This week’s Rappahannock News (April 4)

April 4, 2013
April 4, 2013

Here’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News, in newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.

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What you will find in the April 4 edition:

Supervisors consider $22.5 million draft budget

Rappahannock’s supervisors were presented with a draft of the county’s 2013-2014 budget Monday. Though no discussion on the matter ensued – that will come at an April 29 public hearing – the $22.54 million budget is about $742,000 more than last year’s $21.8 million budget.

The Rapp for April 4 

Just this weekend alone: The Old Dominion Point-to-Point, artist Bill Dunlap’s opening in Sperryville, a James Bond movie and a ragtime piano encore in Washington and a RappKids concert in Flint Hill; plus a library lecture on the meaning of photography, farm tour changes and more.

Sit. Stay. It’s storytime.

Those who need further evidence that the “man’s best friend” theory is true need only watch all the smiling first- and second-graders as they greet their favorite reading companion and open this week’s story.

Castleton-bred stars return for fifth festival in July

World-renowned singers, many of whom launched their performance careers at the Castleton Festival, will appear in the festival’s fifth-anniversary season this July at Castleton Farms. Tickets for the festival, which features more than 20 performances from July 3-28, went on sale this week.

Editorial: Rural or pastoral?

How would you define Rappahannock County? Most definitions would probably include the word “agricultural,” but as the number of actual farms continues to decline, perhaps it’s time to be more specific about Rappahannock’s appeal.

Plus . . .

The latest Quibbles & Quark, an appeal to artisans to consider joining with the Artisans Center of Virginia . . . more Sperryville and Washington goings-on . . . Ben Jones on the perils of smoking and discount cigarettes . . . an exhibit to showcase Piedmont artists at River District Arts this fall.

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