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Summer over? Culpeper County Public Schools start Aug. 10

Culpeper County Public School students will return to school on Monday, Aug. 10. All 10 schools will be open on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 6 p.m. to allow parents and students the opportunity to meet with teachers and obtain information about the school year.

Curd Quips: Host a party to perk up your pizza palate

See, though I have not yet tasted her cooking, Giada’s pizza dough recipe (Bon Appétit March 2007) has changed our lives. Simple, fast, reliable and delicious her recipe has led to many “spur of the moment” grilled and baked pizzas in our house.

Home & Garden: What to know before upgrading your home’s HVAC system

Not all home upgrades require a ton of research. But for more complicated repairs and replacements, being informed can help you make better decisions. For example, replacing your home’s HVAC system is one thing you want to get right, as a good decision can benefit both your comfort and pocketbook for years to come.

Culpeper Library gets a new, improved and expanded renovation

Photo by Wally Bunker. The Culpeper County Library is way more than books. With their recent renovation adding extra space, new programs have been added as well. Great news is they are open now on Sundays. Learning can be so much fun on interactive programs like the one Rashai McCray-Daniels discovered on a recent visit.
Open hours now include Sunday

Triassic tracks are worth the trek

For those who don’t know, Culpeper’s deeper levels of history go back millions of years to the Triassic Period where dinosaurs freely roamed. In fact, it is one of the largest field of dinosaur tracks discovered in either North or South America.

Curd Quips: Cheesemongers come to celebrate…and compete

What if the everyday jobs that we do were- on occasion- celebrated? Celebrated with an event that let the best in each field showcase their talent and compete to…well, be the best in their field.

Real Estate- Homebuyers: Beware of unexpected repair costs

If you’re buying a home, there are additional expenses you may want to budget for beyond the down payment and monthly mortgage. Home projects, even small ones, can really add up.

Real Estate: Thinking of buying a home? What to know now

Better employment prospects, rising home values and historically low mortgage rates are driving improvements in housing markets across the country. If these facts are tempting you to take the plunge, you’re not alone.

Home & Garden- Get help: Avoid the seven most dangerous DIY home renovations

One in five DIY-ers tackling home renovations ends up in the hospital each year due to accidents, according to the Home Safety Council. Don’t become a statistic.

Curd Quips: Orange slices worthy to be called American?

Consider first that it’s not cheese-no, not by a long shot. It is manufactured with less than 51 percent cheese, sodium citrate, gelatin and several more compounds. Regulators more commonly classify it as “ “imitation cheese” or “sandwich slices” or “processed cheese food.” Said simply, an industrial product born of need that has a history of building up the country.

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