Meetings and Notices for May 2

A staff member from the office of Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th) holds local office hours from 10 to noon in at Rappahannock County Library tomorrow (Friday, May 3), for constituents who need assistance with federal agencies.

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and again at 7 p.m. Monday (May 6) at the courthouse on Gay Street. Afternoon agenda includes: “A promise to keep” resolution in support of Madison County, continued at request of SNP; MOU Fauquier County, recyclables; celebrate Shenandoah committee update; wildflower plan; RFP audit; Charles Strittmatter’s term on the planning commission (Wakefield district); notice of proposed water and sewer authority rate increase. Evening agenda: RappCats Animal Shelter; VDOT six-year road plan and FY14 budget hearing; EMS cost recovery program ordinance; continuation of county budget public hearing.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (May 9) in the town hall on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Clopton House, LLC, replace existing roof with copper standing-seam roof and replace gutters and downspouts, enclose existing north porch with entry doors and panels at 360 Main Street; The Inn at the Ridge, add exterior lighting, replace existing signage, raise patio at Ice House, add/replace flagpole holders on porch of main structure, repair/reconstruct chimney at main house at 291 Main Street.

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 tonight (Thursday, May 2) at the courthouse in Washington.

The Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board holds its regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at its office at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting should contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100 (ext. 3146).

The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) sponsors a fundraising electronics recycling day from 9 to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the shelter (160 Weaver Rd., Amissville). Acceptable electronic devices include computers and parts, DVDs, video games and consoles, cable boxes, satellite dishes, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones and more (no CRT monitors, TVs or floor-model copiers). A drop-off area at the shelter will be open May 13-17 from 8 to 1 (except Wednesday).

It’s not too late to register a Relay for Life team online at for the relay on May 18-19 at Rappahannock County High School beginning at 6 p.m. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to participate in the Survivors lap, call Karen Williams (540-635-4673) or Carolyn Leake (540-635-2073).

In the 4-H Travel Day Camps ($210 per week), campers ages 9 to 13 spend each week visiting local businesses, parks and organizations to learn about the weekly theme through hands-on learning experiences and activities. Other travel camps include an animal theme (July 8-12) and outdoor adventure (July 29-Aug. 2). Registration ends May 10. For more information about registering for any of these camps, call the Extension office at 540-675-3619.

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.

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is seeking contestants for Queen (ages 14-20), Junior Miss (ages 8-13), and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for their annual carnival June 26-29. For tickets and information, contact Sandi Carter 540-937-4218. For entries in the parade on June 27, contact J.B. at 540-937-4218.

The 50th reunion of the Rappahannock County High School class of 1963 is 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).

Register your child for Wildlife Discovery Camp at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (930 Tilthammer Mill Road, Boyce). Camp sessions (for ages 7-12) are Tuesdays from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. beginning June 11 (except July 30) and ending Aug 20. Each session costs $25. For more information and to register, call 540-837-9000 or visit