Meetings and Notices for Feb. 14

The Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Feb. 14) in the town hall on Gay Street. Agenda includes: John and Diane MacPherson, modifications to 189 Main St.; Jackie Meuse, sign at 261 Main St.

The following offices are closed Monday (Feb. 18) in observance of Presidents’ Day: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offices and customer service centers; all Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank; BB&T in Flint Hill; Rappahannock News; Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board and Area Agency on Aging transportation services.

The Rappahannock News also has early deadlines for the Thursday, Feb. 21 edition. All items for publication should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 15).

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 20) in the courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: election of officers; comprehensive plan forum schedule; Miller barn adaptive use.

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 Thursday, (Feb. 21) at the courthouse in Washington.

There being no business to come before the board, the February meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals is cancelled.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Offices (420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper).

Spring 2013 Rappahannock County Soccer Association (RCSA) registration is open. All registration is online at (U6 players are $40, U8 are $80). Register before March 2; practices begin in late March.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, the Rappahannock Relay for Life meets at the Washington Baptist Church (180 Gay St.). For more information, contact Katherine Todd (540-522-6656 or, Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402) or Tim Grove (540-667-2315 or

Hospice of the Rapidan has scheduled its next series of four Volunteer Training classes starting April 18. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hospice of the Rapidan (1200 Sunset Lane, Suite 2320, Culpeper). No prior experience is required and the program is free. Anyone seeking more information or an application can contact Ruth Pavlik (540-825-4840 or or visit the website,

The 50th reunion of the Rappahannock County High School class of 1963 is planned for June 22 at the Flint Hill Public House. Class members who haven’t been contacted are asked to get in touch with Dorothy Payne Clater (540-987-3137), Sally Latham Haynes (480-947-4824), Judi North Burke (540-631-6103) or Mary Norman Wiley (540-937-7535).

The Rappahannock County Visitors Center is only open on holiday weekends from January to March. The center is open during President’s Day weekend (Feb. 15-18) and St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 15-18). The center reopens with its regular weekend schedule April 5.