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The score: win-win

Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) Athletic Director Mike Costello shows appreciation for a new gym scoreboard, a recent gift of Union Bank and Trust, to Vice President and Senior Commercial Banker Jason Brady.
A well-edited film

Martin Baron, the editor who directed the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of a far-reaching scandal of abusive Catholic priests, answers Andy Alexander's questions after a screening of "Spotlight" in town Friday.
Blood brothers and sisters

The Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad sponsored a successful blood drive last month, Sperryville’s Before & After Cafe on Main Street gave free coffee to donors.
Your Next Best Friend: Evan

Hi, My name is Evan and I’m one of those dogs “who once was lost but now I’m found” and, boy, am I glad. I’m pretty much a beagle, perhaps a splash of dachshund.
Deface the nation

Complaints about campaign signs being stolen or vandalized have been reaching both the newspaper and the sheriff’s office lately, though no one has yet been reported caught or charged in Rappahannock County.
Looking good 

The Rappahannock Lions, along with members of the Madison Lions, tested 84 kindergarten, pre-K and Head Start students’ vision with the newly developed Spot, a handheld device designed to diagnose vision disorders.
Cubbing into fall

Jeff Woodall, huntsman for Old Dominion Hounds, is shown on a cubhunting (or “cubbing”) — run last Thursday at Poes Run, a property on North Poes Road.

During perusal of the Oct. 27, 1983 edition of the Rappahannock News — and in light of certain headlines in the same paper 33 years later — these vintage campaign ads just seemed to jump off the page.
Pumpkin fun

At Beech Spring Gift Shop earlier this week, Phyllis Swindler and granddaughter Emma have some gourd-related merriment.
Fete accompli

Two of the dozens of students, teachers and volunteers who make possible the Headwaters Foundation’s annual Taste of Rappahannock dinner-auction fundraiser confer on pre-dinner serving arrangements at Saturday night’s 19th annual event.
Bluegrass at the church

At the Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church last Friday, the bluegrass and gospel music, not to mention the fried chicken and fixings, were flowing — including the music from five different bands.
Congressional approval

Outgoing Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th) was in the county last Thursday to recognize a few Rappahannock folks, including Amissville resident and World War II veteran Chilton “Chilly” Raiford.