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Happy campers at Camp Fantastic

Photo by Wally Bunker. To say that Camp Fantastic is a very special and loving event is an understatement. Held annually at Southwind Farm, it gathers together children facing serious illness and those caregivers who look after them including many in the Culpeper community who volunteer their time. This young Nigerian goat from Gold Rush Farm is a great cuddler.
- Kacey and Marshall Jenkins host annual event at Southwind Farm

13th Annual Soap Box derby is this weekend

Photo by Ian Chini Facing downhill, the Paul Bates Raceway offers novice and experienced racers several seconds of a thrilling ride and a chance to compete in Akron.
- Master’s Division races on Saturday

Civil War Trust offering land for battlefield parks in Culpeper

Photo by Wally Bunker.
- Several weeks ago, Jim Campi, Civil War Trust (CWT) policy communications director called Clyde Cristman, director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), with a proposal to turn CWT-owned battlefield property at the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain into state parks.

Adwela Dawes: From local stage to statewide sensation

Photo by Marshall Conner. Culpeper native and former football player Adwela Dawes has found new roots in reggae. Now with a busy schedule of performances, his first album is slated for next spring.
- Last month local reggae band Adwela & the Uprising earned a 2015 Virginia Reggae Award for Favorite New Artist. The Virginia Reggae Awards, based in Norfolk, selected its winners with Internet voting.

Culpeper’s illustrated man is into Ink

Photo by Wally Bunker.
- Steve, raised in New York City has been inking people for 22 years, said one of his specialties is “covering up” old unwanted tattoos.

Getting into the spirit at Old House Vineyards

Photo by Ian Chini.
- Winery expands with opening of distillery

Curd Quips: A cheese that’s full of eyes, holes and yes, gas.

- Big holes in cheeses like Swiss and Jarlsberg are called “eyes.” The bigger the eyes, the bolder the cheese, goes the saying. Ask a kid how the holes get in the cheese and you are likely to get a quizzical look and creative answers. My favorite guesses so far are that the smooth eyes in Swiss cheese are “drilled out” and better still, “made by mice running through the wheel of cheese.” Neither is true – it’s a gas.

Public Safety

- Culpeper Police Department identifies victim, charge driver

Memorial for a Minuteman

- The Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Culpeper Minutemen Chapter cordially invites the public to attend a special memorial dedication program at Yowell Meadow Park honoring American Revolutionary War Patriot Major Gabriel Long, and featuring the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps on Saturday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m.

Medical examiner reports on recent deaths

- Medical examiner rules Culpeper man’s death accidental; couple’s deaths ruled murder and suicide

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