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Culpeper community briefs for Jan. 14, 2021
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Culpeper community briefs for Jan. 14, 2021

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The Gordonsville Library shifted to curbside pick-up only on Wednesday due to COVID spread along with the Wilderness Branch and Main Branch of Orange County Public Libraries.

Culpeper Wood Preservers acquires Mass. treating plant

Culpeper Wood Preservers recently acquired Bestway’s treating plant in Lancaster, Massachusetts, which will now operate as Culpeper Wood of New England, according to a news release.

With the acquisition, Culpeper Wood Preservers now has 10 treating plants and one column manufacturing facility that serve 23 states from Georgia to Chicago to Maine.

“We are excited about this opportunity and strategic addition to our company. We will have access to new markets and further expand our footprint in the Northeast,” noted Culpeper Wood Preservers president Jonathan Jenkins. “As we head into our 45th year, we will continue to build our business on the partnerships we have forged with both our vendors and customers.”

Local resident Joe Daniel started Culpeper Wood Preservers in 1976 with a single location in his long-time home in Culpeper, Virginia.

Free Parenting Education Classes on Zoom in February

Healthy Families Culpeper will host a free, three-week parenting class virtually this year for parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 12.

Classes will be held 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Feb. 2 and continuing Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. Classes will also be held March 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 30.

Children do not come with instructions. Come and join other parents and caregivers for this fun, interactive, and informative parenting class!

Class is taught by Angie Kouwenhoven of Culpeper Human Services. Pre-register at or 540,222-6320. Once registered, the Zoom link to attend the Parenting Class will be provided and free class books delivered.

COVID cases in Orange close libraries again

Orange County Public Libraries returned on Wednesday to curbside only services due to recent spikes in COVID-19 community spread.

Hours of operation will mostly remain the same all three branches – Main Branch in the town of Orange, Gordonsville Branch and Wilderness Branch, according to a county news release.

Customers can receive multiple curbside services including checkout of library materials, activation of a new library account (Bring a photo ID and proof of address), payment of library fines affecting card status and printing of materials submitted to the library through its PrinterOn service.

To find resources or suggestions for materials, see Library staff is also available to help customers select books and other materials to place on hold.

The return of library materials will continue to be through the library’s book returns only with materials quarantined for seven days before being checked in by library staff. Items remain checked out on a customer’s account while resting in quarantine and check-in is backdated to account for the delay.

The Library Board of Trustees and staff are monitoring conditions and plan to re-open the buildings when appropriate. Based upon projected conditions, the county anticipates the curbside only service period to last at least a few weeks.

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