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The State Arboretum of Virginia - 2014 Garden Fair

Garden Fair at the State Arboretum of Virginia. Courtesy photo.
The State Arboretum of Virginia will host its 25th annual Garden Fair celebration Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 & 11, 2014.

Combined Neighborhood Watch Group Meeting - April 24, 2014

Neighborhood Watch is a very important element in our community policing strategy. It requires active participation of local government and the citizens to make our neighborhoods a safer place to live and raise a family.

Utility Work to Alter Traffic Pattern Friday

Utility work as part of the Col. Jameson Boulevard construction project will alter traffic patterns on Sperryville Pike near its intersection with Virginia Avenue for several hours starting at about 9 a.m., Friday.

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Time Out

"Heaven's Gate" film. Courtesy photo.
Culpeper Community happenings.

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Several weeks ago we asked our readers to take a few minutes, go to our website and vote for their favorite among a group of categories.

Sing, Sing, Sing

The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Music Tour came to Culpeper Monday morning. The 87 member concert choir, chamber singers, concert band and jazz band under the direction of conductors Tim Taves and Andrew Klassen debuted at the State Theatre. Their performance and visit was truly memorable. Photo by Ian Chini.
I attended a concert at the State Theatre, a concert that happened on a serendipitous note and a performance that left the audience on its feet.

Sheriff issues After-Prom Report

About 80 students attended the after-prom party at Eastern View High School Saturday night (April 12).

Meet Pranas Rimeikis: Candidate for town council

Pranas Rimeikis lives in a large brick home on East Street. Photo by Anita Sherman
Pranas Rimeikis was mayor of the Town of Culpeper when I took on the editorship of the Culpeper Times in 2008.

Hitting the greens benefits youth group

On Friday, April 25, Meadows Farms Golf Course will be the scene of an annual golf marathon to benefit Young Life Culpeper.

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PWC schools closed Jan. 21

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open.

Osbourn H.S. students gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition

Members of the Lambda Corp robotics team from Osbourn High School traveled to Richmond on Jan. 4 to pick up technical components to compete in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition. Pictured at the contest kickoff are, from the left, (front row): Alena Mejia, Joshua Kunzer, Ryan Kunzer, Suyash Bhattarai, Ethan Passmore, Ashlynn Graham and John Ortega; (back row): Arlene Higgins, Juan Rosario Cruz, Zainey Akanbi, Dave Frederick, John Higgins, Patrick Higgins (in mascot costume) Rolan Wong, Jacob Kolyle, Angela Astorga and Norman Masood.

Hearings scheduled on new school boundaries

The Prince William County School Board will hold two public hearings on proposed attendance boundaries for new schools on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room in the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road in Mansassas. The first will be in regard to the new Nokesville K-8 school and the second will be for the new Haymarket Drive Elementary School.

PWCS close tomorrow, Jan. 7

Prince William County Public Schools will be closed on Code Green tomorrow, Jan. 7.

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.

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The Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway Presents - “The Richard Adams Variety Show”

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The Southern Cafe & Music Hall Presents - “We Are Star Children with The Extraordinaires”

The Jefferson Theater Presents - “Easy Star All-Stars ‘Dub Side of the Moon’ Anniversary Tour”


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