This week’s Rappahannock News (Oct. 25)

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The Rapp column for Oct. 25

It’s Fourth (Estate) Friday (join our news staff for our monthly public meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at Tula’s Off Main in Washington), plus artists receptions and lectures on Fourth Friday (and Saturday) in Sperryville, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and Mark Russell at the Theatre, and more.

What to wear behind your mask: compassion

A visit with Peggy Schadler and her ever-evolving 1000 Faces mask and dance troupe, who will be performing her latest compassion play, “Protocol for Launching a Life Boat,” at 5:45 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 27) in Flint Hill.

A muddy good time

As the sun rose last Saturday, more than 1,800 people gathered in a field on Battle Mountain Road, awaiting the start of first-ever Rogue Runner, a six-mile obstacle course through the Rappahannock woods. It was a day of . . . teamwork.

Planners OK Maazels’ tourist plan

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission recommended approval of four special-use permits last week for tourist homes in and around Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel’s more than 550-acre Castleton Farms estate.

Editorial: In the best Virginia tradition

Over the 200-plus-year life of the United States, Rappahannock County has helped elect some of the United States Senate’s most respected and influential leaders, and on Nov. 6 we have a chance to continue that tradition.

Two thumbs up for Panther performance

After weeks of pouring themselves into the act of acting, Rappahannock’s Drama Club realized its dream of being the first in school history to advance to the Region B competition.

Plus . . .

Letters in support of Rep. Robert Hurt and Gen. John Douglass in the 5th district congressional race, guilty pleas in circuit court, changes at the Sperryville post office and goings on in Washington and Flint Hill.

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