Memoirs of the Culpeper area community of August 14, 2022 | Lifestyles

Kaine on Unite the Right’s anniversary

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virignia, remarked Friday on the fifth anniversary of the violent white supremacist attack in Charlottesville.

The Unite the Right rally resulted in the deaths of Charlottesville native Heather Heyer and Virginia State Troopers Berke Bates and Jay Cullen in 2017.

“The Charlottesville attack five years ago was a heartbreaking tragedy and a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do to confront hate,” Kaine said in a statement. “We must unequivocally oppose violence and bigotry and commit to being better today than we were yesterday.”

In 2019, Kaine introduced legislation named after Heather Heyer.

The Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act would improve reporting of hate crimes and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes. Key provisions of this bill were included in the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act signed into law by President Biden last May.

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Community Showcase postponed to Friday

Due to ground conditions at Booster Park, the ConnectOrange Community Showcase scheduled for last Friday has been postponed.

The event has been rescheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Friday August 19 at Booster Park, 11177 Bloomsbury Rd., next to Orange Airport.

Hosted by the Office of Economic Development and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, this family-friendly event is designed to help connect new and established businesses and nonprofits to the community. 540/672-5216 and [email protected]

Abolition of the tire recycling tax at Orange

The Orange County Landfill and the Orange County Waste Control Committee will be distributing free vouchers for the Tire Amnesty Recycling event.

This is an opportunity for Orange County residents to responsibly dispose of unwanted tires without paying the normal $2.50 dump fee per tire. A limited number of vouchers are available at Orange County Administration, 112 W. Main St. in Orange.

Orange County residents and homeowners can visit office hours Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19 to redeem up to two vouchers per household. Call 540/661-5405 to confirm availability.

Each voucher will allow the elimination of a maximum of four tires. The person picking up the voucher MUST be the same person dropping off the tires.

Vouchers are not replaceable or transferable and must be presented to Orange County landfill personnel at tire drop off. Accepted items include personal vehicle tires of sizes commonly used for passenger cars or light trucks. Commercial or agricultural tires are prohibited.

Vouchers can be used from August 22 to October 22. 1 at the Orange County Landfill, 11350 Porter Rd.

Madison GOP Women will screen “2000 Mules”

A screening of “2000 Mules” by Dinesh D’Souza, claiming illegal electoral activity in the 2020 presidential election, will air at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 16 for the Madison County Republican Women’s Monthly Reunion.

The rally will be held at the Fellowship Baptist Church Annex, 725 Gate Road in Madison.

The meeting will feature delicious pasta dishes with sides and desserts by members for a $10 donation at dinner. Everyone is invited to attend this information meeting. A special thank you to all the members for bringing their favorite pasta dishes, sides and desserts to share.

Questions? Contact 540/923-4109.

Rosenberger will speak at the Ruritan Club

Supervisor Brad Rosenberger will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 for the Jefferson Ruritan Club monthly dinner, program and meeting.

The free gathering will be held in the Fellowship Hall behind Jeffersonton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 18498 Springs Rd. in Jeffersonton. All are invited. The evening will begin with a delicious dinner.

Rosenberger will provide an update on the state of affairs in the District of Jefferson and Culpeper County and answer any questions from voters. A short rural business meeting will follow.

The Jefferson Ruritan Club is a local community service organization that helps the community become a better place.

Get to know other community members while helping the community. New members and visitors, school-age to senior, always welcome. Questions? Call 540/937-5119 or visit JeffersonVaRuritanClub.org.

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