Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Nov. 7)

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What you will find in the Nov. 7 edition:

McAuliffe, Northam win Virginia (but not Rappahannock)

As in the last presidential election, Virginia went blue — though by a narrower margin — and Rappahannock County itself, by a larger margin, stayed red.

County eyes derelict buildings, vehicles

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors spent most of Monday’s meeting (Nov. 4) talking trash, as they discussed amendments to the county’s trash ordinance and considered possible outcomes for the former Lombardy restaurant near Amissville.

The unsubtle signs of autumn

The leaves are falling, the days are shorter, and it’s getting colder — an annual process that affects behavior in plants, bugs, animals and people.

Banner tour weekend for RAAC’s artists

The hills and by-ways were alive with art lovers last weekend, as the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community held its ninth annual Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio & Gallery Tour.

Local, fresh, organic: the Garden Club’s 50-year tradition

What words do you use to describe the best purchases you can make? Do the words “local,” “fresh,” “organic” and “natural” come to mind? If so, would “not overpriced” and “not made by exploited workers” be on your list? Here’s a story that uses all those words and more.

The Rapp for Nov. 7

A shuffle on Main Street in Washington (including a new home for the Rappahannock News), CCLC’s 18th annual auction is days away, RAWL’s calendars are now available, ‘tis the season for Angel and Cherub trees, Middle Street Gallery turns 30, Fauquier Health Foundations gets a new president and CEO, and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Of cows and humans

Rappahannock County is not alone when it comes to litterbugs. It turns out, according to recent news reports, that rural areas of even notoriously tidy Switzerland are awash in roadside litter. But unlike some Rappahannockers, the Swiss do not blame others; instead they advocate taking personal responsibility for the problem.

Wild Ideas: The spicy, sassy sassafras tree

As leaves turn brown and fall off the trees, Pam Owen has been appreciating the persistent, sassy attitude of our native sassafras, whose golden, deep-orange, red or purple leaves still brighten up the landscape.

150 Years Ago This Week: Lincoln gets an invitation

Attention at the beginning of November, 1863, turned from the mid-summer fronts on the Mississippi River and in Virginia and Pennsylvania to Tennessee, and specifically Chattanooga.

And more . . .

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