Sperryville column for July 28

This Sunday at 1 p.m., the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue and Sperryville Volunteer Fire companies invite you to a joint community meeting to discuss the need for additional volunteers, and for our ideas and overall help.
Are cell phone towers a risk to your health?

While most major health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization, say that scientific evidence does not show cell phone towers cause health problems, other experts are more skeptical.
The Rapp for July 28 

Celebrate dark skies at the Park’s Night Sky Festival, meet the reporter who's working on the three-part series on Rappahannock’s digital challenges and more in this week's The Rapp.
Give Local, get local

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation traveled to Rappahannock County to award community nonprofits their checks for donations raised in the third annual Give Local Piedmont campaign.
Man down

Medics attend to motorcyclist Wayne L. Katz, 48, of Harrisonburg, at midday Saturday before he was flown to U.Va. Medical Center with a broken leg and unknown other injuries, after his motorcycle collided with a SUV on 211.
What does it take to slow the traffic?

For the past seven months, I've respectfully advocated, through emails and in-person requests at four of the last seven supervisor meetings, a reduction of the speed limit in the village of Woodville from 35 mph to 25 mph.
Down Memory Lane for July 28 

Settle’s Grocery and Garage in Flint Hil has grown over the years and Rose Hill, for more than a century a historic and gracious landmark in the county has been sold.
Grazing along

In an effort to increase his farm’s profitability and reduce environmental impacts such as runoff and soil erosion, Flint Hill farmer Mike Sands began working with The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) in 2013.
Your Next Best Friend: Sophia

I was named for Sophia Loren; the folks at RAWL wanted me to feel beautiful. I was abandoned, lost almost half my normal weight of about 80 pounds, and had some nasty eye problems.
Hospice appoints new CEO

The board of directors of Hospice of the Piedmont has announced the appointment of Ronald Cottrell as the organization’s new president and CEO.
Washington column for July 28

Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington announce new rector. Vacation Bible School celebrates Pilgrimage. Prayers needed for Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Gary Jenkins Jr.