dog’s hind leg

Let’s talk turkey. You know most of these politicians aren’t as sharp as a tack and most are more crooked than a dog’s hind leg. Read on if you’re not too big for your britches. […]

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CURD QUIPS: Time for that pot of gold – go with real Irish cheeses

Green grass makes orange cheese. Well, that’s mostly true. See, if you accept the idea that you are what you eat, a ruminants (lactose producing mammals such as sheep, goats and cows) diet is reflected in the quality of their milk and subsequent cheese. It makes sense that the high level of beta-carotene, like what’s found in spring’s lush green (or Ireland’s) fields, yields the naturally rich amber hues found in butters and cheeses. […]

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Pass the salt and pepper please

Humans are a funny bunch, if you make the time to watch them. “People-watching” some call it – the chance to sit and observe fashions, movements, personal habits and how humans move as a group. It’s a never-ending show that is both comfortable and as easy to do as watching television at home. […]