Where has the time gone? I cannot believe it is time for Thanksgiving. I got the boss lady to pick up a few things so I can make my mom’s dark fruit cake. That will get me in the mood…
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.
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.
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.
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 RCPC at its regular meeting Nov. 16 considered an application for a tourist home and continued a months-long process of amending the definitions of “transient occupancy” in the county’s zoning ordinance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rapp volleyball is the state championship team; Rapp theater is first in the region.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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