Meetings and Notices for April 11

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, April 11) at the town hall. The agenda includes: Justin and Gail Swift, wood privacy fence to the rear of 577 Main St.; Allan Comp, continue existing fencing at 639 Main St.; RLEP/Rick Kohler, bridge over outflow of pond as adjunct to butterfly trail at 22 Avon Lane.

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Amissville fire hall. Agenda includes: RappCats animal shelter; comprehensive plan open forum; building permit report; planning for an agriculture future brochure.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Culpeper branch meets at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Galbreath-Marshall Building (1401 Old Fredericksburg, Rd. Culpeper). For more information, call 540-222-1565.

There being no matters to come before them, the April meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals is hereby cancelled.

If you have not received and returned a personal property form you must do so by May 1 to avoid a 10-percent late filing penalty. For any questions, call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 540-675-5370 from 8 to 5 weekdays through tax season.

All children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 may enter kindergarten this August. Formal registration for new kindergartners is at from 9 to 11:30 and 1 to 3 p.m. (appointment only) April 9-11 at Rappahannock County Elementary School. Call the office (540-227-0200) to schedule an appointment.

The Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer’s Offices have extended hours from 8 to 5 p.m. through May 1 for income tax and personal property assistance.

RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund has extended its first formal grant application cycle from March 31 to April 30. The fund was established to encourage artistic talent in the Rappahannock community by providing financial assistance to both established and emerging artists. More information about the program, its guidelines and application is available at or by calling 540-675-3193.

Registration for the 4-H Overnight Camp ($260; June 10-14) ends on May 10. Campers spend five days/four nights at the 4-H Education Center in Front Royal, where they participate in morning workshops, swimming, singing, evening programs that include a talent show, dance and gathering around a campfire each evening.

Hospice of the Rapidan’s next series of four Volunteer Training classes starts 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 High School class of 1958 hosts an all classes reunion to celebrate 55 years since graduation, starting at noon Saturday, June 29, at the Flint Hill fire hall. Attendees should bring a covered dish and drink to share. Paper products are provided. For more information, call Paula Miller Howell (, Elanor “Dicey” Atkins (540-636-6003) or Nancy Zinn Nicholas (540-937-4470).