Meetings and Notices

On Thursday, Dec. 9 the Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 7:30 p. m. in the Town Hall on Gay Street. Highlights on the agenda include:review and approval of brick selection for previously approved Sheriff’s Office addition at 383 Porter St.

The Town of Washington’s Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include: a public hearing on a subdivision application by the Child Care and Learning Center, appointment of both a Planning Commission and ARB member, consideration of a request by the Rappahannock Historical Society to close Gay Street for a Dec. 31st First Night event, and consideration of proposals from ESS for additional influent testing and the installation of handrails at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

On Tuesday, Dec. 14 the Rappahannock County School Board will meet at 7 p.m. closed session and at 7:30 p.m. public session at RCHS band room.

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Rappahannock County Courthouse. On the agenda is a proposal by AT&T to erect a cell tower in Boston, a building permit report and public comment period. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Jan. 19.

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.

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

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.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Culpeper Chapter #73 invite the students of Rappahannock County to participate in their annual essay contest. There is a category for high school, middle and elementary age students. Private and home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well! Prizes will be awarded for each grade category. If you have an interest in history, a copy of the essay rules and checklist can be obtained through the Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Public Library. The deadline for the essay is April 15, 2011. Any questions may be answered by contacting Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or email