Meetings and Notices for Aug. 9

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, (Aug. 9), the Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets in the Town Hall on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Kramer Building by Kenneth Thompson, add three 36- by 84-inch windows (each with separate awning to match front) on the Jett Street side of 311 Gay Street to benefit new deli/restaurant space; and the Inn at the Ridge, by Gordon Buist (agent), renovations to 291 Main St.

The Washington Town Council holds its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (Aug. 13) at Town Hall. Public hearing on a special use application by the owner of the property of 291 Main St., the Inn at the Ridge, LLC, to add an additional guest room (which changes the use from a bed and breakfast to a hotel) is followed by a continuation of the council’s July 16 joint meeting with the planning commission to review the draft comprehensive plan. Agenda for the following regular meeting includes consideration of a planning commission vacancy and the possible change to the Oct. 8  and Nov. 12 town council meeting dates.

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14), the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at the courthouse on Gay Street for a special session to consider an appeal of the zoning administrator’s Deakins permit decision.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 15), the Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets at the courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Hager tourist home (continued from July meeting).

Piedmont Softball Association now accepting registrations for all area girls interested in its fast-pitch fall programs. Girls born 1992 through 2006 are welcome, as well as any skill level from beginner through very experienced. Games are played at the home field on U.S. 211 in Amissville  as well as in surrounding counties. Registration is $40 with a $5 discount for each additional player from the same household; no girl will be refused because of inability to pay. For more information, email or call 540-522-3675.

The regular meeting of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.

Come sing with the Blue Ridge Chorale, under the direction of Carole Tomhave: new members’ meeting is Aug. 20 and rehearsals for the winter concerts start Aug. 27 at Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Hwy., Culpeper. For children 7 and older, Youth Chorale under the direction of Catherine ter Weele meets at 5:45 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 17. Concerts are Dec. 7 at Prince Michel Vineyards in Leon and Dec. 9 at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. For more information, call 540-948-4573 or visit

Little Fork Episcopal Church is seeking information about all souls interred in its burying ground at 16361 Oak Shade Road, Rixeyville, to invite family and friends of the the deceased to a Burying Ground Special Worship Service on Sept. 23. Advance invitations to this special memorial worship service are being prepared, and anyone with information regarding any family or friends is asked to please call Bob Lee, vestry clerk, at 540-341-3641, or the church office at 540-937-4306 (or send email to or