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February 5 - 11, 2015 | Culpeper, Virginia | Vol. 9, No. 5 |

Report from Richmond                                                                                                             Plenty to drink                                                                                               VALENTINE’S DAY

   Virginia’s General Assembly has been in ses-                                                                                     The Town of Culpeper has boosted their                                                                     Meow match
sion for several weeks. Oftentimes the general                                                                                   water supply by the addition of several wells.                                                                ups
public may not get wind of a potential new law until                                                                             They came online in late January. Ironically, the
it’s well into being enforced. We’ve listed four is-                                                                             land they are sitting on could have been homes                                                                “Be My Valentine Adop-
sues that came before the assembly and their de-                                                                                 if the housing bubble hadn’t burst a few years                                                                tion Weekend! Still look-
cision. See Focus, B1.                                                                                                           ago. See, B3.                                                                                                 ing for that someone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               special? Meet your Purr-
Scott will not seek re-election                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fect match at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Culpeper Felines &
          Staff Report            partner in a local small busi-                              I decided to start a new busi-     2003 with more than 5 percent     were, but the reality is that the                                           Friends Valentine’s Day
    Richmond, VA – In re-         ness.                                                       ness in 2008.” He further noted    of the vote and has defeated      community had a conversation,                                               adoption event. Beauti-
marks Tuesday on the floor of                                                                 that he strongly believes that     both primary and general elec-    and the citizens of the 30th Dis-                                           ful cats and adorable kit-
the Virginia House of Dele-           In his comments Delegate                                his company will be a better       tion challengers.                 trict decided to send Ed Scott                                              tens will be available for
gates, Delegate Ed Scott (R-      Scott stated, “Beyond serving                               business if he is able to devote                                     to Richmond. It is time for the                                             adoption at the PetS-
Madison) announced that he        in this body, one of the high-                              himself full time.                     Delegate Scott spoke about    people of Culpeper, Madison,                                                mart Store in Culpeper.
will not be a candidate for re-   lights of my life has been start-                                                              those elections Tuesday not-      and Orange to have that con-                                                Adult cat adoption fees
election this year. Delegate      ing a business from scratch. I                                  Ed Scott was first elected to  ing, “I came to this office       versation again.”                                                           will be only $25.00 and
Scott made his decision based     am generally a pretty risk                                  the House of Delegates in          through an open seat election.                                                                                the adoption fees for
on the demands of his job as a    averse person, but I am very                                2003. He won a three-way Re-       I could talk about how hard we        See SCOTT, page A4                                                      kittens is $75.00. All
                                  thankful that my partners and                               publican primary in June of        worked and how smart we                                                                                       Culpeper Felines &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Friends are spayed or
Spargur                           LACROSSE LAUNCHED                                                                                                                                                                                            neutered, vaccinated, up
joins                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to date on medical
Culpeper                                                                                                                                                                                                                PHOTO BY WALLY BUNKER  work, and mi-
Times                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          crochipped. Come on
                                  Challenged with a mission, veteran coach Frank Passerelli is launching a lacrosse program at Epiphany. Pictured (l-r)                                                                                        out and meet your new
   By Anita L. Sherman            Frank Passerelli, Maricruz Hernandez, Clayton Peck, Principal Jim Oliver.                                                                                                                                    best feline friend! Con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tact Phyllis O’Brien at
   CULPEPER TIMES STAFF WRITER    Veteran coach committed to sports program                                                                                                                                                                    540.812.2430 or Good-
    Rappahannock Media                  By Wally Bunker                                       catholic school and St. Luke’s     new home along Grandview          ties.Parents wanted sports.
LLC has a new Group Sales                                                                     Lutheran School after              Avenue.                               “We didn’t have the facili-                                             SATURDAY, FEB. 7
Director. Tom Spargur, for-        SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES                              Epiphany announced it was
merly the general manager                                                                     purchasing St. Luke’s, Pas-            Prior to the move to its      ties,” said Oliver, with a laugh.                                           Free dental
and sales manager at the              Veteran volunteer coach                                 sarelli and Oliver met for the     new campus, the land-locked       “Our playing field was the                                                  help
Culpeper Star Exponent            Frank Passarelli had an idea.                               first time. Both were veteran      catholic school was located in    parking lot.”
joined the staff effective Tues-  Epiphany Catholic School                                    coaches in Northern Virginia       downtown Culpeper next to                                                                                     Germanna Community
day, Feb. 3. At the Culpeper      Principal James Oliver made                                 schools and both had a vision      Precious Blood Catholic               The catholic school actu-                                               College Dental Hygiene
Star Exponent for just under      a challenge. Both men were                                  about providing lacrosse as a      Church, where Passarelli at-      ally shared some of the ath-                                                students will provide
five years Spargur created the    pleased with the results.                                   sport at the catholic school’s     tended services. The private      letic facilities at St. Luke’s, but                                         free dental cleanings, X-
Warrenton/ Culpeper quar-                                                                                                        school lacked athletic facili-                                                                                rays, sealants, and fluo-
terly Business Insiders at the        During a meeting last                                                                                                        See EPIPHANY, page A4                                                       ride to children 6 years
Exponent and launched the         year with parents of the                                                                                                                                                                                     old and over from 9 a.m.
Home & Garden Expos held                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the
yearly at Germanna Commu-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lloyd Moss Free Clinic at
nity College. Spargur has                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1301 Sam Perry Blvd. in
been on the Board of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fredericksburg.No ap-
Culpeper Chamber and                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pointment is necessary.
headed the Chamber market-                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For more information,
ing committee in 2013. He                                                                                                                                                                                                                      call 540/423-9833 or
currently serves on the                                                                                                                                                                                                                        email mthomas@ger-
Chamber marketing commit-                                                                                                                                                                                                            
tee now headed by Sophie
Hudson, owner of Kash De-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Free FAFSA
sign.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          help

