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The Theatre at Washington, VA Presents - “Smithsonian at Little Washington”

Ian Swenson. Photo courtesy of The Theatre at Washington, VA.
On Sunday, April 27 at 3 pm, the Smithsonian Chamber Players will bring to the Theatre at Washington, Virginia, a concert of music by Joseph Haydn: the Keyboard Sonatas and Trios.

WCDS Student Maps a Route to Success at State Geography Bee

Douglas Griffin, and 8th grade student at WCDS, enjoying a hard-fought competition at the National Geographic Society's Virginia State Geography Bee. Photo courtesy of WCDS.
On Friday, April 4, Wakefield Country Day School student Douglas Griffin attended the State Geography Bee held at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

“Heifetz on Tour” allies with The Wayne Theater Alliance

Courtesy photo.
"Heifetz on Tour" is delighted to announce a performance in Waynesboro on Wednesday, April 30th at the historic United Methodist Church on West Main Street.

Mennonite Brethen Collegiate Institute Music Tour comes to Culpeper

Musical performance will debut at State Theatre on Monday, April 14

Culpeper in Brief

All around Culpeper.

Time Out

"Ramona", film at the Library of Congress Packard Theater. Courtesy photo.
Culpeper community happenings.

Hively congratulated on master’s program

Assistant Town Manager Chris Hively (left) receives his certificate from Culpeper Mayor Chip Coleman at Tuesday's Town Council meeting. Courtesy photo.
Culpeper Assistant Town Manager Chris Hively recently attained his Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management, a master’s degree level program.

Town police maintain a gold standard for excellence

CALEA Executive Director W. Craig Hartley recognized the Culpeper Town Police Department Tuesday evening for earning their fourth advanced international accreditation certificate. Town Police Chief Chris Jenkins and Maj. Ricky Pinksaw acknowledged the honor. Courtesy Photo.
The Culpeper Police Department earned its fourth advanced international accreditation certification from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Deputies honored at sheriff’s annual awards banquet

Sergeant Roger Jones, Deputy of the Year. Photo courtesy of Kim Atkins.
There was a lot of brass at Tuscany Hall Friday evening when Sheriff Scott Jenkins hosted his annual awards banquet.

Property Transfers for March 2014

Land Transfers for the month of March 2014 as recorded by Director W. Jason Kilby at the Culpeper County Assessor's Office.

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Morrison death stuns Patriot community

Patriot graduate Joshua Morrison died on Friday, Jan. 3 after a Christmas Day car crash in along Burwell Road in Nokesville involving only his vehicle left him with severe brain injuries. *Updated*

PWCS weather cancellation update

All events originally scheduled at schools for Friday, January 3, are cancelled and will not be rescheduled for tomorrow. Events originally scheduled for Saturday, January 4 may be held as planned, at the discretion of the school involved. Those planning to attend Saturday events should check individual School Web pages to confirm their status.

NOVA Next Door is coming

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College plans to offer evening classes in several locations around the region. For the spring 2014 semester, NOVA has scheduled two classes each at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, Manassas Park High School and Patriot High School in Nokesville.

PWCS Board acts on new schools

The PWCS board has approved 12th High School's Aquatics Center and a new Elementary School. Construction will begin in about a month, following the School Board approval of a contract to build the county’s 12th high school, mid-county, off 234 near Hoadly Road. The 5-3 vote authorized the inclusion of a Divisionwide aquatics center to provide needed space for swim teams, swimming lessons, and SeaPerch underwater robotics

Cat in Woodbridge found to have rabies

A cat found December 20, near Powells Landing Circle in Woodbridge, has tested positive for rabies. The young adult cat had gray fur and appeared to have an injured leg. Prince William Health District asks anyone who may have come in contact with a cat acting strangely to contact the Health District at 703-792-5363, or the Prince William Animal Control Division, at 703-792-6500.

ROVs make a splash at regional SeaPerch Challenge

Courtesy photo/PWCS
Teams from Osbourn Park, Patriot, Gar-Field, and Stonewall Jackson High Schools earn top honors Outside it was cold and rainy, but inside the Mansassas Park Community Center pool, students were feeling the heat of competition as their robot navigated the underwater course of the Northern Virginia Regional SeaPerch Challenge. Over two days, 488 students on 154 SeaPerch teams took their turn vying for a win that would take them to the next level of competition. Almost 200 volunteers were on hand in and out of the pool to make sure the event was a success.

Lynn family, residents weigh in on 12th high school cemetery situation

As a member of the Lynn family, New Jersey native Jerry Casagrande was impressed with how many times his namesake adorned a building in Prince William County. “Every summer we went down to Occoquan,” said Casagrande, the grandson of former School Board Member Fred Lynn. “As a little kid, I thought it was Lynn town.” Casagrande, now a science teacher who lives in Alexandria, told the Prince William County School Board on Monday evening that the school system should re-bury what could be his ancestors on the site of the proposed 12th high school.

Freedom alumnus teams up with alma mater to help students in Ghana

The last time many Americans paid attention to Ghana came when the coastal west African nation's men's soccer team eliminated their American counterparts from the 2010 World Cup with a 2-1 overtime victory. For Emmanuel Abebrese, what happens daily in the country hits a little closer to home. In fact, a lot closer: it's where he's from. It's also where he's seen abject poverty at the Apostolic Academy in Ashaiman, a school he's received more than $15,000 in grants to help develop. Abebrese returned to his alma mater in Woodbridge on Dec. 6 to help load dozens of refurbished computers donated by the school through the Virginia Star program into a van that would take them to a port in New York City, where they would later be shipped to Ghana.

Western end officials push for zero-based School Board budgeting

Local elected officials on the western end of the county are pushing for the School Board to adopt a zero-based budgeting strategy and it appears they may have the upper hand to get their way.

Supervisors looking at site management for playing fields

It's been over a year since Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland (R) held a town hall meeting about site management for athletic playing fields in western Prince William County. Yet there is still inconsistent usage policies stemming from school to school about who can access what fields and when they can do it.

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