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Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire, and the Birth of an Obsession at Blandy Experimental Farm

Featuring Andrea Wulf, Author and Historian.

Grand Walking Day - Blandy Unveils Four New Walking Trails

Blandy will open four walking trails designed to encourage visitors to walk for exercise and improved physical and mental health at a special “Grand Walking Day” event.

The Rotary Club of Culpeper Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Culpeper will award two scholarships this year.

Time Out

Culpeper community happenings.

Wild Ideas: The Little Brown Bird of the Forest

Even in the dead of winter, this diligent eastern winter wren manages to score an insect. Photo by Carly Lesser & Art Drauglis via Wikimedia.
Focus: Wrens or Brown Birds

Culpeper in Brief

Culpeper community happenings.

Stage Alive presents country singer John Berry

John Berry will be performing in Culpeper March 27. Courtesy photo.
John Berry, platinum-selling singer and songwriter, presents a night of hit songs in his inimitable, soaring vocal style.

“Workforce” tops “location” as key to attracting business to Culpeper

“Workforce” has replaced “location, location, location” as the most important factor in evaluating a site for new business.

“Friends” sponsor the Prequel to the Battle of the Wilderness

Historian Clark “Bud” Hall will tell the story of the 1864 Winter Encampment during this unique two-day tour. Courtesy photo.
Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) and the Museum of Culpeper Museum are excited to sponsor a special two-day bus tour, “The 1864 Winter Encampment: Armies of the North and South” led by Clark. B. Hall.

Culpeper Currents:  From the Culpeper County Library

On May 16, 2013, the subject of this column was the sons of Mary Shackelford Gibson, all five of whom had been part of the Confederate Army.

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Dentists team up to provide care

They're not exactly competitors and not exactly coworkers. They're a network of community-minded dentists who all operate out of different offices in the Lake Manassas Professional Center in Gainesville. Lake Manassas Dental Center, Sporting Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics, the Meyer Clinic, Solis Endodontics and the Carino Family Dentistry are all located in the same three-story building on Manassas Drive at the entrance to the Stonewall Golf Course.

Manassas names new city manager

The Manassas City Council has hired a new city manager. William Patrick Pate ("Pat") of High Point, N.C. will begin work on Oct. 28. He has served as assistant city manager of the City of High Point since 1999. High Point, N.C. has a population of 108,000 residents and a city staff of 1,565. He previously served as the budget and evaluation director for the City of Greensboro, N.C.

Leadership PW throws party for SERVE

Leadership Prince William members recently hosted a Labor Day Spectacular for residents, staff and volunteers at the SERVE emergency shelter in Manassas. The event included a free picnic lunch, carnival and video games, face painting, bingo, music, prizes and more.

Frazier seeks supervisor seat in Cedar Mountain District

There will be two names on the November ballot for Cedar Mountain District Supervisor – longtime incumbent Larry Aylor is being challenged by another Culpeper resident C. Jack Frazier.

Dumfries moves closer to referendum on elections

Within the next month, the Town of Dumfries may be on its way to allowing citizens to vote on whether to move its mayoral and council elections from May to November.

Culpeper:  New town finance director selected

Culpeper Town Council unanimously endorses selection of Pon C, Yasuf as new town treasurer/finance director.

U.S.S. Gravely on standby as U.S. weighs military options against Syria

A United States Navy ship named after the late former Haymarket resident Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. is one of four destroyers that Pres. Barack Obama may call upon if he decides to strike Syria.

Ramadan asks for restart on parkway; Dudenhefer calls for compromise

On Aug. 22, state Del. David Ramadan (R-87th) asked Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) in a letter to pass the buck to the next governor when it comes to making more decisions about the Bi-County Parkway as he called for a "fresh start" with the road.

Connaughton signs off on U.S. 1 widening

Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton indicated in a letter last week that VDOT would support widening U.S. 1 from Mary's Way to Featherstone Road in Woodbridge from four lanes to six lanes.

Town mayors speak out on elections

Different mayors have different points of view when it comes to the county Electoral Board's second request in as many years for the towns to change their local elections from May to November in even-numbered years. Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, Haymarket Mayor David Leake, Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta and Quantico Mayor Kevin Brown all offered their viewpoints during separate interviews last week.

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