Meetings and notices for Dec. 2

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

On Monday, Dec. 6 the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors will meet for a 2 p.m. session at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. There will be no 7 p.m. meeting. Highlights on the agenda include: presentation of an RCCA donation to the Farmland Protection Program; update on the drought disaster designation; economic recovery advisory committee report; use value taxation, open space category draft ordinance; redistricting update; Virginia Association of Counties’ Region 7 legislative agenda; Virginia Cooperative Extension’s “blueprint” for the future; Madison resolution; Headwaters’ proposed after -school program; appropriation of donations, “DARE” donations; $2,172.50 to Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office Children’s Fund; letter from 4-H coordinator Jennifer Kapsa re: after-school program; letter from DEQ re: wastewater treatment plant at Thornton Gap (former Panorama); November building permit report; tourism report; article re: redistricting from “Governing” and AT&T Boston cell tower (continued by virtue of tabling by the Planning Commission on Nov. 17.)

There being no business to come before them, the consolidated November-December Board of Zoning Appeals meeting set for Dec. 9 has been canceled.

Christmas trees are for sale at Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Highway, Sperryville. Norway Spruce are $40 and Blue Spruce are $10 per foot. Trees are in the parking lot, self-serve, until Christmas Day. Stop by anytime during the day. Trees are donated by Moosehill Farm. All proceeds benefit Hearthstone School. For more information, call 540-987-9212.

Citrus fruit purchased during the Rappahannock County High School band’s annual fruit and coffee sale can be picked up at the Rappahannock Coop from Dec. 9-11. Any questions, call 540-987-8575, ext. 23.

Aging Together in Rappahannock (formerly the Rappahannock Eldercare Coalition) will hold a consolidated November and December meeting at the Rappahannock Library on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. On the agenda: caregiver books and training, the proposed Good Neighbor Network, Angel Tree, and quality of life issues for Rappahannock seniors. For more information, contact Larry Stillwell at or at 540-675-2531.

Master Gardener volunteer training will be held in Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange counties starting Jan. 11 and continuing each Tuesday until mid-April from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training will rotate between the local extension offices. The first class will be held at the Culpeper Extension Office, 101 South West St. For more information or to register call 540-341-7950 ext. 214 or e-mail

Rappahannock County tax bills for 2010 have been mailed and must be paid or postmarked on or before Dec. 5, to avoid penalty. Failure to receive a bill through the mail does not relieve the taxpayer of any additional charges that will accrue under law for failure to pay within the prescribed time. Treasurer’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call treasurer Frances A. Foster at 540-675-5360.

The Rappahannock County Garden Club has a Nature Camp Scholarship Program. Any child who lives in Rappahannock County is eligible to apply. The only requirement is a genuine desire on the part of the child to attend the camp. Since 1950, the Garden Club has been providing scholarships for local children to attend Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Va. The camp, one of the oldest of its kind in the country, seeks to provide hands-on natural history and environmental education to boys and girls currently enrolled in fifth through 12th grades. Interested parents and students can learn more about Nature Camp on the Web at For more information, contact Louise Bondelid at 540-987-8693 or Scholarship applications are available through the guidance departments at the high school and elementary school.

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