Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

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

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What you will find in the Oct. 30 edition:

Theatre getting a new, like-minded owner

Theatre at Washington founder and owner Wendy Weinberg announced this week that she will be selling the theater to longtime Rappahannock resident Nancy Raines.

Election Day is Tuesday

Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.

Tanker crash closes down 522

Police are investigating the cause of a tractor-trailer crash and spill early Monday morning that closed both lanes of Sperryville Pike (U.S. 522) in Boston for about six hours.

50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend’s artists tour

The hills and byways of Rappahannock will be alive with art this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 1-2) during the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community’s 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour.

The Rapp for Oct. 30

Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The Rapp column.

Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill 

At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters’ headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same on Nov. 4, Election Day.

The most important election . . . that no one knows about

The story of how James Madison and James Monroe squared off on a snowy January night in 1789 on the steps of a small church in Madison County.

150 Years Ago This Week: The battle of Westport

At the close of the third week in October, C.S.S. Shenandoah was commissioned into the Confederate States Navy as a commerce raider. In Washington, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation establishing the national holiday of Thanksgiving.

Wild Ideas: Cool weather brings stick insects and furry cats

Although more species of insects are out and about during the warm days of summer, some of the most interesting ones show up in the fall. Two appeared in the last couple of weeks that sent Pam Owen to her references to try to identify them.

And more . . .

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