REC Names New Manager of Administrative Services Fredericksburg, Va. – Tosh Bowe has been promoted to Manager of Administrative Services/Controller, joining REC’s management team where he will oversee key areas of the Cooperative including finance and accounting, procurement, warehousing, and facilities management. Bowe is an accomplished professional with over 21 years of experience in finance and accounting, as well as business management. For the past 15 years, Bowe has demonstrated his strengths and
News Release: 8/4/2020 - Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department - Coles Shows Amusements Fair Food to go!
Fundraiser for Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department - Coles Shows Amusements is coming to Culpeper from Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16th to serve up their fair food favorites take out style with a portion of all sales going to benefit the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteer Fire & Rescue Departments across the county have been hit hard by COVID-19 as they rely heavily on donations from fundraisers throughout the year which have been canceled this year due to public safety
Hospice of the Piedmont Announces Dr. Andy Macfarlan to JoinDr. Macfarlan to Help Implement Serious Illness Program in 2021 (Charlottesville, VA,August 4, 2020) – Hospice of the Piedmont is proud to announce Dr. Andrew (Andy) Macfarlan is joining the organization as Associate Medical Director.. Dr. Macfarlan will start in August. Dr. Macfarlan practiced for many years in the community, most recently with Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group. Dr. Macfarlan has cared for thousands of patients over the
RIchardsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be hosting a Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Drive-up and go style Chicken Dinner. Dinner Boxes will include their fabulous fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a desert all for just $10.00! Please come out and support our volunteers in RIchardsville and the Richardsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Drivers will be required to wear a mask. RVFD&RS members will be
DRIVE-IN MOVIE - Salem Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be hosting another family fun night out with the showing of "The Greatest Showman" on Saturday September 12th. Parking lot opens at 7:30 pm and movie will begin at 8:30 pm. You can sit in your car or bring lawn chairs to watch "tailgate" style under the stars. We do ask that if you sit outside your vehicle, that you remember to follow the safety recommendations for COVID-19 so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable evening. Suggested
REC: Prepare Now for Storm-Related Outages Fredericksburg, Va. - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) crews stand ready to respond to any storm-related outages as Tropical Storm Isaias continues to barrel toward Virginia. Member-owners are urged to prepare now, as well. The brunt of the storm is expected to arrive overnight and continue through Tuesday afternoon, dropping 3 to 5 inches of rain and bringing wind gusts of 40-plus mph in some areas. "REC's line crews, contractors and vegetation
Unidirectional Flushing- Lake Pelham & Westover Areas The Town of Culpeper Public Works Department will be performing unidirectional flushing (UDF) of water distribution in sections of the Lakeview, Pelham’s Reach, Redwood Lakes, Cardinal View, and Wayland Manor Subdivisions including Lesco Boulevard and streets in the Westover Area beginning Monday, 8/03/20 through Thursday, 8/06/20, weather permitting. Flushing crews will be working daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A workzone will be in place during
Save the date for Pack the Patrol Car. Friday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Culpeper Police Department will have patrol vehicles parked outside Walmart, Dollar Tree, Big Lots and Target, collecting school supplies for the children of our community that need it the most. Please take time to stop by and contribute to a good cause. It's tax free weekend! Let's pack the patrol cars!
FAMILY FUN THIS WEEKEND - There will be a Drive-In Movie showing of "The Princess Bride" being shown at the Salem Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department on Saturday Night, August, 1st. Come join us for this family fun event. Parking lot opens at 8:00 pm and movie will begin at 9:00 pm. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs if you like and sit behind your vehicle to watch under the stars (or you can watch from inside the vehicle whichever you prefer). We do ask that you remember your social distance manners
Water Main Failure A disruption in water service occurred this afternoon around 12:00 pm in the historic district of downtown Culpeper as the result of an 8 inch water main break. The break was found at the intersection of N. Main Street and E. Piedmont Street affecting 11 addresses located on N. Main and E. Edmondson Street. Public Works Water Utility crews are currently on site locating the exact source of the line failure and the estimated time of completion is unknown. Additional information will be
Nalles Mill RoadEmergency Tree Removal The Town of Culpeper Public Works Department and Light and Power Department has scheduled to perform emergency tree removal on Nalles Mill Road. This tree trimming and removal operation will commence Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM, weather permitting. A safety work zone will require temporary closure of the Nalles Mill Road corridor. Advanced warning signs along with a detour will be displayed in this area assisting with the traffic flow
West Street and Azalea Street Sewer Rehabilitation The Town of Culpeper’s contractor, Visu – Sewer, will be performing sewer line rehabilitation operations on both West Street and Azalea Street. The sewer line rehabilitation operation will consist of the jetting and lining of existing sewer lines. This operation will commence on Thursday, July, 30, 2020, through Friday, July 31, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM, weather permitting. Due to the nature of the project, public access will be restricted in
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center wants to thank First Responders for all of their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It has been tough on everyone and to show our support we would like to offer FREE HAIRCUTS for the month of August. Thank you all! Call to schedule 540-727-8003. 311 S. East Street, Suite 120. Thank you for your service! *Masks required.
