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News briefs for Oct. 27

4-H thanks Jim Massie; Thornton Gap congregation has new pastor; Septic system funding available; and New RappCats president thanks supporters.
The Rapp for Oct. 13

“No Ordinary Person” show comes to the RAAC Community Theatre; RappCats is again hosting Catstravaganza and Washington’s Masonic Lodge will be holding an open house this Saturday.
Washington column for Sept. 22

Gary and Michelle Schwartz are heading to the Outer Banks but not before the The Cause for Paws raffle, condolences to the Norman family and The Rappahannock County Retired Teachers Association (RCRTA) recently held their first meeting of this year.
Meet me at RappCats: Tessie

Hi, I’m Tessie! I’m a beautiful and gentle calico girl with stunning green eyes. I’m affectionate and like to be held or sit in a friendly lap, but I’m also happy to curl up beside you and take a nap.
Letter: A thanks to all from RappCats

RappCats wants to thank the many people who contributed to our most successful Catstravaganza Evening of Jazz ever. The Nov. 6 event was truly a community effort by Rappahannock people, and raised money to pay vet bills, buy food and…
Meet me at RappCats: Gidget

Hi, I'm Gidget! As you can see, I'm a silly girl who likes fun hiding places like paper grocery bags. I’m gentle and sweet but also intelligent and inquisitive.
Meet me at RappCats: Lorna

Hi, I’m Lorna — a gentle young girl with a sweet temperament and extra-soft striped fur. I might take a few minutes to size you up, but after that I’m ready for belly rubs and head-butts.
The Rapp column for Dec. 4

Rappahannock’s holiday season kicks off with Christmas in Little Washington, “The Wizard of Oz” opens, Nol Putnam's book on National Cathedral iron work, a picturesque birthday, a RappCats Christmas and lots more this week in The Rapp.
Washington column for Sept. 25

RappCats kicks off its annual “Cause for Paws” raffle this weekend, Aging Together begins a six-week workshop, Trinity holds a blessing of the animals, Mandalele’s music benefits Haiti and more in this week’s Washington column.
Sperryville column for Sept. 11

Qigong master Gordon Wicks leads a workshop in Stonewall Abbey, and two dozen cats and kitten are in need of new, permanent homes in this week’s Sperryville column.
The Rapp for June 12

Central Coffee hosts a Father’s Day bluegrass concert, RLEP hikes in memory of its former president, RappCats puts on a benefit flea market, SNP appreciates its neighbors with a fee-free day and the Democrats are seeking items for their annual…