Meetings and notices

On Thursday, Aug. 5 the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

The Town of Washington will hold its regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include: A public hearing on a special use application by Wooten/Ray to operate a tourist home; a wastewater update, consideration of an ESS additional lab testing fees proposal, and authorization of a joint public hearing of the Town Council and the Planning Commission to amend article 13, the Historic District Ordinance, of the Zoning Ordinance, Section 13.5.10.13 Signage.

On Tuesday, Aug. 10 the Rappahannock County School Board will meet in a 7 p.m. closed session and a 7:30 p.m. public session in the RCHS band room.

There being no business to come before the commission, and after consultation with the chairs, the August meetings of both the Rappahannock County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals have been canceled.

The summer reading program at the Rappahannock County Library ends on Friday, Aug. 6 – the last day to hand in or postmark your last summer reading log. For more information call 540-675-3780.

Sponsors and/or donors at any level are sought to help with the cost of the Rappahannock Farm Tour Sept. 25-26. Interested individuals or organizations should go to the Web site to check the levels and benefits of the 2010 sponsorship or call Katie Pricer at 540-364-0065. Deadline is Aug. 23.

Also sought are vendors/exhibitors: crafts, food, plants, farm products (made by hand in Rappahannock or by county residents) as well as non-profit organizations with a tie to agriculture/farmland preservation to participate at the All Thing Rappahannock market to be held at the Link (the tour headquarter). Contact Sylvie Rowand 540-675-3725 or Sylvie@LaughingDuckGardens.com.

Rappahannock Athletic Association/Rappahannock-Culpeper Baseball (RAA/RCB) fall baseball registration is now open online. All practices are at Stuart Field in Amissville. Children ages 4 to 15 (as of May 1, 2011) are eligible to participate. New registrants should upload the child’s birth certificate for the RAA/RCB Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball. The league Web site is rappculpbaseball.com and the phone number is 540-937-7900; league e-mail is amyrappnews@aol.com. Registration fees are listed on the home page along with the fall schedule information.

The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking input from constituents, stakeholders and agency partners to develop the next strategic plan. See the Web site at culpeper.vaswcd.org and click on the tab for Strategic Planning. There are links to several supporting documents and a link to a six-question survey on Survey Monkey. Public input is greatly appreciated.

Ice House Gallery is presenting a new exhibit, “Piedmont Vistas & Our Town.” Featured are new watercolors and oil paintings of scenes in the town of Washington and surrounding countryside. The exhibit will run from Aug. 1 through Sept. 26. The gallery is located at 291-B Main St. in Washington and is open Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., or by appointment, 540-675-3039.

Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue is looking for men and women to join the fire department. No experience is needed, training provided. Company 9 is in need of people who want to serve their community by helping with fundraisers, running calls, assisting the public and more. Call Stephanie Crawford at 540-635-5091 for more information. To pick up an application, see a Chester Gap Fire Department member or pick up an application at The Chester Gap Store. Monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Warrenton Wolfpack Club is looking for U13 players for its youth rugby and football travel teams. Football practice begins next week and rugby teams will start in September. Sponsorship is available for players who are interested in joining the Wolfpack program and in need of financial assistance. The Wolfpack football program was 6-2 last season and placed second in the state championships. The Wolfpack rugby teams were successful in the summer season with a U13 New Jersey championship and a North Carolina runner’s up trophy. For more information contact Greg Hicks at 540-359-0933 or wolfpack08@comcast.net, or visit warrentonwolfpack.com.

Rapidan Better Housing is accepting applications for its Indoor Plumbing/Repair program assistance. The IPR program provides zero-percent interest loans and grants to homeowners whose homes lack modern indoor plumbing or have a well or drainfield that’s failed. The program provides financial assistance and complete project management from start to finish. Rapidan Better Housing is a service organization that provides loans and grants to qualifying homeowners to pay for major housing repairs. Call 540-948-3274 and ask for an IPR program application.

Singers from Rappahannock County are sought for the Blue Ridge Chorale’s fall season. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper. Call 540-948-4573 for more information.

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