Meetings and notices

The following will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7:

Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Rappahannock National Bank; BB&T Bank in Flint Hill; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Rappahannock News.

The Rappahannock News has an early deadline for the Sept. 9 edition due to the holiday. All items for publication should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

On Thursday, Sept. 2 the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

On Wednesday, Sept. 8 the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors will meet at a 2 p. m. session and again at 7 p.m. for a public hearing. Both meetings will be at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. Highlights on the agenda include: drought disaster report by Kenner Love, Virginia Cooperative Extension; stadium lights payment-RCSSA-Musco; economic recovery advisory committee; sustainable farming proposal; use value taxation, open space category; electoral board request re: Justice Department pre-clearance; resignation of Thomas Tepper from planning commission (Stonewall-Hawthorn district term expires 7/7/11); Holly Lanigan’s term on recreational facilities authority expired June 30, eligible for reappointment; letter from Department of Game & Inland Fisheries re: Elk Reintroduction. For the 7 p.m., meeting; wills and administration tax amendment.

The Amissville Ruritan Club will be collecting canned goods for the Rappahannock Food Pantry from 9 to 2 Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hackley’s Store, U.S. 211 and Viewtown Road in Amissville. For more information call Elizabeth Streagle at 540-522-9100.

Blue Ridge Chorale Youth and Adult enrollment for Winter Concert Season continues through Sept. 20. The Chorale meets Mondays at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd., Culpeper. Youth choir rehearsals run from 5:45 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. Adult Chorale rehearsals start at 6:30. Youth and adult singers from Rappahannock County and surrounding areas are welcome; male voices especially needed. Chorale experience is nice but not required. Call 540-948-4573 or see

The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking input from constituents, stakeholders and agency partners to develop the next strategic plan. See the Web site at and click on the tab for Strategic Planning. There are links to several supporting documents and a link to a six-question survey on Survey Monkey. Public input is greatly appreciated.

Ice House Gallery is presenting a new exhibit, “Piedmont Vistas & Our Town.” Featured are new watercolors and oil paintings of scenes in the town of Washington and surrounding countryside. The exhibit runs through Sept. 26. The gallery is located at 291-B Main St. in Washington and is open Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment, 540-675-3039.

Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue is looking for men and women to join the fire department. No experience is needed, training provided. Company 9 is in need of people who want to serve their community by helping with fundraisers, running calls, assisting the public and more. Call Stephanie Crawford at 540-635-5091 for more information. See a Chester Gap Fire Department member to apply or pick up an application at The Chester Gap Store. Monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Rapidan Better Housing is accepting applications for its Indoor Plumbing/Repair program assistance. The IPR program provides zero-percent interest loans and grants to homeowners whose homes lack modern indoor plumbing or have a well or drainfield that’s failed. The program provides financial assistance and complete project management from start to finish. Rapidan Better Housing is a service organization that provides loans and grants to qualifying homeowners to pay for major housing repairs. Call 540-948-3274 and ask for an IPR program application.

Rappahannock Historical Society will host a Road Rally and annual meeting on Oct. 2. More details to come!

The women of Little Fork Episcopal Church in Rixeyville are asking members of the community for donations toward the mamouth yard sale and youth bake sale being planned for Saturday, Oct. 2, at the former Stover’s Greenhouse on Route 229 north of Culpeper. Only clothing for babies and children will be accepted, but any other items people want to donate will be appreciated. All items may be brought to Little Fork Church on Oak Shade Road any Sunday through Sept. 26. Please call Nancy at 540-937-7913, Chris at 540-937-5961, or the church office at 540-937-4306 for further information or pickup. For more information call 540-937-7913.

Registrations are now being accepted from all girls (any skill level) interested in Piedmont Softball Association’s 2010 fall fast-pitch season. Girls born anytime from 1991 through 2003 are welcome. Practices are conducted at PSA’s home field on U.S. 211 in Amissville (in front of Bill Payne Auctions); games are played there, as well as on neighboring counties’ fields. PSA’s fall registration fee is $25. To register or for more information, call (540)937-5595 or e-mail