October 4, 2015

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MATTERS OF FAITH: The thing about hope

What is it that makes us tick?  What is it that makes a mountain climber keep on climbing despite the challenges?  It is the hope of reaching the top, is it not?  So it is with us in living our lives. 

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Saturday 10/03/2015
MATTERS OF FAITH: The thing about hope
Posted: October 03, 2015

What is it that makes us tick?  What is it that makes a mountain climber keep on climbing despite the challenges?  It is the hope of reaching the top, is it not?  So it is with us in living our lives. 

PERSPECTIVE: The best long term economic developers are in our school classrooms
Posted: October 03, 2015

A few months ago while working on a column for another paper, I came across an ad for KC Baking Powder in a 1931 Madison Eagle. Yes, hard to imagine a baking powder ad in a local newspaper these days. But what especially caught my interest was this little line at the bottom of the ad: "Millions of pounds used by our government."

Thursday 10/01/2015
GRAPE ESCAPE: Aglianico a perfect choice for inclement weather enjoyment
Posted: October 01, 2015

Rain, rain and more rain, it's time to tuck inside and embrace something nice and dry!  A bottle of aglianico is a fantastic choice.  It's a lesser know Italian variety with a long history and definitely worth getting to know.  Planted some 2,500 years ago, aglianico (ahl-YAH-nee-koe) is the primary grape in Campania, on the western coast of Southern Italy and Basilicata, located in the arch of the boot, bordering Campania to the west. 

Wednesday 09/30/2015
Union Army occupation of 121 W. Piedmont Street?
Posted: September 30, 2015

No doubt you are sitting precariously on pins and needles waiting to hear what our archaeological survey has produced.  Your patience will be well rewarded; the history at 121 W. Piedmont Street has expanded significantly based on recent finds.

Sunday 09/27/2015
CHAMBER NEWS: Build your business team by building a derby car
Posted: September 27, 2015

A company’s balance sheet is one of the accounting tools used by business to generate a snapshot of the company’s financial position for any given time period. This snapshot captures a company’s assets, such as capital, inventory or real estate, along with various liabilities. While balance sheets neatly list a business’s tangible assets, they neglect to account for a company’s most valuable asset — its team of employees! 

Saturday 09/26/2015
Precautionary advice for World Rabies Day
Posted: September 26, 2015

Today begins the 12th year of the “Ask Dr. Watts” column.  Thank you for welcoming me into your home through this newspaper each week.  I enjoy sharing stories and advice as “your other family doctor.” 

Thursday 09/24/2015
SECRETS OF THE LIBRARY: The Big Library Read for October 2015
Posted: September 24, 2015

The Culpeper County Library will be taking part in another Big Library Read program, from Oct. 7 through Oct. 21.  Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the eBooks The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley or In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters by visiting http://brdc.lib.overdrive.com

Wednesday 09/23/2015
ZANN'S PLACE: The mysteries continue at 121 W. Piedmont Street
Posted: September 23, 2015

You know what they say, “misery loves company.”  I welcome you to my world of perplexing data, unanswered and likely unanswerable questions, architectural anomalies and a lack of definitive chronology for happenings in Culpeper. But then, if it were easy, it would not be so much fun.  Despite the temporary frustrations, we know a great deal more than when we started.

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