Lykes grants of $58K go to local groups  

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation last week awarded $57,943 from the Richard Lykes Community Fund to nonprofits serving Rappahannock County. Recipients include Food Pantry, Lions, RappU and Nature Camp.
On Giving Tuesday, please consider . . .

What is Giving Tuesday? The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving brings a spirit of giving to the first days of the holiday season. It offers us the opportunity to do something significant as the end of the year approaches.
Thank you, Alumni Tourney sponsors

The Rappahannock County Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization would like to thank the local team sponsors for their generous support of our upcoming Alumni Basketball Tournament.
Proud of our Rappahannock County student-athletes

We can all be proud of what our student-athletes of RCHS have accomplished. I was in Richmond last Saturday to see our volleyball team win its first-ever state championship, a grand finale to a perfect season, a 27-0 record.
The board of zoning (and legal) appeals

On the BZA’s agenda was a resolution which would have declared that Konick’s September lawsuit against the BZA and its then-acting chair, Jennifer Matthews, was never authorized by the board and was thus illegal.
Unpaved Roadshow: ’Twas the time of darkness

By 1840, gas lighting was a major improvement in people’s ability to read, write or sew in the evenings. It was the last major breakthrough of the period, before both oil and gas lighting succumbed to electric lighting.
WCDS’ conference champions

Wakefield Country Day School’s middle school boys soccer team poses with coach Lavonne Atkins (right) and Athletic Director Mike Costello after the team won the Valley Middle School Conference championship recently.
The Rapp for Nov. 24

No Fourth (Estate) Friday this day after Thanksgiving; Elizabethan chamber music at the Theatre; a Kid Pan Alley musical in the works; a new program to match volunteers with opportunities; and more in this week's The Rapp.
Thanksgiving dinners? Bank on it.

Most of Union Bank & Trust’s Rapp branch staff traveled to Sperryville to help out at the Rappahannock Food Pantry, including by assembling boxes and to present a $3,500 donation enabling the Pantry to put together some 200 dinner-and-fixings boxes.
Meetings and notices for Nov. 24

Thanksgiving closings: All Rappahannock County government offices close at noon Wednesday (Nov. 23) and reopen Monday (Nov. 28). Rappahannock County Public Schools are closed Wednesday-Friday (Nov. 23-25).
Washington column for Nov. 24

The community Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) at St. Peter Catholic Church will include a community choir with music directed by Washington Baptist Church members Gary and Wendy Aichele. All are welcome.
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 24

Nov. 15, 1984: Professional bowhunter Tom Flemming bagged this 17-pound gobbler in Gid Brown Hollow using a 74-pound Golden Eagle bow manufactured by Coleman.
Fire and rescue calls for Nov. 24

Tuesday, Nov. 15 — 3:39 p.m. — Castleton Ford Road, Castleton, general illness, companies 1, 3 and 5 5:57 p.m. — Hopewell Lane, Sperryville, general illness, companies 1 and 7