This week’s Rappahannock News (Nov. 1)

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‘Super storm’ cuts us a break

Chainsaws came in handy in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as neighbors pitched in to clear secondary roads while fire and rescue volunteers, sheriff’s deputies and VDOT crews cleared the rest. Power outages were widespread, but the damage wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.

The Rapp column for Nov. 1

Relay for Life hosts a dinner to honor survivors, a busy Theatre season includes a classical pianist and a new play from a Rappahannock resident, RCCA’s annual meeting includes a talk about how to save turtle habitat, how to qualify for a Nature Camp scholarship and park closings in this week’s Rapp.

Election Day is Tuesday: details here

Polling places and hours, absentee voting information and ballot questions for Rappahannock County voters in the Nov. 6 election.

Five tourist homes approved

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved special-use permits for five new tourist homes at its meeting last Wednesday night.

Galleries and artists gear up for this weekend’s tour

A visit with Sperryville artist Rosabel Goodman-Everard, and an update on what the county’s galleries and open studios have planned for this weekend’s annual studio and galleries tour.

Editorial: Local artists, national elections

The job of a newspaper is neither to reflect on the past nor to predict the future – but, instead, to report the present. Art, on the other hand, is timeless, “news that stays news,” as the poet Ezra Pound memorably framed it.

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