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VDOF needs your acorns and seeds

From contributed reports Virginians can help preserve native tree species by collecting acorns and seeds from nine species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). “Generally, the best […]


The Rapp for Sept. 9

Saturday, Sept. 11 is a big day: Reynolds Baptist Church honors Rappahannock’s first-responders, Thornton Hill’s point-to-point races start the fall steeplechase season and “The Tempest” comes to the Theatre at Washington. […]


Swing your partner, and be an RLEP partner, on Sept. 25

Traditional Appalachian music, an apple theme and plenty of dancing and fun are on tap at the second annual barn dance benefiting the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP).

This year’s event on Sept. 25 kicks off at 7 p.m. and concludes at 10. It ‘ll be held at Rappahannock Central, 3 River Lane, Sperryville. Tickets are $25 per person. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

On Thursday, Sept. 9 the Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 7:30 p.m., in the Town Hall on Gay Street. Highlights from the agenda include: County of Rappahannock, by John McCarthy, replace previously […]

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Adult Education

Belle Meade offers ‘compassionate communication’ session

The Rappahannock community is invited to attend an introduction to compassionate communication at Belle Meade School in Sperryville on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Lorinda Bosch and Terri Zweig will lead the session, which offers participants a chance to develop communication skills based on conscious recognition of needs and values. The workshop is in conjunction with a four-month instructional program called Cultivating Compassion, in which all Belle Meade School students and staff are participating. Before the school year began, Bosch and Zweig led Belle Meade staff in an eight-hour in-service training in the approach. […]

School/Education News

Panthers see ‘positives’ in 46-6 loss

Upcoming games
for RCHS teams

Saturday, Sept. 4
6 p.m., varsity football at Hancock High School

Tuesday, Sept. 7
6 p.m., JV volleyball at Culpeper County High School
7:15 p.m., varsity volleyball at Culpeper County High School

Thursday, Sept. 9
4:30 p.m., Middle School volleyball hosts Mountain View Christian Academy

Friday, Sept. 10
7 p.m. varsity football home opener against St. John’s Front Royal […]


‘Grace of Light’ illuminates

Middle Street Gallery artist Patricia Brennan will exhibit new hand-painted stained glass at the gallery from Friday (Sept. 3) through Sept. 26. Her works depicting botanical themes will be fitted onto light boxes, providing the sole source of light in a darkened room.

The exhibition is called “By the Grace of Light” to celebrate this unique form of illumination. “I’ve always wanted to create an environment that felt like you were surrounded by only color and light,” Brennan says. “And stained glass has such an uplifting effect, this show is meant to make you smile.” […]


RAAC lecture features economist Choate

Just how the United States can restore long-term, non-inflationary economic growth will be the subject of the First Friday at the Library program on Sept. 10.

Pat Choate, an economist, author and Rappahannock resident will speak on the subject for the series sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) . […]