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Bring on the Brat chat

Photo by Ian Chini. Congressman Dave Brat (R-7) visited Culpeper last week. Local GOP members as well as business folks and community leaders gathered at Germanna Community College.
- It’s been a little over a year since Dave Brat made national and political history soundly defeating longtime incumbent Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District. He rode in on a wave of disgruntlement and angst at the status quo not only in Virginia but the national scene.

What’s Happening around Culpeper

- Events in the Culpeper Area for June 25 - July 17

Annual fireworks display moving

- The choice came to a move or a cancellation. Faced with relocating the town’s popular annual Fourth of July fireworks or cancelling it due to public safety concerns raised by the town’s fireworks vendor Zambelli Internationale, the town decided to move the annual fireworks display. This year they will move from Yowell Meadow Park to Col. Jameson Boulevard.

Curtain Calls: “Tartuffe” - False prophets and true believers

Moliere's "Tartuffe" plays at the Shakespeare Theatre. Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre.
- Like any good master of farce, Moliere knew that there is a very snug relationship between humor and truth. If your audience can’t recognize the truth in a parodied situation, they won’t see the humor.

Town of Culpeper files lawsuit against commonwealth’s attorney

Megan R. Frederick
- Lawsuit alleges prosecutorial misconduct by Megan Frederick and her staff of attorneys

Culpeper Land Transfers for May 2015

- The Culpeper County Asessor's Office recorded 86 land transfers in May 2015.

Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair

Photo courtesy of CFC. The Blue Devils vaulting team will amaze and delight with their acrobatics on horseback.
- CFC Farm & Home Centers are celebrating the horse this summer with a brand new, adventurous equine event, August 29, at the Fauquier Fairgrounds in Warrenton, VA: the Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair.

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.

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