This week’s Rappahannock News (Oct. 11)

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The Rapp column for Oct. 11

And exhibit of photos from Jakarta, classical performances at the Theatre, local artists at R. H. Ballard, the Knights of Columbus’ coat drive, a new sheriff’s deputy and an online seedling store inside this week’s Rapp.

The stink bug story: hope and damage

Photo by Pam Owen.
Photo by Pam Owen.

A couple of years into research on how to thwart invading brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), solutions remain elusive. However, research on the problem, including a study done here in Rappahannock County this summer, is yielding useful information.

School board declines benefits advice

The Rappahannock County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night (Oct. 9) to decline the health-care benefits recommendations proposed by the Joint Benefit Studies Group, an ad hoc committee composed of county supervisor and school board members, school and county staff and citizens.

Bow hunter dies in ATV accident

A Manassas bow hunter died in Rappahannock County after his four-wheeler overturned on top of him during a weekend hunting trip sometime last Saturday.

Woodlawn’s historical journey

A visit to Woodlawn, the oldest of the three houses on this year’s 56th annual Trinity Episcopal Church House Tour Oct. 20-21 — and the only one that isn’t originally from here.

Town renews ESS contract

The Washington Town Council voted to renew its service contract with Environmental Systems Services (ESS), the Culpeper company that has managed the town’s wastewater treatment facility for several years.

A letter from . . .

Editor Roger Piantadosi gets personal in hopes of getting started a new feature in the Rappahannock News that offers our readers the opportunity write letters from home — or wherever they may be — about the people, places and things that mean a lot to them.

Lady Panthers take down Strasburg

On the heels of an Oct. 2 win over Central (3-1), Rappahannock’s Lady Panthers traveled to Strasburg last Thursday (Oct. 4) to challenge their perennial Bull Run District volleyball nemesis, and celebrated a momentum-building 3-1 victory to bring their record to 3-5 in district play. This Tuesday in Madison, the team wasn’t quite as lucky.

The Washington column for Oct. 11

A “Day to Serve brings a notable donation to Rappahannock’s Food Pantry, Brooke Parkhurst’s big day, the latest word from Dodger and the blessing of the animals at Trinity.

The Sperryville column for Oct. 11

The expansion of Triple Oak Bakery, saying good-bye to an old friend and a photo collage of life in Sperryville last weekend.

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