Fredericksburg, Va. – Kent D. Farmer, president and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), received the 2020 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). At the VMDAEC’s 76th Annual Meeting, which was held virtually, Farmer received the association’s highest award. Farmer was recognized for his visionary leadership, creative problem-solving and deep community involvement that has helped REC become one of the largest,
Blue Ridge Avenue Underground Utility Installation The Town of Culpeper Public Works Department is coordinating with a telecommunications contractor to perform underground boring for installing fiber optic cable service. The boring operations will occur on Blue Ridge Avenue, beginning at the intersection of Madison Road/U.S. Business Route 29 and Blue Ridge Avenue, in the north bound lane, to the intersection of Blue Ridge Avenue and Evans Street/U.S. Route 522. This operation will commence Monday, July
Town of Culpeper, Virginia Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for T
Town of Culpeper, Virginia Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism MarketingTown of Culpeper, Virginia has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives. $866,504 in marketing grant funds were awarded to
REC Receives Awards in Communications Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) communications team received national recognition for their communications efforts from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). For the 2019 Spotlight on Excellence awards, REC received Gold for Best Internal News Publication for its employee newsletter and Silver for Best Use of Social Media for the Project Bolivia Facebook blog. “It is so important for us to share information using a variety of
Waldorf, Maryland, July 20, 2020 — Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to welcome Sam Kessler as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In this role, he will focus on generating business lending opportunities while building banking relationships. Sam will serve the Orange, VA and the surrounding markets, including Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Charlottesville and more. “Sam is a great addition to the lending team here in the Fredericksburg region,” said Scot Ebron, Executive Vice President and Chief
REC Names Vice President of Corporate Services Fredericksburg, Va. – Larry Andrews has been promoted to REC’s executive leadership team, where he will oversee several functional areas including finance and accounting, human resources, safety, risk, operational support, facilities and procurement. Andrews is an accomplished finance executive with over 31 years of experience in electric cooperative finance and accounting, as well as the banking industry. For the past 19 years, Andrews has demonstrated
Empowering Culpeper to require registration at upcoming food distribution CULPEPER, Va. – Empowering Culpeper, an all-volunteer food distribution program of People Incorporated, will now require households to register at upcoming distributions. Each household must register for ongoing eligibility per USDA guidelines. Registration will be provided on site at each distribution. Registration is required at the next drive-through food distribution this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Culpeper County
DRIVE-IN MOVIE COMES TO CULPEPER! The Salem Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department located at 13428 Scotts Mill Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 will be hosting the movie THE PRINCESS BRIDE on Saturday August 1, 2020 @ 8:30pm. Parking lot opens at 7:30pm. Anyone wishing to bring a lawn chair is welcome to. Concessions will be available for purchase. Suggested donation of $15.00 per car. Please come join us and help support your local fire and rescue department while enjoying a safe and fun family evening!
Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Partners with Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties for Free Drive Through COVID-19 Testing MADISON, VIRGINIA – July 8, 2020 On Saturday, July 18, 2020 there will be a FREE Drive Through COVID-19 Testing site from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Madison County High School located at 68 Mountaineer Drive, Madison, VA. The parking lot will open at 8 a.m. and the first 500 individuals will be tested. This one day testing site is open to everyone at no cost and will happen
Supporting you so you can support others… Grief Support for Mental Health ProfessionalsOur commitment to enhancing community health during this time of many losses related to the coronavirus crisis includes the offering and provision of non-clinical therapeutic services at no charge to help address and support the efforts of our mental health professionals. Please join us for a monthly support meeting by Zoom on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12 – 1pm, beginning May 27 – August 26. Each
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