Inside this week’s News (July 30)

07_30_2015_RappNews_A01FBPHere’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 July 30 Rappahannock News:

Public comment sought for comp plan revision(s)

Both of Rappahannock County’s jurisdictions — the county itself and the town of Washington — will be reviewing and likely revising their comprehensive plans this fall. Your input is wanted.

Fauquier Health grants $124,000 to local groups

The Fauquier Health Foundation announced this week grants to five area organizations totaling $124,000, including a sizeable grant to the Rappahannock County-based Foothills Forum.

Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda

Among the items on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ agenda for its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. next Monday (Aug. 3) are a discussion of a possible next step in the county’s quest for broadband internet coverage, and the creation of a finance committee to assess the county’s annual budget starting next year.

Mentoring young musicians at Castleton, and a final jazz concert weekend

“Transformative” and “rigorous” are words that swirl around the Summer Jazz Academy, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational partnership with the Castleton Festival, which offers two final-weekend performances by the JLC Orchestra.

An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties

County Administrator John McCarthy apologized this week in an email to Washington town officials and others for not taking a closer look at the permit application for a private July 18 fireworks display on Inn at Little Washington property..

The Rapp: El Quijote closed, PEC photo contest open

PEC’s annual photo contest is on, Sperryville’s tapas restaurant is apparently off, Middle Street Gallery’s members show their stuff, a full-moon hike to Hawksbill this Friday and more in The Rapp.

Wild Ideas: Rescuing wild birds is tricky

What do you do when you find a baby eastern phoebe that has fallen out of a nest ravaged by a rainstorm? Or you find a Carolina wren has nested in an open compartment of a car you keep in a shed? Or you find a red-bellied woodpecker on the road that can’t fly?

Plus . . .

Plus: School and Sports News (including fall sports tryouts and practice details), the Washington column, the Crossword and more.

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