Sperryville: Village’s sidewalk is lovely again

Nick Rustig gets the job done. Photo by Ray Boc.

The brick sidewalk at the pedestrian bridge that was so badly damaged during the winter snows has been repaired thanks to the hard work of Nick Rustig. Special thanks go to Jerome Niessen for assigning him to our community project! As you walk by to see the great work Nick did, you may see Charles Dodson weeding or mowing . It is volunteer work such as this that helps keep our village shining!

TRG deck reopens

Many of us have followed the construction of the new roof on the Deck at Thornton River Grille. It is now almost complete, and with a new red steel roof, no one from other parts would even know it was new. Watch for the formal announcement — there is a good chance you can enjoy a meal on the deck this weekend.

Yard sale for cause

This time the cause is our very own Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad, and the yard sale is 9 to 2 Saturday (May 15) Please drive by Main Street on Saturday to support the SVRS and all they do. Community support is always needed for equipment repair and updates, building maintenance and more.

Trash is cash

Did you know that the county is paid for recycled cans? Please recycle, especially your aluminum, tin and steel cans! Each aluminum can is worth a penny, and those add up — just take a look at the recycling containers at the landfill and the recycling center. Other metal depends on fluctuating scrap metal prices, but aluminum prices are fairly constant. We all know people who don’t recycle for various reasons; if you know someone like this, please ask them to save metal cans for you to take to the recycling center. To put it in perspective, County Administrator John McCarthy said, “Our total metal returns about subsidizes our other recyclables that are net money-losers.”