The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with other law enforcement and emergency services agencies, hosted a National Night Out activity Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Booster Park. Participants had a chance to meet local police, fire and EMS officers, explore emergency vehicles, learn about…

The Avis Beasley Community Outreach Group and Black Market Sundays hosted a free school supplies and ice cream event Sunday, Aug. 4, on Cobb Street in Gordonsville. The group distributed 70 bookbags and supplies to nearly 100 children and their families. For more information on the group, vi…

Thirty local children participated in 4-H Cloverbud Camp last week at the Northern Piedmont Center in Orange. Hosted by Orange Cooperative Extension, the camp’s theme was based on Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” This year’s camp focused on environmental education and appreciation. One day, campers l…

Thousands of Orange County residents and visitors from throughout Central Virginia filled Booster Park Saturday evening for the seventh annual Playin’ in the Park Independence Day celebration. The event featured talented local musicians, games, food trucks, a touch-a-truck activity and a fir…

This year’s Orange County Fair is widely considered one of the most successful in recent memory. Good events and good weather brought nearly 5,000 to the fairgrounds on Old Gordonsville Road June 19-22. This year’s fair was themed, “Big Dreams in a Small Town.” 

The Orange County African-American Historical Society partnered with James Madison’s Montpelier to present the 12th local Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 15. Juneteenth is a celebration of art, history, music, food, faith and family. “Juneteenth” marks the day the last enslaved people …

American Legion Post 156 hosted its annual Memorial Day service Monday, May 27, at the post on Newton Street in Orange. Following patriotic selections from the Orange Community Band, post commander Alan Drinkwater welcomed dozens of veterans, patriots and friends to the program and offered r…

Orange County High School Principal Kelly Guempel conferred 376 diplomas Saturday morning during commencement exercises at Porterfield Park in Orange. Students in the Class of 2019 were freshmen when Guempel arrived at the school four years ago. "I love you," he told the graduates, "and my m…

On Saturday, a perfect day for wandering around fields and forests beneath a bright sun, Rep. Abigail Spanberger talked conservation and agriculture at James Madison’s Montpelier. Spanberger, who represents Virginia’s 7th District, praised Montpelier’s first-ever “Eco Rodeo” for promoting en…

Thousands of visitors filled the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company fairgrounds Saturday for the seventh annual Gordonsville Famous Fried Chicken Festival. Once again, Vincent Seal and Stephanie Terrell of Home Fried took first-place honors in the fried chicken competition. Taste of Hope (l…