Meetings and Notices for Oct. 4

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

The Town of Washington Town Council holds its regularly scheduled Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (Oct. 8) at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include consideration of the renewal of ESS’s wastewater operations and maintenance contract, fee increases for zoning permits and ARB applications, a resolution to change the council meeting time, emergency water dispensing for the county, authorization of a Nutrient Offset Agreement, and updates on fire hydrant paint and a Chesapeake Bay Restoration Grant.

The following offices will be closed Monday (Oct. 8) in observance of Columbus Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank, Washington; BB&T, Flint Hill; Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers; U.S. Postal Service; Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation services; and the Rappahannock News, where early deadlines are also in effect for the Oct. 11 edition; all items for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. this Friday (Oct. 5).

The Rappahannock County School Board meets at 7 (closed session) and 7:30 p.m. (public session) on Tuesday (Oct. 9) at the high school library.

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) conducts a broad-based grant-making program which provides vital funding for all aspects of community well-being. Resources are concentrated geographically to preserve and enhance the quality of life to residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock counties. NPCF considers grant requests once per year. The deadline for requests for the next annual cycle is a 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Visit to download the application and guidelines.

Hospice of the Rapidan’s next volunteer training program starts Oct. 5 and continues, 9 to noon, on Tuesdays and Fridays through Oct. 19 at 1200 Sunset Lane, Culpeper. Comprehensive free training for those interested in volunteering with patients and caregivers; no experience required. Contact Ruth Pavlik at 540-825-4840 to sign up.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Culpeper Chapter 73, invites students of Rappahannock County to participate in their annual essay contest. Categories for high school, middle school and elementary age students; private and homeschooled students are encouraged to enter as well. Prizes for each grade category, including $50 for first place. Essay rules and checklist available at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Library. Entry deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or

Piedmont Softball Association is 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.