Go Outside and Play Guide: Culpeper, Virginia

first_imgStart your morning at Frost Cafe for breakfast (it’s cash only, so come prepared), then stroll around the corner to The Frenchman’s Corner or Seriously Sweet and buy some treats for later. Once you have your handmade sweets, pop in to the shops on Davis Street to see what treasures you can find. DAY ONE After breakfast at Raven’s Nest, head over to the Inn at Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center to hit the trail on horseback. Novice rider? No worries–they have options for beginners and provide helmets. If horses aren’t your thing, consider a trip to the Museum of Culpeper History, and then head out to see some of the Civil War Battlefields and the Culpeper National Cemetery. For an active afternoon, drive a few minutes south of town to Lake Pelham Adventures where you can rent a canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or paddle boat. While you are there, be sure to check out Ole Country Store & Bakery. Grab a sandwich and browse the aisles in this unique store that specializes in bulk foods and baked goods. Grab a bite at Flavor on Main and a flight at Beer Hound or Far Gohn. If you want a little exercise, you can walk through Yowell Meadow or Rockwater Park, and then retire to one of three sweet boutique inns, Suites at 249, Loft on Davis, or Thyme Inn. Every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, The Packard Theatre (part of the Library of Congress) screens FREE films. Check their website for listings. AFTERNOON EVENING AFTERNOON DAY TWOcenter_img MORNING End your day at Foti’s Restaurants, a fine dining option with amazing food and service. After dinner, take one last stroll around downtown to check out anything you may have missed yesterday.  Located just 70 miles from D.C. and 80 miles from Richmond, Culpeper, Virginia is a town with  rich history and modern charm. It has a happening downtown where you can stay at a charming B&B, browse the many local shops, and eat at fabulous restaurants. If you want, you can even ditch your car and take the Amtrak right to the heart of the downtown. EVENING Drive or get a ride share to a triple-threat local favorite: Old House Vineyards, Distillery, and Brewery. You will find something there no matter your beverage preference. To continue your wine tour of Culpeper, try Gray Ghost Vineyards, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, Mountain Run Winery, or go back to Davis Street and hit Vinosity wine store for a complimentary tasting. Take Culpeper Home – If you are looking for some local food addictions, stop by Thyme Market and ask for some “Culpeper Crack.” Then swing by Knakal’s Bakery for their homemade famous donuts, or down to Moving Meadows Farm and Bakery where the Hudson family uses an Austrian Flour mill to hand mill all their grain. Stop by all three and take some Culpeper home with you! MORNING last_img read more

Raina Marie Wolf

first_imgRaina Marie Wolf, 43, of Dillsboro passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at her residence.  Raina was born Tuesday, January 6, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Ray Ramey and Patricia Ramey Neece.  Raina enjoyed fishing, listening to music, spending time with family, crocheting, and collecting Star Wars.Raina is survived by her mother Patricia Neece of West Virginia; companion Arlena Loney of Dillsboro; and two brothers.  She was preceded in death by her father Ray Ramey.A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Raina to the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Ravi Shastri handpicked two teams to watch out for in showpiece event

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights India will play their first game against South Africa on June 5. Kedar Jadhav’s availability is still doubtful. Virat Kohli will lead Indian team into the World Cup for the first time. Shastri said a team can’t pre-plan for a big event like the World Cup and the four years leading up to the tournament is the time to prepare.”In these big tournaments…. You go with the flow, you react spontaneously to different situations and the four years that have gone in between the World Cup, that’s what prepares teams,” he said. The former captain rates West Indies and Australia, the two teams to watch out for in the showpiece event. “When they (West Indies) were in India I said we might have beaten them but we had a tough series and they played some excellent cricket. And I said that at the given time, there was no (Chris) Gayle, there was no (Andre) Russell in that side,” Shastri said. “I said watch out for this side, they have serious talent and I was very happy about that. Because you have played in the glory days of West Indies against some of the best players to have played the game and then the country has gone through some real debacles. “The power hitting there is something that no team comes close. When it comes to the sheer ability to hit sixes, they are way up the ladder there.”Talking about defending champions Australia he added: “You would expect that from Australia.They have won more World Cups than any other team in the last 25 years. There is never an Australian team which is not competitive. “And now they have got all their players back and they seem to be in pretty good form but then again in the World Cup it is that given day,” Shastri said. (With Inputs: PTI) New Delhi: India are a flexible side with enough ammunition in their arsenal going into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, believes head coach Ravi Shastri, making it clear that combinations would depend on conditions. When Vijay Shankar was picked in the 15-man squad, it was largely perceived that the Tamil Nadu all-rounder could bat at crucial number four position but Shastri said there is not one player, who is certain to play in that position and says that anyone can bat anywhere.    “We are a flexible team. It’s horses for courses, we have got enough ammunition. We have got enough players who can bat at 4. So, I am not really worried about that,” Shastri said.”I think we have got all bases covered. Last thing you want is passengers on the tour. You want to have in those 15 players … who can play anytime, at any given time. If there is a major injury to a fast bowler, there will be a replacement almost straight away,” he said in an interview with CricketNext. The ICC ODI World Cup will be played in the England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.All-rounder Kedar Jadhav suffered an injury during then IPL, where key wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s lack of form also came under the scanner but Shastri said, “it doesn’t worry me at all.” “In-fact I am totally blanked out from that. When the flight takes off on the 22nd May we will see who are the 15 on that and just take it from there. Luckily in Kedar’s case, there is no fracture so we will wait and watch. There is still time so it should be ok,” he said.last_img read more