Meetings and Notices for Nov. 25

On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. There being no business to come before them, the consolidated November-December Board of Zoning Appeals meeting…
Balloon test set for cell tower

The Planning Commission tabled an application by AT&T last Wednesday for its recommendation to the Rappahannock County supervisors on the first of several cell towers AT&T wants to build in the county — to allow anyone interested to attend a…
The Rapp for Nov. 25

Five more stars for The Inn at Little Washington; details of Washington's Christmas Dec. 5 festival and parade; Junior Olympics honors for two young Rappahannock runners.
Turkey and trimmings, part one

Jennifer Deal last week asked each child in her kindergarten class at Wakefield Country Day School where turkeys come from and how they are prepared for Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some of their answers, as transcribed by Deal.
Turkey and trimmings, part two

Thanksgiving will be a little cheerier and tables a little more full for many in Rappahannock County thanks to the efforts of volunteers and donors at the Rappahannock Food Pantry. At the Pantry building on Mt. Salem Avenue in Washington,…
Sheriff’s Report for Nov. 25

The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office charged Julius Ceasar Lucas, 19, of 24 Mason Mountain Lane, on Nov. 13 with underage possession of alcohol. Deputy Gary Jenkins also charged Lucas with trespassing after he was told by the owner of a…
New Mr. Rappahannock, and contestants, clean up well

“There he is. Mr. Rappahannock. There he is. Your ideal. The dream of a million girls.” Last Thursday’s senior class fundraiser was not on par with the Miss America pageant, but the evening was entertaining on a grand scale. Fourteen…
Works of art for the park’s 75th

The Inn at Little Washington hosted a reception and Shenandoah National Park Trust fundraiser for approximately 100 people at its Tavern Shops Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the park and the opening of “Our Heritage, Our Park,”…
Photo: All-conference punter

Dean Hogan, a sophomore at University of Virginia’s College at Wise and a former Rappahannock County High School student and athlete, was chosen as the special-teams punter on this year’s Mid-South Conference East Division’s 28-man all-conference team. During his Rappahannock…
Washington column for Nov. 25

We should be grateful for the little things that make each day worthwhile -- a friend who brings you flowers or a loved one’s warming smile. Remember to count your blessings, however great or small, for they’re the silver lining…
Letter: Rappahannock businesses well-Linked

As members of the board of directors of the Link, we would like to express our gratitude to the community for its support of the first of many Rappahannock Business Link events. The success of the networking social held Nov.…
Letter: REC bases future on coal

Customers of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, the electric utility that serves many people in this area, are not just customers. They’re also members and owners of the cooperative, much like a stockholder partly owns a corporation. As REC’s CEO, Kent Farmer,…
Singing out for the Food Pantry

“This church exists primarily for those who do not as yet belong to it.” Living up to this sign hanging in the parish hall, Trinity Episcopal Church welcomed the community for a singalong benefit for the Rappahannock Food Pantry on…
Letter: Kudos to The Inn — again

Congratulations to The Inn at Little Washington for its continued success as one of the most outstanding restaurants and inns in the world! Recently, The Inn earned, yet again, for the 21st consecutive year, the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five…