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PATH grants $501,283 to area nonprofits

The PATH Foundation announced the recipients of its general operations grants. Fifteen organizations, including Rappahannock County’s Child Care and Learning Center, received a total of $501,283.
Moving on with vigor (and vignettes)

Downsizing is complicated. On the surface it seems that I am just clearing space. However, as my treasures went home with other people this weekend, I realized there is an unanticipated process happening.
My supervisor admits to malfeasance 

I respectfully request that Ron Frazier resign his position as supervisor of Jackson District and let the voters select a new supervisor who will uphold the oath of office and perform the duties in an honest and trustworthy manner.
Road tragedy averted

I would like to loudly thank County Administrator Debbie Keyser and, especially, County Supervisor John Lesinski for doing something I've been unable to do for more than 12 years.
Your Next Best Friend: Duke

I’m a husky mix, mostly husky, and my name is Duke. I’m 2 years young, and I’m gonna need a fenced yard in my new home but love humans (of course), other dogs, and, yes, even cats.
School and sports news for Dec. 8

WCDS’ strong showing at classical convention; Julia Estes is state 1A Player of the Year; boy's varsity and girl's JV basketball are undefeated early, and more in this week's School and Sports.
The Rapp for Dec. 8

Acclaimed guitarist Frank Vignola and his trio return to the Little Washington Theatre this Saturday and The Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort perform their “Celtic Christmas Concert” Dec. 17 at Castleton.
Ben Venue beauty

Rappahannock County photographer Joyce Harman’s sublime panorama of the sky and the historic slave quarters at Ben Venue Farm was voted the winner of the Piedmont Environmental Council’s seventh annual PEC Photo Contest last week.
Boston cell tower approved

Culpeper County’s Board of Supervisors approved an application to construct a cell phone tower just off Sperryville Pike Tuesday evening. The board voted 5-2 in favor of an application from Community Wireless Structures (CWS) VII LLC.
Courthouse Row for Dec. 8

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Nov. 22 to Dec. 1:
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 8

Jan. 24, 1963: Sperryville has no public library, but it does have a modern barber shop. Dec. 27, 1984: Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jamieson are the kind of people who just never stop working.
Washington column for Dec. 8

Little Washington parade warms winter souls with beautiful, colorfully dressed people, horses, llamas, dogs, the RCHS Marching Band, and floats from Little Washington Wellness & Spa and Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church’s float, “Glory To God.”
Meetings and notices for Dec. 8

RAAC's Mitchell Arts Fund holds its first-ever grant workshop from 10 to noon Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Rappahannock Library. Members of the Mitchell Arts Fund committee will go over the 2017 grant application and new guidelines.
Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 8

Monday, Nov. 28: 11:49 p.m. — Scrabble Road, Castleton, public service, company 5. Tuesday, Nov. 29: 8:09 a.m. — F. T. Valley Road, Sperryville, wires down, company 2