Meetings and notices for March 23

The Rappahannock County School Board and the County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint Public Hearing on the proposed fiscal 2018 School Board Budget on March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Elementary School.
Courthouse Row for March 23

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the County Circuit Court Clerk’s office March 7-16: Hampton — Jeffrey Garfield Wise and Susan Batchelder Wise, husband and wife, to Rush River LLC, 17.6979 acres, $235,000.
Council sets budget, comp plan dates

There are three comprehensive plan-specific meetings at which public input would be most welcome: the regular monthly meeting on March 27; on April 8 at town hall; and an April 17 joint work session with the town council.
A well-earned salute to Colonel Bourgeois

County resident, retired U.S. Marine Colonel John R. Bourgeois, joined renowned American composer John Philip Sousa by being named “Honorary Life President.” by American Bandmasters Association.
‘Stand up’ and align with gravity

One would assume that a best-kept secret to a long and healthy life would be somewhat technical — given it was revealed by NASA’s former director of life sciences to a Rappahannock County audience last Friday. Think again. And don’t…
A film festival to please all

“I’m very excited,” says Wood, now in her second year as festival director. “Last year we accepted strictly Virginia films and filmmakers, but this year we opened up submissions to domestic and foreign films.”
Sperryville firemen get a boost

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is among 17 nonprofits in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Fauquier counties benefitting from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s (NPCF) new Community Assistance Grant Program.
School budget hearing moved to Tuesday

Due to snow, the Rappahannock County School Board postponed its regularly scheduled March 14 monthly meeting — which was to include a public hearing on the 2018-2019 school budget — to 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 21) in the high school…
Washington Column for March 16

The Country Cafe is serving St. Patrick's Day inspired cuisine on Friday; Lenten dinners every Wednesday until Easter at WBC; and the Annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast had a special guest speaker.
The Rapp for March 16

Winter finally arrives, a bit late; Four of the five County Board of Supervisors are holding a public forum Monday night in Castleton; and updates on MADD's after prom plans.