Inside this week’s News (Feb. 12)

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What you will find in the Feb. 12 edition:

Castleton founders receive Outstanding Virginian award

Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel, founders of Rappahannock County’s annual Castleton Festival, were honored Tuesday (Feb. 10) by the Virginia General Assembly as the “Outstanding Virginians of 2015” at a ceremony on the floor of the State House in Richmond.

School budget tonight — but first, some appreciation

The Rappahannock County School Board — which holds its first public hearing on its as-yet-unrevealed 2015-2016 budget at 7 tonight (Thursday, Feb. 12) in the high school auditorium — took a few lighthearted moments between controversy and budget-crunching at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night to appreciate its staff (and be appreciated in return).

New home, new gallery, familiar names on town’s agenda

The Washington Town Council took the first steps at its monthly meeting Monday night (Feb. 9) toward bringing a new weekend home and a new gallery to Gay Street.

The Rapp for Feb. 12

A “Decisions and Consequences” library lecture Friday, two abstract artists seeing “I” to “I” at Middle Street, percussionist Tom Teasley at Castleton and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Editorial: Happy Valentine’s Day!

To C.S. Lewis’s four types of love, a proposed fifth: Call it Amor Terrae — or “Love of the Land.”

Beat the winter blues: Keeping fit & healthy in Rapp

We all know January is the month when lots of us make New Year’s resolutions and set lofty health and wellness goals for ourselves, but did you also know February is when most of us fall off the fitness wagon? A Rappahannock resource guide to help avoid the fitness cliff.

Twin championships again for county’s J.P. basketball teams

The Panther boys and girls J.P. basketball teams have both just finished seasons for the record books — both winning the season and conference tournament, the boys for the third time in a row.

And . . . 150 Years Ago This Week, School and Sports News, the Crossword and more.

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