    In Spargur’s new role with                                                                                                                                                                                                                 New and returning stu-
Rappahannock Media, he will                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dents and their parents
direct the advertising efforts                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and other community
for the Rappahannock News                                                                                                                                                                                                                      members are invited to a
and the Culpeper Times, both                                                                                                                                                                                                                   financial aid workshop
weekly newspapers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and FAFSA completion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               event Feb. 7 at Ger-
  See SPARGUR, page A4                                                                                                                                                                                                                         manna Community Col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lege’s Fredericksburg
                                                                                              Fleetwood: Civil War Trust                                                                                                                       Area Campus in Spotsyl-
                                                                                              buys new battlefield property                                                                                                                    vania and its Locust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Grove Campus.
                                                                       PHOTO BY WALLY BUNKER        By Wally Bunker                  “It is my duty, honor and     pected to receive a federal                                                 Check In begins at 9:30
                                                                                                                                 privilege to tell you about the   grant of $268,000 to help pur-                                              am, with a “Financial Aid
Fleetwood Hill has a storied and rich historical heritage.                                     SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES     Civil War Trust’s first major     chase the properties. The                                                   411’ presentation at 10
                                                                                                                                 preservation campaign of          Josephine Fox Foundation                                                    a.m. and FAFSA Comple-
                                                                                                  Civil War Trust President      2015: to forever save an addi-    agreed to a $15,000 grant to-                                               tion Assistance from 11
                                                                                              James Lighthizer appealed to       tional 33 acres at historic       ward the purchase.                                                          a.m. to noon. Those
                                                                                              “fellow dedicated preserva-        Fleetwood Hill – making our                                                                                   planning to attend
                                                                                              tionists” in the organization’s    preservation of this part of the      CWT Policy and Commu-                                                   should email finan-
                                                                                              February newsletter that it        battlefield nearly complete,”     nications Director Jim Campi                                      
                                                                                              needed to raise $287,000 of the    said Lighthizer in his “From      said the trust was interested in                                            to reserve seats.
                                                                                              total cost of $555,000 to pre-     Our President” message.           purchasing two tracts. One
                                                                                              serve land associated with                                                                                                                       To place a classified
                                                                                              Fleetwood Hill on the Brandy           The trust said that it ex-     See PROPERTY, page A4                                                      ad, call 540-347-4222.
                                                                                              Station Battlefield.
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