USDA food distribution

Empowering Culpeper will be distributing free food commodities from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, with support from local businesses, 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15 at Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Dr. in the town of Culpeper.

Food is distributed based on income and household size. The Culpeper Connector provides transportation to and from the church.

Town water study final public meeting

The town of Culpeper will host its final public meeting about the town water study at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the community room at the Culpeper Police Department, 740 Old Brandy Road. Engineering consultants from Hazen and Sawyer will present the final report, and will be available to answer questions from the public about it.

Town Council commissioned the independent study of the public water system in response to an August 2018 petition signed by town water customers. Following a competitive request for proposal process, the water system study contract was awarded March 19, 2019 to Hazen and Sawyer.

Registration for indoor swim lessons

Year round swim instruction is available in the heated pool at Powell Wellness Center with registration now open through Feb. 20 for the next session being offered starting the week of Feb. 24 until late March.

Classes will focus on developing or strengthening aquatics skills and promoting water safety awareness for: Parent & Child (ages 6 months-3 years), Preschool Aquatics (ages 3-5), and Learn to Swim (ages 6-13 years).

For information and registration form, see or contact 540/445-5383 or

Delegate filing party for congressional candidate

Now that a date is set for the 7th District Republican congressional nominating convention, the campaign for candidate Nick Freitas, of Culpeper, is inviting supporters to turn in their forms to officially become delegates for him.

Those interested in being a delegate from Orange County can attend a filing party 7 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15 at Madison at the Mill, 323 N. Madison Rd. in Orange.

There will be light food and drinks for everyone and a chance to ask Freitas questions before filling out paperwork to be a delegate. RSVP to

Fauquier Health Summer Medical Camp

Fauquier Health is now accepting applications, through Feb. 21, for the upcoming Summer Medical Camp, one of the community’s most popular student programs.

Last year, Medical Camp covered such topics as advanced suturing, sports medicine, wound care, back boarding/collaring, forensics and injections/phlebotomy. This year, students can select from three sessions of Medical Camp to be held June 11-12, June 16-17 or June 22-23. Approximately 72 students will be chosen, with 24 students in attendance for each week.

Students will partake in the predetermined modules and have the opportunity to explore their interests in the healthcare profession. Acceptance into the 2020 camp is very competitive, and there are a limited number of spaces available, according to a Fauquier Health news release. Applicants must be in 8th-12th grade, aged 14-18, and will be notified of acceptance by mid-March. To apply, see or at select the Community tab and click on the Medical Camp Application link.

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