Inside this week’s Rapp News (July 11)

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What you will find in the July 11 edition:

The Castleton Festival: right turn, no red

For its fifth season, the Castleton Festival itself — like the out-of-town concert- and opera-goers gratefully following all those blue VDOT directional signs that went up in March — seems to be finding its way.

The Rapp for July 11

Gadino celebrates eight years, a Washington artist is selected for an American Impressionist Society show, the CMR Farm Show comes to town, Narmada wins gold and offers a “taste with the experts,” Republican candidate E.W. Jackson visits and a Babe Ruth baseball update in this week’s Rapp column.

Huntly man faces assault, incest charges

A 48-year-old Huntly man was indicted on 22 felony counts of incest and aggravated sexual battery by a Rappahannock County Circuit Court grand jury Monday afternoon (July 8).

1929: The Old Stage Coach Inn is demolished in Sperryville

Some may remember reading in this newspaper some months ago about a November 1929 news item on an unusual building in Rappahannock County. This week, Don Audette explores the (possible and probable) history of that building.

Miller wins Rappahannock Basin award

Sperryville resident Cliff Miller, a fifth-generation farmer, was awarded the Rappahannock River Basin Award presented by the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation in May, for his work as a good steward of his land on Mount Vernon Farm.

Editorial: Regrets in Rappahannock

The world gets more like Rappahannock County every day. Thank goodness it’s not the other way around. “What’s happened to Americans’ expectations of privacy?” everyone laments. Well, if you’ve lived here long enough, you’re wise enough to know that it’s foolish to have any expectations of privacy at all.

A ‘blue’ mountain, lovingly maintained

Horseback riding up the Keyser Run Fire Trail is a wondrous ride. The forest is lush, deep and green, reminiscent of visuals from the German forests enchantingly described in the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. It’s also a place and holder of secrets, as one finds a cemetery midway up the padded pine needle paths, an apparition that rises seemingly out of nowhere.

And more . . .

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